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03-10-2010 10:34 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Funknrock

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San Marcos, CA

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Well, my fellow helicopter crazys, I took the next big leap and ordered a Trex 500 ESP!! Took me a while to find the right price, but I have to say Helipross really came through! From order to delivery was 7 days. New box sealed by Align. So far all the parts are there, but I won't know for sure till I buid. I'm home alone this weekend, so you KNOW what I'll be doing!!!

I've read the threads about how they are a rip-off, but an ESP with a new Align 780 and tail servo and CF Blades AND 6S-25C 2600 mAh, I had to take a chance. whole thing with shipping came to $620. Only thing I'll need to add is a Rx. I'll add the pics to my profile and try to take good pics of the build. going to be hard to keep stopping an snapping pics, but I'll try.

My crashes are cooler than your flying! ;^)

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03-10-2010 10:38 PM  8 years agoPost 2
mcnabbwr

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Michigan

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I am looking at getting the same one after tax time, so keep us posted.

Bill

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03-10-2010 11:46 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Funknrock

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A friend at work was looking at it also(after seeing my shiny new heli). Right now the price went up $60 and they're out of stock. I hope they get it back soon. It's an awesome deal even at $630!

My crashes are cooler than your flying! ;^)

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03-10-2010 11:56 PM  8 years agoPost 4
ken22golf

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Bridge City, TX

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Congrats, the 500 ESP is a nice heli.

Is that a second kit in the box? For spare parts?

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03-11-2010 12:24 AM  8 years agoPost 5
michael88997

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Lewisville,Tx

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Congrats... I just build a 600esp and they go together smoothly... Have fun with it

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03-11-2010 12:25 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Funknrock

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San Marcos, CA

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no (I wish), bought with a friend. It shaved a few bucks off shipping. I think it would have been $50 shipping on my own, but when he saw the deal, he just couldn't resist! Cut shipping to $40 each.

My crashes are cooler than your flying! ;^)

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03-11-2010 12:40 AM  8 years agoPost 7
himaxkeith

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Atlantic City NJ. USA

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$50.00 shipping ? Should have been around 10 bucks unless you paid to have it delivered Yesterday shipping.

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03-11-2010 05:30 AM  8 years agoPost 8
Funknrock

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I figured $40 for express, insured shipping from Taiwan, that got here in 7 days, was worth it comsidering to try and buy that bird with the extras they include over the standard ESP (780 gyro, HS digi tail servo, and 6S-40C-2600 batt) would have cost me $620 for the Trex500ESP (LHS), $230 (gyro,/servo combo) and near $100 for a battery like that.

let me think about it ($950 or $620)...
I really didn't think about it that long!

(by the way, I know I said 25C battery earlier, but I noticed I was wrong!)

My crashes are cooler than your flying! ;^)

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03-11-2010 05:38 PM  8 years agoPost 9
rfaster

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Looks like a great deal -- was the lower price a one time deal or has it been at the lower price previously?

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03-11-2010 07:39 PM  8 years agoPost 10
Funknrock

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I just looked (after opening the latest reply) and they have them listed as back in stock, but the price has gone up to $629. Still have shipping to include, so about $680 total.
I looked at the Align web site, and they have the same kit, minus the battery, for $769 (plus shipping).
Helipross still has the better deal.

My crashes are cooler than your flying! ;^)

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03-11-2010 07:59 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Fnity

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I got mine a few months ago and LOVE it! I just put a scorpion 3026 1600kv on it and WOW. As far as what others say or think: If you are happy with it, its worth it I'm very pleased with my 500ESP and there are 4 new ones in my area now, since I was the first to get one....
I got mine before this new combo with the 500M and gyro option, I'm running a CY MiniG, with the Scorpion and love the setup.

Enjoy the New Heli!!

Frank Leyva
Rave, Next-D, Radix
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GensACE

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03-11-2010 08:03 PM  8 years agoPost 12
rfaster

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CA Bay

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Agreed - still good deal but I'll wait for it to go back -minus- 60 to pull the trigger.

Have you started putting it together or are you waiting for the weekend?

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03-11-2010 08:04 PM  8 years agoPost 13
Fnity

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Socal - Lafayette, IN

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The old 500ESP kit with 500L without Gyro and G/servo.... $475 shipped from inethobby on eBay!!!!! That's were I got mine, I had a fried grab one also. It was listed for a bit more, but he contacted them and No Problem
I'm sure that this new 500m, with gyro kit will be a good deal there also

Frank Leyva
Rave, Next-D, Radix
Scorpion Power Systems
GensACE

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03-11-2010 08:11 PM  8 years agoPost 14
rc_heli_flier

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Cumberland, Md. U.S.A.

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Hey guys, go to Modefo's site. They have them for $580 plus free shipping, and if you put in their code from the main page you get $50 off that price. That's hard to beat, that's where I bought mine last year.

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03-11-2010 09:38 PM  8 years agoPost 15
rfaster

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Thanks for the Modefo info - at $530 is looks good. Still a bit more than the original OP (since came with battery) but close! Now I need to figure out what I'm going to do with yet another heli...

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03-11-2010 10:49 PM  8 years agoPost 16
Funknrock

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I saw the Modefo prices and they just couldn't match up to the kit I got! I didn't get free shipping, I got a "free" gyro, tail servo and batt!

My crashes are cooler than your flying! ;^)

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03-12-2010 04:45 AM  8 years agoPost 17
rfaster

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CA Bay

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Did not catch the missing gyro and servo - I saw the battery. How much are the battery, gyro and servo worth?

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03-12-2010 12:59 PM  8 years agoPost 18
Fnity

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Socal - Lafayette, IN

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Align GP750 I wouldn't pay more than $80 new, DS520 $45, and Lipo $50...
This is my opinion, I did not want anymore align gyros, and got a miniG for $120,servo for $45, and lipos for around $50. I can say for a fact that my setup runs better than stock since I have flown both. If you look around the classifieds you can probably get the servo/gyro cheaper since most pitch it and go with a high-end setup.

Frank Leyva
Rave, Next-D, Radix
Scorpion Power Systems
GensACE

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03-12-2010 02:52 PM  8 years agoPost 19
LogoDogg

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Sydney, Australia

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this looks like a cheap shop advert

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03-12-2010 07:17 PM  8 years agoPost 20
Fnity

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Socal - Lafayette, IN

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^^ ^^ what helis do you have LogoDogg?

Frank Leyva
Rave, Next-D, Radix
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GensACE

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