When I saw Align T-REX 500E in the first sight, I fixed my eyes on the impressive canopy. And then I keep taking a closer look at the 6CH 3D helicopter. It really surprises me when its canopy taken off! Generally speaking, the flybar helicopter is extremely designed for beginners. But still, it can reach agile and smooth aerobatics just as the flybarless helicopter does. Now follow my steps to see how exactly the copter performs!
Measured 634mm in length, 111mm in width and 224mm in height, the large helicopter looks pretty streamlined in appearance. It is the carbon fiber main frame that endows Align T-REX 500E with compact and concise structure. The high-precision main rotor head assembly enables the helicopter to demonstrate fast and furious flights. Direction-to-swash CCPM linkage ensures smooth and precise control feel.
Normal flights such as rising, descending, moving forward and backward, turning left and right all can be achieved without striking a blowing. Additionally, Align T-REX 500E is capable of aerobatics like hovering, rolling, 360º rotating, flipping, crabbing, vertical flying, inverted flying, etc. Best part is that the 6CH 3D helicopter can conduct two or three stunts concurrently. As long as you’re skillful in operation, instance, more splendid aerobatics are ensured.
The white-red canopy appealing to me can greatly enhances flight appreciation, meanwhile, it helps pilot identify flying direction of Align T-REX 500E. Moreover, the canopy made of fiberglass possesses no electricity conduction, which decreases possibility of self explosion when inner wiring mixed by accident. The main blade adopting elastic nylon can be warped but not deformed. And landing gear made of carbon fiber can decrease sudden impact when it lands.
More tips for better aerobatics: the heavy weight on each end of the flybar actually work as mechanical gyro to keep Align T-REX 500E stable. To some extents, flybar helicopter is lack of some sensitivity when conducting aerobatics. By changing the flybar placement from 90º to 45º, entry-level hobbyists can reach agiler and more smooth flights with ease. Considering its body size, the helicopter is suited to fly outdoors or indoors where there is open and large space.