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12-30-2013 05:39 PM  4 years agoPost 1
Bouchah

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Willow Spring, N. Carolina USA

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If you have a 550 size bird, would you consider a 500 size or is there not enough difference between them to even bother. Is crash cost much different between the two?

Howard

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12-30-2013 06:06 PM  4 years agoPost 2
wrongler

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Brewerton, New York

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There is a size difference, but if you are use to the 550 size, I don't think you will have much trouble with the 500.
Of course cost will be a little less for blades and most other parts.

Bill Whittaker

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12-30-2013 06:15 PM  4 years agoPost 3
BradNewman

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I have 2 550's and a 700E. I thought about getting a 500 but decided against it for a few reasons, the biggest reason was batteries. My 550's and 700E use the same packs(6s 5000mah) so I can charge all 12 of them at the same time with parallel boards. If I got the 500, I would have to get new packs and have to charge them separately.

Remember to keep everything balanced!

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12-30-2013 07:32 PM  4 years agoPost 4
balsabasher

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Central Ohio, USA

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I like the Protos 500. A little hot rod that I like better than the 450 size helis. But still small enough to be different than the 550-600 size. Main blade and battery costs are the big crash cost difference between all the sizes. The larger the heli the larger the costs.

Blades; what goes around, comes around!

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12-30-2013 07:32 PM  4 years agoPost 5
BladeScraperz

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Nor Cal

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I have both sizes and seem too reach for the 500 more often, I tend to push my flying constantly and the lipo and crash costs are cheaper. The 550 has more presence and hang time though, but the 500 is quicker.

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12-30-2013 08:03 PM  4 years agoPost 6
fastflyer20

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N. Tonawanda, NY

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What size blades for the 500? it is a strange class

The Protos and T500 use 425mm

The Goblin uses 500mm

There is a big difference between a 550 vs a Protos & T500, in size and cost.

I have a T550 and T500, the T500 gets flown a lot more.

Tom
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