Pilot Kenny M. put the KDE Direct TREX 600E PRO helicopter through the absolute smackdown, high-power Extreme Flight Test. Video gets CRAZY at 2:20.
Goal of flight was to push the new KDE Direct 600XF-530 HP Brushless Motor to the limit of the LiPos and ESC, and the young-phenomenon pilot did not disappoint! The motor is being pushed to the limits of LiPo technology on 12S for a 600-class helicopter and the flight performance is no doubt industry-leading.
Keeping the motor loaded hard throughout the flight at 2350rpm, +/- 14 degrees of pitch (CC ICE2 HV120, 4.01 Beta Governor) resulted in unreal, nearly-unboggable performance. As can be heard in the flight, the motor is pushing the entire helicopter and electrical system to the limits, with the power limitation being the continuous amperage delivery of even the highest-performance, 65C ThunderPower LiPos (12S1P-3300mAH) currently on the market. Of course, flight time is minimized in this video due to how hard the helicopter is being pushed and typical flight times for pilots will be significantly longer.
Full specifications of the motor and the full setup can be seen online at: http://www.kdedirect.com/PerformanceSetups.html.
Reported by: KegeratorKDE