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01-16-2009 03:47 PM  9 years agoPost 1
caseyjholmes

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Anyone put these on their frame yet? Any pics?
I wonder how much weight it added. Not much I'm sure, but weight = flight time. These would probably help the frames survive a crash better too. I have some on the way to try soon. Looks much better..
http://www.align.com.tw/shop/produc...roducts_id=2584

My guess is they will later have a 250 SE with all the metal units inside the frame and metal pulleys included and all that.

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01-16-2009 04:09 PM  9 years agoPost 2
Hoverup

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The biggest potential problem you will face will be stripping the chassis fastener heads or the stock Align tool when you take the frame apart. If you don't have the Thorpe .09 tool, get one.

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01-16-2009 04:16 PM  9 years agoPost 3
caseyjholmes

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Ah yes, I am Thorpe equipped.
Even considering ordering more in different sizes I was so impressed..

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01-16-2009 08:14 PM  9 years agoPost 4
docjoe

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I've got those on my heli and they look great. Now it looks like a mini-450SE.

Joe
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01-16-2009 08:32 PM  9 years agoPost 5
snjbird

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Got them on mine, I don't think the weight has any effect.

PS I used the box tool and had no trouble?

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01-17-2009 05:06 PM  9 years agoPost 6
HeliMan Dave

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Those new washers give the frame a "beefed up" look but what is the "primary" reason Align is offering them for the 250? Is the frame cracking at the holes during impact?

IMHO, they add un-necessary weight to the heli and aesthetically, they take away the clean-line look of the frame if you like that.

Dave

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01-17-2009 05:17 PM  9 years agoPost 7
caseyjholmes

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I put the new metal tail servo holders on and the special washers look great on there. Figured I'd match the rest of the heli. I suppose it would add more structural support. Maybe it'll save a buck or two in the long run.

Might help when there is a metal tail boom clamp and metal front tail pulley housing. (without you might be able to screw the screw in to the metal too tight, cracking the carbon) They also include them with the new main shaft alu bearing blocks. It's just better to have a washer over the carbon from a structural engineering standpoint. The weight of those tiny aluminum bits couldn't be too much. I will weigh them when they arrive. I'll be losing weight when I go to a spartan eventually, all my wires are shortened and weight reduced and I'm using 68-74g batts.

Should be able to afford the minimal weight gain without much difference.

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01-17-2009 05:28 PM  9 years agoPost 8
Gyronut

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Need to have diff colors..

Rick

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01-18-2009 01:10 AM  9 years agoPost 9
chopper_crazy

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Need to have diff colors
I would love to see them come out with blue. I think that would look real nice.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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01-18-2009 01:21 AM  9 years agoPost 10
Gyronut

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Bling

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01-18-2009 01:25 AM  9 years agoPost 11
twitch

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I would love to see them come out with blue. I think that would look real nice.
Second that!

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