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03-08-2008 06:50 PM  10 years agoPost 21
MolokaiBoy

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ohhh yea btw is the hurricane to large for my Dx6 and ar6000 ? I thought I remember reading somewhere the the T-rex 500 was the largest size to safely use that receiver in ?
I don't think that should matter as the receiver doesn't know how big the heli its in.

I have flown both and I must say both helis fly very well IMHO, and I think it just comes down to personal preferrence. I think you will be able to grow with them both but I think the Trex500 is a bit more agile than the 550. I found that with same specs (collective pitch, cyclics etc.) the 500 was more responsive than the 550. You can tone down the 500 response but I had a hard time getting the 550 to be a little more responsive outta the box.

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03-08-2008 07:30 PM  10 years agoPost 22
eggmcmuffinplz

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Hey, Jujiro, check these videos out, http://helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=31211&page=4

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03-09-2008 04:02 AM  10 years agoPost 23
Pyrock

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All things being equal, I would buy which ever has the most available spare parts supply at the best price. If history repeats itself, the Trex 500 will be all over the place and for cheap. I've flown neither so I can only go with those factors.

Trex 500, Stretched Logo 10 3D, Ion-X, Gaui 200

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03-11-2008 03:19 PM  10 years agoPost 24
bagobitz

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I may be missing something here,
I don't think that should matter as the receiver doesn't know how big the heli its in.
ahh kk I was just worries since in the manual it said for park fliers only .
You are forgetting that the servo CURRENT is being governed by the RX...bigger servos/bigger models = MORE CURRENT...I dare say there's a good "overload margin" built into the spec. but if you try to squeeze a quart out of a pint pot, the RX is likely to fry.

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03-11-2008 08:07 PM  10 years agoPost 25
Jujiro

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btw when combining 2 3s batteries do they have to have the same exact mah rating ? I automatically assume that they have to have the same rating .

ohh I didn't think that would be a problem , I thought the bec would do the filtering for all of the electronics aboard

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03-11-2008 09:00 PM  10 years agoPost 26
bagobitz

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AFAIK, a BEC = "battery eliminator circuit"...that is, it regulates the motor-battery power to the level required by the receiver and servos.

Again I think you'll find the cells will "balance" themselves during discharge.

The smaller batteries would tend to discharge quicker,thereby reducing in voltage -but the higher voltage of the more powerful cells would be higher and therefore "cross-feed",both would ,therefore discharge ultimately to the same level.

I'm suggesting this would work in a parallel configuration...not sure about using different capacities in series,but I suspect there might be problems.

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03-12-2008 05:50 PM  10 years agoPost 27
Swoop

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Not to be the fly in the ointment, but you guys might read a little over at the 500 forum and see all the static problems the 500's are having. I know if it was me, I would wait for someone to come up with a solution first.

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03-12-2008 05:58 PM  10 years agoPost 28
Pyrock

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I've heard (and seen) that if you want to avoid the static problems all together, you should get the fiberglass version. I saw one fly and it was truly impressive...and cheaper.

Trex 500, Stretched Logo 10 3D, Ion-X, Gaui 200

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03-12-2008 10:55 PM  10 years agoPost 29
Jujiro

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btw what does the hurricane fly like ? I'm trying to find a model on phoenix sim that's close to it , but since I've never touched it I'm assuming something like the T-rex 500-600 might be somewhat like it .

ahh I'll have to remember that if I ever want to get the T-rex 500, but I already went with the Hurricane 550 because repair cost was far cheaper than the T-rex, but that certainly is nice to know ahead of time ^^;

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03-15-2008 08:24 AM  10 years agoPost 30
JetFire

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Radio equipment...
When it comes to FM/PCM radios, someone explained to me that a receiver designed specifically for park flyers is not recommended for larger models do to larger servos with higher current draws as ‘bagobitz’ explained. Also, something that hasn’t been mentioned yet, is the obvious size difference in models. Pilots with park flyers, don’t fly as far as pilots with larger models. Therefore, a receiver intended for park flyers doesn’t have the range as the receivers for bigger scale. However, the 2.4 ghz technology is designed for both so range is equal. I thought I’d share this information so newcomers are aware. Loosing signal can end up to a real bad day. Always play it safe. Its not worth the risk.

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03-17-2008 03:09 AM  10 years agoPost 31
bclong211

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reply to the sim question on the hurri 550. There is a logo that is on the real flight download page that is pretty close.

I meant to do that!!!

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03-17-2008 04:00 AM  10 years agoPost 32
rockcrawler

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Therefore, a receiver intended for park flyers doesn’t have the range as the receivers for bigger scale.
Not really true if you buy high quality micro RX's like the new Berg's
Not for full size servos but the range is outstanding in my glider.

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