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02-07-2008 04:15 PM  10 years agoPost 1
Mark S

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I am thinking my crash was caused by a popped link to a blade grip. Hopefully that is history. I have never had one let go on my trex 450's.

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02-08-2008 03:40 AM  10 years agoPost 2
helicraze

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Yeh I think that was my problem. Also I did not like the small amount of thread that goes into the ball end on the main rotor grip link.

Does the TREX ball links clear the inner of the swash?

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02-08-2008 05:32 AM  10 years agoPost 3
Mark S

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The inner swash plate does clear just fine, it looks a little close in the picture.

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02-08-2008 11:34 AM  10 years agoPost 4
helicraze

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Is the TREX ball size the same as raptor 30, E550, E620 etc as i can get them easily at the hobby shop. I already have a bag of align ball ends but need the balls. Would the TT ones work?

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02-08-2008 05:34 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Mark S

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Sorry Helicraze, I do not have any other TT helis in my hanger. I have never built those models you have listed. Maybe someone else hear can answer your question.

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02-09-2008 12:40 AM  10 years agoPost 6
fenderstrat

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Mark S....I want to ask as I'm getting an SE and I am curious.....did you size the links or did you fly them out of the box????....Is there a possibility too much was taken off when they were sized???

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02-09-2008 12:42 AM  10 years agoPost 7
helicraze

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Its kit form you have to size them yourself.

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02-09-2008 01:11 AM  10 years agoPost 8
fenderstrat

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thats why I'm asking...I dont size mine, I break them in by flying and have never had one come off....maybe you are taking too much off of the links causing this problem?????

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02-09-2008 01:23 AM  10 years agoPost 9
helicraze

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Oh sorry I thought you referred to sizing as the length of the links themselves.

I get you, ball link sizing. I just got sizing tool but don't think i'll ever use it as the links are pretty good.
I think from now on I will check the links more often and if the get loose I will change them, I bought 2 bags of links!
I do recall one was really tight during the build and I squeezed it with pliers (can't remember which one), it is a common practice but I won't use this method again! Either ream it out or change the link if it doesn't fit.

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02-09-2008 05:06 AM  10 years agoPost 10
helicraze

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Confirmed that you can't use the TT balls with align links, they fit but way way too tight. I wouldn't bore them, more sensible to get the align balls.

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02-09-2008 04:16 PM  10 years agoPost 11
Mark S

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Fenderstrat, I did not have to size the links. They felt good from the get go. Here is the completed head now tapped with the align balls and links.

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02-09-2008 07:10 PM  10 years agoPost 12
Skeeter Pilot

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Mark_S,

Glad to hear you have have concluded your problem. I was convinced that's what it was, it just was not plausible for the mast to fold while in a steady hover.

I saw a friends Titan when it was brand new, as he was spooling up suddenly a main blade grip ball link popped off, no damage was done but the disk stopped almost instantly.

I too am interested in moding my MT to T-rex 450 balls and links. Do you use the align threaded rod or will the MT rods fit the align links. I would prefer to use the MT ones as Align threaded rods seem to always have poor quality threads, I looked at some today in the model shop, they were grim.

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02-09-2008 09:13 PM  10 years agoPost 13
22megatons

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Looks awesome Mark S.Good job!!

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02-09-2008 11:48 PM  10 years agoPost 14
helicraze

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Yeh looks great.

You can use the TT rods.

I might do the same to mine. I see your using the stock white paddles?

Anyone used the TT SE carbon rotors? I don't like them, they flex a lot

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02-10-2008 06:32 AM  10 years agoPost 15
Mark S

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Skeeter Pilot, Just like helicraze said, the TT rods work just fine with the align links. Thats what I used.

helicraze, I still have a couple sets of the green paddles stored away. The white paddles are okay for me.

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02-10-2008 10:15 PM  10 years agoPost 16
Skeeter Pilot

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Mark,

Great! Thanks.

If there is soil going over the canopy, you're too low!

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