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Old Oct 05, 2012, 04:48 PM
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Job well done BD. Looks to have a factory finish .
Thanks guys, it's amazing what can be done with a black sharpie and bare aluminum.
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 04:49 PM
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Most guy's at the field are getting 6 minutes with no problems.
3000 - 3300 packs, MX500 or scorpion motor. 13t gear and hard 3D. It's funny tho I think hard 3D is easier on all the electrics. Every time I spend doing nothing but flips and tickish tocks (as good as I can do) it all comes down nice a cool.

I run 2600 packs and get 5 minutes on my 500e 3 1/2 on the 500pro at 3200 head speed.
Yeah...I'm running a 2200 pack and only getting 3.5 to 4 mins.
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 06:47 PM
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I'm getting on a 1600KV motor 5m 2650 and 6m on a 3300 with a GoPro on the side.
My Motor dont like the 2650 at all as I come down Hot with that one.
This is doing allot of stationary video and My throttle curve at 85%.
I may try to find a better motor.
ether that or step up my game with a new ALIGN T-REX 800E DFC HV
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 07:36 PM
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The blade 500x...Actualy a nice design. Way over priced ...skip past the long intro and check out this youngset flying it. Pretty impressive for being so young. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=zOR4ezUyQY4 ...... Dudes like 16....It just aint fair. lol
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 08:58 PM
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The blade 500x...Actualy a nice design. Way over priced ...skip past the long intro and check out this youngset flying it. Pretty impressive for being so young. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=zOR4ezUyQY4 ...... Dudes like 16....It just aint fair. lol
I think they should have just enlarged the 450 platform and stayed with a plastic frame.


Got the frame done, just need the electronics now. YEP80A is holding up my order

I'm using a standard mainshaft with the VWinRC head, is there a reason I should use the FBL shaft instead? It's only 5mm shorter and doesn't seem like it would make much difference. What about using a DFC shaft?
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 09:48 PM
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shaft size should not mater as long as your links can be adjusted that far. Moving the head closer will just improve the flip rate. Make sure those bearing on the belt are lubed and smooth. That is one place cheap bearings will fail first.

I love those tarot tail blades. I have three sets. The first ones cracked in a crash, but the second are on my 500pro balance is 100%. My third set is on my 500e airwolf.
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 01:34 AM
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One the 500mx/scorpion debate our last hold out is now running mx500 lol! and our best 3D pilot runs mx600
Are you talking about a MX600 on a 550? How many cells is this? Kinda new to this.. Thanks.
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 11:31 AM
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No his 600mx is on the 600pro with 12s, but they make two different mx600's. One for 6s and one for 12. The 6 cell mx600 works great on the 550.
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 11:59 AM
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Got it. Thanks!
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 05:17 PM
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Dave: are you running that hobbymate 1700kv motor yet ?? if so how do you like it ? ..I only ran it twice, So not enough to form an opinion.
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 06:41 PM
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Dave: are you running that hobbymate 1700kv motor yet ?? if so how do you like it ? ..I only ran it twice, So not enough to form an opinion.
Not yet, probably in a week or two.
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 08:25 PM
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I have a
VWINRC 1700KV for Trex T-REX 500 I won it on ebay for $18 new
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 03:19 PM
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Hi

I've just purchased a HK500GT and was just wondering whether the "current" HK500GT kit supplied by Hobbyking still requires the Tail Rotor Holder assembly to be replaced with the TREX500 version? if so can the Tarrot500 tail rotor holder be also used. Or did Hobbyking correct this issue since it was first noted several years ago?

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Old Oct 08, 2012, 04:02 PM
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Hi

I've just purchased a HK500GT and was just wondering whether the "current" HK500GT kit supplied by Hobbyking still requires the Tail Rotor Holder assembly to be replaced with the TREX500 version? if so can the Tarrot500 tail rotor holder be also used. Or did Hobbyking correct this issue since it was first noted several years ago?

Mick
I recently purchased the Tarot tail belt assembly (after my metal HK broke) and would highly recommend this to anyone purchasing a heli from HK.
Mine works great.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 04:21 PM
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I would replace the belt pulley bearings, you can get them at avidrc for $1 each and just get the nylon align tail blade hub and holders for $11. I did this to mine and it was 100% even after three crashes. So for a total of $13 you will be set. It's the same that just came on my 500e in the picture on the desk.
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