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07-10-2008 01:09 AM  9 years agoPost 1
Marty55

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So all of you guys have your "Site"

Im going t get a rex 500 i suppose. And all these sites have all these different prices, shipping, combos , and deals.

Any help on what to do/which to get?

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07-10-2008 01:15 AM  9 years agoPost 2
MMike

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I paid a little more at my LHS.

Worked for me, but I'm lucky, owner is cool and helpful.

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07-10-2008 01:16 AM  9 years agoPost 3
MMike

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If you need everything, the combo deal is the way to go.

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07-10-2008 01:32 AM  9 years agoPost 4
Sam2b

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You know how to shop. Compare availability, prices, and shipping. It is okay to buy from a few places; don't feel obligated to purchases from one place.

_Sam B_
Team MSH USA * Protos Max * Xpert servos * Cyclone Blades * ProgressiveRC * VoltMagic * Ecalc

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07-10-2008 02:23 AM  9 years agoPost 5
MMike

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Heliproz seems to have nice packages.

Just don't confuse the deals that include blades with those that don't.

If you run the 2X 3S 2100 mah batteries,

You'll want to charge 2 at once.

I'm using Triton Jr with Equinox balancer. $100

I would recommend a pair of them.

Works great!

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07-10-2008 03:22 AM  9 years agoPost 6
thenewguy

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Try DeeTee

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07-10-2008 05:17 AM  9 years agoPost 7
Marty55

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Id rather just use 1 big battery pack.

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07-10-2008 05:23 AM  9 years agoPost 8
Marty55

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http://www.heliproz.com/prodinfo.asp?number=350COM

So would that 1 battery do it? Or is that 2 batteries in 1? Id rather just have 1 battery and charge 1 battery and not mess with linking or w/e.

And If i get that heli combo in that link what else will I need besides Building materials (locktite ectt) and a RX/TX?

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07-10-2008 05:47 AM  9 years agoPost 9
JAGNZ

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Yes, that battery would work but most guys are running either 2X3s or one 6s pack. Plus that combo is not that great of a deal with the crappy 401. There are MUCH better Gyros out there for around the same $$ (JR 7703D for example). I would check with Modefos, ReadyHeli, Helidirect, DeeTee's etc. They all will have good deals on that kit. Plus, to save some $$ you could go the GF version, I did and it is awesome.

Oh, and BTW - you will want maybe 4-5 battery packs if you want to fly a lot (3.5-5 min 3D flights). The heli is addictive.


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07-10-2008 05:49 AM  9 years agoPost 10
Marty55

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Whats the point of getting CF or GF?

And if i get a different gyro than the 401, can i still run a 9257 on the tail and 9650's on cyclic?

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07-10-2008 05:55 AM  9 years agoPost 11
JAGNZ

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CF is lighter, black and more expensive. Plus it's more prone to static discharge interference because it is conductive. GF is silver, slightly heavier, cheaper and non-conductive. In practical terms there is bugger all difference except the bling factor of Carbon.

Yes, I am running the 770 with a 9257 on Rudder myself. 9650's are ok but not metal geared but some guys swap them for metal gears. There are other (cheaper) servos that work equally well. I run Ino-Lab Servos myself on the 500.


Jason Greenwood

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07-10-2008 06:55 PM  9 years agoPost 12
Marty55

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Yea im not sure with gyro to run now, all the combos have 401.

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07-10-2008 07:11 PM  9 years agoPost 13
RappyTappy

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From my experience with Aligns carbon(CF) vs fiberglass(GF) is go with the carbon if you are going to be flying the machine hard and want precision and the least amount of flex while doing it. The fiberglass is great for sport flying stuff and learning, but definately seems flimsier than other types of G-10 fiberglass that is out there. Cost wise its definitely cheaper to run GF and if you're learning and crashing a lot, you save a lot and will be much easier to foot the bill in case of a crash.

As far as gyro, The 401 is a more than ample gyro for learning, sport flying and 3D without a lot of piro stuff. I flew a guys Rex 500 with a 401 gyro a few weeks ago and it was perfectly capable of funnels, piro flips(though not as consisent piro rate) and other stuff just fine.

The 7703D is a awesome gyro though and I would say its better than the 401 though as well. If you call heliproz, I'm sure they could work something out on the combo with you, talk to Brian(Bjames111 on here) at Heliproz and he can get you all set up with the best prices in the biz, all with free shipping!

Also, it will be a little better to run a single pack lipo, they are pretty much the same price as a 2 times 3S packs, so its moot there. If you have 3S packs lying around, then it would be fine to use them, but like I said, get a 6S pack and it will be better. Also, don't get a 5S pack, you will find that things will run hotter and from guys I've talked to who have had 5S, said flight time was sometimes less than 6S with a similar MAH rating.

As far as chargers, I'm using a Thunder Power TP-610C, priced at $115 online with balancer, its a great bang for the buck gyro that does up to 6S lipos.

My little hot rod, its a beast on 6S with stock motor and esc, even with belt drive it'll do anything and everything.
9650's are ok but not metal geared but some guys swap them for metal gears.
I swapped mine, oooo shiny

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07-10-2008 07:22 PM  9 years agoPost 14
Marty55

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Can i just buy the 9650(3) all mg, or do i have to replace them myself?

And how often in a crash does the tail servo gears strip? I mean the 9257 isnt MG, but ive never experienced a tail servo strip.

Let me know thanks!

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07-10-2008 07:30 PM  9 years agoPost 15
RappyTappy

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Tail servo gears usually aren't a problem, but with the 9650's, they will always break in a crash. They are great servos for accuracy, centering and have great torque. My last incident resulted in 2 stripped servos. If you go to infinity-hobby.com, you can buy metal gear sets from a MSH 9660 servo that will work, they are $7 more a piece for a set than the plastic gears, but they'll pay off in the long run.

One special thing I did have to do, is break the gears in by hand. I put them in the case and didn't attach the final small gear that connects to the motor. I then put the top case on and turned the gears over by hand without lubrication till they broke in and were fairly smooth. I lubed them and let the flying break them in the rest of the way. Better a tad tight that too loose imo. Other than that quirk, they are perfect for the 9650.

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07-10-2008 07:36 PM  9 years agoPost 16
Nashville

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I buy all my stuff from http://www.rcheliworks.net. Chris is a great guy, honest with good prices and service.

I was Spektrum when Spektrum wasn't cool

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07-10-2008 08:44 PM  9 years agoPost 17
RappyTappy

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The website no workie, unless he sells blank pages, sign me up! lol

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07-10-2008 09:19 PM  9 years agoPost 18
JohnLund

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Corpus Christi, TX

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Almost everything you need except a charger, and transmitter...

http://www.ronlund.com/Merchant2/me...tegory_Code=PKG

Ron's Heliproz South

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07-10-2008 09:36 PM  9 years agoPost 19
Marty55

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I heard negative things about the 5s setups,

And its going to get expensive to keep repairing all of those gears on the 9257's.

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07-10-2008 09:53 PM  9 years agoPost 20
RappyTappy

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Nobody said this hobby is cheap! Gears may be the least of your worries, you can blow the entire servos. One of my 9650's from a crash lost its centering ability, even after breaking the gears and even the servo arm snapped off. It was a gnarly hit on it for sure.

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