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40 Years of the original 500E!


The helicopter type 500E is a light helicopter with a turbine engine for up to 5 passengers. It is used for travelling, observation, as a working platform and for military applications. This helicopter is a further development of the original OH-6A type, which first flew in 1963 on the initiative of legendary Howard Hughes. The descendant 500E took off on its maiden flight in 1982. With its take-off power of 280 kW and a maximum take-off weight of 1361 kg, it reaches a cruising speed of 257 km/h. The empty weight of the 500E in its working configuration is only 608 kg! Together with the compact 5-blade rotor system, the lightweight rotorcraft achieves impressively sporty flight characteristics, which the model reproduces appropriately on a scale of 1/4.5.


Fuselage at scale 1/4.5 including Plus-Mechanics, Scale-Swashplate, Driver and Tail Rotor Drive Shaft

No. 18500

€ 2799.00 (incl. 19% VAT, excl. shipping)



Closer to the original: With the articulated, undamped landing gear, take-off is seamless. When touching down, the helicopter literally nestles against the ground. This makes these manoeuvres look real and at the same time control is much easier for the model pilot.


With this model the focus is on dimensional fidelity in the reproduction of the characteristic appearance. The design is based on original documents as well as on dimensions and details determined on the original helicopter, which are appropriately reproduced:

- Significant sheet metal joints and other details, such as profiled air intakes, edges with
  matching radii
- Movable doors and engine cowlings with structured inner faces
- Articulated landing gear that not only reflects the original look, but also significantly
  simplifies the take-off and landing process for the model pilot.
- Scale parts such as hinges, door handles, locks, lighting, control sticks and pedals
  according to original geometry.
- True-to-original star-shaped swashplate
- Already installed internal structure to accommodate mechanics and landing gear
- Optional, highly detailed model of the turbine that can be installed behind the engine
- Wide range of optional scale components


- Scale: 1/4.5

- Rotor diameter: 1.79 m

- Flying weight with battery 12S-5Ah: from 7.5 kg,
           with scale options installed: from 8.2 kg

- Body length 1720 mm (Skid tip to trailing edge of stabilizer)

- Useful type of motors (specific motor rpm):
  330-450 rpm/V @ 12 lipo cells or
  450-500 rpm/V @ 10 lipo cells


- Fuselage set made of fiberglass with white top layer, with window and door

- Internal mechanics platform and cabin wall, already installed

- Windshield, clear and colorless

- Seperate doors with internal structure, windows installed

- Seperate engine doors with internal structure

- Scale door hinges and handles

- Articulated landing gear with typical skid tips

- Cockpit and cabin floor

- Plus-Mechanics 500

- Scale swashplate and swashplate driver

- Tail rotor drive shaft from CFRP

- Hardware and standard parts

- Building guidelines


- Motor pinion

- Main rotor head and blades

- Tail rotor gearbox and tail rotor

- Motor, electrical parts, radio control

- Glue, paint, hardware, tools

- Scale options according to your preferences


Instrument Console 500E - Kit

Housing and panel 3D-printed, original
instrument scales with glass

No. 12700          € 149.00 (incl. 19% VAT, excl. shipping)

Cockpit 500E - Kit

Console w/instruments, control sticks,
pedals 3D-printed, seats, cockpit door frame and
cockpit wall thermoformed

No. 12500          € 289.00 (incl. 19% VAT, excl. shipping)

Swashplate Mixer 500D/E - Kit

one-piece dummy, 3D-printed, to be mounted on the

No. 26160          € 49.00 (incl. 19% VAT, excl. shipping)

Turbine C20 (Dummy) - Kit

Incl. exhaust, multi-part housing, 3D-printed, incl. mounting material, w/o pipes and wires

No. 12650          € 299.00 (incl. 19% VAT, excl. shipping)

Exhaust End 500D/E - Kit

single-part, 3D-printed, incl. mounting material, alternative to the complete turbine

No. 12660          € 29.00 (incl. 19% VAT, excl. shipping)

Passenger Steps 500E - Kit

3D-printed, 2 ea.

No. 25460          € 25.00
(incl. 19% VAT, excl. shipping)

Scale Carpet

Synthetic fibre, scale texture, medium grey,
size 500 mm x 300 mm

No. 80050          € 9.00 (incl. 19% VAT, excl. shipping)

Decals 500D/E

Waterslide decals,
to cut out

No. 80030          € 29.00 (incl. 19% VAT, excl. shipping)

Light Housings 500D/E - Kit

3D-printed, for 5 mm-LEDs

No. 18010          € 25.00 (incl. 19% VAT, excl. shipping)

Pilot Helmet 56HGU - Kit

Multi-part, transparent 3D-print, scale 1/4.5

No. 26150          € 49.00 (incl. 19% VAT, excl. shipping)

Note: Illustrations may show components which are not part of our program or are not included in the product.

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