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04-01-2009 01:50 AM  9 years agoPost 1
rcexpress123

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north babylon ny

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Hi i just picked up a Trex 500

My question is what setup is everyone using like gyro,battery,servos..

where can i get my best buy on batterys and what size battery are you running..

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04-01-2009 02:00 AM  9 years agoPost 2
Russell Bear

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Search this forum, this has been asked atleast 25 times in the last few weeks. There is a ton of info out there already. BTW, you will love the 500!

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04-01-2009 02:08 AM  9 years agoPost 3
snakeman

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most guys are using 6s lipos, head locking gyro and mini servos....

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04-01-2009 02:10 AM  9 years agoPost 4
Driverzwanted

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Toronto, ON - Canada

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And also check out your local heli field and ask around. Not everyonw may have the same set up. I've learnt so much just asking around there and I'd always remember when they would say "I wish I woulda done it like this.....".
Oh, and look into the Futaba 9650's and the metal gears for them. And grab a very nice Gyro and tail servo too! I got the Align GP750 and extremely happy with it on my 500.
You're gonnna love it! Just make sure you get the good stuff for it. DOn't cheap out, cuz you'll end up paying twice for it. (ok, maybe more that twice)

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04-01-2009 02:10 AM  9 years agoPost 5
rcexpress123

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north babylon ny

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I know that i just want too know what kind they useing ?
i am going too put the 401 futba gyro..

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04-01-2009 03:49 AM  9 years agoPost 6
Mr Scout.rrNovice - milpitas,ca,USA - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

What type of flying are you trying to do?.if just hovering around the stock setup(combo setup) will do!.3D flyer,i would look on the forms thats been posted already,different setups,different flying!. Mine personally is Spartan DS760 w/9254 tail servo.cyclic JR MGs.pitch 14+/-,10-10 on cyclic. beware if you go to this setup,heart pound all the way!!.lol

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04-01-2009 04:07 AM  9 years agoPost 7
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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I run JR3517MG Servos, stock motor and esc, outrage 6 cell 3000mah packs, jr 770/8900 combo

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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04-01-2009 02:01 PM  9 years agoPost 8
mmc205

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PA - USA

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i run
401 gyro
futaba 9257 tail servo
futaba 5245 digital mg cyclic servos
scorpion 3026-1600 outrunner
pheonix 60 esc
6S 3000 lipo or 6S A123 A123
RJX blades
stock paddles and tail blades

***Logo 600 vbar***Henseleit TDR vbar***

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04-01-2009 02:10 PM  9 years agoPost 9
dkshema

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Cedar Rapids, IA

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There are a million combos, almost all are fine.

Hitec HS5245 x 3 on swash.
GY401/S9257 on rudder
Stock motor/Stock ESC
15-tooth pinion
Zippy 5S 3300 mah LiPo.
AR7000 RX/X9303 2.4G TX

Stock CF main blades
Upgraded to Align black CF paddles
Upgraded from stock plastic TR blades to Align CF blades
Replaced belt drive with torque tube

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04-01-2009 03:08 PM  9 years agoPost 10
Jag72

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South of Boston

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My Trex 500
Here's what I am using...

It works well

Trex 500 ESP
Align 510 servos(okay but break easily)
Jazz 80 ESC
Hercules BEC
Mikado Vbar(w vbar 4.0 software)
Align Converted head
Futaba 9257 Tail servo
Radix main Blades
Outrage 6s 3300mah Lipo
Neu 1905H/1.5y(Nuclear Reactor motor)

This is an INSANELY fast setup ....


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04-01-2009 05:51 PM  9 years agoPost 11
myaces

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North Bend, Wa

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Looks good Jag how did you like it going from flybar to flybarless? I'm thinking my T500 might be the first heli to make the conversion once the mini v-bar comes out.

Here is my setup.

Trex 500 ESP
Spartan and 9257
Stock align Servos
Scorpion motor 1210 kv 14 tooth pinion
Flightpower Evolite 2 4S packs in series

Crazy power!

~Team Collective Mayhem

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04-01-2009 07:10 PM  9 years agoPost 12
snjbird

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Kissimmee, Florida- USA

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I have two

first one
HS5245MGsx3
60amp stock ESC
Stock motor 1600KV
GP750
S9257
AR6100

second one
DS3517MGsx3
Scorpion 90A ESC
Scorpion 3026-1600kv
Spartan DS760
JR DS3500G
AR6100

For power I have tried a bunch of packs

Best on top worst on the bottom
SMC2500 40C
Thunderpower 2700 Pro power 30C
Outrage 2500 30C
Thunder Power V2 2600 25C
Thunder Power V2 2200 25C
Outrage 2500 25C "Quit working right after 30 cycles"

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04-01-2009 09:39 PM  9 years agoPost 13
rcexpress123

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north babylon ny

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The flying we do is basic flying with some loops and stuff nothing heavy, What kind of time you guys getting out of the batterys ? with stock setup..

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04-02-2009 06:43 AM  9 years agoPost 14
Mr Scout.

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milpitas,ca,USA

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Jag72
hey jag72,that setup looks insane!!. can you post a video on that sucker. might want to go to that motor you have?.thanks!.

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04-02-2009 11:54 PM  9 years agoPost 15
McKrackin

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Lucasville,Ohio

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rcexpress123

I use 2200mAh Outrage 25C 6S batteries and get 9-10 minutes of mild 3D.

I'm probably abusing them though.I'm putting back 2100mAh on a charge and that's way too much.I've decided however to go ahead with this same type of use and see just how long they last.I have about 30 cycles on each.

My 1st flyer is an Align Trex 500 ESP and I went with an all Align set up.

DS510's
GP750 with DS520
500L motor
60A ESC

I literally never use the word literally right.

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04-03-2009 01:08 AM  9 years agoPost 16
chris walker

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columbus ohio

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so what do people think of the Align gyros? are they any good?

CHRIS WALKER
IRCHA 2045 AMA 692136

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04-03-2009 01:14 AM  9 years agoPost 17
McKrackin

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Lucasville,Ohio

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Mine is a GP750 like I said and I like it alot.It is a rock solid tail.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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04-03-2009 01:15 AM  9 years agoPost 18
chris walker

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columbus ohio

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does it hold well even in fast backward flight?

CHRIS WALKER
IRCHA 2045 AMA 692136

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