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T-Rex 500 — News 11Nov07

Posted by tanker in News, TRex.
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Align’s newest heli, the T-Rex 500, is nearing release. Align has started releasing some detailed information about the heli. The T-Rex 500 is still supposed to be available for Christmas.

T-REX 500 – Standard Power:

  • 425 carbon fiber blades
  • 500L brushless motors
  • 6S 2200
  • 50A ESC
  • Flight weight about 1690 – 1750 g

500L brushless motor with different test configurations:

4S 3200mAh battery:
Violent 3D – flying time of about 5.5 minutes
General 3D/F3C – flying time of about 8 minutes

5S 3200mAh battery:
Violent 3D – flying time of about 5.5 – 6 minutes
General 3D/F3C – flying time of about 9 minutes

6S 2100-2200mAh battery:
Violent 3D – flying time of about 4.5 minutes
General 3D/F3C – flying time of about 8 minutes

6S 2500mAh battery:
Violent 3-D – flying time of about 5 minutes
General 3D/F3C – flying time of about 8.5 – 9 minutes

Alan Szabo Jr. released some videos of some hard 3D flying with the T-Rex 500. His setup and post-flight temps were:

T-Rex 500
500 motor
Blades – 425mm
Digi Servos – JR 3400G X4
Gyro – DS-760
Battery – 6S1P /2100mah
ESC – 50 Amp Align ESC
IDLE speed 2650 rpm
Flight time – 4.5 minutes
Total flight weight – 1720 g
Motor temperature – 55°
Battery temperature – 58°
Variable temperature – 35°

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