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11-30-2007 08:53 PM  9 years agoPost 1
FlaG8r

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I just purchased a brand new (perfectly blalanced) set up Align woodies. I need some clarification here....when I switch to the Align woodies my blades are out of track and I am stuck adjusting the long linkages back and forth to fix this.
-Why are they out of track when my TT woodies were in track?
-Should I only be using the long linkages on one (master) blade to adjust tracking? What about the short linkages to the grips? When I adjust these it usually throws the pitch off quite a bit.

Thanks.

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11-30-2007 10:00 PM  9 years agoPost 2
whyfly

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Whats your head speed? I thinks the pro woodies are rated no more than 2800 I had same issue I just drop my head speed.
On the links one for fine tunning.

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12-01-2007 01:07 AM  9 years agoPost 3
Hazy

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Are you running stock plastic rotor head?If so,you can forget about get a prefect tracking beside stock blades.I have no luck with other make of blades only after I have fully upgrade to CNC rotor head

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12-01-2007 02:51 AM  9 years agoPost 4
FlaG8r

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tracking

I would have to disagree with the stock plastic head comment. I have ran a few sets of Radix 325's with the stock head with no tracking issues at all.

Anyone want to throw in some comments about the Align woodies? I'm thinking it's the width of the leading edge that may cause the pitch to be off initially when you switch from the TT woodies.

Anyone agree with the head speed comment a few posts ago? It makes sense, but if the Aligns are only rated for 2,800 or whatever he said, wouldn't the same go for the TT woodies?( blades I have no issues with)

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12-01-2007 04:22 AM  9 years agoPost 5
denheli

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I run Align 325 pro woods and have no tracking issues. I still have the stock plastic rotor head and she flies just fine. And no tracking problems with carbo fibers either

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12-01-2007 03:12 PM  9 years agoPost 6
SSchulz

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I was never able to get the Align pro woodies to track properly on my stock head, while the stock TT blades tracked fine. I believe it was a combination of the Align blades having a more rearward CG and the stock mixing arms flexing.

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12-01-2007 03:19 PM  9 years agoPost 7
FlaG8r

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That reply makes sense but you'd think I would have the same issue with the Radix 325s. Maybe the CG was different on those.
I did notice that the CG on the align woodies is set way back.

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12-03-2007 03:57 PM  9 years agoPost 8
redvtr1000

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I'm using the align woodies and TT spacers to fill up the gaps. I will have the occasional tracking issue but it is really no worry. I may fly one flight and tracking is perfect and then fly 3 more packs and be fine. Next day, first pack, no adjustments since the day before, tracking is slightly off. A little adjustment gets it back to perfect and it is ok again.

I set a master, and make small adjustments to the links going to the grips. I don't have any probs with tracking changing during flight so I'm good.

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12-03-2007 09:44 PM  9 years agoPost 9
FlaG8r

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Your using the small links going to the grips? I believe when you do this, you are changing your pitch significantly. You'd be better off adjusting the longer linkage, as a turn on those are like a half turn on the shorter grips.

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12-04-2007 03:13 PM  9 years agoPost 10
redvtr1000

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I only adjust one of the small links, the other is the master. Keeps my pitch in the same range. I never have to turn the slave link more than a 1/8 turn (usually) Always keep the link oriented the right way, if I needed to turn beyond the point where I would have to have the link on the wrong way then I would have to go to the other links.

The pitch range stays the same so long as you set them according to the manual and then only adjust one to bring it in track with the other. If you screw up and adjust them both then you would change the pitch range.

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12-04-2007 09:31 PM  9 years agoPost 11
bugsb

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once i cut the main blade holder ball link arm shorter i got rid of all the tracking problems until i had about 30 odd flights then it came back
but with carbon and the trex pro blades i had no problem
then it was do i fit the cnc main head block and mixer arms in the end i gave in and went all cnc
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12-16-2007 02:40 PM  9 years agoPost 12
RotorRage

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Yikes. I just tried a set of align pro woodies. They track perfectly and make lots of sweet noise but they are hell on the tail. They definatly screwed the awesome tail performance i had with this machine. The radix and align 3k were rock solid. I know people buy wood blades because they are cheaper to replace in a crash but keep in mind carbon is much stronger, will fly better, and crash better. My stock woodies failed in flight! I have a set of radix that survived 5 crashes in idle up. 5 sets of woodies cost more than a set of radix. Of course if you fly over concrete you might want to stick with wood for obvious reasons.

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