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09-01-2009 02:22 AM  8 years agoPost 4361
jamienz

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Auckland, New Zealand

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Trex 500 ESP

Hi everyone, if anyone is looking for a barely used Trex 500 ESP let me know. I have used it for probably less than 10 flights and only for hovering and carrying a small digital video camera.

Havent added it to the classified section as I cant be assed shipping outside of NZ.

If anyone is intersted let me know - i can send pics etc. Its mint though as new - open to offers or a swap for a Trex 600 (want to carry a bigger camera).

Just thought I would put it out there!

Comes with all the usual gear + GP750 gyro and DS520 tail servo. DS 510's on cyclic.

Cheers

Jamie

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09-01-2009 02:26 AM  8 years agoPost 4362
jpla010

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Man news travels quick! Kev got it on video

Jonathon

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09-01-2009 02:55 AM  8 years agoPost 4363
bigbadflyer

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how much are you wanting for the trex500??
Had a friend asking about them a few days ago.

New Zealand Helicopter Sheep Hearding Champion :-)

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09-01-2009 05:50 AM  8 years agoPost 4364
plantone

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Perth wa

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Hey Johno the funny thing was i knew before you woke up the following morning. Not to much damage i hope?? How was the flying it been pretty quiet on here.
Wayne

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09-01-2009 08:04 AM  8 years agoPost 4365
jamienz

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Open to reasonable offers - have it on TM for $995 (same as the new price from Kevin) but with the gyro and tail servo as well as a battery set.

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09-01-2009 08:22 PM  8 years agoPost 4366
jpla010

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Havn't had a proper look at it yet but I reckon I was pretty lucky. The ground was recently plowed so was almost as soft as snow, also it fell on its right side so the pipe wasn't touched. One of the headblock pins snapped tho and not sure what I'll be doing about that yet. Boom appears fine, havn't checked torque tube yet.

Flying on the Saturday was pretty good, got through a gallon although the plankers kicked us off our flying site just as the sun moved out of our face (I had to land half way through a flight) as they decided the cross wind was two strong and they needed our strip to land on. So we had to move all our stuff 300m onto their strip where we were staring at the sun for the rest of the day There was hardly any wind on Saturday

Sunday was mostly a write-off due to winds, although most of the heli guys got at least one flight in I think.

Jonathon

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09-02-2009 05:51 AM  8 years agoPost 4367
plantone

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That would have pissed me of being asked to move by plankers after being told it has a heli funfly & spending all that money for airtickets to get there, dont they know how to use a rudder??

Mongoose
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09-05-2009 08:25 PM  8 years agoPost 4368
Footey

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Hamilton New Zealand

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Roll on summer, three weeks until daylight savings

Life is like a bath, the longer you stay in it the more wrinkled you get.

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09-05-2009 10:14 PM  8 years agoPost 4369
JAGNZ

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I'll be at NSMAC today if anyone wants to join me.


Jason Greenwood

www.3dheli.co.nz

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09-05-2009 10:24 PM  8 years agoPost 4370
Footey

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Hamilton New Zealand

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Looks like a good day for it, I'm off to float plane day at Lake D in Hamilton.

Built up a 450 Pro last night so need to test fly that as well

Life is like a bath, the longer you stay in it the more wrinkled you get.

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09-06-2009 07:07 AM  8 years agoPost 4371
Kevinator9

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Palmerston North, New Zealand

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In an effort to sort out some vibration issues I balanced my blades (cg and weight) on saturday.

What a difference!

Smooth as silk now although the blades required about 2 1/2 layers of electrical tape on the cg of the lighter blade to balance the weight of each. Will that effect the aerodynamics of the blade at all (any extra stresses on the blades etc)? I flew a few tanks through on saturday and all seemed fine but just want to make sure, not many people seem to balance their blades these days.

Andrew

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09-06-2009 08:00 AM  8 years agoPost 4372
jamesotron

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Auckland, New Zealand

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Most good quality blades are balanced at the factory, but I always give them a quick check to make sure that they're okay before I start flying.

sociable.co.nz

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09-06-2009 09:49 AM  8 years agoPost 4373
plantone

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Perth wa

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It always pays to check them even the good blades it only takes a couple of minute. I always balance them on the edge of a steel rule to find the balance point & then mark it with a pencil. Stand the 2 blades side by side & make sure the makes line up with each other, if not then i put tape on one blade this moves the balance point & do this until the 2 lines, line up. The i put them on a blade balancer & if they are out i then put tape on the lighter blade around the pencil mark as this changes the blade weight without upsetting or moving the balance point, now both the CG & & blade weight is corrected bolt them on & go fly.

Mongoose
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09-06-2009 09:03 PM  8 years agoPost 4374
Kevinator9

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The kyosho blade balancer does a good job of finding the cg and making each blade the same weight. I'm gonna check every set of blades from now on. It was those TT V2 blades that were out the most, I got some SungWoo 570's and they were almost spot on...

Andrew

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09-07-2009 08:59 AM  8 years agoPost 4375
jdvuyk

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The factories are good at balancing them these days. I was using Hyperion blades for my 450 for a while and they were always perfect. Awesome blades actually. But my latest Align 425D's required a remarkable amount of balancing. Still need to check em all I reckon.

Awesome day out on Sunday. I was flying the 600 around when it suddenly felt a little out of balance. Seemed to fly fine tho. Landed it and found one end of the flybar had sheared off at the base and I was one whole paddle short! Amazingly I found my flybar and paddle sticking out of the ground after a field walk. I have never crashed this one and I guess 200+ flights will weaken the flybar eventually.
Roll on summer!

700LE Nitro | Atom 500 | 6HV | MCPx | DSX9
Jamie

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09-08-2009 01:47 AM  8 years agoPost 4376
sjw

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Hamilton, New Zealand

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I have finally finished the You tube video for the 700E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4DxnWiLOxo

Steven

Rave ENV(Flybar)
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09-08-2009 10:35 AM  8 years agoPost 4377
jpla010

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Mean Maori Mean!

Your flying just keeps getting better and better Steven, keep it up man.
Why did you opt for 10s instead of 12? what flight times are you getting?

Edit: nevermind, I misread your youtube comment

Jonathon

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09-08-2009 11:29 AM  8 years agoPost 4378
JAGNZ

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Yup, great flying and very nice ship Steven - amazing!


Jason Greenwood

www.3dheli.co.nz

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09-09-2009 02:08 AM  8 years agoPost 4379
Magnazan

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Auckland - New Zealand

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Off Topic - Anyone know what Steve Engles nick on RR is?

Ian | 7HV ULT | Rave Ballistic FSO | Warp 360 | DX9

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09-09-2009 03:26 AM  8 years agoPost 4380
sjw

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Hamilton, New Zealand

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Anyone know what Steve Engles nick on RR is?
Steve E = Axeman?
Why did you opt for 10s instead of 12? what flight times are you getting?
When I was looking at conversion kits and looking on YouTube
to see what others had done, they were all 12Cell so I just did the same. I fly for 5 to 6mins, which leaves about 10 to 15%
power left in the battery.

Steven

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