The new 550 from XLPower: Nimbus
XLPower announced the next 550 model: it is the XLPower Nimbus 550. This helicopter has more known solutions from its big brother, the Specter V2. Compared to the previous XLPower 550 it is quite different.
The most obvious difference is the main frame: it is much more the smaller version of the Specter 700 V2 main frame, than the previous 550. The battery tray can be inserted from both the front or the back, therefore it is possible to change batteries without removing the canopy. But this is just convenience.
The servo layout is real 120°. Two servo options available: standard or mini servos - decision depending on the pilot's skill, demands and budget. Tail requires standard tail servo. The model is designed for both 6S or 12S setups. Total takeoff weight is about 2.9kg (6.4lbs) with 6S setup. XLPower detail the new model very well in their post on Facebook.