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08-01-2011 08:14 PM  6 years agoPost 1
knightofcarnage

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This a petition to Align. PLEASE PLEASE with a cherry on top release turnbuckles for all your kits. It would be great if they where titanium. I hope other fly feel the same and post there comments.

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08-01-2011 08:18 PM  6 years agoPost 2
Rossi 19se

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Im not a fan of turnbuckles. There are always aftermarket turnbuckles if you want to use them.

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08-01-2011 08:20 PM  6 years agoPost 3
Dood

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You're definitely in the minority. I for one DO NOT want turnbuckles on anything but an RC car.
Helicopter linkages are designed to be set 1 time and forgotten.
It isn't too much work to pop a link off a ball and turn it.

If you want Turnbuckles, then buy them aftermarket.
Please don't ruin it for the rest of us.

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08-01-2011 08:28 PM  6 years agoPost 4
GyroFreak

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Guess your petition isn't going to well. I also don't want turnbuckles as dood says:
Helicopter linkages are designed to be set 1 time and forgotten.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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08-01-2011 08:41 PM  6 years agoPost 5
knightofcarnage

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I guess you guy have magic hand. Usally a full turn on heli links is +/- .5 of degree on the head ( if your lucky). It depends on the link/model. For instance on a 250 Good luck getting tracking right with stock links. Only way is with turnbuckles.( have built 6 250 sofar) Yes i know there is after market ones by the are a rip off. GyroFreak,bood, Dec you guys fly FBL systems? If you do you should know that is important to get you zero pitch and track as true as possible. Here is another example. In a pull / push setup its very important that the links are identical. If they are not your servos will buzz with out load. Turnbucks make the easier to setup.

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08-01-2011 08:53 PM  6 years agoPost 6
Rossi 19se

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I've never had any issues with tracking or getting zero degrees of pitch.

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08-01-2011 08:55 PM  6 years agoPost 7
knightofcarnage

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which models have you built? Do you fly FBL?

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08-01-2011 09:09 PM  6 years agoPost 8
Rossi 19se

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Trex 700N
Trex 700N LE
Trex 700E
Trex 700E V2 FBL
Trex 600N Pro
Trex 550
Trex 450 Pro FBL
Trex 250

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08-01-2011 09:25 PM  6 years agoPost 9
knightofcarnage

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BTW its not like i said you can't get it done. I have plenty of birds with out turnbuckles and they work fine. But no few it would be some much easier. Anyways i want to treat this thread as poll not pros and cons.

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08-01-2011 09:29 PM  6 years agoPost 10
Steff Giguere

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Sorry no need for me either.

Team Synergy, Rail blades, Team Scorpion, V-Team

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08-01-2011 09:36 PM  6 years agoPost 11
inkspot1967

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Well i will start it off then

i want them , if not in kits then align can make them upgrades, we all know align is good at making upgrades.....lol

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08-01-2011 09:56 PM  6 years agoPost 12
knightofcarnage

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Upgrade would be great. +1

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08-01-2011 10:01 PM  6 years agoPost 13
Shawn Behrens

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The only machine that really could use turnbuckels imo is the 250. On the 250 even half turns on the links doesn't always track blades perfectly.

Now captured links for fbl machines would be a nice safety benefit on larger machines.

shawn

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08-01-2011 10:12 PM  6 years agoPost 14
knightofcarnage

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250 is a must. Event if you get lucky.The problem is you keep removing and puton the links back on. You end up with loose/sloppy links. Now extream make a good set for the 250 but they are 8 bucks a pop.

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08-02-2011 12:33 AM  6 years agoPost 15
GyroFreak

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Now captured links for fbl machines would be a nice safety benefit on larger machines.
Now that would be a nice improvement. I have done that with balls that have a thru hole for use with a screw.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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08-02-2011 09:27 AM  6 years agoPost 16
HarveyR

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I wouldn't mind them. I often think tracking quality is limited by the "half turn" issue. Also, I'd do tests : just go 1/4 turn one way and see if it's better, then 1/4 the other and from flight to flight I think tracking could be more precise. I also agree on the servo push/pull stuff.

But I guess I've been managing so far without them, so maybe aftermarket is the way to go.

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08-02-2011 11:44 AM  6 years agoPost 17
inkspot1967

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Turnbuckles and digital pitch gauge is the only way to go........

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08-02-2011 01:03 PM  6 years agoPost 18
The Old Guy

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20+ helis & not a turnbuckel in sight
Perfect tracking to

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08-02-2011 03:40 PM  6 years agoPost 19
Heli-on

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Use Quick UK Rocket links on 500-size+. They don't have polarity and make it alot easier to get to the proper length with half-turns.

I'm also pretty sure if you can't get decent tracking by ensuring both rod lengths are equal, then you probably have something that got bent in the head.

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08-02-2011 04:26 PM  6 years agoPost 20
jsenicka

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I would prefer to use my petition to ask for Align girls at IRCHA!

Jim Senicka
Team Manager, GrandRC Flight Team

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