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Old 04-10-2008, 07:08 PM   #1
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Okay so when I first got my 500, I told myself I was going to try to keep it as stock as possible, especially since it flies so well stock.

First I got the Scorpion motor and that really made my heli one of my favorites, then the metal tail box

I kept fighting the urge to upgrade but last week, in a moment of weakness, I ordered a bunch of parts.

Here's what I got:
1. Microheli Horizontal fin mount (blue)
2. Microheli boom braces (blue)
3. Microheli main shaft bearing blocks (blue)
4. Microheli tail servo mounts (blue)
5. Align Metal control levers
6. And just received in the mail yesterday was my Kasama tail.

I know they're all unnecessary but I thought I would pamper my favorite heli!

Microheli Boom brace and Horizontal fin mount:


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Sorry no pix yet of the Kasama tail. I just installed it. It looks great next to the Align metal tail box though.
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:23 PM   #2
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So, i am not alone :-)

I sold my TRex 450SE V2 to get T500, when i sold it i thought i ll never get a 450 again. From last couple of days i am having an itch to get a 450SE V2, i am trying my best to resist it. Lets see how long i can do that.

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Old 04-10-2008, 09:09 PM   #3
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Lookin good Doc. Has someone been playing with the blue dye?? Nice, I hate white gears. How much of a difference did the scorpion motor make??
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Old 04-11-2008, 04:19 AM   #4
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Check this out:
http://www.century-rc.com/ecs/itemde...asp?id=P001558

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Old 04-11-2008, 04:40 AM   #5
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I've stuck to the black and silver metal upgrades. I prefer them over plastic because the threads don't strip as easily.
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:55 PM   #6
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Lookin good Doc. Has someone been playing with the blue dye?? Nice, I hate white gears. How much of a difference did the scorpion motor make??
The Scorpion motor DOES make a big difference. I was having fun running a high head speed with the L motor but the Scorpion holds its head speed much much better!
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:56 PM   #7
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Wow! Those are nice. I'll have to get a pair of those when the time comes. They would really match my heli. It's all about looks on the ground right?
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:26 AM   #8
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which scorpion are you running? what KV and pinion?
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:41 AM   #9
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haha nice.

I have the same problem. I'm also upgraing all my heli's with alu parts just cant stop
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:18 AM   #10
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It's all part of the fun for me. Next upgrades for me will be the TT and the Scorpion motor. Although I gotta admit that the 500L motor is doing a very decent job compared to the 600XL and the 430XL motors for the 600 and 450 respectively.
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Old 04-16-2008, 12:20 PM   #11
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which scorpion are you running? what KV and pinion?
I'm running the 3026-1600kv Scorpion motor with a 14T pinion running about 2900+ head speed. It's awesome.

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It's all part of the fun for me. Next upgrades for me will be the TT and the Scorpion motor. Although I gotta admit that the 500L motor is doing a very decent job compared to the 600XL and the 430XL motors for the 600 and 450 respectively.
There is a difference. It's I think better than the jump to the XL motors in your 600 and 450. I think it's more like going from the L motor in the 600 to the Neu 1515/2.5/d on 6s. Plus the motor and ESC run quite cool with the Scorpion motor.
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:50 PM   #12
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Here's the picture with my Kasama tail in place. It looks good next to the Align tail box. Also, notice the CF tail boom.

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Old 04-16-2008, 06:35 PM   #13
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that looks nice, is there any side to side movement like stock? if not I might have to get a set.
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:42 PM   #14
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What's the flight time like with the Scorpion 1600kv motor?

I'm getting a good 5min w/ 2500's @ 75%.
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:55 PM   #15
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that looks nice, is there any side to side movement like stock? if not I might have to get a set.
There is no lateral play. That was one of the reasons I got it.

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What's the flight time like with the Scorpion 1600kv motor?

I'm getting a good 5min w/ 2500's @ 75%.
Today 10:35 PM
I'm getting 4 minutes of hard 3d 6s 14T pinion, putting back about 1800mA back into the batteries.
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What kind of amp draw?

Man, 4 min! I just can't bring myself to get a flight of less than 5 min.
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:46 AM   #17
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It's all part of the fun for me. Next upgrades for me will be the TT and the Scorpion motor. Although I gotta admit that the 500L motor is doing a very decent job compared to the 600XL and the 430XL motors for the 600 and 450 respectively.
What scorpion are you gonna get ? the 1600kv or the 1400 ? because the first one will probably set you back in flight time.
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