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04-10-2010 06:20 PM  8 years agoPost 1
coolingfan

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I just build this trex and flew it about 3 times now. It sure is alot bigger and easier to see in the sky then my mini titan. I sure do like it. I just need more battery packs now. I am going to try and include a picture of it if I can figure it

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04-10-2010 07:03 PM  8 years agoPost 2
coolingfan

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Flight report. I just completed 2 more flights on it. First flight some hovering and some forward flight. Flew for 6.5 minutes. Didn't realize I flew that long. I am using Fightpower 11.1V 2100mah X 2 in series. Put 1450mah back into packs. 2nd flight flew again for another 5 minutes. Fast forward flight. Put 1095 mah back into packs. This thing flies better then all the other heli's I have. The packs are not even getting hot just slightly warm. The motor is also just warm.

One thing though during spool up I have a slight head shake, but goes away after headspeed reaches hover speed. Same thing during spool down slight head shake. I went and sized all my links to each balls and that helped. But still has a slight head shake when spooling up and down. Any suggestions on what else I should take a look at? Not a big deal though. Once in a hover and forward flight this thing is smooth as glass.

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04-10-2010 07:31 PM  8 years agoPost 3
strat1960s

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Congrats on the new Rex 500. I fly an old Rex 450 and a Rex 600. The wobble/vibration is pretty much normal. I don't know how re-sizing your ball links would have an effect on the wobble. Could have just been an inconsistency. Anyhow,I have 3 lipo packs for my 450 and 4 for my 600. I can get 7 to 9 minutes just hovering around on both birds. You may want to buy some more packs so you can fly more.

Ted

I always have fun. Some times are more fun than others.

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04-10-2010 10:41 PM  8 years agoPost 4
bowies12

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check your main blade bolts. If too tight the blades may be leading or lagging slightly before take-off

Fat birds can't fly

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04-11-2010 12:22 AM  8 years agoPost 5
coolingfan

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The vibration seems to be improving after each flight. I found this website where you can get 6cell lipo 3000mah packs that say they are made for the Trex 500. I will post a link to the site. I haven't tried them yet. Just looking. Anyone know if this packs are of good quality?http://www.hobbypartz.com/

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04-11-2010 12:33 AM  8 years agoPost 6
bowies12

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Oh yes, should have mentioned, put a tiny smear of silicon grease on the rubber dampners.

Fat birds can't fly

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04-11-2010 03:38 PM  8 years agoPost 7
coolingfan

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I lubed them during assembly. So no one has used the BLUE Lipo packs from HobbyPartz. Guess I will be the first to give them a try. At $37.50 for a 6 cell 3000MAH, that my friends is hard to pass up. Especially when it says design for the Trex 500. From looking at their website they sure look like they are selling allot of them. One review I read said they were a good pack. Anyways I was just wondering if anyone had tried them and could give a report on them.

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04-12-2010 11:28 PM  8 years agoPost 8
BPINE

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I have two of the blue lipo's, I run them on my 500 and 12s 600 so far 20 cycles and no complaints.

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04-13-2010 01:50 AM  8 years agoPost 9
Funknrock

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San Marcos, CA

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i use the blue lipos for my 450 (2200, 3s, 20c) great power. better than the zippys from hobbycity. i'd get higher than 20c if you can. give better puch when you need it.

My crashes are cooler than your flying! ;^)

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