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Old 04-27-2012, 02:55 PM   #1
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I was wondering, if I can swap my frames on my 500esp to the 500 pro frames..?

I want to upgrade my 500esp.. i know i can swap my electronics, that wont be the issue.. but like the tail mount and skid mount, head block and etc..

Can i buy the Pro frames only, or will I need to upgrade some other stuff
Please let me know..
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:01 PM   #2
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Looks like I might only need the battery tray and Bottom Plate correct ?
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:18 PM   #3
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Anything that fits between the frame halves will need to be replaced because the pro frameset is narrower. Main shaft bearing blocks, tail boom case, rx trays, anti rotation bracket, braces, etc.

Doable but an expensive pita imo.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:50 PM   #4
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Ohh, i didnt know it was narrower, Yeah not it involves a lot more components..
Well for get that then.. unless I have a major crash then I would prob just get a kit..
Thanks for that info.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:54 PM   #5
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You would be much better off to buy a combo kit and sell off what you don't need. You will find if you do a part out list and assign dollars to it you will be much better off and won't do too bad.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:28 PM   #6
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Yeah, sounds like the best way
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:45 PM   #7
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What if someone buys the pro frames and used all his existing in-between frame parts will that work out o.k.? Sure it will not be narrow like the pro is, but do all the screw holes line-up with the older version in-between frame parts?
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:08 PM   #8
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What if someone buys the pro frames and used all his existing in-between frame parts will that work out o.k.? Sure it will not be narrow like the pro is, but do all the screw holes line-up with the older version in-between frame parts?
I was thinking the same thing but also if you widen the frames will pro canopystill fit because i believe the esp canopywont fit pro frame.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:05 PM   #9
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What if someone buys the pro frames and used all his existing in-between f rame parts will that work out o.k.? Sure it will not be narrow like the pro is, but do all the screw holes line-up with the older version in-between frame parts?
I dont think this it will work because the tail boom and battery mount wont fit right
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:47 PM   #10
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IT WONT WORK
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Deet is right. Buying a combo and parting out your electronics is the way to go
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I dont think this it will work because the tail boom and battery mount wont fit right
So, you are saying that the boom mount holes and battery mount holes from the ESP don't match with the PRO frame holes and I can't use all my old 500 ESP wider parts on the newer pro frame halves?
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NONE of the frame components will work, they are all completely different
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Thanks for clearing it out.
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Yeah the re-design was quite comprehensive.
They are actually completely different helicopters designed to be set up in a very different way, they just happen to share a few parts such as boom, spindle and auto gear etc.
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just pick up a pro kit on ebay without electonics
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