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01-18-2009 01:05 PM  9 years agoPost 1
flyingquisinart

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I may just be venting, but has anyone actually had a set that works?
Before Christmas I bought a set with one good blade and one that wouldn't light. The next set (with the Align charger) was on backorder through my LHS (I try to buy as much through them as I can vs web stores). They were totally dark out of the pack, meaning that the LIPO had very little charge--bad for batteries. The instructions say to charge for about 70 minutes. After 70 minutes, the lights barely lit, and the blue went dark within seconds, with the green bearly visable. Back on the charger for another hour. Same result, although the blue lit up for 20 seconds this time. 8 hours on the charger, same result.

Not to mention that the slightest wiggle on the jumper which is inserted all the way, results in flickering lights.

This is awful QC. Am I just having bad luck and should try again, or find another brand. I haven't found anything under $75 and that's awfully steep for 325 blades that will eventually get shredded.

must have been a downdraft

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01-18-2009 03:21 PM  9 years agoPost 2
S76 Mech

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i had the same problem with them last year when I tried out night flying on my 250. I went thru 2 sets of brand new blades and chargers. no dice, they would work a few times then crap out. loose jumpers, balance was way off, just jumky blades.

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01-20-2009 07:55 PM  9 years agoPost 3
flyingquisinart

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This sucks. I spent good money on Xerogear lighting which is on adhesive tape which is stuck all over my canopy on my 450, and get get decent night blades for a decent price. I don't have a heck of a budget to get the MS ones. Maybe I'll just stick the lights on a foamy if the will re-stick...

must have been a downdraft

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01-25-2009 12:38 AM  9 years agoPost 4
Efrog

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Me Too
I bought a set of 325mm align night blades. One works one doesn't. No support from Align or from Atomic hobbies. They won't help me and I will never buy from either of them again. No one at either company cares, so I will let my wallet indicate my displeasure!

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01-25-2009 06:15 PM  9 years agoPost 5
flyingquisinart

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On set # 3. One blade seems to charge OK, the other only charges enough to light the red light,and I assume would just go dim or out within minutes.

Clearly the don't give a s#%^& what they produce. My only saving grace is I bought from my LHS. I may use them even though only one lights up, I don't know.

must have been a downdraft

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03-22-2009 04:19 AM  9 years agoPost 6
P47 Jug - Al

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Let me vent too.... two night carbon sets from Align and both failed. Although I only used once, let sit, then tried again and they would not take a charge. I e-mailed Align and they said since past 90 days they couldn't do a thing. I now use the blades for day flying and will try MS night blades this spring. Bah hum bug!

Al
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08-10-2009 05:04 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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So who else sells 325mm night blades now other than Align?

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09-02-2009 03:54 PM  8 years agoPost 8
flyingquisinart

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Ditto. I bought Xerogear lights which aren't cheap and don't have blades to use with it. Although the lights are nice for those gray days.

must have been a downdraft

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09-02-2009 04:25 PM  8 years agoPost 9
scott s.

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09-02-2009 05:28 PM  8 years agoPost 10
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I'm hoping Xerogear will release a DIY light kit to mount on some Radix blades.

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10-28-2009 10:29 PM  8 years agoPost 11
pkfrizzlefry

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HUh
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I bought a set of 325mm align night blades. One works one doesn't.
WELL One more here....one works one doesn't..

DOES ALIGN SPECIFICALLY package one working and one dead just so you dont complain AS MUCH and they sell them anyway!

LAME

Fly, Fly then Fly some more!!

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10-28-2009 10:57 PM  8 years agoPost 12
rc3po

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Danville, Illinois

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Holy Cow!! was just researching nite blades/lites.. Glad you guys spoke up!!

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10-29-2009 03:15 PM  8 years agoPost 13
pkfrizzlefry

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Newington, CT (Central Connecticut)

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Well
On the other hand 1 works well... So iam still using them... The problem i had was the closest to Align night blades are over $120 bucks...

You can buy 3 sets for that cost...

Fly, Fly then Fly some more!!

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