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04-22-2013 09:12 AM  5 years agoPost 1
carbonhead

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Hi,

I've just bought a 500 size Super Cobra body for a soon to be bought Align 500 hell. The model will be fitted with flybar-less. I also want to buy an Align flybar-less P&B for just flying about and whatever, loops, rolls, tick tocks etc, but not 'hard' 3D.

I really want to buy just one type of lipo and this will affect the P&B I buy (another 500 or 550)

What is the biggest lipo that can be used in the Cobra body? I assume anything for the body, will fit in the P&B?

Many thanks,

Rob.

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04-22-2013 09:46 AM  5 years agoPost 2
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I've just made some calls and found the following.

Cobra, 6s 3000mha 30c
Same for 500 P&B

or

550, 6s 5000mha 30c

Would this be about right ?

Many thanks.

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04-22-2013 11:13 AM  5 years agoPost 3
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I have and Align 500 ESP mechanic set in the align cobra body and use one 4s 5000 mah battery rated at 35c. I can fly 12 minutes and use 80% of the battery. Regards, Gayl

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04-22-2013 11:32 AM  5 years agoPost 4
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That sounds just the job Gayl.

How does the lipo fit in your body, does it go on the tray or under the cockpit? Do you need to alter anything to get it in?

Thanks,
Rob.

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04-23-2013 01:13 AM  5 years agoPost 5
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It sets down in a recess diagonally under the cockpit held in place with a little velcro. I am using a Sky LiPo 4s, 5000mah pack. Not sure if another manufacture would be the same size, they usually include all of the deminsions with each of the packs. Hope this helps. The 4s pack gives just the right head speed for the way I fly.The 6s pack head speed was to high for me. I know the instructions for the helicopter call for the 6s I prefer the 4s. Hope this helps Rob. Regards, Gayl

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04-23-2013 01:36 AM  5 years agoPost 6
youngbuck

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What cobra fuselage are u guys using. I have an older trex 500 and want to put a cobra body on it. I've never done a scale build but I want to. A build thread would be awesome.

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04-23-2013 03:14 AM  5 years agoPost 7
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I have two, The Align and the RC Aerodyne. Both are interchangeable and come with new side frames to relocate the tail boom. I have an Align 500 E-Pro that would not work in either of the two, don't remember what the problem was. I then purchased an Align 500 ESP and it was just fine. No problems at all. The Align was the dark olive drab and was repainted Marine gray and I then high lighted the panel lines and weathered it. Actually looks really good. Hope this helps. SPECIAL NOTE Rob I forgot to mention that I was also using the standard Align 500 motor and ESC that cam with the kit. It was one of the combo kits. Regards, Gayl

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04-23-2013 08:15 AM  5 years agoPost 8
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I've bought his one from Heliartist, It looks like exactly what Align sell, but with a lighting kit and rubbish pilots. It's going into the cheapest (that's the only one it fits) Align 500 flybar helicopter. I'm then fitting it with a flybarless head, just for looks when not in flight. I'm buying 'Edge' flyberless blades simply because they are the only flybarless blades that I can find with square ends.

http://www.fast-lad.co.uk/store/hel...01-p-17818.html

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05-29-2013 11:23 PM  5 years agoPost 9
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I've just gone to buy the airframe and found it will only fit the 500ESP with a tube drive, but the ESP is no longer sold.

If I buy a 500E combo, I'm going to junk almost all of it as I don't need the :-

Whole tail assembly,
Head,
Blades,
Gyro,
Skids,
Canopy,
Side frames.

That does not leave very much left from the combo and lots of wasted money, I'm not sure if the parts left over have any real value on Ebay !!

Don't know what to do now, any ideas?

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06-01-2013 06:47 PM  5 years agoPost 10
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I bought the 500E combo. I'll sell of all the new in bag parts I didn't use (most of the heli !! )

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