: Peter's Hughes 500E



AUSRC
15-07-2011, 01:24 PM
Hi everyone,

Hare are a couple of pictures from this morning of Peter's Trex 500 in a Hughes 500E Fuselage.

The 4 blade head makes it look great.

https://www.ausrc.com/images/500e-1.jpg

https://www.ausrc.com/images/500e-2.jpg

little_drifter
15-07-2011, 02:50 PM
That is damn nice! Is it easy to get the lipo in and out?

DruiD
15-07-2011, 03:39 PM
Only thing I can say is it looked even better in the air today.
Simply awesome.

Peter
15-07-2011, 06:09 PM
That is damn nice! Is it easy to get the lipo in and out?

Yep , the bubble canopy is held on by magnets , its easier to get at the battery on this than with a std canopy!

It flew pretty well, balance is good , but it flew tail heavy ; will move the batt forward before I fly it again , on Sunday !

little_drifter
15-07-2011, 06:21 PM
Nice be sure to get some pics while its in the air on Sunday!

The 4 blade head really makes it look fantastic!

Uba Tracker
15-09-2011, 08:35 PM
Kudos Pete, that looks awesome. I'm right in the middle of fitting a freshly built Trex 450 into a 500D fuse. The only concern I have is the removal of the boom struts. Is there any value in trying to 'lock' the now floating boom to the fuse tail tube via a high density foam ring?

Peter
15-09-2011, 09:19 PM
Yep , Harry; that's a must do, doesn't want to be high density stuff either .. Just pack some foam, sponge type , in between the tail tube and the boom , without interfering with the tail pushrod ...