Log in

I forgot my password

RDMFC Social Media
RDMFC Facebook Page
Latest topics
» 2019 Llanfair TH Village Fete
New build trex 500 ESP. Empty2019-07-12, 18:53 by Rich

» Proposals for Model aircraft flying ( CAA registration) April 2019
New build trex 500 ESP. Empty2019-05-08, 17:49 by Gary M Jones

» Police crash
New build trex 500 ESP. Empty2019-04-14, 15:36 by Roy

» Bit of indoors
New build trex 500 ESP. Empty2019-04-13, 16:49 by Roy

» For Sale
New build trex 500 ESP. Empty2019-03-03, 23:44 by Charles E Cornes

Saturday 7/7/18

2018-07-07, 21:07 by Gary M Jones

I was at the field today between 14:00 & 15:00 all on my own , good flying too. There is a dead sheep along the fence line towards the gate from the pits, I saw the farmer so reported this to her. I hope no one had plans for a BBQ Smile .

Farmer …

Comments: 1


New build trex 500 ESP.

Go down

New build trex 500 ESP. Empty New build trex 500 ESP.

Post by Mr Moff on 2010-02-10, 15:53

I've just picked up one of these,couldn't resist from Fast Lad.
http://www.align.com.tw/shop/product_info.php?cPath=22_25&products_id=2493
It's possibly going to be flybarless next week when I start the build.
At the moment I'm thinking of batteries and I'm leaning towards Align 40C packs but does anyone have any suggestions?
It's the new version with the modified battery tray so will fit probably up to 3300's in there.
If I go flybarless I can't afford Flightpower or Thunderpower prices so has anyone tried the Align 40C packs or any other simmilar rated?
Thanks.
Danny.
Mr Moff
Mr Moff
Committee Member

Posts : 1200
RDMFC Bonus points : 1433
Join date : 2009-08-25
Location : Rhyl

Back to top Go down

New build trex 500 ESP. Empty Re: New build trex 500 ESP.

Post by Andy Sayle on 2010-02-10, 16:31

I used to run my Trex500 on 5s - 5Ah packs that were rated at 18C. Okay, they were a little bit chunky, and the canopy didn't fit on, but they gave me 16-20 minutes of hovering around...

I'm odd like that....

Andy

_________________
Chicks dig slop free linkages....
Andy Sayle
Andy Sayle
Club Chairman

Posts : 4739
RDMFC Bonus points : -487569787
Join date : 2008-11-16
Location : Abergele, North Wales

Back to top Go down

New build trex 500 ESP. Empty Re: New build trex 500 ESP.

Post by Mark Barnes on 2010-02-10, 18:33

Nice whirly bird i regret getting rid on my 500 before even flying it but hey ho

As for batts not heard any reports on the align ones but there normaly good, as for the other 2 brands you know my feelings lol

M
Mark Barnes
Mark Barnes
Club Secretary

Posts : 6608
RDMFC Bonus points : 8241
Join date : 2008-11-16
Location : Rhyl North Wales

Back to top Go down

New build trex 500 ESP. Empty Re: New build trex 500 ESP.

Post by Mr Moff on 2010-02-11, 16:21

15-20 mins,OMG my brain has melted by 8.30 mins.
Mark I know the other 2 brands are your favourites Smile
I think I'll try the Aligns and see how they go.
I was going to go for 6s as I'm starting to get thirsty for power.
The Outrage packs look like good value for the money but I haven't seen many using them on the different forums so not sure about them. Question
Cheers guys Align a go.
Thanks.
Danny.
Mr Moff
Mr Moff
Committee Member

Posts : 1200
RDMFC Bonus points : 1433
Join date : 2009-08-25
Location : Rhyl

Back to top Go down

New build trex 500 ESP. Empty Re: New build trex 500 ESP.

Post by Andy Sayle on 2010-02-15, 09:47

Good call on the 6s packs. I only used 5s packs, because I had them sat there from my Edge540 that I sold....

I'm a big fan of high voltage. Use voltage to increase the power levels, and you can use a smaller, lighter ESC, and also use smaller and lighter cables too. You waste less power in the ESC and motor through heating effects due to huge currents....

Plus, you can use lower "C" rated packs, as you will be pulling less currect out of them for the same power...

Andy

_________________
Chicks dig slop free linkages....
Andy Sayle
Andy Sayle
Club Chairman

Posts : 4739
RDMFC Bonus points : -487569787
Join date : 2008-11-16
Location : Abergele, North Wales

Back to top Go down

New build trex 500 ESP. Empty Re: New build trex 500 ESP.

Post by Sam Thomas on 2010-02-15, 09:50

Try HERE as they do great li-po's!
Im not sure they have the ones you are looking for but its worth a looky see
Sam Thomas
Sam Thomas

Posts : 1673
RDMFC Bonus points : 1962
Join date : 2009-10-05
Location : Bangor

https://www.youtube.com/user/popcornreviews

Back to top Go down

New build trex 500 ESP. Empty Re: New build trex 500 ESP.

Post by Mr Moff on 2010-02-15, 15:51

Cheers sam,they have some good looking deals,just the big ones are a little too big but their prices are very good.
Andy,did you not try 6s on yours?
Mr Moff
Mr Moff
Committee Member

Posts : 1200
RDMFC Bonus points : 1433
Join date : 2009-08-25
Location : Rhyl

Back to top Go down

New build trex 500 ESP. Empty Re: New build trex 500 ESP.

Post by Andy Sayle on 2010-02-15, 16:03

I did, briefly. I was using a 6s pack, made up from 2 3s packs. In fact, they were the same packs that I use in my big yella glider. 2150mAh rhino packs from hobby city.

It worked well, I had to adjust the throttle curve about a bit, and the flight time was cut down to about 5 mins IIRC. I went straight back to the 5s packs though, much longer duration for my hovering, and really rather lazy eights!

Wish I had have kept hold of it a bit longer now, the few quid a week that I stash into the big gasser chopper fund, is not growing quick enough!

Andy

_________________
Chicks dig slop free linkages....
Andy Sayle
Andy Sayle
Club Chairman

Posts : 4739
RDMFC Bonus points : -487569787
Join date : 2008-11-16
Location : Abergele, North Wales

Back to top Go down

New build trex 500 ESP. Empty Re: New build trex 500 ESP.

Post by Mr Moff on 2010-02-15, 17:17

Most of the videos I've seen a lot of people use 2 3S packs and the power looks amazing.
Are you not tempted for another one while they're on offer? Twisted Evil
Mr Moff
Mr Moff
Committee Member

Posts : 1200
RDMFC Bonus points : 1433
Join date : 2009-08-25
Location : Rhyl

Back to top Go down

New build trex 500 ESP. Empty Re: New build trex 500 ESP.

Post by Andy Sayle on 2010-02-15, 18:36

I am tempted, but my recently found willpower will keep the credit card in the wallet!

I'll just repeat to myself - must save for gasser, must save for gasser.....

Andy Shocked

_________________
Chicks dig slop free linkages....
Andy Sayle
Andy Sayle
Club Chairman

Posts : 4739
RDMFC Bonus points : -487569787
Join date : 2008-11-16
Location : Abergele, North Wales

Back to top Go down

New build trex 500 ESP. Empty Re: New build trex 500 ESP.

Post by Roy on 2010-02-16, 12:56

Andy Sayle wrote:I am tempted, but my recently found willpower will keep the credit card in the wallet!

Andy Shocked


Twisted Evil That will be the wife then. Twisted Evil


Roy
Roy
Roy
RDMFC Member

Posts : 556
RDMFC Bonus points : 715
Join date : 2008-11-20
Location : RHYL

Back to top Go down

New build trex 500 ESP. Empty Re: New build trex 500 ESP.

Post by Sam Thomas on 2010-02-16, 13:14

LOL
Sam Thomas
Sam Thomas

Posts : 1673
RDMFC Bonus points : 1962
Join date : 2009-10-05
Location : Bangor

https://www.youtube.com/user/popcornreviews

Back to top Go down

New build trex 500 ESP. Empty Re: New build trex 500 ESP.

Post by Andy Sayle on 2010-02-16, 13:30

ROYB wrote:
Andy Sayle wrote:I am tempted, but my recently found willpower will keep the credit card in the wallet!

Andy Shocked


Twisted Evil That will be the wife then. Twisted Evil


Roy

Got it in one Smile

_________________
Chicks dig slop free linkages....
Andy Sayle
Andy Sayle
Club Chairman

Posts : 4739
RDMFC Bonus points : -487569787
Join date : 2008-11-16
Location : Abergele, North Wales

Back to top Go down

New build trex 500 ESP. Empty Re: New build trex 500 ESP.

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum