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09-05-2009 02:19 PM  8 years agoPost 21
McKrackin

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Lucasville,Ohio

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If you searched all my threads then you know I've only been at this a very short time and I think I'm doing really well for myself.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-06-2009 12:48 AM  8 years agoPost 22
NZ_Nitro

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thats right

its not the heli thats at fault its the builder, I dont have a flasher but are considering getting one, its only when I look closer at what you are about to see there is not alot wrong with this heli
The bolt is broken off in the spindle.
It was dark and I saw sparks when it went
another lesson for you, dont fly a heli when its dark

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09-06-2009 01:05 AM  8 years agoPost 23
McKrackin

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another lesson for you, dont fly a heli when its dark
Why not?If I can see it all right then why should it bother you?

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-06-2009 03:05 AM  8 years agoPost 24
NZ_Nitro

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who says it bothers me?

its pretty dumb to fly a heli when you cant see it, your main gear looks like its not been set correctly and has stripped

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09-06-2009 03:16 AM  8 years agoPost 25
McKrackin

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Lucasville,Ohio

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It melted.The set screw in the pinion crumbled and most of it had fallen out.The pinion was slipping and got hot.
All the fasteners that come with the kit are brittle.

Did I say I couldn't see it?I don't recall saying anything like that.
I wouldn't fly if I couldn't see it.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-06-2009 05:17 AM  8 years agoPost 26
NZ_Nitro

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well

All the fasteners that come with the kit are brittle.
Mechanic eh? well there is your problem, its not about "torquing them up" like with a car dude OH AS FOR IGNORING ME well I can still change my posts funny thing is you wont see it....... I really hate people who like to wade in and blame the equipment before themselves..... you are the only person who seems to have had this much hassle with this bird....

Oh another question mr Mcracken is your first name PHILL by any chance? Phill Mcracken

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09-06-2009 05:33 AM  8 years agoPost 27
McKrackin

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I don't over tighten them.They break easily.Two fingers on the driver.

I'm kinda new to helis but I've been a mechanic most of my life and probably have more experience with mechanical fasteners than most people you'll ever meet.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-06-2009 02:02 PM  8 years agoPost 28
McKrackin

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I don't know what you mean by "All these hassles"....

I broke a grub in the pinion so it was slipping and overheated.
A screw broke in the tail and slung a blade.The blade grips were factory installed by the way.

The main shaft came bent.Never even got installed.
The torque tube was bent but usable.
The blades you get with the kit are so imperfect they look like a sock full of cottage cheese.Well,one did.The other is OK looking.
The canopy was warped all to hell and cracked in two places.
There were no threads in one of the flybar paddles.
The auto rotation gear was not round.Checked with calipers and it's oblonged by 1.5mm.
One of the carrier bearings for the main shaft was all but locked up.
All this stuff was like that in the box.

None of this stuff has anything to do with a build.Just crappy stuff.
The grub in the pinion could have been avoided maybe.Maybe not.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-07-2009 07:41 AM  8 years agoPost 29
NZ_Nitro

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well

The blades you get with the kit are so imperfect they look like a sock full of cottage cheese
post some pics of the blades

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09-07-2009 10:17 AM  8 years agoPost 30
EERIE

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Seletar, SG, Singapore

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Flasher is still low cost..

I own a flasher 500. And i cannot deny that for ease of mind, purchasing align parts to replace some of it would be good. To be honest my whole tail unit from blades to the plastic tail blocks are all align. Actually i didnt need to change the whole tail but due to some wrong purchases, i committed on align products, i had to change everything to make it worth the trouble.
Technically i own a half align and half phoenix product. But i have no regrets in getting the flasher, all in all, i still have a wonderful heli at half the cost of a t-rex.
Not to be bias, i fly the Align 450 SE V2 and the Raptor 50 Titan. So this 500 size heli is quite good enough for all the hard flying.

RAPTOR 50T
T-REX 250/450SE/500ESP
9XII(2.4)
Its all fun & games till the bill comes

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09-07-2009 02:50 PM  8 years agoPost 31
McKrackin

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post some pics of the blades
I was going to but the texture doesn't show in the pic.
They are also soft and squishy(like foamies)by the root.One more than the other.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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09-07-2009 10:09 PM  8 years agoPost 32
NZ_Nitro

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yeah whatever

you are full of it mckrackup I am starting to wonder if you are tied up with Align in some way if the blades are as bad as you say a photo will show it.......

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09-07-2009 10:45 PM  8 years agoPost 33
McKrackin

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Nope a photo won't show it.
They're all pitted with air bubbles and there's a lightning bolt looking line down the middle where there may be a dowel or something.
They just look white in a pic.

Maybe I could use a piece of paper and do a charcoal rub of them.
I'll look into that.Don't know if I have anything to use.

Hey coops,if you want to pay postage,I'll send them to you.
I certainly don't want them.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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