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Old 04-20-2012, 01:47 PM   #1
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Default which Trex 500.. ELF pro or ESP?

I think im selling my trex 450 pro to get a 500.


Which ever 500 i get it will end up been FLB. I can get the ESP at a good price 2nd hand but Id have to go for new if i wanted a 500 EFL pro.

They will be run on my Mini V bar.


Is there any point in spending the extra for the EFL? isn't it pritty much. or with a few part swaps be the same thing?

Also has anyone made the jump or own both a trex 450 and 500. how much worse is the crash cost of the 500? what size battery's is everyone running ?
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:19 PM   #2
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I have bought and sold more helis than most would ever own... My trex 500 gf I had the longest, my ESP was also great... I now have a fb pro and love it, I can see aligns improvements in the different ones... Id say if u got the money get a pro


Crash cost will be more but it's not a huge jump like to a 550 would be

Btw I sold a 6s fbl 450 pro v2 for my 500 pro and I'm soooo glad I did
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:22 PM   #3
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I own a 450 and Tarot 500ESP with a tourque tube. I'm running 6S batteries: a Turnigy 3000 and 2 Turnigy Nanotech 2650 45-70C

The 500 crash is 30-50% more expensive. Depends on what you break.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:05 PM   #4
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Is it possible to install a standard size tail servo in the 500 Pro?
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:21 PM   #5
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Yes there's a thread showing how to dremel it for a full size servo
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:28 PM   #6
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Yes there's a thread showing how to dremel it for a full size servo
Or get the 600 tail mount, that's what I did.

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Old 04-20-2012, 05:23 PM   #7
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I found a cheap 500e which is just an esp with 500mx and 70aesc. have basically been turning it into a pro slowly(metal tail, TT, mg servos, pro grips), but that works for me because i wanted the dfc head and beastx anyway. moved up from 450 pro which i also still love and fly the poop out of. Both are great but if I had to choose i would probably pick the 500, especially if its windy. so far damage costs have been not too much different, maybe %25 more on average, but i havent hit hard yet. fly zippy 6s 2650 30c and pulse 2600 45c, both are good, zippys are a whole lot cheaper.
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Or get the 600 tail mount, that's what I did.

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500 pro tail servo mounts between the frames... don't think the 600 mount will work on the pro, but that's what I have on my ESP.
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:33 PM   #9
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500 pro tail servo mounts between the frames... don't think the 600 mount will work on the pro, but that's what I have on my ESP.

Sorry, haven't looked back sense I got my ESP. More into my t-600 nitro these days.

So they didn't put the servo on the tail? Guess I need to get up to date with the 500 again.

Is it better where they now have it, and if so why?

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Old 04-20-2012, 05:35 PM   #10
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Nope on the EFL it needs to be dremeled....
My HC500 has the same set up.. guess if its in the frames it stands a better chance of survival?? Ya know.. with a boom being one of the most decapitated parts in a crash...

Oh, and I fly 5S.. slightly cheaper batteries..
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