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11-26-2007 05:45 PM  9 years agoPost 1
3Dx

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I really love this helis, I now have 3 of them and rely enjoy flying them, I was wondering if we make a list Align/Jason may be interested in design and making them…

3 for the list here, and minimum 15 more for my friends…….

i think this TT will be AWESOME for this baby!!!!

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11-26-2007 06:17 PM  9 years agoPost 2
The_Widowmaker

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I would definitely be interested but interest would also depend on replacement cost after a crash.

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11-26-2007 06:42 PM  9 years agoPost 3
T-Rex-Flyer

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If you could make one, that was quieter then the belt.

I'd probably get one just because it would be something new.
I'm addicted...I need help... no psychological stuff, I need cash.

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If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.

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11-26-2007 07:06 PM  9 years agoPost 4
OICU812

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Agree to disagree, ever try a TT in a Shogun? It is too small imho. It will be well a wire is all....

If you run a Maverik or Gates belt it lasts forever, all imho but I don't see it being needed or really an improvement on the little guy.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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11-26-2007 07:32 PM  9 years agoPost 5
fly4d

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I would get one or 2. I wouldn't like to pay up the a** if i get in a crash though.

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11-26-2007 07:33 PM  9 years agoPost 6
Rogan

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No thanks, as OC says, it has a belt for a reason.

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11-26-2007 07:42 PM  9 years agoPost 7
fergus

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Exactly, Ever try adjusting the torque tube in the Hornet II

Regards

Fergus

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11-26-2007 08:35 PM  9 years agoPost 8
3Dx

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Well… I may need to try gates or maverick then; my experience with the belt is not good by now.

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11-26-2007 09:19 PM  9 years agoPost 9
Rogan

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3Dx, have you tried spraying the belt and the inside of the boom with a PTFE lube?

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11-27-2007 12:24 AM  9 years agoPost 10
kingair

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Why is the shogun or hornet being compared to the trex? Are we to assume that align would run out and copy another heli instead of designing a unit for the trex? The TT has worked out flawlessly for me on my 600 nitro. I'd love to try a TT for the 450. Personally I wouldn't worry much about the extra crash cost, a TT and a couple gears, how bad could it be. It's been said so many times but build it to fly not to crash and I agree.

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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11-27-2007 01:13 AM  9 years agoPost 11
AV8er48

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I'd give it a try. I love my TT on my 600e

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11-27-2007 01:26 AM  9 years agoPost 12
Glorysgun

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I like working on my birds as much as flying, but a TT would be a neverending exercise in gear replacement. We all know how fun replacing servo gears are, a TT would be just as much fun. I can't imagine what the added value would be. The belt is super durable and when adjusted loosely, spins freely for days. I have to say this idea would be a "I'm bored" upgrade.

Katalepsis

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11-27-2007 02:24 AM  9 years agoPost 13
Tony Whiteside

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ill give it a try

you know the parts would be cheap like 2 $15.00 or something crazy like that.after the fact of the buy for every thing you need.also they better be some good one at the head speeds we run and the rough autos might be little hard on the gears to.
Tony

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11-27-2007 02:47 AM  9 years agoPost 14
OICU812

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kingair it is being comapred cause it is a 400-450 sized bird. See your opinion is based on teh 600 TT, well yea that is fine, whole different story my friend. I own or have owned all those helis and I am willing to bet that the TT would not be a upgrade on the 450 rex period. Small TT, small bearings, harder to mesh, = issues. Than of course you'll have peeps bitching about the extra 2 bucks it would cost over a belt. As mentioned with a quality belt there is no issue, so why try to change something that already works? I have no idea why some do not seem to think the belt works....

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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11-27-2007 02:51 AM  9 years agoPost 15
Gyronut

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Not for me man.

I started with Hornets and quickly got fed up with flimsey drive shafts and beveled gears.

You can have them. They are not for little heli's.

Rick

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11-27-2007 03:50 AM  9 years agoPost 16
kingair

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I am willing to bet that the TT would not be a upgrade on the 450 rex period
You never know but I still say speculating on the comparison between some outdated little heli and a new design by align for the 450 makes as much sense as a football bat.

I agree there is nothing wrong with a belt. I'm one of the guys who gets many hundreds of flights on stock align belts on each of my 450's. But I'm also one who would pony up the dough to try out a TT anyway. If it sucks, so what, take it off and put the belt back on.
so why try to change something that already works
To make it work better of course. That's why new versions of everything come out all the time. Sometimes they actually are better, sometimes they aren't.

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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11-27-2007 04:13 AM  9 years agoPost 17
xtreme

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You can't compare the hornet TT to what could be used in the rex. Hell, you can fit the hornet boom inside the rex boom. So bearing & gear/shaft size would not be a problem. Increased flight times alone with the TT is good enough for me. Sign me up.

Joe

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11-27-2007 04:22 AM  9 years agoPost 18
OICU812

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Well ok you guys have fun with that. The TT was requested by more than a few to Align and they have stated they will not be making any plans to make a TT for the 450 and they have good reason not to, they have done the DD on this topic, this has been asked and answered many times in many forums actually. The TT of a Shogun "can" be compared to the t-rex it at one time was the T-Rex direct competitor in fact. Your flight time gains if any on the small heli would be less than 15 seconds, if that. If someone outside if Align wants to make one they can, but mark my words it would be a flop, as stated they are not for little helis and if someone does make one you will all find out soon enough why this statement is true, take care. Do a search on this topic on other forums as well you will see comments from people and from Align reps as well.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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11-27-2007 04:32 AM  9 years agoPost 19
kingair

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Your flight time gains if any on the small heli would be less than 15 seconds,
and you came up with that how? Everything you've said is speculation, can't be proven and you're speaking about your gut feelings. You may be right on who knows and who cares. This thread was about who would want to try it. What's the harm in that. Don't take offense to others interested in trying it out. I also agree align will probably never build it but if they did I imagine people would just have to try it like they do all the upgrades.

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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11-27-2007 04:39 AM  9 years agoPost 20
OICU812

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king air I know it cause I tried it, not in a t-rex but in a heli with a boom 1mm less in diameter, do you think the difference of a 1mm boom will be that much different?, answer is "no". I would not say my peice based on pure speculation or guesswork. I did extensive graphing, tests based on TT and belt drive applications in micro helis and their affect cause I to "wanted to know".

The biggest "known" issue of a TT in such a size heli is vibration, we all know how fast the tr turns on a t-rex, even with the ratio reduction gearing. As stated Align themselves have done countless hours of testing on TT and yes on small helis to, this is not speculation, this is fact.

I am not taking any offense about any of this, I am simply stating facts, I have been in the E Scene since it got hoping when I started the hobby, I have had over 30 micros already and pretty much every mod and upgrade on each of them got tested and then some. I do not want to profess to know it all, I am far away from that only stating my experience and opinion on a TT upgrade and would I buy it as the thread states??, answer is "NO SIR". Now that being said I wish you and all others intersted in such an item best of luck and happy holidays.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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