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01-02-2010 08:19 PM  7 years agoPost 21
fenderstrat

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Plus, another goal I have is to post at least one video this year
on this subject,I no longer have to borrow a camera,I got a cool little video cam for christmas,so hopefully all I will need is a camera person and I can post lots of vids this year

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01-03-2010 02:59 AM  7 years agoPost 22
Melnic

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I"m still formulating my 2010 goals and reviewing my 2009 goals that were both accomplished and those that I wrote down for 2009 but probably won't accomplish even in 2011. I do believe that flying more of my bigger helis will be on order though. I flew the 450s so much last year and let the bigger ones collect alot of dust.

EXI500 vs. Rap 50. BOTH!
I can see the 500 being cheaper to buy and fix but I can't see if being as stable and performing as well overall.

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01-03-2010 03:34 AM  7 years agoPost 23
tryan02

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So whats the consensus on the EXI 500 melnic? I looked at them but a new battery charger would be in order and the curiosity of belt tail vs align torque tube has me wondering any ideas? But now after only a year with the clones and zippy batteries a big electric really does seem like a good investment. Although I still think 500 size helis are a bit small.

No Really I am the club President!!!

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01-04-2010 06:25 PM  7 years agoPost 24
Melnic

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EXI 500 thread at RCG
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=991948

HK500GT (same mfg who makes the EXI)
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1125617

500 is way more stable at twice the weight of the 450 and at least with the motor I use, the power/weight ratio is alot better. Still though, my TTe550 and my friend's TR600 is still more stable at about twice the weight of the 500.

If you want to stock up on spare parts, HobbyCIty has parts cheaper than EXI parts and they are the same stuff. Some people end up using Align parts but I have just kept with stock EXI/Hobby City myself to save $$. Blades will be the biggest hit but 430mm CF and FG blades are all over ebay cheap. Just like FG 325mm blades, you get some tracking issues and flex in them.

I only get about 6-7 minute flights with the 500 though.

I'm planning to make my 500 on of my most used helis in 2010. I thought about getting a 2nd 500 but with the 450's I have and a TTe550 it begs me to ask why I would do that, but instead upgrade the electronics of what I have starting with the gyro I just got.

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01-09-2010 12:31 PM  7 years agoPost 25
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PeaveyT40:...I no longer have to borrow a camera,I got a cool little video cam for christmas,so hopefully all I will need is a camera person and I can post lots of vids this year
Hatcam, brah, hatcam.

My goals for 2010 were a smaller heli for indoors and a larger heli for outdoors. Oh, and to win a Nobel Peace Prize. Apparently the requirements aren't very strict.

I got an mSR so one down. Now I need to start getting stuff piecemeal for a 500 build.

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01-09-2010 12:54 PM  7 years agoPost 26
DougsRC

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Oh, and to win a Nobel Peace Prize. Apparently the requirements aren't very strict.
They are not strict, I just got mine in the mail yesterday Shizack, all I had to do was promise to do stuff, didn't actually have to do anything

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01-10-2010 01:39 AM  7 years agoPost 27
slider46

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I got my Nobel peace prize 2 weeks ago.. I had to send it back because it was used and I wanted a new one.... I got mine for stuff I did in the 70s during a Hot Tuna concert.....

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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