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Roban MD-500E LA Sheriff 800 Size Scale Helicopter - ARF

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MD-500E LA Sheriff 800 Size Scale Helicopter ARF (Almost Ready to Fly) from Roban - RBN-MD-8GG

This is the Roban MD-500E LA Sheriff Scale 800 ARF, a premium scale kit that offers unparalleled detail.  From tip-to-tail the MD-500E body kit displays an accuracy of detail to the real aircraft not normally seen in the RC helicopter hobby.

This kit comes with a fully illuminated scale detail cockpit with illuminated dashboard, joysticks, rudder pedals, aerials, windshield wipers and more.  Full rear cabin interiors are included (not installed).  Floor and ceiling details can be crafted so once the interiors are installed you have an impressively scaled cockpit/interior.

These scale kits house the cockpit in precisely the right location and the mechanics are built into the engine compartment just like in the full scale version.  The MD-500E really impresses with the highly detailed and accurately scaled down profile.

Features:

  • 5 Blade rotorhead and scale carbon fiber rotor blades
  • 2 Blade tail rotor with carbon fiber tail blades
  • Extremely detailed surface with molded panel lines and rivets
  • Complete 4 seat scale cockpit
  • Complete built In / partially pre-installed position lighting system (Controlled via AUX channel)
  • Special CCPM mechanics built in the top section like the full scale
  • Take off weight of 8kg (approximately double of a 700 3D helicopter)

Includes:

  • Roban MD-500E LA Sheriff 800 size scale body
  • Full 800 size helicopter mechanics
  • 5 Carbon fiber rotor blades
  • 2 Carbon fiber tail blades
  • Complete 4 seat scale cockpit
  • Complete built in / partially pre-installed position lighting system

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Important Information - Please Read

Roban Scale Helicopters are intended for modelers who have advanced level building skills. Both ARF and KIT product formats require you to install your own electronics (ESC, servos, motor, etc). KIT product formats also require you to install your own helicopter mechanics. Because helicopter mechanics can vary greatly in size and shape, you may be required to modify the fuselage slightly (including cutting, drilling, etc.) to achieve a perfect fit. Roban fuselages are all handmade from fiberglass and therefore may have slight variation in tolerances between body panels, doors, or windows. These variations do not affect flight performance and can be easily adjusted by an experienced builder with proper tools. These precautions are intended for novice builders; an experienced modeler should have no issue achieving perfect results with these premiere scale helicopters kits.

Product Specifications:

AGE LEVEL : 18 and up
SKILL LEVEL : expert
BUILD TIME : 4+ hours

Class / Size

800

Power Type

Electric

Rotor Type

Collective Pitch

Body Material

Fiberglass

Overall Size (L x W x H)

1980 x 590 x 645mm

Flying Weight

8000g

Main Rotor Diameter

1570mm

Main Rotor Blade Length

700mm

Tail Rotor Diameter

280mm

Tail Rotor Blade Length

45mm

Tail Drive Type

Torque Tube

Cyclic Servos

3x Metal Gear

Tail Servo

1x Metal Gear

Power System

450kV Brushless Motor

Electronic Speed Control

120A High Voltage with EC5 Connector

Recommended Battery

2x 6S 22.2V 5000 mAh LiPo with EC5 Connector (in series for 12S)

Battery Compartment Size (L x W x H)

N/A

Required Radio

7 Channel

Skill Level

Expert

Build Time

4+ Hours

Recommended Environment

Outdoors

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03/12/2019
Barry Mattison
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Great kit with a couple of issues

This is a great heli scale kit and worth the money. Flies great and looks scale with the supplied cockpit. The biggest issue is the flimsy tail. One slight bump and the vertical stab is broken. It's hollow inside and twists easily. I ended up putting a light metal shaft inside the stab and refinishing it. I recommend taking it off when storing or transporting. I think this is why the spare is always out of stock. Another big problem is that the scale door hinges break easily and are not available to replace. I crafted replacements from a dubro plastic pin hinge and put it under the broken hinges to keep the scale look. A lesser issue is the lack of suggested wiring (and that includes a lack of overall detailed instructions as relates to the high quality of the kit and price). There's a lot of distance between &the mechanics and the location of the electronics and it can be exasperating for the inexperienced builder to figure it all out. Side note: I emailed Roban several times and have never received a response about the hinges.

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11/01/2018
Ronald C.
United States

800 Size MD-500E Build

Kit arrived in excellent condition with no broken parts. Have not started the fuselage yet, but overall fit & finish looks quite good. Mechanics took a minimum of shimming. Some disappointment in the 5-blade rotor head was found. One of the pitch arms actually struck a neighboring rotor holder. This caused a "jump" in the swash plate when this occurred. I was able to use a Dremel and grind enough off the rotor holder and pitch arm to get clearance. No adjustment available, not sure why the part did this. Factory flaw?

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10/28/2018
Gonzalo Martinez
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MD-500E 800 series

Loved building this model! The quality is quite good and the amount of details quite impressive. I have 4 flights now and I am impress with the flying performance. https://vimeo.com/297555098

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