Fun, Learning, Friendship and Mutual Respect
START  HERE


Unregistered
Go Back   HeliFreak > R/C Helicopter Support > 500 Class Electric Helicopters > 500 Pro Class Electric Helicopters


500 Pro Class Electric Helicopters 500 Pro Class Electric Helicopters manufactured by Align, Tarot, SYMA, Airhog, Chaos, HK and similar.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-15-2012, 11:58 AM   #1
cwall64
Registered Users
 
Posts: 1,000
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Default Phoenix ICE 100 or 75

Looking on Castle's website recommended ESCs list (http://www.castlecreations.com/support/helisetups.html) it seems like they recommend both for the Align 500 depending on motor. For ~$13 more on Amazon you can get the 100A and have room to grow, is there any reason not to get the 100? I haven't looked at the size or placement, but just wanted to know what others are doing...
__________________
Synergy E7se (serveral), Synergy E5s, Synergy E5, Synergy N7

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
cwall64 is online now        Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 04:01 PM   #2
Raydee
Registered Users
 
Posts: 2,665
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Western NY
Default

The 75 amp is plenty for the 500. I dont see any need for the 100.
__________________
Align Trex 700 V3 DFC HV Vbar Pro
Align Trex 500 EFL Pro Mini Vbar Pro
Outrage Fusion 50 6s Vbar Pro
Raydee is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 06:21 PM   #3
dcanon
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Russia
Default

75A is more then enough If you are not going to use 5S battery.
Mine rarely exceeds 40A on tough evalutions.
dcanon is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 06:53 PM   #4
cwall64
Registered Users
 
Posts: 1,000
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dcanon View Post
75A is more then enough If you are not going to use 5S battery.
Mine rarely exceeds 40A on tough evalutions.

Sorry, meant on a 500EFL Pro - 6S.
__________________
Synergy E7se (serveral), Synergy E5s, Synergy E5, Synergy N7

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
cwall64 is online now        Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 06:55 PM   #5
dcanon
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Russia
Default

I told about 75A is a perfect choice if you want to use 6S
dcanon is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 09:06 PM   #6
Deet
Registered Users
 
Posts: 4,532
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: South Australia
Default

the 100 is just extra weight you don't need
__________________
Dave
Goblin 500, Vbar, BLS153, BLS251, Kontronic Jive & Piro
MutliWiiCopter Scarab Stealth Armour,Scarab Stealth Reconn V3, Scarab TriiKopta, Scarab Octa, Scarab Vampire
Deet is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 06:27 PM   #7
snjbird
Registered Users
 
Posts: 8,891
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Kissimmee, FL USA
Default



The 500 will yank around 90 amps on hard flights, but that's just for a fraction of a second... look at the average... 17 the 75 is plenty, the 100 is the same size, it just has bigger wires so it is heavier...
__________________
No Plankers were injured in the making of this post!
TOY BOX contents Mcp x, 450 Pro VBar, 500 VBar, 12S 600CF VBar... Mikado Logo 6003D VBar Proudly flying KBDD, MKS, Castle, Scorpion and some planks too
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by snjbird; 07-19-2012 at 10:26 PM..
snjbird is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 08:40 PM   #8
Feeback
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Northeast
Default

It's 17 grams more. If you fly hard, you'll never notice that and it'll be worth the added insurance. Besides, if you get a 550 some day, you could use it on that.
Feeback is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2012, 10:04 PM   #9
smaze17
Registered Users
 
Posts: 2,257
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Calabasas, CA
Default

Definitely go with the 75. More than enough for the 500. That's what I'm running and love it.

S
__________________
Trex 700e DFC / iKON / CC ICE2 120HV / Align 700MX
Trex 450L Dominator / iKON / RCE-BL45X / 460MX
smaze17 is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2012, 09:09 AM   #10
banditpowdercoat
Registered Users
 
Posts: 4,672
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: 100 Mile House BC Canada
Default

Either way will be fine personally I go a touch bigger. Ice lite 100a. No heatsink so lighter there and lots of overhead.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Dan Pesonen
FBL, Don't think about it, DO IT.
mCX2, nCPX, mCP X, Blade 400, MSH PRTOS, T-700N
"Tri-Flow"
I put that S*** on everything!"
banditpowdercoat is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 06:15 PM   #11
cwall64
Registered Users
 
Posts: 1,000
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smaze17 View Post
Definitely go with the 75. More than enough for the 500. That's what I'm running and love it.

S
smaze,
You say your running a 75, but your signature says different???
__________________
Synergy E7se (serveral), Synergy E5s, Synergy E5, Synergy N7

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
cwall64 is online now        Reply With Quote
Reply




Unregistered
Go Back   HeliFreak > R/C Helicopter Support > 500 Class Electric Helicopters > 500 Pro Class Electric Helicopters


500 Pro Class Electric Helicopters 500 Pro Class Electric Helicopters manufactured by Align, Tarot, SYMA, Airhog, Chaos, HK and similar.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Copyright © 2004-2011 - William James - Helifreak.com