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Richie Sabin

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Niagara Falls, NY

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Check out the new Align 550X!!

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10-01-2016 10:47 AM
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ticedoff8

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Kind of weird that the pictures indicate a 600mm tail boom

The 550 have always used 549mm tailbooms.

It looks like a 600E Pro except fro the swashplate anti-torque guide.

What makes this a 550? Even the rotor span is the same as a 600.

I guess, Align can call it whatever they like.

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10-01-2016 08:16 PM
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don s

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Easy, X=50.

Skids look d... odd.

E820, Raptor G4N, X50F/E, E620, Forza 450, and some planks.

10-01-2016 11:35 PM
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Slowpoke

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nice looking heli.... yes, the 600 sized boom but 550 main blades is puzzling

10-02-2016 12:15 AM
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gftazz

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upstate N.Y. in the Adirondacks

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Price?

Any idea on the price?

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10-02-2016 01:01 AM
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Richie Sabin

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Street price will be 1,189.99 for the super combo.

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10-04-2016 09:32 PM
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jason46

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Didn't the last couple generations of the 550 come with a 600 boom?

I think the landing gear is a little much.. But does show fbl gyros are getting better with dealing with take offs, early align units probably would of had issues trying to take off like that.

We made up some rules can we have your moneys now.

10-04-2016 10:57 PM
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gftazz

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Thanks for the price info Richie.

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10-05-2016 01:06 AM
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ticedoff8

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I have doing the landing skid thing for the last 5 years

You buy a set of the old school "tall" landing skids and mount them on the back.

My Trex 700 nitro, 600E Pro and 600N all use that.

It makes them look "cool"

My guess is that Align had a warehouse full of old "tall" landing skids from the old 600 / 700 flybar helis.
They had to get rid of them somehow.

Besides, they dumped the 3GX / GPro in favor of the Beast.

I think this 550 is basically a 600E Pro with shorter blades.

Why would they do that?

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10-05-2016 05:26 PM
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Richardmid1

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That take off angle is a bit excessive isn't it?! To take off slowly your going to have to balance it on the rear skids before lifting off or put up with it creeping forward and swinging level once it's off the ground!

60% of the time, it works every time!

10-06-2016 11:01 AM
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ticedoff8

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I've never had a problem with the angle
I don't think too many other people have either

It is standard on SAB (Goblin) and all the Lynx landing skids are set at an angle.

I liked the look of the "raked" attitude on the ground.

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10-06-2016 07:18 PM
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Slowpoke

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On most of my helis, i put a half inch spacer between the rear skid and the frame. I fly off of long heavy grass so it helps to get the tail rotor out of the grass.

10-06-2016 09:00 PM
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jason46

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Compared to the gobblin

Just looking at the pictures the align looks to have quite a bit more angle than a goblin

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10-07-2016 12:18 AM
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kenstick

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I just ordered a 550x RH55E19X with the plastic top and bottom of the servos. I don't thing the full metal case servo is required. They are a little lighter. And saved me 100 bucks

10-19-2016 03:27 AM
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DJ_RPR

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Sydney, Australia

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I have the one with the metal servos great looking kit, havent built it yet...too many projects on at once but ill try get onto it this weekend I hope

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10-19-2016 06:13 AM
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kenstick

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I ordered the one with the metal servos but changed it to the plastic one, saved a little weight and money.

10-19-2016 11:23 AM
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Richie Sabin

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Niagara Falls, NY

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Just looking at the pictures the align looks to have quite a bit more angle than a goblin
With the new skid setup there is a 5 degree pitch.

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10-21-2016 04:52 PM
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DJ_RPR

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I dont have a big goblin but here is a side by side with a small one so you can see the angle

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10-21-2016 09:39 PM
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pitfall

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does the esc come with the fan, had a look at the instruction, its got it pictured and does not say

11-05-2016 06:25 PM
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DJ_RPR

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Yep comes with a fan

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11-05-2016 09:16 PM
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