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T-REX 500 › Trex500- Is it for Me???
07-13-2008 07:33 PM  9 years agoPost 1
jal250r

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Mankato, MN, US

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Ive been thinking alot about the T500 lately. The problem is that there is only a hand full of people in my area that fly helis and no trex500 at that. SO I need help decieding if its for me.
- I usally fly in 8-12 mph winds
- How much power lose would I see after 4 to 5min flights
- I fly sport/ mild 3d
- What could I expext for charge time if I buy a good charger
- Do I need 6 cell lipos.
- what would be some pros and cons of going from 50nitro to trex500
I just cant pull myself to buy one because Ive never seen one in person/ just vids and the cloest one I know of is 3 hours away. But everyone is raving about it and it might fit the bill real nice right now because Im back in college and my work load is heavy. Just looking for some help to decied to stay 50 nitro or go 500. Thanks

"Feed the Need to 3D"

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07-13-2008 09:30 PM  9 years agoPost 2
mickeyapples

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England

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Its a capable heli. you can run 2x3s or 6s lipos with about 5 to 6 mins of 3d. its good in wind and charge times are 1 to 2 hours. you will find it a bit twitchy from a 50 nitro but I am sure you will love it.

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07-13-2008 09:34 PM  9 years agoPost 3
nappyroots2182

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Moline, il

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i do like my 50 better but i dont have all the place to fly it so the 500 goes with me in case i find a place to find. its a bit too stable to really throw it around as hard as my 600n. its a fun heli either way. i run 2 3cell packs and charge both on a kongpower charger in less then an hour

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07-13-2008 10:17 PM  9 years agoPost 4
MMike

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Holland,Mi-USA

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My $.02.

The wind of 8 to 12 is not a problem for me.

I don't notice any power loss through 7 minutes of easy flight.

I charge 2 X 2100 mah in 40 minutes with 2 chargers.

You do not NEED a 6S battery. 2 X 3S 2100 works fine as they are commonly used with the TREX 450 as well.

As for pros and cons, I like my 600N as well as my TREX 500.

The 500 isn't the time commitment the 600N is.

It doesn't need as big an area to fly in.

If you want to go to the field for the afternoon, I like the nitro as battery charging is a drag in that setting IMHO.

Good luck

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07-13-2008 11:03 PM  9 years agoPost 5
Magic Hook

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Naples, Florida USA

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You will find the 500 is no problem in that amount of wind. Running a 6s 3000 or 3300mah battery will get you eight minutes of sport and mild 3D flying pretty easy. With my TP 1010 they charge in 45 minutes.

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