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Old 06-07-2012, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I love my T500efl

I have to say that even though my Logo500se is my favorite heli my Trex 500 is a very close second. It is the perfect size heli in my opinion. Power to weight ratio is good, its big enough to see in the air and I can take it just about anywhere to fly it. The only thing I may change on the heli is the tail servo, it holds pretty well but I think a MKS will be better.

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Old 06-07-2012, 03:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It was upside down though, so I fixed it for ya.




Seriously though, welcome to the 500 Efl Pro club! They're wonderful machines!
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Its not easy hovering inverted with one hand and snapping a camera phone pic with the other.
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Nice photo, so which MKS servo are you planning to go with?
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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http://www.readyheli.com/MKS-DS8910A...o_p_38324.html

I hear great things about that servo.
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Yeah, I herd good things about that one too and the have had good luck with the MKS brand.

A full size would be nice but it can be work to put it in the frame and weigh out on the Arm for a boom mount.

Not to mention the added coin.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah I dont think a full size is needed, a good mini will do the job just as good. The Align 520 really is not that bad but I am think my Vbar will eventually wear it out.
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Yeah a lot of people have stated they really like the 520 and have used it for a long time.

Will for sure try it out on my build as well, its there.

For me though I think even if its pretty good I might be looking for a little more robustness then plastic gears and figure if I'm going to spend the money, might as well get the best I can get.

For my money and experience, a great tail servo on a RC helo is one of those places it really pays to go with the best.
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For what its worth most plastic gears have less play than metal gears that will get sloppy over time. I have never had a plastic geared tail servo strip in a crash yet. I am not saying it can't happen but I have never been worried about plastic gears on the tail.
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I use the MKS 8910A+ on my tail and it is as good as it gets when it comes to tail servos.
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For what its worth most plastic gears have less play than metal gears that will get sloppy over time. I have never had a plastic geared tail servo strip in a crash yet. I am not saying it can't happen but I have never been worried about plastic gears on the tail.
I knew I was an odd duck. First crash with the Efl resulted in stripped gears (among other things) in the 520.

Replaced them and everything is going fine but I'm getting interested in the MKS after reading this and other threads. Keep us posted if you make the change.
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i to love my 500 efl i thought the logo 400se was the best heli i had but this is the nuts,i went for the 650 mounted on the boom,i found the head speed these run the 520 keeps blowing out but wot ever we try with the 650 it holds,
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:18 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I stripped the tail servo once and replaced the gears. So far so good. The 500EFL is a great flying machine. I added an AR7200BX to this heli, and my slow FFs are quite smooth and stable. She's a keeper
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