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04-01-2009 04:13 AM  9 years agoPost 1
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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Alright, who has one, post pics, and give us a flight report and comparison to a t-rex 500 if you have flown one

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

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05-11-2009 06:39 PM  9 years agoPost 2
dhc8guru

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Fort Worth, Texas

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I don't own one but imagine how every other 500 class heli fly's but with better quality and looks.

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08-20-2009 06:34 AM  9 years agoPost 3
JR-ric

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newport news VA

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you cant compare the vibe 500 with the trex 500...

the vibe 500 blows the trex 500 out the water..i installed standerd servos and she is not flying like any other 500 like people think..

it flies just like a vibe 50 but quicker ...

i used to own a trex 500 and when i flew the vibe 500 for the first time...i forgot all about my vibe 50 and vibe 90SG..i was have to much freaking fun with the way it flew..

the vibe 500 quality is way above the trex and its well worth the price for 500-600 range..

i can say this..its well worth the buy and money cause in the end..you will not be disapointed..

not to mention its more stable and alot more faster the the 500 trex..

Ricardo Maldonado
Team Curtis Youngblood Enterprise

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08-24-2009 03:46 AM  9 years agoPost 4
jnngill

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Castle Rock,Co - usa

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It sounds like I'm going to have to start saving for a new heli.

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08-26-2009 11:14 PM  9 years agoPost 5
Rotodingo

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Garches, France

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Fly it with a Kontronik Kora motor. Very powerfull yet very light too. Short can so better protection in case of a crash.

Kora 15-14 is fine with 5S and 17T. Kora 15-16 is 6S ready.

Be careful about batt weight . TP prolite V2 are a very good choice because very light! 5S 3300 (386g) or 6S 2600 (360g!). Above 390g you will be nose heavy.

With a Jazz 55-6-18 or a Hacker X55SB Esc you will have a bullet.

Nicolas

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08-31-2009 03:41 PM  9 years agoPost 6
CT.Chopper

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Meriden, CT

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Another Vote for the Vibe 500E
there is no doubt that the machine has far better materials and parts fit and finish is perfect therefore cost more to produce,

I have never seen a belt-drive helicopter free-spin for such a long time
the belt looks like a hybrid of kevlar and soft rubber there are no "hairs" hanging off and the pulleys are a perfect mate to the teeth on the belt.

Flying it is a dream very locked in and solid in a hover

Im running mine with alll the electronics that horizon hobby recommends. the E-flite motor performs well and the 60A pro esc is
nice becouse you dont have to buy a BEC however the soft-start is not so soft...a castle 80 would be great with a western robitics bec.

it is very quiet due to the brass pinion and delrin main gear
wich runs perfectly true ( so there is no high spot in the gear mesh.

this machine costs a good bit of money and is not for everyone to go out and buy.

the Trex 500 is a very good machine as well the only complaints i have are,

stamped carbon frames
main gear not so true (but not horrible)
belt material on the stiff side ( causes extra drag)
you can buy a TT drive for the belt equipped kits for extra $
motor and esc are forced on you motor is ok but esc is marginal

thats about it.

both machines get the job done just fine
the vibe is just a higher quality machine

Rob Landry.

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10-16-2009 05:15 PM  9 years agoPost 7
Big Electrics

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New Jersey

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Rotordingo
where did you get your Kora motor from

I only need one!

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10-16-2009 05:22 PM  9 years agoPost 8
Jag72

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South of Boston

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Vibe 500E
While Quality is definitely better than any Trex 500...the COST of the Vibe 500E is just crazy...

I think it's funny that people say the vibe 500E is faster than a trex 50 also...I don't see how that can be possible considering the Vibe 500E is CONSIDERABLY heavier than a trex 500.

It flies well...my buddy has one...but a trex 500 equipped the same would still be faster...I think the vibe is like a 1/2 pound heavier...maybe even more than that..

I have a flybarless trex 500...be happy to weigh my Trex 500 if someone wants to put their vibe 500E on the scale and post weight here RTF..

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10-16-2009 06:33 PM  9 years agoPost 9
Big Electrics

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New Jersey

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Jag72
In the issue of RC Heli with the review on the Vibe500e it is mentioned that it actual weighs just a bit less than a Trex500. The weight of both machines must be very similar.

I had a Trex500 and think it is a great heli.

I only need one!

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10-16-2009 06:39 PM  9 years agoPost 10
Jag72

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Hmmm
I could be wrong but I thought they were supposed to be heavier...can someone weigh theirs?

now I am very curious...I will weigh my trex 500

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10-16-2009 07:41 PM  9 years agoPost 11
Rotodingo

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Garches, France

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With a 420g batt my Vibe 500E was below 1800g. Spare parts price is mostly the same or cheaper than T-Rex 500 ones. I have no doubt the Vibe 500 is a much better investment than the T-rex 500. It's flying so much better. But you have to got one (and to build it to!) to understand.

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10-17-2009 10:18 AM  9 years agoPost 12
michelin

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Austria

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anyone out there with a flybarless Vibe500 ?

Never touch a running system
Vibe 90 SG Vibe 50 NEX Vibe 500
Futaba T8FG OS Engines JR

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10-22-2009 01:35 AM  9 years agoPost 13
Tommy8275

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Mount Juliet, TN

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Test Vibe 500 E this morning
VIBE 500 E .Just test and flown this morning the blade was out of track after reach 2600 RPM HS could'nt figured out why. After 30 mins change a new damper / spindle was doing the same. it only did after reach that HS. Here is my setup Scorpion motor Align ESC 60 amps battery TB 2600mah but only last about 2.5 mins . Need to know why?

Tommy K

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11-12-2009 04:13 PM  9 years agoPost 14
Wingman77

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Pulaski Tennessee

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what blades are you using?

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02-06-2010 02:30 AM  8 years agoPost 15
Mystic_2003

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Willis, Tx

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Trex 500 is a nice machine, built pretty well tons of upgrades and power options are available. But it has some bad flight characteristics. Pitch up in turns, it is Heavier than the 500E, the weight data for the 500E is incorrect. Mine is 1935 fully loaded, battery, ect. I had a local pro(top 4 WW) who will remain nameless fly
my 500E and he LOVED it. He declined to fly the Trex 500 as it also
did not like it.

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02-06-2010 02:37 AM  8 years agoPost 16
Mystic_2003

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Willis, Tx

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02-24-2010 04:57 AM  8 years agoPost 17
sika600

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Ut USA

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I have one on the way and I am wondering, where are you guys finding parts for this heli.

HELI'S It's not a hobby, it's a curse!!!

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02-27-2010 04:27 AM  8 years agoPost 18
Mystic_2003

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Willis, Tx

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Horizon stocks all the parts. Ready Heli used to but stopped due to lack of 500E sales before the kit went down in price.

I think the 500E flies better than my Vibe 50. IMHO. That is hard to say as I have a LOT more $$ into the Vibe 50, YS56, 8717, Multigov, Hatori,JR 770 3D, 8900G yada, yada...

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02-27-2010 05:20 AM  8 years agoPost 19
sika600

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Nice,How do navigate through there site? I tried Part # didnt work, I may just be entering wrong number

HELI'S It's not a hobby, it's a curse!!!

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02-27-2010 02:00 PM  8 years agoPost 20
Mystic_2003

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Willis, Tx

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Just go to search Vibe 500E then on the right it shows a parts button. Shows all the parts for that heli.

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