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02-05-2010 10:31 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Kevin Dalrymple

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I wounder when Align will make metal servo wheels for the 3G? Like the plastic ones they make now. I am woried about them stripping.

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02-05-2010 10:35 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Heli 770

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What about the Quick UK wheels.

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02-05-2010 10:41 PM  8 years agoPost 3
USNAviationjay

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why would you want metal wheels? the plastics are there as a weak point on purpose to save your expensive servos from damage.

if you replace with a metal wheel those forces still have to go somewhere so into the servo it goes.

I dunno about you but I'd much rather strip a 1 dollar wheel vs a 30 dollar gear set or worse a 130 dollar servo.

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02-05-2010 10:50 PM  8 years agoPost 4
JayL

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agreed ive never damaged a plastic servo wheel in flight they hold up fine. ive always been scared to run metal servo wheels due to the fact they may damage the servo in a crash.

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02-05-2010 10:56 PM  8 years agoPost 5
steph280

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Exactly. You want them as sacrificial piece. Metal horns will just break everything else around it.

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02-05-2010 11:02 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Kevin Dalrymple

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Thanks for the input. I did not think of that. I did hear that Bert striped a set of plastic ones and that is what made me think of metal ones like the UK design.

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02-06-2010 01:47 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Bert Kammerer

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I've never stripped wheels in flight, the problem I had was because I did not replace them after a crash (isolated to one incident). I agree that something has to give, if you use metal wheels you're going to break the servo case or do more damage to something else.

Bert

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02-06-2010 03:37 AM  8 years agoPost 8
Kevin Dalrymple

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Thanks for the heads up Bert. I will run the plastic wheels.

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02-06-2010 05:08 AM  8 years agoPost 9
oysifly

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Yep, I set my flybarless 700 down inverted due to a flame out and the only thing that happened was a stripped align 'plastic' servo wheel. if it were metal, I'd be replacing the servo gears.....cheap fix!!

Quick...here comes my wife....hide that new Heli !!!!

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02-06-2010 03:02 PM  8 years agoPost 10
Bert Kammerer

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Guys, when you crash your flybarless machine, even if you don't strip wheels, CHANGE THEM ALL! There is way too much stress being put on those wheels during a crash, even a mild tip over is enough to put stress on the plastic and cause it to strip in flight, if you strip a wheel in flight with a flybar setup, you can fight it and save it, but if this happens with FBL, you're done!

Just make sure your wheels are always replaced no matter what. Metal is just not a good idea in my opinion because like I said, something has got to give, if the wheel doesn't break, then you'll break ball links, bend rods, maybe servo cases?

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02-06-2010 03:19 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Kevin Dalrymple

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Bert

Dose it matter which align wheels you use with the new 3G system? Is there a big difference between the inner and outer holes? Thanks

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02-19-2010 12:41 AM  8 years agoPost 12
Bert Kammerer

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I missed your question, sorry!

It does matter, but I notice that it also depends on the blades you use. If you use stable blades, like for example the Edge Flybarless ones, you might want to run the horns on the outer hole, if you use faster, less stable blades you might want to use the inner hole.

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02-19-2010 05:04 AM  8 years agoPost 13
Mioca

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+1 for plastic servo wheels..
if you crash, the wheel will only break its teeth

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02-19-2010 04:28 PM  8 years agoPost 14
davidjc

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Tipped over my 700 one time during an auto and I didn't see much damage besides broken blades. I didn't check the wheels and that cost me another set of blades and a tail boom rebuild.

Moral of the story!

"ALWAYS CHECK THE WHEELS AND REPLACE IF IN DOUGHT"

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02-19-2010 05:48 PM  8 years agoPost 15
Kevin Dalrymple

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I bought extra plastic wheels, but the ones that come with the 3G are not advalible yet from wha ti have seen.

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02-22-2010 12:31 AM  8 years agoPost 16
Kevin Dalrymple

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I just got my second LE kit and it has the new sevro wheels included in the kit.

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