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10-26-2007 05:45 PM  11 years ago
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AlignRC

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Well, testing is underway and we are all very excited! The T-REX 500 is anticipated to be released by the end of Novemember, which is still plenty of time for the holiday season.

I was able to get some pictures directly from the factory. Please keep a few things in mind. All of these are still prototypes. As with any new product, until it has been thouroughly tested there are many unkowns. Many parts have already changed just in the last 24 hours, and they will continue to do so until it's right.

Jason and Alan are working very hard and long days to complete this as quickly as possible.

The T-REX 500 is one of our most exciting projects yet! Although the 450 has had huge success, over 300,000 sold world wide; we anticipate this machine to surpass those numbers. It really is the perfect size, large enough to be easy to see and very stable, but still small enough to have affordable battery packs and fly in your backyard or local park.

Enjoy these pictures and look forward to the final product.

Best Regards,

Kyna Veatch
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Assurance R/C
http://www.alignrcusa.com

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10-26-2007 05:56 PM  11 years ago
lovemyrex

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I love the Black anodizing on the head. I hope you folks keep with that color scheme.

Ty Hoeffer - Proud owner of 6 Trexes 3- 450 se's & 3 600E's
1xShuttle Zxx, 1xTrex450SEv1, 1xTrex450SEv2, 3x TREX-600CFs, 2xTrex-500CF's
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10-26-2007 06:02 PM  11 years ago
gmebey

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Any idea of kit cost at this point?"Once you are in RC you are in for life. You may go away but it will draw you back." By an
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10-26-2007 06:02 PM  11 years ago
Mark C

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Wow.... I think I may have to have one.
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10-26-2007 06:08 PM  11 years ago
AlignRC

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The price has not yet been set, but as with all Align products I can gaurantee it will be priced right and parts will be readily available, as well as, affordable.
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10-26-2007 06:16 PM  11 years ago
P47 Jug - Al

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Looks great. I can't wait to read about the technical details.Al
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10-26-2007 06:16 PM  11 years ago
gmebey

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I can't wait...I need to start my list

Can you tell us more about the elcectronics that is loaded in the factory birds at this time. ESC, motor, battery size....
"Once you are in RC you are in for life. You may go away but it will draw you back." By an
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10-26-2007 06:21 PM  11 years ago
ckoelliker

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What about some specs?
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10-26-2007 06:26 PM  11 years ago
lloyd

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Hows the weight?
Picture with the canopy off.........looking grand

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electrics DONT need to auto
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10-26-2007 06:32 PM  11 years ago
helibird

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I think the big question that a lot of us would like answered is...will the stock power system be able to run on 2 450 size batteries. A lot of us have a lot of money into our 450 batteries and would switch to the 500 if we could use what we have.
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10-26-2007 06:34 PM  11 years ago
docjoe

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Oh Snap! Looks like i'm going have another heli soon! I know I'm probably going to run 5s or 6s on this bad boy! My Lepton is flying decent on 5s but I know that on a more aggressive heli like this, 5s would be good. I'm sure I could run 2 3s batteries in series for 6s 2100 but the flight time would be short.Joe
We haven't seen Colonel Angus around these parts for years!
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10-26-2007 07:12 PM  11 years ago
drdot

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fwiw..

Two big questions...Will it auto, and will we get 6 minutes of 3D from two existing t-rex packs....I've a lot of faith in Align, but my experiences with the Lepton make me a little leery of the weight as projected....

John.
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10-26-2007 08:07 PM  11 years ago
laddy

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Thanks for the updates.
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10-26-2007 08:11 PM  11 years ago
docjoe

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The 450 autos, yes this one should auto too. The Lepton, which runs similar blades, autos fair. It doesn't have the hang time of a 50 sized heli but more hang time than the 450. On 5s (and 4s) I get about 6-7 minutes of 3D. However, the Lepton isn't as aggressive as the TRex will hopefully be.Joe
We haven't seen Colonel Angus around these parts for years!
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10-26-2007 08:17 PM  11 years ago
helimatt

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I don't think 6 or even 5 min of 3D on two 450-sized packs is attainable with this heli as it is. Okay, maybe 5.

I hope the blade sizes are such that a reasonable selection of good blades already exists.

I hope they get the tail mechanism right. That's still my biggest issue with the 450, and I'm not entirely satsified with the 600's either, but still working on that.

How 'bout counter-balanced tail blade grips...
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10-26-2007 08:36 PM  11 years ago
zooom

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Sweeeet! My next heli before the 700 comes out! I believe I can fly....
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10-26-2007 08:39 PM  11 years ago
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I did some experiment on a Lepton a long time ago.

With 425mm blades sunning 2800rpm on HS, with two 3S 450 lipo packs. 4min is a good flight time. 5min is too hard for the 450 lipo. it will be too hot, it might even puff.

On another forum, it was mentioned, the blades that will be used on Tr500 would be longer. I'm thinking maybe, if for light sport flying, one might be able to get away running X2 450 lipo, series or parallel, proper pinion gearing is the key, with 1900-2100rpm, for 6 to maybe 8 min.

For 3D, it's a different story. Let's see what the final release is going to be like......
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10-26-2007 09:01 PM  11 years ago
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anyone else notice they used the SpartanRC ds760 gyro with what looks like the JR3400g?MAAC #76893
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10-26-2007 09:45 PM  11 years ago
drdot

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fwiw...

Fair is all I'd give the Lepton in the auto department...Disc loading is too high...I really believe my 450s auto better than a stock configured Lepton, and the math bears that out....Power loading is another prime issue, which is why I'm looking for around 15-1600 G AUW with the 2 450 packs...

John.
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10-26-2007 09:51 PM  11 years ago
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ok ok.. nice pictures but where are some videos? Id like to see how it flieshttp://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8826230
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