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10-12-2005 04:29 AM  13 years agoPost 1
AceHelis

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I am looking at putting together a custom Trex by just purchasing all the parts I need and putting it together not buying a kit. I am going to get cnc parts for most everything. My question is that I have heard a lot of bad things about the align products so which line of CNC metal upgrades should I go with? What is the concensus out here? Thanks for any info.

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10-12-2005 02:59 PM  13 years agoPost 2
AceHelis

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No recomendations
I am assuming that everyone is very happy with their align products and this is the route I should go? They are the cheapest.

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10-12-2005 04:48 PM  13 years agoPost 3
KamikaziRcPilot

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Metal parts...
The difference in metal parts is much like the difference between two similar cars. Both have the same number of parts. There's just a difference in the quality. To an extremist, the more expensive parts may be worth it. I'm not out to win any championships, so the Align parts are fine. I just wanted to increase the durability factor. Some people purchase the more expensive parts just so that they can say that they have the more expensive parts. They like the "Oooh and Ahhh" factor. I haven't heard of any one manufacturer producing parts that are more durable than anyone else's. Some aluminum parts may just bend more than others.

I just installed some Align aluminum parts on my heli last night. I upgraded the rotor grips, mixing levers, washout levers, and swash plate. I'm leaving the head piece plastic in hopes that it will be my weak link in a bad crash. It's easy enough to replace. I'll eventually upgrade the fly bar assembly, but that will wait because I've more than blown my monthly R/C budget getting the T-Rex to where it is!

Overall, I've heard the best comments about the Duzi and MicroHeli. I'd scan through this forum and get as much input as possible.

Hope this helps...

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10-12-2005 05:37 PM  13 years agoPost 4
Campbell Grant

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ACE1

I went for the Align metal eCCpm swash and rotor hub.

If you go for the swash PLEASE MAKE SURE you check that the silver bit does not come away from the blue bit.

It did on mine whilst I was building Rexy, so I used the T70 liquid that comes with the kit and I very much doubt it will come apart again, either by accident OR design!

If you do a search you will also find someone has had the same problem with a Microheli swash.

I am very pleased with Align metal parts, but you need to be careful.

Hope this helps

Campbell Grant

I HAVE LESS HOVER THAN THE BOVER

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10-12-2005 06:27 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Tmaster

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1. Aligns blade gips
2. mixer arms of any
3. seesaw holder piece of any
4. Heliup or microheli headblock

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10-16-2005 09:48 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Rickenbacker

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I think the Align parts are mostly fine. I did go with the Duzi tail setup, though, after comparing all the tail parts I could find and coming to the conclusion that the Duzi had the least slop.

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