New Products Flash Sale
Thread Tools
Old Mar 27, 2007, 11:30 PM
snowwolf is offline
Find More Posts by snowwolf
RC Tragic

What is the BEST 500 size heli?

Hi guys,

I am sure that this has been asked before but time goes by and new helis emerge.

So in the current market, what is the best 500 size heli and why?

I'm looking at parts count, how it performs from beginner to 3D, parts availability and whatever else you think makes a great helicopter.

So lets have some debate from the passionate....


Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Mar 28, 2007, 12:02 AM
ozace is offline
Find More Posts by ozace
Renewed interest
ozace's Avatar
Whats a 500 size heli ? is it 500mm blades or 500 motor size ?
Makes a big difference.
Old Mar 28, 2007, 12:08 AM
snowwolf is offline
Find More Posts by snowwolf
RC Tragic
Sorry Oz, I was thinking motor size such as in the EP8 from QOJ. Maybe both, blade and motor?

Last edited by snowwolf; Mar 28, 2007 at 12:30 AM.
Old Mar 28, 2007, 12:11 AM
chancechen is offline
Find More Posts by chancechen
Taiwan Rookie
500mm blades , GAUI EP500 is nice for price/performance.
If you request for quality, Logo10/Logo500 is the best.
Old Mar 28, 2007, 12:11 AM
GGoodrum is offline
Find More Posts by GGoodrum
Registered User
GGoodrum's Avatar
Well, there's really only one true 500-bladed heli right now, and that is the Logo 10. If you widen your specs a bit to 550 blades, there's lots of choices, like the Swift, the Hurricane 550 and the e550 Raptor, to name a few. In a few weeks the new Logo 500 will be out, which also will allow up to 550s. Personally, I'd wait for the Logo 500.

-- Gary
Old Mar 28, 2007, 12:23 AM
maxpower097 is offline
Find More Posts by maxpower097
Registered User
Old Mar 28, 2007, 01:26 AM
mavdriver is offline
Find More Posts by mavdriver
Registered User
mavdriver's Avatar
Does anyone have pics of the logo 500 ?
Old Mar 28, 2007, 02:07 AM
Fred Bronk is offline
Find More Posts by Fred Bronk
Our Daddy and Heli Junkie
Fred Bronk's Avatar
Old Mar 28, 2007, 03:39 AM
Gadget01 is offline
Find More Posts by Gadget01
mad heli scientist
Gadget01's Avatar
On the left of 500 a little is the Eco 8, which comes with 480mm blades and can probably handle 500s just fine with an adequate power system. It's an old design but still works very well.
Old Mar 28, 2007, 04:11 AM
TomC is offline
Find More Posts by TomC
Registered User
Best bang-for-you-buck ~500 heli, that is currently available, is the Swift imop. Performs well, priced right, and spares are easy to get and cheap. Also, you can use cheaper and easier to get standard cyclic servos.

Use a good quality gyro/tail servo to begin with like the Futaba 401/9254 combo.

Start with a 4-5s 3700 evo20 pack with the Century 600+ motor (or see Gary G. for the newer version Z30A-1100) and Align 75a esc, and use the stock 520mm wood blades that come with the kit. Gear your HS to ~1900-2100 rpm. This will take you to good acrobatics and soft 3D.

Upgrade later to 6s, a metal head block, triple bearing mount, and CF main blades and aim at 2100-2200 hs for some hard 3D.

Just my 0.02!


Tom C
Old Mar 28, 2007, 07:38 AM
aragon is offline
Find More Posts by aragon
Registered User
I think the poster is after something a bit smaller than the Logo...
Old Mar 28, 2007, 07:53 AM
Tom Viper is offline
Find More Posts by Tom Viper
Registered User
You also have the Hirobo Lepton, flies great but is very expensive.
Old Mar 28, 2007, 08:02 AM
CRAZYKEV is offline
Find More Posts by CRAZYKEV
Registered User
The Lepton is currently the bad ass heli in the 425mm blade size. Expensive, but smooth as could be and TONS of power. Love mine
Old Mar 28, 2007, 09:54 AM
Orion_V is offline
Find More Posts by Orion_V
Heli Headcase
Orion_V's Avatar
Ballistic Technology Freestyle would definitley be a good contender here..
Old Mar 28, 2007, 10:18 AM
Daedalus66 is offline
Find More Posts by Daedalus66
60 years of RC flying
Daedalus66's Avatar
I'm building an LAHeli Sniper. 440 or 470 mm blades, 1.5 Kg. 4s 3700 MaH battery.

Will report when it flies. Meanwhile see Kai Shiden's Sniper build thread on this forum for details.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Poll What would be your choice for a 500 size heli? brovic777 Mini Helis 106 Oct 25, 2007 04:02 PM
Discussion best 50 size heli #cont in a poll thread# closed# nitroshark Fuel Heli Talk 35 Aug 05, 2007 08:28 PM
Discussion taking a poll on what size servo ya'll want to use in "500" size heli geneween Electric Heli Talk 0 Mar 11, 2007 02:37 PM
Discussion 500 size heli: your thoughts.... nieves50 Mini Helis 97 Mar 10, 2007 03:30 PM