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Old 04-12-2017, 07:53 PM   #1
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Default ALZRC Devil 420 FAST - build log

I got a nice surprise yesterday, those nice people at BangGood asked me to do a build review of the new ALZRC Devil 420 FAST So I've not got the kit yet but it's sitting ready to ship in my BangGood account, so hopefully it will be here in a week or two.

This is the heli for those who havent seen it before: ALZRC Devil 420 FAST at BangGood

The Devil 420 FAST is basically a stretch of the Devil 380 FAST, which in turn is a clone of the Goblin 380. Despite being a 'clone' these helis have a reputation for being great quality. The stretch to 420mm blades makes it about the same size as the Trex 500.

I've not made my mind up on build spec yet but the ALZRC motor and servos look like great value so chances are that's the way i'll go.

Motor: http://www.banggood.com/ALZRC-Devil-...l?rmmds=search
Swash Servos: http://www.banggood.com/ALZRC-DS452M...l?rmmds=search
Tail Servo: http://www.banggood.com/ALZRC-Devil-...l?rmmds=search

ESC I'm not sure on, I think the Hobbywing 60A that commonly gets fitted to the 380 may be a bit on the small side for the 420, so maybe the HW 80A would be the ticket? FBL might depend on what i can get hold of at a good price but a Kbar is the fallback option.

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Thanks for the interest.. Some people will never like this heli purely because it a 'clone' of the SAB Goblin, but if you can get part that I've heard only good reports. The quality by most accounts is just as good at the Goblin. Anyway, my report will be an honest one, if it's got faults I'll not hide them.

It's smaller than the helis I usually fly but it might turn out to be the ideal size for a heli to throw in the back of the car and take flying in my lunchbreak.
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