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02-10-2008 06:49 PM  10 years agoPost 1
LoveMyTrex

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all you 500 owners, how much was it all in, with gyro, servos, and with without batts. also what chargers are you using and how many flights can you get in an hour with your charger/s and batterie/s

600N 55HZ/SAB-55 600V's
700N 91HZ/SB-20 690V2 V's
90SG 91HZ/SB-20 710V2 V's

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02-10-2008 07:12 PM  10 years agoPost 2
Brovic777

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Mine cost about the same as a Trex 450. Only difference is you need more batteries.

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02-10-2008 07:14 PM  10 years agoPost 3
inkspot1967

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heres the charger im using i can charge 2 6s packs at one time

my setup no batterys

T-rex 500 CF $559.99
3 Futaba S9257 High Speed Digital Servo $164.85
JR7703d Gyro/8900 Servo Combo Pack $259.99
Sub Total $ 984.83

HP-EOS610DUO HYPERION sells for $269.95

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02-10-2008 07:17 PM  10 years agoPost 4
MMike

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777 is right.

This is a rough model. Yours may very:

550 Heli
200 Servos
140 Gyro

890+ Tax

Same Charger as 450. 2x 3S2100's

I have 6 total batteries.

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02-10-2008 07:18 PM  10 years agoPost 5
MMike

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Inky

What's something that that cost?

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02-10-2008 07:22 PM  10 years agoPost 6
inkspot1967

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HP-EOS610DUO HYPERION sells for $269.95

its sweet it does every kind of battery, you need at least a 20amp power supply to run it to be able to charge 2 packs.

im using this power supply now. cost $64.99

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02-10-2008 07:25 PM  10 years agoPost 7
inkspot1967

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you can also get this one that does 1 pack but its ac/dc for $139.99
both are balance charges as well but need a adapter for tp/evo packs

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02-10-2008 07:30 PM  10 years agoPost 8
Brovic777

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Here's exactly what mine cost:

Trex 500 GF kit: $450
Align 430mm blades: $64
3 x Hitec HS-225MG Servos: $80
Futaba 401 gyro: $130
JR DS3400G tail servo: $64
SportBEC: $30
Flight Power 2500mah EvoLite 3s: $130
Spektrum 6200 reciever: $64

Most of the stuff I already had from another heli, so it was alot cheaper than the numbers look.

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02-10-2008 07:36 PM  10 years agoPost 9
SMM_74

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I wouldnt waste money on balancing 3 cell packs. I know some of you guys might think im crazy but its the abuse to batterys that people do to make these things explode. Charge at 1c and youll be fine. I have alot of packs for over a year and NEVER balanced them and they work great. Also a guy said you crazy and wanted to balance one of my packs and guess what it was fine! Remember guys there were NO balancers out and lipos were around doing just fine. Now on a $300 pack I might think about balancing but on 3 cell dont even worry about it because you wont have an issue unless you abuse your packs...

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02-10-2008 07:41 PM  10 years agoPost 10
Brovic777

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Well, my CellPro charger only charges through the balancing plugs.

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02-10-2008 09:21 PM  10 years agoPost 11
Gyronut

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Your pretty much going to spend about 11oo bucks to put one in the air if you have to buy evevrything.
Then theres the cost of the batts and charger so theres another 400.

How deep are your pockets..??

Rick

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02-10-2008 09:24 PM  10 years agoPost 12
inkspot1967

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i dont have pockets with this hobby......

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02-10-2008 10:33 PM  10 years agoPost 13
LoveMyTrex

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great, thanks for replies. ink I saw that charger at my LHS and I think I will get one when I get a 500. all I need to have it flying is the kit(500CF) servos(z3650) gyro (either 770/9257 or 760/9257). I have 3 TP 2200 extremes, a TP 2100 prolite, a poly charge 4, and a triton Jr, and a spare spekrtum AR6100 I can put on my 450 and pull my AR7000 of my 450 to put on the 500. I think I will pick up a 500 kit when my LHS gets a 500CF with yellow canopy in stock. then I will get servos/gyro and get it flying. my next move will be another TP2200 extreme,then the dual output 6s charger, then a Flight power 6s 2500,then as many more bats and chargers as I can afford

600N 55HZ/SAB-55 600V's
700N 91HZ/SB-20 690V2 V's
90SG 91HZ/SB-20 710V2 V's

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