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04-05-2010 11:37 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Ray Fernandez

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I have a challenge.

I finished building a Trex 500. I received a 6S battery for it from a friend. I tried putting the battery on but noticed that the canopy is hard to mount because of the size of this battery. I heard that there is a modified frame for the T500 that makes it possible to use larger batteries......correct? If so, can someone point me to a source?

Thanks.

Ray Fernandez - GUAM

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04-05-2010 11:55 AM  8 years agoPost 2
himaxkeith

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You have to mod the frame yourself drop the battery tray and drill new holes or make some L brackets and use the same holes if you want also.

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04-05-2010 11:57 AM  8 years agoPost 3
cwright

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The new 500 ESP frames address that issue. I am running Hyperion 3300 mah in mine no problem with fit. Align part number is 500B008-2. Hope this helps. Chuck

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04-05-2010 10:44 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Ray Fernandez

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Thanks for the information. I'll check on the alternate frame.

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04-06-2010 05:51 AM  8 years agoPost 5
rcmike15

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Yea you can do the tray drop mod with a dremel like i did i think alot of people did this.

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04-06-2010 07:00 PM  8 years agoPost 6
NQNA

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CWright.. What's your flight time on the 3300 mah and is it 3d time?

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04-06-2010 07:21 PM  8 years agoPost 7
cwright

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I don't do any what I call 3d and have the timer set for 5:30 but usually go to about 6 minutes. I have got only about 5 flights on it so far and haven't been keeping track of the mah put back in. I still have only charged the battery at 2C at the most. Next time I will try to reneged to check mah. I use a Hyperion 610 networking charger and the percentage left is usually about 35. Chuck

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04-07-2010 12:30 AM  8 years agoPost 8
McKrackin

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Here's some good instructions for the tray mod.

http://mycoolheli.com/500mods/TrayMod/index.html

I did mine in under 20 minutes.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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