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Old 04-09-2018, 10:16 PM   #401 (permalink)
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This afternoon, I flew three excellent packs on my B500 3D at the park n fly. Since the main gears are back in production at HH, I decided to get this model back in the flying rotation, and I'm glad I did!
I can't wait for good weather. Friday and Saturday are looking good at 65 and 70 for me! may have to put in a few packs.
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Old 04-20-2018, 10:10 PM   #402 (permalink)
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I can't wait for good weather. Friday and Saturday are looking good at 65 and 70 for me! may have to put in a few packs.
-I hope you got to fly it. I have 4 packs charged for tomorrow :-)
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-I hope you got to fly it. I have 4 packs charged for tomorrow :-)
Sighhh.. nope.. Another day of "Life" got in the way.. Lol. She is ready though. Once of these days it's going to happen again. So busy lately and the only thing on my mind is releasing some stress with some flights.
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Old 04-23-2018, 08:47 PM   #404 (permalink)
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I flew four packs on the B500 3D today and had a blast...
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:11 PM   #405 (permalink)
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With main gears available again and six on the way from HH, i know I can fly my two 500X for a couple more years.

So... pulled them out of the closet, serviced and repaired, set up on Spirit FBL and heading out to fly this weekend.

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Old 05-05-2018, 04:38 PM   #406 (permalink)
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Four more packs this morning on the B500 3D. Man I like that model...
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Old 05-06-2018, 05:04 PM   #407 (permalink)
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I now have the option to convert my 500 3D to 500 X, BUT I still like the way the 3D looks and sounds in the air. SHOULD I
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Old 05-06-2018, 06:11 PM   #408 (permalink)
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I now have the option to convert my 500 3D to 500 X, BUT I still like the way the 3D looks and sounds in the air. SHOULD I
No, keep it FB. Not worth the trouble and expense converting an orphan bird, plus its actually kind of cool to have a FB heli.

500 3D was my first big heli. Converted both of mine, but sometimes wish I had kept one FB
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Old 05-06-2018, 06:43 PM   #409 (permalink)
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I converted mine and happy I did, wouldn't change my mind if I could do it again but tropical is right.. it is an obsolete, discontinued bird at this point and an awesome flying FB heli is pretty cool. My 3D was also my first big heli and loved it both 3d and FBL.
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Old 05-08-2018, 07:53 AM   #410 (permalink)
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Tend to agree here, Going to keep it a FB bird. This is my also my first and only big heli, I have a ton of parts for her, BTW, did you get your main gears yet, there now available on the Horizon Hobby site for a limited time. I grabbed 6 packs. Maybe I will look for a used 500x, I'm sure there are some around.
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Old 05-08-2018, 08:32 AM   #411 (permalink)
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Got my gears last week. I can now fly her again and im very happy about that. Funny you mention picking up a 500x, there is one for sale (which is rare!) right now on rcgroups!

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...eastx-340-ship
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Old 05-22-2018, 08:26 AM   #412 (permalink)
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Field opened this past week end and got the 500X out for a flight.
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Old 07-02-2018, 09:33 AM   #413 (permalink)
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Enjoyed some 500X flying in during our funfly. Have a bit of tail wag, but it flies good. Now have 44 flights on it.
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:42 PM   #414 (permalink)
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I've been averaging half dozen packs per week for the last couple of months. It's now my beater for practicing aerobatics/big air moves.

First ever outside loop this past Sunday

Ironic thing is I worked hard to find main gears, then lobbied Horizon, and when they did a last run, bought 8 of them. Now I can't seem to crash!
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I've been averaging half dozen packs per week for the last couple of months. It's now my beater for practicing aerobatics/big air moves.

First ever outside loop this past Sunday

Ironic thing is I worked hard to find main gears, then lobbied Horizon, and when they did a last run, bought 8 of them. Now I can't seem to crash!
Haha! Congrats on the first loop! It's exhilarating to say the least. My first pack every time I fly, my fingers always shake like crazy so no loops until at least the second pack when my nerves are settled. Lol!
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:17 PM   #416 (permalink)
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Default Back to the future... 5003D > 500X > 5003D

Converted my first big heli, 5003D, to 500X a few years ago, making it also my first FB heli.

Now for no good reason except nostalgia, Im going to un-convert it.

Luckily I saved the original FB head. Bought a new old stock green fiberglass canopy, the last pair of green FB paddles on eBay, and still have a NIB set of the original Revo FB blades. Have choice of like-new GY401 or Spartan gyro, then either all black or all white skids/horizontal fin/vertical fin. It should look nice.

Ill fly it (carefully) a few times, but mostly leave it on display in a place of honor. Seems fitting (if a bit nerdy) since that heli taught me a lot and provided untold hours of aggravation interrupted by minutes of sheer joy
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Old 04-01-2019, 09:13 PM   #417 (permalink)
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Default What do I need for a FBL conversion?

I have two 500 3d's and want to convert at least one to FBL. Neither one has been crashed so all components are good. Already have a spare beastx.

Appreciate any good advice.
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Old 04-08-2019, 06:45 PM   #418 (permalink)
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Does anyone know if the 500X landing skid would compatible (even with mods or new holes) with the old 500? too many tail strikes on my bird
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:50 AM   #419 (permalink)
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Does anyone know if the 500X landing skid would compatible (even with mods or new holes) with the old 500? too many tail strikes on my bird
Yes. Same part #, just 3D marketed are white and X marketed, are black. I used the X on my 3D, because I wanted black but both fit without mods or anything.
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:12 PM   #420 (permalink)
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Does anyone know if the 500X landing skid would compatible (even with mods or new holes) with the old 500? too many tail strikes on my bird
I have align 500x landing gear on my heli, just have to dremmel out the holes a little to fit. Gives the heli nice raked look that raises the tail up. Also modded a goblin 500 sport tail fin that helps keeps the tail blades off the pavement.
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