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Oct 14, 2019, 09:01 PM
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New Align 500X in the air


Flew it Sunday for the "maiden", put 2 flights on it. And added 4 more flights today. Couldn't be happier with it. Spent a lot of time on the bench trying to get it right and it paid off. I will be doing some fine tuning over the next 15-20 flights. But for a SPORT flyer like me, this one is gonna be fun. As you can see, I'm doing my part to bring along another generation - my 2 Grandsons. They are both SOLO fixed wing pilots and we are now working on Heli's with the little Blade 230sV2.

L. Moore
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Oct 14, 2019, 09:09 PM
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Excellent, Mr.Sir! heli looks great! Loving that ikon2!

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Oct 14, 2019, 09:25 PM
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congrats! great to see young folks getting into it...a couple of questions...one, what battery are you using on the 500, and two, where is that field?
Oct 14, 2019, 10:32 PM
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You did right by going with IKON. I have a 500X heli with an IKON on it also and couldn't be happier.
Oct 14, 2019, 10:59 PM
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congrats! great to see young folks getting into it...a couple of questions...one, what battery are you using on the 500, and two, where is that field?
Thank you.

A) I'm using Admiral 3,300mA 30C batteries. I have had excellent luck with a wide variety of Admiral batteries in the last 3 years. if you take a look at them they have outstanding ratings for pretty much ALL their batteries across the board.

B) The field is in Lakeside, Ca. at Cactus Park. It is my home club - "First Weed Wacker Aero Squadron" We have flown there for over 30 years now.
Oct 15, 2019, 12:25 AM
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Nice heli, congratulations on a safe maiden flight.
Oct 15, 2019, 12:43 AM
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Lovely bird and happy to see young heli pilots! Welcome to the club Looks neat and clean build Sir.
Oct 15, 2019, 12:54 AM
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The 500X is a nice size heli to start new flyers on. Flies very nicely and easy to see. Parts are reasonably priced.


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