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03-31-2009 06:46 PM  9 years agoPost 1
knightofcarnage

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How do you guys like the weighed tail grips.

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04-01-2009 01:46 AM  9 years agoPost 2
CrashMaker

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I was highly unimpressed. I had been using Heim Joint's Chinese weights
and replaced one set with the new Align grips. The tail never locked in, and when I tested them off the servo, they had little, if any, reduction of the centering force. I think I wasted my money on them.

Ken

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04-01-2009 01:58 AM  9 years agoPost 3
caseyjholmes

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I think Alan Szabo Jr was saying they didn't make much difference on the freak forum as well. They sure do look important though

Seems to me like it would just put more load on the single bearing and make it worse. Would probably work better with the double bearing mod some people are doing where you have to file the tail blades down on the hole side so they don't hit the longer double bearing hub screw.

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04-01-2009 03:31 AM  9 years agoPost 4
knightofcarnage

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Hmm double bearing well i did that with the old ones but i used the small bearing first then the larger one, and that worked great with 37 mm tail blades. (401 was set at 30 gain) now with new grips with 40 mm carbons ( gy 520 is set at only 15 gain any higher i get a wag). but its rock sold at 15 gain. I put a house fan on high and pointed at the tail and the tail did not move at all.

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04-01-2009 11:21 AM  9 years agoPost 5
electricdurango

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I run them now. I got the 290g/spartan tail to hold at 100% TC. Doesnt feel really locked in though. At least not like my 450 v2 tail with a 9257.

I have not tested resitance moving the pushrod by hand yet. Ill do that tonight. I wish Align would have made the weights larger and threaded them to accept ball links for extra weight. I have seen this on 3rd party mods.

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04-01-2009 07:45 PM  9 years agoPost 6
knightofcarnage

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Doing the double bearing mod to the new grips today. will see if that improves it or not.

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04-01-2009 08:38 PM  9 years agoPost 7
Gyronut

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Smoke and mirrors......

I ended up removing the weights from mine.

Rick

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04-02-2009 08:41 PM  9 years agoPost 8
knightofcarnage

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works better with 2 bearings but not with the 40mm carbons. I still get wag with the 40mm i drop it back down to 37 and its nice.

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04-05-2009 08:02 PM  9 years agoPost 9
Murix

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Hello everybody since I use the new weighed tail grips i habe 10-12%
more sensivty on the Gyro an with the 37er much better locking with
the tail....

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04-05-2009 08:07 PM  9 years agoPost 10
knightofcarnage

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I been trying to get the carbons work with it and no luck. The 37 are good.

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