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06-02-2010 02:58 AM  7 years agoPost 1
jketron

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Del Mar, CA

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Does it really matter to have the A facing the outside using the factory Align ball links?

I never paid attention to it, my links seem firmly attached and knock on wood I have never had one come off.

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06-02-2010 02:59 AM  7 years agoPost 2
george0079

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The Align links are directional. One side is smaller than the other

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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06-02-2010 04:15 AM  7 years agoPost 3
marc8090

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They will snap on either way. Yes the two sides are different, but when you need a 1/2 turn they will go on backwards.

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06-02-2010 01:20 PM  7 years agoPost 4
T-Rex-Flyer

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They can be forced to snap-on backward, but you run the risk of breaking the link.

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

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06-02-2010 02:44 PM  7 years agoPost 5
BarracudaHockey

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If it's something you aren't going to be taking on and off, and you need a half turn, it's ok.

If its something you're going to be tinkering with, I'd put it on correctly. Align links don't seem brittle but if you have it backwards and do it enough you with either create a stress crack or wear out the link.

Andy
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06-02-2010 03:12 PM  7 years agoPost 6
jketron

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Thank you everyone, I did watch a video I found on ball links that explained exactly what you folks have been saying. I checked my links and they are nice and tight but of course not too tight. There are a few of them backwards.

When building the 500 I found that I had to bottom out the two the links together on the upper most arms on the head to almost get the arms flat for my initial build. I'm about 1-2 mm off from being level. Either I need different links with a shorter screw in point or to grind those just a little.

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06-03-2010 12:22 AM  7 years agoPost 7
chopper_crazy

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Delphos, Ohio

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I try to always have the A facing the right direction. I don't want to risk stretching them out and causing a crash.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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06-03-2010 05:14 AM  7 years agoPost 8
GMPCOBRA

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oregon

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the easy fix for this is to get rid of the align links and get quick links. thay last much longer and are much stronger than the align links

WHAT DO YOU MEAN ITS NOT SET UP FOR THAT, OH THATS WHAT YOU MEAN

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06-06-2010 06:51 AM  7 years agoPost 9
chopper_crazy

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I too have used quick links. They are a real nice quality.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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06-07-2010 05:15 PM  7 years agoPost 10
dicharry

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Franklinton, LA

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Where do you buy the quick links? A google search doesn't help much since "links" are related to URL addresses.

When people fear the government you have tyranny, when the government fears the people ,freedom

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