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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:09 PM
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Did that one guy ever show back up? The one with all the questions,lol
which one?

I'm asking alot of question atm...
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:19 PM
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Yeah, that's why I went with 16mm (~15.5mm). IIRC, I wasn't getting enough collective with the ZYX recommended 14 - 14.5mm. Also, when I was using the TGY 930 servos, at 14.5mm the link ball would hit the servo case very early in the throw. I've just stuck with 16mm from then on.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:20 PM
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Did that one guy ever show back up? The one with all the questions,lol
Haha, I thought you dropped out for good. Still have any helis?
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:22 PM
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thanks eagle for clearing that up.

I'm having a really dumb day today.. search for a 500Cf manual when I alrewady have one... it the manaul I build me 500Fb with!!!

What got me was I didnt know that the servo ball lengths were the same between FB & FBL.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:32 PM
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Now I'm wondering what my actual pitch angles are. I'll have to check again. They fly well, but I set travels up once using a pitch gauge, make sure nothing is binding, then forget about it if it works well.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 10:05 PM
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I just put a set of Pro tail grips part # H50119B and I'm having a weird problem. When the slider moves all the way toward the tailbox it's possible for the pitch control links to turn inside out and lock the slider. This is being caused by the arms on the grips being 1mm shorter than the arms on the ESP grips. Is this normal for the Pro grips or is it just a problem with using the Pro grips on an ESP tail?
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 10:09 PM
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I just put a set of Pro tail grips part # H50119B and I'm having a weird problem. When the slider moves all the way toward the tailbox it's possible for the pitch control links to turn inside out and lock the slider. This is being caused by the arms on the grips being 1mm shorter than the arms on the ESP grips. Is this normal for the Pro grips or is it just a problem with using the Pro grips on an ESP tail?
I had the same thing on my 450, with a longer than standard tail rotor shaft. Since it's in the direction with main rotor torque, just set the gyro right limit to prevent the links going over centre. You don't need that much right pitch unless you really want to equalise piro speed in autos....
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 01:08 AM
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I had the same thing on my 450, with a longer than standard tail rotor shaft. Since it's in the direction with main rotor torque, just set the gyro right limit to prevent the links going over centre. You don't need that much right pitch unless you really want to equalise piro speed in autos....
Figured out the problem, the 500 Pro links that came with the slider are a few mm shorter than the ESP links. Switched the links and it's fine now. Shorter links didn't cause problems on the ESP tail grips but the combination of slightly shorter links and slightly shorter pitch control arms on the Pro grips stacked up and caused it to be able to lock.

Anyway, all I need now is a tailcase and I can build a second 500 out of leftover parts.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 07:32 PM
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OK is it me asking to much or is no one looking for used 500 sized Trex clone helis?
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1773909
Black heart: Here is a link for you to compare. Just dont want ya to think we were being hard core with ya. This link will show what a decent 500 sells for nowdays.

http://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/t718599p1/
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 07:58 PM
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I will do one better than that, http://www.flying-hobby.com/shop/tre...on-p-7951.html $425 and brand new!
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 08:53 PM
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you guys can stop now because I well drive that peace of sh^& into the ground before I sell it as cheap as you want me to!!!!
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 09:20 PM
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you guys can stop now because I well drive that peace of sh^& into the ground before I sell it as cheap as you want me to!!!!
wow. so even you believe its not worth the price you wanted by saying its a POS..
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 09:27 PM
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wow. so even you believe its not worth the price you wanted by saying its a POS..
NO i dont but all you guys think it is!
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 09:28 PM
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Fair enough
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 09:32 PM
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Had a blast flying my 500esp like I do on the sim today. Finally started inverted circuits and inverted piros etc. I was in the middle of an on axis roll when bam........the tip weight blew out of one of my blades. Second time this has happened with a set of Target Hobbies carbon blades. I have the HB3650 1700Kv motor on 6s with a 13t pinion. idle up 1 throttle curve is 95,90,90,90,95. I think the YEP80 esc is looking at anything 90 and above is =100 throttle. I notice an rpm increase from 85-90 when going from normal to idle up at mid stick. My first 500 build guys so please don't kill me. What should I be shooting for in regards to head speed for great power in 3d? I'm think I should just lower idle up across the board by 5% or lower mid stick only by 5%.
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