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01-22-2015 08:22 PM  3 years agoPost 1
jplot

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Canton, Ohio USA

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After a several year layoff I am dragging out my beat up 500 and thinking of getting it back in the air. I would like to fly this heli at least one last time, as at eighty-five years of age, I may be running out of time?

The happening that caused me to leave was a dramatic catching fire of my motor controller (I can only guess that is what it is called). After I got the fire out I found the unit burnt up but also found many of my $65 servos not working.

Now I need several of the servos replaced and am wondering if I can get by with a cheaper servo cost, as all I want to accomplice is to get it into the air once again. No crazy stunts are in my flying skills.

Any good advice would be appreciated, and maybe some will say at my age I should just forget it??????

Thanks from jplot

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01-22-2015 09:02 PM  3 years agoPost 2
whbell

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Melbourne, FL - U.S.A.

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I think it is great that you want to put your 500 back in the air! I don't have any costs or recommendations on replacement servos, but I have a 500 that is my go-to machine every time I get back into flying. All I can say is don't give up on your plans to put it back into the air.

Gravity is what makes flying so much fun!

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01-22-2015 09:11 PM  3 years agoPost 3
JEEPWORLD2002/2

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Blue Bell, Pa

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i would look at the hitec 5425mg servos and a castle creations esc i ll post links

i would use the cc edge 75amp esc
http://www.castlecreations.com/prod...oenix-edge.html

link to servo city
https://www.servocity.com/html/hs-5...ml#.VMFnLywz6BM

Trex600n,Trex500,MR25,MikadoLoGo5003d/KDE,Goblin 380XNova,CastleCreations,Ys,JR XG8,Tags Mini XBus Dmss//FAA# FA3NYC9TAP

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