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Old 06-14-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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Default HK500CMT - Newbie helps

Hi guys,

I'm going to buy the HobbyKing 500CMT heli...
The config i choosed was:

1x Turnigy Typhoon 500H Heli Motor 1800kv
2x Turnigy 2650mAh 6S 20C Lipo Pack (small mAh? - ill use one per time)
1x IMAX B6 Charger/Discharger 1-6 Cells
4x Turnigy MG930 Digital Metal Gear Servo 3.6kg / 26g / 0.14sec
1x Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter w/ Module & 8ch Receiver
1x Hobby King SS Heli Series 70-80A ESC w/UBEC
1x Hobby King 401B AVCS Digital Head Lock Gyro
1x Turnigy 1450mAh 3S 11.1v (to use with the TX)
1x Hobby King Voltage & Temperature Monitor 2-6S (0-150C)

Well... for all you guys know... i never touched in a true heli (just a lama 4ch)... never an heli like this (just in simulators).
Some years ago i flew an airmodel but i sold it 3 years ago.

Well... i would like to know how is my equipment, what i need to buy more (accessories, etc, etc, etc) and what do i need to have a Crash kit (i'm from brazil and im going to US... i would prefer to buy all the things now).

All of the package will cost $395.72...

Thanks guys... please help me =D
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:35 AM   #2
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Just ordered the same set up so I will let you know how I progress. I have set up an exi 450 and flown a blade cp pro so this thing should be much more stable. I will be using my Futaba 7cap on this. Good luck!
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:37 PM   #3
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Default HK 500 CMT Build

I have read a lot of reviews on this heli and I one I received is in very good shape with no real part problems. I am a beginner and just doing basic flying right now. Heli seems very stable.

I received this 500 2 weeks ago so you have a judge on time. I have nothing to complain about and for $100 I think I received a good heli.

I do not understand all of the negative junk I read. Rc has certainly changed in the last 10 years since I did 1/4 and 1/3 airplanes. You get a heli for $100 put about $50 of ungrade parts in it and then have the same heli that costs $250 or more. I do not understand what all the complaining is about except people seem to have too much time on their hands writing negative replies.

As a beginner I would like to see a simple threat put up telling the parts that are bad, what to replace them with, and then have any new problems get added.

Sorry if I am stepping on people's toes but if you spend $100 exspect what you are going to get is going to be a little less than the $250 heli.

Please enjoy the 500 CMT as I am and don't worry about people with too much time on their hands

Happy flying
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:24 PM   #4
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Default HK500CMT

It is very stable in flight and it was almost perfectly trimmed right out of the box. I am not used to the larger size yet, but as soon as I get a couple flights out of it I should be ready to idle up and let her rip. I like the set up I have and would not change a thing. The 3000mah 6s battery is just right, about 5 min run time. Have fun!
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:14 PM   #5
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How are your helis? Planning to build this one too?

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Old 01-28-2011, 12:27 AM   #6
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i have ordered 1 & will be maidened this weekend. hoping that it will fly well
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:53 AM   #7
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How are your heli's? Any issues with the parts listed? Any better suggestions? Any advice would be great as I just ordered this kit, too
Blade MSRX, MCPX V2, Blade 120SR, Phoenix RC 3, DX8, AND... I am building a HK 500 CMT, my first heli build =]
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:33 PM   #8
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I have been running basicly the same set up for a couple of years.the things i upgraded are flysky module and recievers ( the recievers are smaller and cheaper ) i added the following align parts main shaft and belt apart from that i replaced canopy with fibre glass version and added any alloy upgrades i could along with hk carbon boom. With this set up have gone from complete newb to now flying not only the hk 500 but allso align 600 n and a elyq 90 but i still use the hk for learning new skills before progressing to the nitros
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