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04-20-2009 11:42 PM  10 years ago
Anthony.L

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Again, before I had ever posted the vendor said it was a defect. Without mine in front of me, I dont know if it should be that way or not.

Indeed, looking at ChrisC pic. It looks like it should be there. Even though the vendor said its a defect.
You can spin it anyway you want, bottom line is your believed what one person on the internet said second hand. That was your fault to fall down that rabbit hole. News flash, 50% or more of the stuff you read on the internet is not accurate, even more so on forums.

The "vendor" was incorrect, and you blindly followed them.
IMHO all this part is going to do is accelerate wear of the ball on the pitch arm. Unless it has a plastic sleeve or something to protect it. The metal on metal contact will greatly shorten the life of the ball.
That remains to be seen, I'm skeptical but running one of my 600N and will keep a close eye on it to see if that's the case.
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04-20-2009 11:59 PM  10 years ago
spdntckt

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what is the benefit of this metal arm? would seem to wear the balls even faster than plastic no?
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04-21-2009 12:53 AM  10 years ago
baddynergy

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You can spin it anyway you want, bottom line is your believed what one person on the internet said second hand. That was your fault to fall down that rabbit hole. News flash, 50% or more of the stuff you read on the internet is not accurate, even more so on forums.
WRONG

I blindly followed NOONE. I went to Aligns website to look at the part. It is NOT what is depicted, therefore the part is defective. If Align has updated the part, post a new pic. You yourself are "blindly" following someone elses assumption that the part is correct as you have no first hand experience with it.

I have been through my share of align links. With the plastic arm they wear out in 50 flights, it can only be worse with metal on metal.
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04-21-2009 03:27 AM  10 years ago
TmMugen

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Hey guys..Maybe we can just stop the speculation until the vendor send me the replacement.
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04-21-2009 04:51 AM  10 years ago
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News flash, 50% or more of the stuff you read on the internet is not accurate, even more so on forums.
Is anyone else sensing a paradox here?
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04-23-2009 04:32 AM  10 years ago
TmMugen

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Just an update:

I just got the part from the vendor last night. Damm quick replacement..!!

Final vedict: defective part sent the first time. I think Align have done it again.

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04-23-2009 05:24 AM  10 years ago
RayoVac

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So does the new replacement part fit and operate with NO binding?
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04-23-2009 06:56 AM  10 years ago
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dude, i think they've just sended you a new defective part.Tam
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04-23-2009 01:15 PM  10 years ago
red_z06

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Align accidentally packaged the lightened version targeted for the pro pilots. So, it was easy for them to say it was defective rather than to explain the existence of such item. That item is not supposed to survive a crash so it is labeled as "One crash only"

It was engineered with FEA to withstand the vigorous tail use but to break on impact.
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04-25-2009 03:22 AM  10 years ago
buzzsaw

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Dude,I like the other one better,It had caaaaaaraaaactor!!!SkySpy Aerial Video
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04-25-2009 03:36 AM  10 years ago
ckd

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I have the other one and like Chris shows it would hit the tail rotor gear box without that notch. It is also flipped from the way the plastic one is mounted. Works fine on mine.
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04-25-2009 01:35 PM  10 years ago
Jerry K

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[quote]I went to Aligns website to look at the part. It is NOT what is depicted, therefore the part is defective. If Align has updated the part, post a new pic.

Actualy thats exactly what they did. If you notice the two Align pictures are different and the second picture matches the replacment part.

Jerry
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04-25-2009 02:50 PM  10 years ago
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Find it hard to beleive they put a notch in it on purpose .

Ive just received mine and it has no notch and has plenty of clearance.

My Theory is that they cocked up the first batch and found they were hitting the tail gearbox so they just milled a notch out .

Then on the second lot they corrected the problem.
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04-25-2009 05:09 PM  10 years ago
Anthony.L

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Did you guys not pay attention to what Benny Chi posted...

"Align accidentally packaged the lightened version targeted for the pro pilots. So, it was easy for them to say it was defective rather than to explain the existence of such item. That item is not supposed to survive a crash so it is labeled as "One crash only""

Mystery solved!
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04-25-2009 05:40 PM  10 years ago
red_z06

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LOL

It was a clear cut machining error. If it was intended for a clearance (not an after thought) then the material would've had a hump on the opposite side to maintain minimum thickness for rigidity and design integrity.

Anthony. L

Sorry If I missled you.

I thought I worded it carefully so not to be taken seriously.
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04-25-2009 05:43 PM  10 years ago
lightningrc

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Anthony.L do you believe every thing ? I promise you they would not have made a lighter one.
It was a first run error !!!! , they had probably made about a million before they realised , so altered them rather than binning .
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04-25-2009 09:47 PM  10 years ago
baddynergy

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You can spin it anyway you want, bottom line is your believed what one person on the internet said second hand. That was your fault to fall down that rabbit hole. News flash, 50% or more of the stuff you read on the internet is not accurate, even more so on forums.

The "vendor" was incorrect, and you blindly followed them.
Imaginge that, the vendor was correct. Who blindly followed whom?
It was a first run error !!!! , they had probably made about a million before they realised , so altered them rather than binning .
In other words, it was a defect that they covered up with minor machining and sold anyway. So its a working defect but a defect none the less.
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