View Full Version : Trex 600 AP - Packs and flight times?
04-21-2007, 04:45 PM
I was just wondering who is succesfully doing AP with a TREX 600 (non stretched) and getting over 10min flight times?
What sort of packs are you running and what head speed?
What the payload weight?
Kind thanks for any input.
I don't get 10 min but I get 7 min with my DN Power 4400 mAh 6s packs with 2 kg of payload and 188/11 helical
04-22-2007, 06:56 AM
I just did a little AP with mine yesterday and for AP work I get about 6 to 7 min on a TP 5000, and still have MaH to spare ...
Here is a really bad clip of it, I have to keep the file size small because my Internet is so bad..
This is my Flying area in Iraq !
04-23-2007, 11:27 AM
before i stretched my 700 i had my timer set for 5 minutes. i was at the max of the total wieght it could carry.
With packs in the 5000mah range i doubt you will get much over 7 maybe 8 minutes without hurting the packs. if you want more flight time maybe look at getting something like the maxamps 10,000mah packs. Granted that pack wieghs 4lbs, but it will keep you in the air longer, assuming you're heli can handle the extra wieght of the pack.
04-24-2007, 06:49 AM
I'm getting 7:30 with stock 6S setup Hyperion 4350 pack and a 500g camera/mount setup.
My low-volt alarm is just starting to flick on/off in time with my collective management. I still have the alarm set to 21v and I'm getting 70% useage so I'm dropping the alarm to 20.5v. Test flight tomorrow. TP5000 on the shopping list. I don't know what rpm I'm using but it is not high.
04-26-2007, 07:44 AM
I am using the Common Sense RC 6000 Mah pack that is designed for the Trex it is in a "L" shape to fit nicely.
I flew for 12 minutes yesterday, after recharging it only took 3890 Mah
Have not mounted a camera on the 600 yet but I am going to.
Got a harness set up for 6 2100 lipos for 6300 mAh.
Flew today for 12 minutes and after flying came back at 22.1 volts.
3 full power vertical climbs for a good distance up,forward,backward,side to side flight ,some hovering
The batteries and ESC were only slightly warm.
600XL motor was a bit on the warm side with the 10 tooth pinion, do not know the rpm on head speed.
I do not understand why more people do not set up their 600s batteries like this utilizing their current packs and chargers,balancers from their 450s.
05-14-2007, 12:31 AM
Can you fit a 10S size pack on the trex 600 at the normal location?