HK-500CMT 3D Electric Helicopter Kit (incl. GF blades and extras) (AUS Warehouse)
The highest SPEC HK Heli, the CMT is all metal, all carbon and allll good! You cant upgrade this bad boy, its already upgraded to the maximum! Much bigger than its smaller 450 brother, the 500CMT is an exciting helicopter to see in action and even more exciting to fly. Its 2024 alloy head ensures hard core 3D pilots wont be dissapointed in the performance and the beautifully painted cowl and Titanium anodized components make this a visually stunning helicopter with performance to back it up! Carbon Fiber main frame, CF horizontal & vertical fins also full metal tail unit makes this heli perfect for Pros! All parts are 100% compatible with T-Rex 500 Included are main and tail blades & Carbon Fiber boom supports. Click here for parts and upgrades.
We guarantee you wont find a better priced heli of this quality anywhere!
Features. Light weight design provides awesome flight performance and extreme 3D capability. Rotor head/tail with thrust bearings. Direct-to-swash CCPM linkage. Center of gravity of battery tray designed close to the rotor head. High efficiency belt driven metal tail. Fully driven tail auto rotation system. Tail servo boom mount. Carbon Fibre Main Frame and boom support rods.
Specification. Length: 840mm Height: 310mm Main rotor diameter: 970mm Tail rotor diameter: 200mm Motor pinion gear: 13T Main drive gear: 162T Tail drive gear: 31T Drive gear ratio: 1:12.46:4.68 Weight(without power system): 1370g Flying weight: Approx 1700g
Required items. Brushless Outrunner Motor Servos : See linked items below. Radio Gear : Gyro/Rx ESC : 80A or greater. Battery: 2 x 2200mAh 3S 20C or greater.
Main gear , auto rot gear, main gear case, flybar cage, front gear drive, blade grips after a while. Change all to align parts and its still an awesome price.
Throw in a set of align link sets as well . Std ones bend easy.
Will it fit two 2200mAH 3S 25C Turnigy batteries ? I have 450 heli and more than a couple of 3S batteries. Thinking of getting a 500 class but don't want to spend more on 6S batteries. Will appreciate your answers.
Gday Aussie ! I bought this CMT kit not long ago from the NSW warehouse. I am building abudget heli so used mostly cheap parts but it does the job nicely ! I am using Turnigy S3317M Servos (all 4), Turnigy 500 H3126 Brushless motor and a Hobbywing 80a platinum ESC. The esc was the most expensive but I wanted something with a decent governor. I have 450 running a HK SS 40-50a ESC and it works fine so a cheaper ESC on your CMT will do the trick. Enjoy !
I am using the Turnigy 2650mAh 6S 30C (T2650.6S.30) and it fits under the stock canopy with about 5mm to spare on each corner. The Turnigy 3000mAh 6S 20C has similar dimensions so should fit. The Turnigy 300mAh 6S 30C is slightly bigger and heavier. If you buy one of the cheap fibreglass canopies from HK they are a little smaller around the battery area.
I am VERY new to RC models, can you please make suggestions for the 'required items' listed for the HK-500CMT, preferably with costings. I am interested in making this my initial RC purchase, but need full package details.
If you are VERY new to RC models, CCPM helicopters are not for you. LEarn on a glider, then an aileron prop plane, then an aerobatic plane, then a simulator, then a chopper. If you get your abilities mixed up with your ambitions you will end up sorry.
a very true statement but what a cool Heli, my first RC experience "flying" was a coaxial heli much much easier than 3D stuff and a lot cheaper there are some cool walkera coaxial heli,s in the electric heli list, they are ready to fly (RTF)including, radio ,battery, battery charger. you may need 2 batteries maybe 3 as its a pain waiting for 1 recharge IF you think you can master this 3D beast there is a link for the extra,s needed somewhere! 3D means crash repeatedly fix and crash again thats the nature of trick flying
I learnt to fly on planes and found it hindered my ability to pickup flying helis. I kept reverting to my plane flying instincts which for the most part do not apply to heli. Your first purchase should be a good simulator such as RealFlight, will save you a lot of time, frustration and probably some money as well.
First flight on your real heli will be like loosing your virginity, heart pounding and you'll probably be shaking like a leaf. But... you'll want more!
very nice :) when are the multi rotor frames coming out please? thats what i want to see in the new listings :) helicopters are soo 2005 now lol
To expect perfection from a cut-price RC heli kit is to be overly optimistic. Helicopters are complex mechanical devices, every part needs to be examined for flaws during assembly. Grease bearings and check moving parts for binding as you tighten the screws. Use thread locker where appropriate. I purchased two kits and was able to assemble one from the combined parts. This also gives me enough spares to get through the first crash (it's a heli - IT WILL CRASH!) Buy additional spares before the next crash, not after. Out of the box, my two kits had lots of binding and a bearing seized with thread locker. Neither would have flown in this state. My advice - If you are cheap, like to tinker and have plenty of time on your hands, consider one of these kits. If you don't want to mess with fitting parts, buy Align. If you buy this kit (or any other HK heli kit), keep the head speed down or it will fly to pieces. Even Align warns of excessive head speeds. Finally, a request to Hobby King - PLEASE don't use thread locker when assembling these kits. We have to strip them down anyway, so just do the screws up firm and include a small bottle of thread locker in the kit. You will save some money, and our job will be much easier.
Very well made kit,maching & parts fitting is excelent,servo screws too short lengthen add nuts & locktite green,replace canopy with fiberglass one,blades excelent quality.
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I think the overall quality of this helicopter is pretty good. The price is super cheap so there are some small imperfections but nothing that cant be resolved without breaking the bank. I would suggest replacing main blade grip bolts aswell as tail blade grip bolts with align or better quality bolts. The HK bolts are way too weak and the heads are soft. This makes things hard when removing all bolts to add thread lock and some of them are threadlocked/CA glued in and the heads strip when trying to remove them. Hobbyking, please stop threadlocking/CA glueing your bolts. Other than that, this kit is well worth the money.
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Hi fellers, this is more a question than a review. has any one else had main gear issues other than the afore mentioned? I was fully aware of the risks and the need to be handy with the tools and a bit of fab but this main gear is that bad (out of round) that it comes out of mesh with the belt gear. If I was to put power to this thing it would be all over in seconds. Is this issue the main gears? or the fact that the boom is about 2-4mm to long making the belt to tight putting way to much tension on the belt drive shaft. I am new to the bigger helies so some noob education is in order. either way, before the rig has even seen electrics I am in need of some OEM Alighn bits.
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Overall quality is good. Tail boom holder is plastic, I would like it to be metal. However, the tail boom is a bit too long, have to cut 2~3mm short to make it fit. The tail servo control rod is also too long, have to cut ~25mm. Replace the tail rotor screws with 12.9 steel just to be sure.