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02-17-2011 08:28 PM  6 years agoPost 1
Raj Patel

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Hey guys,

I've been out of the hobby for a while and bought a FBL Trex 500 with Hyperion 1600KV motor and Kontronix Jive 60+LV ESC...

I was wondering if there are any disadvantages to using a 3200Mah 6s pack as opposed to the 2500mah 6S pack...XPS is the brand...

The 3200mah pack weighs 552g and the 2500mah weighs 430g..

I have not flown this heli and not sure if the additional weight of the larger battery will cause a balance issue?

I'm not flying hard 3d.. Probably use this model as a scale project??

Advise is appreciated!

Raj

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02-17-2011 09:03 PM  6 years agoPost 2
The Old Guy

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If the 3200 fits under the canopy the power will handle the weight.
I use a 2650 for aggressive sport flying and gt a comfortable 5miute flight

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02-17-2011 09:55 PM  6 years agoPost 3
Richardmid1

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FBL helis are much more sensitive to C of G, 552g sounds a bit too heavy for the 500, you could always add weight to the tail to balance it or move the tail servo (full size servo better) further down the boom and use a shorter control rod.

60% of the time, it works every time!

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02-17-2011 10:10 PM  6 years agoPost 4
cwright

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Blossvale New York

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I use the Hyperion 3300 mah 6S pack on my flybarless 500 and with that battery it balances perfect. If you gave the ESP one the 3200 battery should fit fine. My Hyperions weigh 550 grams and my 500 is the ESP one. They are the 35C ones and using the Align 500M motor the power is awesome. Chuck

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02-17-2011 10:32 PM  6 years agoPost 5
Raj Patel

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Humble, TX

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Thanks

I decided to try the XPS platinum plus 6S 2500mah packs.. Just ordered 2.. Hopefully they will work fine! Price is definitely right!

Thanks again!

R. Patel, International Captain, ConocoPhillips

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