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Oct 02, 2012, 08:09 PM
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There doesn't appear to be a Tarot 500 thread anywhere so I'll ask here. Is there a reason you would put oil on the aluminum bolts in a plastic tailblock? The tailblock I got has quite a bit of machine oil on the boom holder bolts and screws for some reason. I had to wash everything to get it out because oil + locktite = boom falling out midflight.
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Oct 02, 2012, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Stixx44
I have found that some clone (non align) canopys wont fit a 3000mah battery unless doing a frame mod. So a sure bet is 2800mah...Just a personal choice but i like 35-40c in my 500's......But yes definitely buy at $200 for a 500 heli never crashed and a few flights only ( or so they say )
Yes my four year old 2650 20c pack is about the same size as todays 3300 lol! It just barely fit and only holding my tongue just right

If it has not been done on that 500. The frame mod is one of the best things you can do. All it is, take the battery try off and cut straight down to the first set of slots for the velcro ties and replace the tray there. The newer align 500's come this way.
Oct 02, 2012, 08:53 PM
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Yes my four year old 2650 20c pack is about the same size as todays 3300 lol! It just barely fit and only holding my tongue just right

If it has not been done on that 500. The frame mod is one of the best things you can do. All it is, take the battery try off and cut straight down to the first set of slots for the velcro ties and replace the tray there. The newer align 500's come this way.

The Tarot 500 kit I just got has that too.
Oct 02, 2012, 09:26 PM
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AS...how much did the Tarot 500 cost you shipped??
Oct 02, 2012, 09:30 PM
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Don't know what he paid, but here is a pic of the frame with no frame mod from tarot-rc that have them in stock here in the US for $255

OOmodel wants $200, but I'm sure the shipping would make up the difference.
Oct 02, 2012, 09:45 PM
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MHills: on our 500e with the align stock canopy, would a 3300mah 30c battery fit ? With no tray mod taking place and no nano-tech brand battery...... I know your 500e is in an air wolf now. So think back please.
Oct 02, 2012, 09:48 PM
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My hk500, with frame mod, and exi canopy (white/blue/yellow), can fit a turnigy 3300mah 30c. I wanted my 500 and 600 to be able to share packs.
Oct 02, 2012, 10:29 PM
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Off topic....ya know this hobby sure does change fast...seems about Every 2 years its out with the old and in with the new..I just took a look around my hobby room and its all so damn outdated now...fly bars. Align 600 ESP running on 6s. My old dx7, a 450 pro v2 running on 3s...lol...everything now days is fbl and all seems to be running on 6s min....can only imagine what two years from now will be like. Maybe calculate in your flight path on a 3d screen, flip a switch and watch your model follow orders...ha
Oct 02, 2012, 10:34 PM
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I like my 2 DX7s! About $800 to upgrade, so I'll use it for a couple more years. One is 6 years old only for Phoenix (which I never use) and a backup TX. I should sim a lot more this winter
Oct 02, 2012, 10:35 PM
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The 500e already has what we are calling the frame mod. The first align 500 series (the ones the clones copied) needed it and looked like the frame I pictured before. The 500e looks like this. What it would look like after the frame mod.
Oct 02, 2012, 10:39 PM
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I wish hobbyking would sell that new 500 FBL kit frame separately. I like the frame mounted tail servo slot on it.
Oct 02, 2012, 10:56 PM
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The 500e already has what we are calling the frame mod. The first align 500 series (the ones the clones copied) needed it and looked like the frame I pictured before. The 500e looks like this. What it would look like after the frame mod.
Hmmmmm....so I just took a pulse 3000mah 35c and put it in my 500e. And unlike before actually checked the fit this time. And it does look like I have enough room for a 3300mah....should give me an extra 30 seconds of flight eh.
Oct 02, 2012, 10:56 PM
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lol Picture of My clone 500 doing video and a picture from my heli at the same time
Oct 02, 2012, 11:05 PM
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lol Picture of My clone 500 doing video and a picture from my heli at the same time
Pretty cool...reminds me...I saw some guys going down the freeway on Their crotch rockets doing like 70 mph doing a wheelie......kool as all ..you do that ?.....if so don't let me jinx you and end up in the hospital on the next go at one..ha
Oct 02, 2012, 11:11 PM
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I can and have done it before some desided they wanted my bike worse then I did


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