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03-07-2008 02:49 PM  10 years agoPost 1
Tuan Tran

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Houston

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I have been flying nitro heli for five years and never had any electric heli before. I am having two kids now and wanted to switch to electric heli, any body please help me out with some below questions .

What kind of headache am I going to have with electric heli?
How many cycles can I get out of a pack, flightpower, thunderpower?
I’ve heard lipo batteries will loose it’s power at about 50 cycles?

Thanks

I don’t think Electric power cost more than Nitro power correct me if I am wrong.

I am flying T rex 600 Nitro now, according to my calculation:

Nitro Power T rex 600 Nitro
30% Nitro = $33 per gallon, 1 gallon = 11 tanks = 8 minutes per tank
$33/11=$3 per tank, $3/8= $0.38 per minutes of flying time

Electric Power T rex 600
1X EVO25 4900 6S= $250, Assume 120 cycles
250/12 = $2.08 per 5 minutes, 2.08/5=$0.42 per minutes of flying time.

If my calcuation corrected I am going to go with something 10s setup

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03-07-2008 02:58 PM  10 years agoPost 2
HeliSmith

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Actually electric helis are much easier then nitro. You can expect about 300 good cycles out of your batteries if you use the 80% rule. Also I suggest Lightning Power as they are able to withstand over discharge and have the anti-puff technology. Actually to be honest I am at 200'ish on my first set of Lightning Power batteries and just got 4 new ones. I still haven't seen a loss in power I can't tell the difference from new to old. I have a TP 2170 and at 300 cycles it is noticeably dying.. I am only running two 450 helis right now, 600 is too much for me to afford the batteries.

We are having the 10% off any Trex kit but I suggest you call for the best packaged price. I would just go with a Trex so much info available on setting them up it is perfect to work through while helping with homework. Believe you me I know.

Team AmainHobbies/ProTek

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03-07-2008 03:03 PM  10 years agoPost 3
coptercptn

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Mesa AZ. USA

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I second the Trex recommendation...but if you can afford it go with the 600...It fly sooooo much better!!!

and my recommendation for Batteries is Air thunder...Great prices and reliable anti-Puff technology...check out the website:

http://www.airthunder.com/

Home of the "Sea Cobra".....

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03-07-2008 04:41 PM  10 years agoPost 4
Ben-T-Spindle

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Central Illinois

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I agree – the T600 is much better as it is a more mature design. The 500 design is still undergoing lots of changes. Get one of the new T600 GF kits. The GF does not cause as many headaches and radio problems as conductive materials.

LiPo batteries require a lot of TLC to get maximum life. If they are flown to the 3v ESC cutoff they will loose power and capacity every cycle. If you really abuse a pack you can kill it in 5-10 cycles. If you time the flights and only use about 75-80% of the capacity and you keep the cells balanced (you need a LiPo charger and balancer) they can last for over 300 depending on the brand.

... BTS

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03-07-2008 04:58 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Dr Lodge

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I have to disagree...the 500 is so much better than the 450, and the 600 is way too expensive on LiPos. Depends on how deep your pockets are of course and the type of flying capability you want from the heli but the TRex 500 is a superb machine.

Vibe 90, Vibe 50, Vigor CS x2,
Dyna-x, Knight 503D, Logo 10,
TRex 500, Furion, Gaui EP200

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03-08-2008 02:13 AM  10 years agoPost 6
h8gravity

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Florence, Arizona - United States

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Like Dr Lodge said.

It was a "Brown Out" not me.

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03-08-2008 02:26 AM  10 years agoPost 7
volcomsnows2k

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surf city, california

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I have to disagree...the 500 is so much better than the 450, and the 600 is way too expensive on LiPos. Depends on how deep your pockets are of course and the type of flying capability you want from the heli but the TRex 500 is a superb machine.
I will third re affirm that!

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03-10-2008 08:04 AM  10 years agoPost 8
HeliSmith

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Chico, CA

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You will need 2 x 3S or 1 times 6S to make the 500 shine. Any heli that you have one or two batteries for is a dud.

Us guys with kids just wannna fly. I do want a 600N next to overcome this as I have a lot of time to fiddle but not a lot of cash. I figure once I save for the initial kit and components I will be all set.

Team AmainHobbies/ProTek

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03-10-2008 02:49 PM  10 years agoPost 9
Dr Lodge

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3 or 4 packs for a 600N is going to set you back a tidy sum. The 500 packs are exactly half those of the 600N - 6s 2500 vs 6s 5000.

Vibe 90, Vibe 50, Vigor CS x2,
Dyna-x, Knight 503D, Logo 10,
TRex 500, Furion, Gaui EP200

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03-10-2008 03:06 PM  10 years agoPost 10
Raptorz499

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NJ

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Get the Trex 500!! You will never look back...it is by far "the best" all around for size, price, etc!!

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