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12-24-2008 10:02 PM  8 years agoPost 1
JRjoe

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Does anyone know if Align has redone these wheels for Hitec servos?
I know at one time they didn't fit the spline correctly. The ones i have seem sloppy. Another question would be is if there a a way to make the old ones work? I doubt i can trust them anyway....


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12-25-2008 12:23 AM  8 years agoPost 2
drdot

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fwiw..

Use 'em...Tighten up the servo arm screw, slop goes away...Work fine...

John.

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12-25-2008 12:46 AM  8 years agoPost 3
Flying Tivo

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I use the big wheel from hitec

Tower

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12-25-2008 01:02 AM  8 years agoPost 4
Lamar Cooley

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Align's Hitec servo wheels

JRjoe,
Don't know about "redone".
But yes, Align has wheels for the hitec servos. In particular,
metal gear digital's and specificallly the 8717's.
[url=http://heliproz.com] has them.
I hope this is of some small help.
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12-25-2008 02:18 PM  8 years agoPost 5
TDriver

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I hope im reading this wrong , But the 8717 are JR servos not Hitec

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12-25-2008 02:30 PM  8 years agoPost 6
JRjoe

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Yep, i didn't understand why that guy even mentioned the 8717's.

I'm talking about the Align wheels for Hitec srevos.


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12-25-2008 02:38 PM  8 years agoPost 7
TDriver

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Joe i really think that thay will be fine...And i have a set here somewhere you can have

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12-25-2008 02:41 PM  8 years agoPost 8
JRjoe

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I have a set sitting here and i was just checking em out last night.

Just wanted to know what others have to say about them, and the way they are sloppy on the spline. Seriously i don't trust em , yet.....


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12-25-2008 04:53 PM  8 years agoPost 9
SuperSixTwo

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I have them, and yes they fit sloppy. i check the screws before the flights. I am not a heavy 3d pop artist so it doesnt bother me. Dont think your going to have a problem, but the red ones from hitec work great to for push rod geometery.

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12-25-2008 09:17 PM  8 years agoPost 10
RICH.L

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I have over 3 gallons on my NSP with the align hitec servo wheels and no problems at all.

They did fit loose until I tightened them up and all the slop went away,I have checked them many times and they are still nice and tight!

rich

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12-26-2008 03:01 AM  8 years agoPost 11
Dwntyme

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There is no issue with the Align wheels for Hitec....

Love a Twitchy Heli.... :) and Remmington Model 700

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12-26-2008 02:06 PM  8 years agoPost 12
Lamar Cooley

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Align Hitec servo wheels

Yep "that guy" didn't read the post right after 26 hours on planes with layovers. What was he "not thinking about"?
HE must have a "loose wheel" if you know what I mean.
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12-26-2008 07:50 PM  8 years agoPost 13
Jerry K

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Joe,
Both JR and Hitec have had inconsistencies in the output shafts in the past. Scott at SWB manufacturing which makes aluminum servo arms for giant scale plankers has had problems in the past with the fit on both servos. That is the reason he has gone to the clamp style arms.

Some Hitec servos have stamps identifying different size output shafts. Right now I cannot find the description of the differences.

The Align wheels still do not fit well enough IMO to be used! I would imagine those which tighten the screw and it goes away have not tested it any more and gone to the next step. Just because some one has an item and has not had an issue YET doesn't make the application correct.

I have seen JR white servo arms strip out on 8717's, and I am currently surprised that the more aggressive pilots had not gone to aluminum arms designed to clamp down on the spline.

I used the Align wheels as a template to modify the Hitec wheels by cutting the diameter down and drilling the ball link holes. I figured the best fitting would be the manufactures own hardware
Jerry

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12-26-2008 09:46 PM  8 years agoPost 14
JRjoe

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I used the Align wheels as a template to modify the Hitec wheels by cutting the diameter down and drilling the ball link holes. I figured the best fitting would be the manufactures own hardware
I actually did the same kinda thing when i built my vibe 50 using hitec servos. I might end up doing axactly as you said.

Thanks Jerry


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12-26-2008 11:13 PM  8 years agoPost 15
Flying Tivo

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Cant imagine

I used the Align wheels as a template to modify the Hitec wheels by cutting the diameter down and drilling the ball link holes. I figured the best fitting would be the manufactures own hardware
Going through that pain for just 10 bucks worth of wheels.

Just order them from tower, they fit exactlly, and they even have a metalic ring that makes them reinforced to the splines on the servo.

Felipe

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12-27-2008 12:46 AM  8 years agoPost 16
Jerry K

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Money was not the reasoning behind the process! I ordered the Align wheels and found the fit was LOUSY and was disapointed. I had the original wheels here but they were substantualy to large {1.75 so I trimmed them to match Aligns}

Jerry

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12-29-2008 03:50 AM  8 years agoPost 17
Randog

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Guys,

I would strongly advise you to not use them. I built a 600N and did notice that they fit the servo shaft loose and a very sloppy but I went ahead and used them being a supporter for Align products. I was on my 8th tank and an aleiron wheel striped resulting in a $350 crash.
I did some research and was told to take my Hiec large disk wheels and grind them down on my bench grinder. Use the Align wheels as a templet for correct hole spacing,I did that and now have flowen my 600 for 4 months with no problems.

Good luck and keep on flying!!!!

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12-29-2008 01:57 PM  8 years agoPost 18
JRjoe

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Thanks for all the info guys. I really don't think i'll be able to trust em. It's just not worth it.


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12-31-2008 02:12 AM  8 years agoPost 19
WJackson

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FWIW- Have one particular bird w/ over 300 tanks, Hitec servos and Align Hitec wheels. No problems. Theres video around of how I fly, and for my flying they held up well.

RIP Roman
Bill Jackson
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12-31-2008 05:46 PM  8 years agoPost 20
pani

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Using them for over 6 months now, no issues. Although you can't actually get 90 degrees with any of the holes at mid stick. Also, had to sand the shoulder a mm or so cause it was butting against the servo case.

Happy New Year!

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