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01-24-2012 04:52 AM  6 years agoPost 1
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Looking into a few things. Would like your opinions please.

Quick UK magnetic canopy mounts or RC booya-
I like the fact that you have all four with quick uk but not sure about their ability to stay locked?

Tail Rotor Carbon Pushrod-
I see kits for the 600E but not the 700e. Will the 600 one work or do I need to make my own?

Tail Rotor-
I know that there have been many reports of the V1's bolts breaking. But seems as though you dont necessarily need the grips just the v2 rotor hub correct? May get the whole thing anyway.

FBL Servo Wheels-
Are they necessary? Do the stock align plastic servo arms work just as well?

Carbon FBL linkages for servos and head-
Are they a good upgrade or just nice to look at?

Thanks for your thoughts

Did he crash? Dang, I missed it!

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01-24-2012 11:35 AM  6 years agoPost 2
Richardmid1

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QuickUK mag mounts are more than strong enough to hold your canopy on even in a 500ft tail slide!

You can get the carbon tail push rod for the 700E but personally its just for looks and doesn't perform any better than the wire rod, worse actually as it tends to bind up on the guides towards max throws unless you only use 1 guide in the middle of the boom as I have done.

Nothing wrong with the V1 tail unless you plan on running 2100+ rpm?

You will need the servo wheels with the 2 holes and use the inner hole for FBL, I have had the plastic wheels strip the splines with the align servos but now im using Futaba servos and the splines are a tighter fit than the Aligns.

The carbon servo link sleeves do prevent them from bending in a crash but apart from that its just cosmetic. They are a pain to put together!

60% of the time, it works every time!

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01-24-2012 12:03 PM  6 years agoPost 3
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rrApprentice

Georgetown Tx

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Thank you
Those are very helpful responses.

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01-24-2012 07:35 PM  6 years agoPost 4
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NY,

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You can get the carbon tail push rod for the 700E but personally its just for looks and doesn't perform any better than the wire rod, worse actually as it tends to bind up on the guides towards max throws unless you only use 1 guide in the middle of the boom as I have done.
+1. The wire push rod just does fine.
Nothing wrong with the V1 tail unless you plan on running 2100+ rpm?
What I would recommend if you want to use the V1 tail grips, is to add the KDE Direct upgrade. http://www.kdedirect.com/TREX550600700PTUV2.html It adds one more radial bearing to the each grip and a longer better quality retaining screw. Plus you are getting the pitch slider arms that have bearings in them instead of brass bushing. Another worthy tail grip upgrade is the QuickUK tail grips, I've had them on my Nitro since new, over two years now and they've performed great. http://grandrc.com/QuickUK-T-REX-60...oduct_info.html
You will need the servo wheels with the 2 holes and use the inner hole for FBL, I have had the plastic wheels strip the splines with the align servos but now im using Futaba servos and the splines are a tighter fit than the Aligns.
+1 on the FBL wheels, I would also stick with the plastic ones. More forgiving in a crash. The splines strip, but your servos stay in tact. Stay away from metal wheels, I've seen servo cases brake because of the.

Hope this helps you out.

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