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Feb 08, 2013, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by mhills51
My second one is doing the reverse. No mater which way I turn the pots the gain is way to high. Maybe they went with cheap pots on the second batch?
Very interesting in regards to the pots possibly being the cause.. But then again it's not like I adjust the pots before every flight so how would they fail..

BTW...I still feel at the moment the beastx clones are the best flying clone gyros on the market. I will hold out for the VCTRC 3GX v3..
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Feb 08, 2013, 08:26 PM
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I agree that the beast clones are the best. Not using pots cause just as many problems as over using them. When bad they either short out or short in lol! Reason cheap servos end up heading one direction and sticking that way. They rarely just stop in the middle.

Cheap pots usually have no protection from the elements. Humidity, dust, and dirt are free to enter. The metal for contact or coating for resistance also comes into play.
Feb 12, 2013, 12:15 AM
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Well Mhills...What do you think, has the Hk500 thread met it's end ? Evltoy is off being a new Father. Eagle and i have seemed to jump ship for awhile into the realm of planks & that leaves you with your logo's and Aligns. Do you Even have an hk500 anymore ? lol ( i dont )
Party seems to have left this old school model.
Feb 12, 2013, 01:36 AM
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Crap...I haven't even owned mines for a full year and you all are jumping ship??
Feb 12, 2013, 05:54 AM
as much as I can
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Originally Posted by naryan
You've been using the 732MG for the tail?

Hi Mike. Yes, on a 450 Pro. I check it at the end of a flight and it's always cool. It performs better than the DS520, I took off.

I gave it a good run in on the bench (about an hour IIRC), at a setting that had it just warm. It should have bedded in the brushes nicely, something people forget about with brushed motors.
Feb 12, 2013, 06:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Dejavu*Xion
Party seems to have left this old school model.
Poor love anymore.

I wish I had never sold mine. Just when I got it sorted out really well with some nice upgrades I let someone have it for next to nothing.
Feb 12, 2013, 11:17 PM
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Feb 12, 2013, 11:45 PM
as much as I can
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If I was forced to sell all of my helis, bar one, I would most likely keep the 500. Nice size and not too expensive to run or repair.
Feb 12, 2013, 11:54 PM
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BF... For you the 500 and for me the 450. As a good compromise I might have to build an ALZRC 480 rigid with the 6s power system this summer...
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Feb 14, 2013, 11:15 PM
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Feb 16, 2013, 02:26 PM
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Hi All

Got a question for you.
I have a 500GT. standard gears, Hobbymate 1700 Kv motor and 13t pinion.
Originally built and flown on a 5s pack. I now am trying out 6s.
Looking for smooth gentle flying ( I am a noob) and I find the 6s pack a little frantic.
I have dropped the throttle curve down to 70% and it's fine, however I hear that the esc is more efficient at higher settings.
Is it worth dropping to a 12t, and bumping up the throttle curve?
Your thoughts, please
Feb 16, 2013, 02:42 PM
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Yes! jump down to the 12t. Don't freak out about the speed. Think of it like a top. The faster it spins the more stable it will be.

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