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HelicopterMain Discussion › Anyone using the new Align 700 DFC FBL head?
02-02-2012 02:07 PM  6 years agoPost 1
Philfly

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If so, how do you like it and how's the performance with it?

Phil

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02-02-2012 02:27 PM  6 years agoPost 2
rilopez825

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I maidened someone elses heli with it and loved the performance out of it.

It was a vbar so the roll rate was the same but you can here the engine struggling less, espicially on tic tocs no bog on the 0s 91hz.

I can't wait to try it on mine.

Richard

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02-02-2012 02:35 PM  6 years agoPost 3
Ejeremy

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It looks awesome that's forsho but are people still snapping bolts on these?

Attention! If you’re using the New DFC Rotor Head please read below.

First of all thank you for using Align official upgrade parts on your Trex helicopter.

Regarding Align’s recently released 700DFC rotor upgrade assembly, there has been an instance reported by customer where a loosely tightened bolt on the pitch link assembly caused high frequency vibration, resulting in material fatigue and bolt breakage from where the thread starts. Due to the concern that this breakage can lead to unforeseen safety issue, Align has modified the grip linkage arm design of both 700DFC and 600DFC rotor upgrade assembly. In addition, the bolt has been replaced with one made from CNC’ed high carbon steel material for improved rigidity and strength, effectively avoids bolt breakage issue.

Caution: Please do not fly before the 700 DFC new parts have been replaced. We deeply apologized for all the inconvenience caused.

For customers who have already purchased the first version of Align 700DFC head upgrade set, please bring the main blade grip arm and the screw to where you purchased of the local distributor to exchange the newly designed screws and grips. This replacement process will start on January 22, 2012. If you have any questions, please contact your local distributor.

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02-02-2012 03:00 PM  6 years agoPost 4
Philfly

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Thanks for posting bolt information!
Wow, good to know and pass on!

Phil

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02-02-2012 04:18 PM  6 years agoPost 5
Jag72

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dfc head
I haven't had a chance to fly mine yet...I got it installed and set up....and then I saw the recall...had to tear the head down and am waiting for replacement parts...

I REALLY wish they would just sell the new parts separately...instead I had to tear it apart and spend $5 to ship it back to the place I bought it from...

Just sucks that's all...

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