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Old Mar 01, 2013, 10:39 PM
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Blade 500x Battery Size

Hey Guys,

I am the new owner of a Blade 500x. First off, great heli that flys awesome (at least for someone who only started a few months ago), have run a few packs of the factory 2900mah 6S that comes with it and it’s a lot of fun. Not wanting to pay E-Flight prices for batteries, I picked up 4 nano-tech 45C 3300mah batteries. They are a tight fit…however not even thinking about weight, I was wondering if there will be significant flight characteristic changes for a guy that definitely can’t fly hard 3D right now. The weight difference of stock – 346grams vs Turnigy 3300 – 565grams is about .5 lbs which is around 12% of its overall weight, which seems significant. I was wondering if anyone else had some firsthand experience or opinions on the matter? I should know by tomorrow morning if I can get some flights in….

Appreciate any insight!

Regards,
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 11:11 PM
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Hey Guys,

I am the new owner of a Blade 500x. First off, great heli that flys awesome (at least for someone who only started a few months ago), have run a few packs of the factory 2900mah 6S that comes with it and it’s a lot of fun. Not wanting to pay E-Flight prices for batteries, I picked up 4 nano-tech 45C 3300mah batteries. They are a tight fit…however not even thinking about weight, I was wondering if there will be significant flight characteristic changes for a guy that definitely can’t fly hard 3D right now. The weight difference of stock – 346grams vs Turnigy 3300 – 565grams is about .5 lbs which is around 12% of its overall weight, which seems significant. I was wondering if anyone else had some firsthand experience or opinions on the matter? I should know by tomorrow morning if I can get some flights in….

Appreciate any insight!

Regards,
I think it should be OK if you don't do 3D. I am sure the brushless motor can handle that extra weight.
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 08:13 AM
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I think it should be OK if you don't do 3D. I am sure the brushless motor can handle that extra weight.
Thanks for the info....I should know in an hour or two how it pans out!!
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 10:06 AM
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Be aware of your center of gravity with the bigger batteries. bigger batteries will make it nose heavy
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 11:34 AM
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Im suprised you can get 3300's in there with no mods. ( all that weight will make your 500 a bit sluggish )

I have found that 500's fly best with 2800mah..Perfect happy medium. Only there hard to find..Tiger lipos are the only brand i know of in 2800...Or these 2700's are excellent 500 batteries as well. http://www.chinahobbyline.com/ProductShow.asp?id=2116
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 04:56 PM
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Well it went pretty good...flew a couple of packs and didn't seem to track forward too much more than stock!! They do fit with no mods but the canopy is definitely a bit tight!
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