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04-25-2009 10:28 PM  9 years agoPost 1
Brokenwing II

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Seems like no one wanted to help in the Trex forum, myabe here. After market main rotor and tail rotor stuff. Is it all just junk for the price or should I invest in the name brand for replacement parts. I.e. Align head and tail replacements? The price is a lot different but wondering about quality? Thanks in advance.

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04-25-2009 10:49 PM  9 years agoPost 2
Wimbledon99

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Go with the aftermarket parts - can't be any worse than Align quality (Just my own opinion)

3D?? No - just another input error!!!

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04-25-2009 11:20 PM  9 years agoPost 3
MMike

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IMHO, it depends on which aftermarket item you're choosing.

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04-25-2009 11:27 PM  9 years agoPost 4
Brokenwing II

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I'm looking at the main rotor assy and the tail rotor gearbox and hub.

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04-26-2009 12:39 AM  9 years agoPost 5
TJinGuy

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Yup many sub-forums can be that way.

I have used several offbrand heads and have been very pleased. My favorite stuff is the HDX brand stuff. I am using the HDX450SEv4 head on my Rex right now. I needed a new hub and Align wants like $36 for one So I went for the $71 head assembly that came with everything from the swash up, including a main shaft! The design is pretty much a direct Trex450v2 copy and uses the same feathering shaft. Actually I really like the tail that matches it. Not only is the design much better but it also looks very cool. Here is a link
http://www.helidirect.com/hdx450se-...hsa-p-10165.hdx

Anyhow I have about 30 flights on the head and 3 crashes, and it works just as well. It has some annoying bits like aluminum balls and not-quite-the-same-size ball link ends. But a $10 set of Align one piece stainless balls would fix that right up. My favorite part is that replacement parts are $4-$11 each. Way better prices than the $25-$35 Align parts.

Other guys have used the CopterX and EXI parts with mostly good results but I like the ease of buying from HeliDirect.

- Chris

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04-26-2009 01:39 AM  9 years agoPost 6
Brokenwing II

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Thanks for the link. I love the black, how's it look with the 450 blue CNC? I think it will be great, bad thing is their out of stock. Thanks again.

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04-26-2009 01:55 AM  9 years agoPost 7
TJinGuy

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The head and tail are in stock, just not the combo.

- Chris

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04-26-2009 02:00 AM  9 years agoPost 8
Brokenwing II

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I'm there, it looks great, the Black and the blue. I can't wait. Thanks again.

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04-26-2009 02:33 AM  9 years agoPost 9
TJinGuy

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As a note, the green dampeners are WAY too soft and mine caused some problems, so use the black ones.

- Chris

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