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Old 07-15-2012, 12:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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...
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The 75 amp is plenty for the 500. I dont see any need for the 100.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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75A is more then enough If you are not going to use 5S battery.
Mine rarely exceeds 40A on tough evalutions.
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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.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I told about 75A is a perfect choice if you want to use 6S
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the 100 is just extra weight you don't need
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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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...
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
 

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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.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Definitely go with the 75. More than enough for the 500. That's what I'm running and love it.

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Old 07-20-2012, 10:09 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Either way will be fine personally I go a touch bigger. Ice lite 100a. No heatsink so lighter there and lots of overhead.


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Old 08-04-2012, 07:15 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Definitely go with the 75. More than enough for the 500. That's what I'm running and love it.

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You say your running a 75, but your signature says different???
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