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Apr 05, 2011, 07:04 AM
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XAircraft X650 vs. LotusRC T580


I am looking into these two platforms (for AP usage) and I am wondering which are the pros and cons of each. Let's have some input from users. Maybe someone even tried both?

I have followed the long user/tester threads from time to time. But maybe we can collect here some fresh info in a summarized way, helping people who have to make a buying decision in the near future.

XAircraft X650 vs. LotusRC T580

Anyone?

Miha
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Apr 05, 2011, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by ~>Miha<~
I am looking into these two platforms (for AP usage) and I am wondering which are the pros and cons of each. Let's have some input from users. Maybe someone even tried both?

I have followed the long user/tester threads from time to time. But maybe we can collect here some fresh info in a summarized way, helping people who have to make a buying decision in the near future.

XAircraft X650 vs. LotusRC T580

Anyone?

Miha

The problem is (I believe) that only some testers have the T580 in their hands. These are early versions and should not be compared to anything but updated versions. BTW, I don't have my test unit yet so I can't make any comparisons.

- Jeff
Apr 05, 2011, 12:54 PM
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The problem is (I believe) that only some testers have the T580 in their hands. These are early versions and should not be compared to anything but updated versions. BTW, I don't have my test unit yet so I can't make any comparisons.

- Jeff
Jeff you cant do any updates to theT-580 like you can with the X650 x450 Tom
Apr 06, 2011, 11:21 AM
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So the T580 is under testing only and not sold yet? I had the impression it gets sold already as I saw it in at least one webshop in the UK (quadcopters.co.uk) as "Loads in stock!" (for GBP 319.99) and himodel.com in China has it "In stock" for USD 395.00.

I really hope we can get some summarized info/opinions here in this thread. The tester/user threads have hundreds of pages (loads of off-topic posts in them) and I doubt any potential buyer wants to read them all.

EDIT: quadcopters.co.uk has confirmed that they have the latest T580 version in stock. So it seems to be selling meanwhile (and the testing period has ended?). Let's get some user reviews then.
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Apr 11, 2011, 11:34 AM
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Having followed the T580 main thread in the last few days I must say that this platform is far from being ready for the market (flips, loose screws that go into the props, broken arms, overheaten ESCs etc.). It is not any alternative to the X650 yet and this thread can be closed until the T580 will become at least something like a "release candidate". It seems rather "beta" at the moment
Apr 11, 2011, 01:56 PM
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Things are coming along. Check out the latest video in the Lotus t580 thread by Paul.
Apr 11, 2011, 03:01 PM
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and this thread can be closed
Actually, you have the power to close this thread as you were the one who started it. Just lick on "Thread Tools" and pick, "Close thread".

- Jeff
Sep 08, 2011, 10:22 AM
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Wanna know how good T580 is? read this: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...1497935&page=2
Sep 08, 2011, 02:19 PM
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Didn't think someone would post here again but thanks anyway. Yup, noticed long time ago that both products are garbage and do not even qualify as toys. Don't know how anyone can advertize them as AP/AV platforms. Time to bury this thread.


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