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02-08-2008 05:51 AM  10 years agoPost 1
Rockohaulic

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This is one high quality, precision piece of craftsmanship. I like the design, and I like the workmanship.

But there is one place that could use improvement. It was designed specifically for the Trex Nitro, so why did they make the diameter of the anti-rotation pin/ball too small? It moves back and forth - or rotates, inside the bracket, which is what it is designed not to do. The stock Align swash does the same thing, so you would think they would improve on this shortcomming.

Does anyone know a mod or trick to get this to fit better?

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02-08-2008 07:37 AM  10 years agoPost 2
Sam2b

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Try putting shrink tubing over the metal rod going through the anti-rotation bar. However it is soft rubber and might wear out soon.

Or you could try putting two thin pieces of plastic material to fill in the gap on either side of the anti-rotation bar. It won't look pretty, but it might do the job. Just secure it well with JB weld after cleaning with alcohol.

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02-08-2008 01:50 PM  10 years agoPost 3
baddynergy

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Carbon fiber or brass tube over the pin should do the trick. And it would last a while.

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02-08-2008 05:34 PM  10 years agoPost 4
Rockohaulic

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Hmmmm, the brass tube might be a little thinner than the CF, and it only needs to be a small increase in diameter.

I'll have to check into it. Hoppy Town used to carry brass tubes, but they are out of business now, where else can I get it???

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02-09-2008 01:55 AM  10 years agoPost 5
baddynergy

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at the other lousy hobby shop we have out here, hobby people...

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02-09-2008 03:36 AM  10 years agoPost 6
tchavei

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The problem lies in the stock antirotation guide tolerances. I've seen 3 of them and not one is equal to the others. I guess quickuk could have made the pin larger but they would risk that some people had it rubbing which is no good. On the other hand, if the pin were larger, you wouldn't be able to put the ball link on...

I wrote a review about it with weights/specs etc. I tested it for 100 flights and Its worth every penny.

Maybe someone will come up with a tighter metal anti rotation guide...

Tony


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02-09-2008 03:41 AM  10 years agoPost 7
TMoore

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Once rotation locks it up a little slop won't matter one way or the other.

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