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07-07-2008 05:02 PM  9 years agoPost 1
n808

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I received my kit from readyheli on Saturday. I had signed up for email when in stock and it had to be a quick decision to order it last Wednesday when the email came. So far I am impressed with the kit and the parts. It seems Align has included many of the suggested improvements from the 600N, frame braces etc. I have been surprised how simple the design is and how easy it is to put together. I like the "A" lever design for anti-rotation (same as on my Knight 3D), instead of the usual rod/slider.

A couple of minor complaints, The governor sensor location. So hard to get to in case it needs to be replaced. And I had not decided on which governor to use so early in the building process (MultiGov or the included Align one).

And is the landing gear the same as the 600N? Maybe something sturdier or wider would have been useful..

Also, the canopy has some damage. I am surprised it passed quality control. I am hesitant to go through the trouble of getting it replaced. See pic. What would you have done?

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07-07-2008 05:36 PM  9 years agoPost 2
Helijost

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Honestly, with the new receivers that Spektrum has come out with, I think you will see a new era comming with Governors. The backplate mount for the REV limiters is really cool. As for the landing skids. I have seen some rough landings on these skids on a 700N. No real complaints. Personally, I would rather the skids give, vs. the frame. On the canopy, I personally wouldn't be real happy, but when you are the first one to get a brand new kit like that, FLY IT!! make everyone else jealous . I would send a picture to Assurance and ask them though, you never know, they might send you a replacement.

Team Mikado USA

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07-07-2008 06:00 PM  9 years agoPost 3
n808

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Yes, I would much rather fly than wait for the return-replacement cycle. I just ordered blades, and will be using electronics from my 600N for the time being. All the good stuff is on back-order... This way I hope to have it airborne this weekend

Karl.

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07-07-2008 08:01 PM  9 years agoPost 4
Entityofme1

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I'd live with it and move on. It's not exactly going to be entered in the Riddler auto show so keep it off the groudn and give it hell. The way I see it is that it already has character that way.

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07-10-2008 01:40 PM  9 years agoPost 5
DJ_RPR

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fly it, no big deal the paint scheme is ugly anyways. ill paint mine when the white canopies come out.

Create, Dont Duplicate Trex600N | Trex600CF | Trex450SEv2 | 3DMP| LeptonEX |Hirobo SuperCobra

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07-10-2008 03:58 PM  9 years agoPost 6
Sam2b

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Who is taking time to clean every bolt and hole with alcohol to remove any and all unwanted oils from the screw threads? I do this on all my builds and haven't had a failure yet.

_Sam B_
Team MSH USA * Protos Max * Xpert servos * Cyclone Blades * ProgressiveRC * VoltMagic * Ecalc

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07-10-2008 05:09 PM  9 years agoPost 7
npsk8ter

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Joliet, Illinois USA

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got mine yesterday and happy with everything! Smooth build as always and the improvements are so nice to see! just kinda think they need to stop halfway building sections of it cuz we gotta take it back apart anyway to loctite them! But overall, Not one complaint!!!

T-Rex 700n vbar, Logo 600 vbar, Rave 450 350mm 6s beastX, Devil 480 6s vbar... Need I say more???

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