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Old 06-04-2008, 06:39 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Rick,
Very nice build. Thanks for documenting this whole process. Great sticky.
How heavy is your Trex 500 inc. battery?
Thanks man!

Actually, I'm not sure on the weight. I have a small scale and a large scale, but not one that would accurately weigh a few pounds.

The power to weight ratio is GREAT. Its like a ROCKET!

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Old 06-04-2008, 08:35 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Rick I just wanted to say thanks as well. I'm getting pretty far along in my build and really enjoying myself. I have been meticulous (although I still cant manage to be as clean as you!) and thanks you and several others here I feel totally confident in the integrity of the build.
This thread has been a great resource!
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:36 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Rick I just wanted to say thanks as well. I am about getting along pretty far in my build and I am really enjoying myself. I have been meticulous (although I still cant manage to be as clean as you!) and thanks you and several others here I feel totally confident in the integrity of the build.
This thread has been a great resource!
Thanks Sean. Glad we helped. Can't wait to see your finished bird. You are gonna love it!

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Old 12-06-2008, 09:42 AM   #64 (permalink)
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How are you liking your Spartan 760 and BLS-251 Setup?
If you were to do it over again what would you change?
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Old 12-06-2008, 11:11 AM   #65 (permalink)
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How are you liking your Spartan 760 and BLS-251 Setup?
If you were to do it over again what would you change?
It has been solid as a rock. I don't do fast backward flight though so I can't judge like a pro.
The whole bird has been great. I have no reason to change anything.

The Align packs were fine but I plan to upgrade to the Outrage 3000s this new year.

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Old 12-06-2008, 12:22 PM   #66 (permalink)
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It has been solid as a rock. I don't do fast backward flight though so I can't judge like a pro.
The whole bird has been great. I have no reason to change anything.

The Align packs were fine but I plan to upgrade to the Outrage 3000s this new year.

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Thanks Rick
Don't be mad at me, but I'm going to plagiarize your setup.... i guess that means I have to buy your RX mounting mod.
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:07 PM   #67 (permalink)
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Don't be mad at me, but I'm going to plagiarize your setup.... i guess that means I have to buy your RX mounting mod.
Heck no. I'm flattered.

I hope you do use my mount. Everybody loves them. If I had a receiver with the leads coming out the front, I would have used one too.

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Old 12-06-2008, 02:09 PM   #68 (permalink)
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Oh, now that I think of it, there is no good reason to do the Faraday Cage. The other grounding mods still make sense if you don't run a torque tube.

You are gonna love it. I fly my 500 more than anything else.

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I ordered the ESP model so wouldn't have to deal with ESD issues. The down side is that I have a tendency to drag the tail practicing autos. I'm going to have to break myself of that bad habit.
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Don't be mad at me, but I'm going to plagiarize your setup.... i guess that means I have to buy your RX mounting mod.
If it makes you feel any better I used Bob's build vids and this thread as a blueprint for my 500 as well and I couldn't be happier with the result.
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Yep used Finless builds for my 450's. Sure makes the build go easier. I'm in the parts order stage now and looking forward to the build and maiden flight.
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RIck whats up with your gyro mounts being out of stock at Ready Heli ?????
A little less forum surfing and a litttle more production Please .
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He's not slacking off again is he ???? It's hard to get good help these days !
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Old 12-07-2008, 01:55 PM   #74 (permalink)
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Didn't you post a picture and specs for the drop down diode that you installed on your BLS 251?
I believe I saw it some where I just can't find it.

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Its easier than you would think. Cut that bundle open and you will see. There are no joints under there. It just routes wires to different connectors. Darn, I wish I would have snapped a picture of that. I just put on new connectors where I wanted them.

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Old 12-20-2008, 05:46 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Its under the shrink wrap on the back side of this pic. I should have photographed it before I wrapped it.

http://www.putfile.com/pic/7979030

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Thanks for posting this. That should help people.

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RIck whats up with your gyro mounts being out of stock at Ready Heli ?????
A little less forum surfing and a litttle more production Please .
Hehe, sorry. Sometimes business is a bit too good and we get backed up.

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Old 01-09-2009, 11:30 AM   #79 (permalink)
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Hello,
Can you please find me the dimension you have betweem the main rotor and the rear rotor for a Trex 500. This is to choose a fuselage.
Thanks you very much
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:47 PM   #80 (permalink)
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Rick, thanks for putting up this thread! Great job on your build,

As someone else has said, between the Finless vids and this thread, I believe that I will be able to construct a first class ship once the kit gets here. Once done, I'll throw a pic or two up.
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