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Old 05-18-2008, 09:36 AM
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Thanks to all that helped in getting my T-rex 500 flying!!

I thought I'd never get thru it all, between the GY401 set-up issue, the chase a rotorhead vibration (blade balance issue), and the MAJOR UNKNOWN of using a 15 tooth pinion with a 4 cell, I'm glad to say it all WORKS!

"Big-Bird's" maiden flight was about 1 hr ago, in 10-15 mph breezes. I don't have a clue as to what my headspeed is, but it seems to work fine, somewhere in the 1850 to 1900 rpm in NORMAL, maybe 2300 in IDLE-UP. First flight time was about 12.6 minutes in NORMAL mode, using the OUTRAGE 4c 3700mah Lipo. Next flight (once battery #1 recharges), will be in IDLE-UP, so I can get a time for that as well.
Overall I'm VERY PLEASED with the quality of the kit (less those stupid BUTTON HEAD screws[:@] ), and it flys great in windy conditions (10-20mph), something that always limited me when flying my "Little-Booger" (MX300), poor "LB's" gonna get parked on a shelf.

Thanks Again Guys,

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Old 05-18-2008, 10:51 AM
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Congrats on getting it in the air. I love the way the 500 fly's in the wind as well as keep prospective is easy. Thats great flight time! I just ordered 3 6s 3300 25c packs for mine and was hoping to get half that time. Try buying the Align driver for those screws.
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:23 AM
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Default RE: SUCCESS, My 500 flys!

Awesome, I had my maiden flight this weekend as well ... man the 500 is a great BIG bird when compared to my 450 and the way it handles the winds 10-20 as well this weekend.

Running a 4s lipo?

I thought we had to run 5s or 6s?
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:46 AM
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Default RE: SUCCESS, My 500 flys!

wait till you try it with a 6s your going to get some insane power

minicwik are you not glad that i tried to steer you towards the trex500?
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:14 PM
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I am very glad, man I love the 500 ... it just has such a much more stable feeling to it, yet it is very powerful, but easy to control.

I need to get more batteries though, and a new charger so I can charge 6s or 2(3s) at once, charging them seperately sucks! ReadyHeli is out of the KongPower charger until next month.
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Old 05-19-2008, 04:36 PM
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I tried to buy that charger as well. I ended up ordering a Thunder power 1010 and a ballancer and a power supply. After puffing one of my Kong packs I decided I needed to do it right. I also ordered three 6s 3300 25c packs. Now I need to figure out what darn connectors to get.

I love the power to weight raito of the 500 and how I can play when its windy. Mostly I love how I can see it. LOL
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I bought a TP 610, which comes with a balancer and can handle 6s lipos as well as two 3s at the same time. I ordered an Align 6s 25c 2600mah lipo to add to the battery bag, so now I have enough for 3 flights and 2 flights on my 450.
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