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11-19-2011 03:28 PM  6 years agoPost 121
unclejane

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>Align = replacing links etc vs Logo, went a LONG way before anything had to be replaced..<

I still don't quite understand this claim. Even my first align 700N went through almost 10 gallons of fuel with zero problems with links. They hardly even loosened up and were still play/slop free until I augered the heli in in the middle of gallon 10. Then of course there was lots of play and slop .
The 700N rekit is on it's 3rd gallon now with all the links nice and tight. In fact, none of my Aligns give me any trouble with the links, so I'm a little mystified here...

LS

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11-19-2011 03:31 PM  6 years agoPost 122
deafheliflyer

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I must of had the crappy first version then

Crash-Prone and overcoming it!!!

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11-19-2011 03:34 PM  6 years agoPost 123
WBFAir

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I think (and boy do I really feel I am hijacking this thread now) that the ones that go the most are the longer FBL links and the ones on the swash.

I might suspect that especially the longer FBL ones you get a lot more leverage pressure on them.

Perhaps you have a FBL on your Nitros but if not, I suspect that with all the shorter runs of the links of a FB head and more of them to put less pressure on each individual one, that those links probably last longer.

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11-19-2011 03:36 PM  6 years agoPost 124
unclejane

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>I must of had the crappy first version then <

Perhaps. I've built 4 aligns so far and haven't seen any problems with links on any of them. If anything, they're often too tight in places and it takes a few flights for everything to loosen up.

The Align is definitely not a "cheap out" heli. In fact, it's a boutique compared to what I had to deal with when I got into helis the first time about 15 years ago. It's light years ahead of the Shuttles and even the JR's I flew at the time, and less expensive too.

Sure compared to a TDR or other modern boutique heli, it's a beater, but by no means is it junky as-is.

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11-19-2011 03:39 PM  6 years agoPost 125
unclejane

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>Perhaps you have a FBL on your Nitros but if not, I suspect that with all the shorter runs of the links of a FB head and more of them to put less pressure on each individual one, that those links probably last longer.<

Yes, good point. All 3 of my aligns are still the FB versions. There is a good spreadout of load on a FB setup, rather than the concentration of force on the swash-to-grip links on FBL. So that could explain it.

If I go FBL at some point that'll be something I'll have to watch out for....

LS

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11-19-2011 03:40 PM  6 years agoPost 126
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Im assuming you will go with Align FBL to match your Align machines

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11-19-2011 03:44 PM  6 years agoPost 127
unclejane

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>Im assuming you will go with Align FBL to match your Align machines <

Actually, probably not. It's not really going to be cost-effective to convert the existing machines, so I'll probably go with a completely different heli.

I'm too poor of a pilot to justify it now anyway, so that's a long ways off. The two I'm thinking of are the Whiplash nitro or the Curtis Rave nitro. The Whiplash is probably the one I'd go with.

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11-19-2011 04:44 PM  6 years agoPost 128
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As for going with the Jive, the only caution I'd offer is that it does go coo-coo with certain motors like the Align. There are also reports of mild problems with certain Scorpion motors. KSA mode is available for those and that may or may not completely solve problems.
yes I suspected this as well, which is why I'm going for the pyro.

I never said that kontronik would be perfect, but they take the time to put attention to detail and have made their mistakes and learnt from them. Castle doesn't seem to have their expertise, and I don't think kontronik would bother telling them their mistakes anyway.

I'm surprised you're going back to nitro, I want to stay nitro too, but electric is where it's going to be at for me.

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11-19-2011 09:12 PM  6 years agoPost 129
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>I'm surprised you're going back to nitro, I want to stay nitro too, but electric is where it's going to be at for me.<

Probably a bit off topic, but electric just doesn't do it for me. I'm tired of dealing with the batteries - they're too expensive, they require too much babysitting, too easily damaged and are a fire/explosion hazard unless you're really careful, etc. I love my 700E, but I just keep thinking, hmmm... if I could convert it to nitro it'd be _perfect_ .

Besides, there's a real sense of accomplishment after a flight of my nitro. It's like, wow, nothing burnt up, quit, stripped, broke or fell off it! It ran a full 10 minutes without dying and plummeting into the ground... woohoo... Electric is so reliable, it's kind of like....meh... .

I guess it's just what I'm used to and I like the noise, smell and mess.

I'm keeping my electric as a backup for sure, but Im not putting anymore $$$ into it. Nitros will be my main machines until I don't have a choice anymore....

LS

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11-19-2011 10:18 PM  6 years agoPost 130
BladeStrikes

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Your more than welcome to start a nitro vs electric thread somewhere else.Lot's of good info here without that garbage...

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11-20-2011 01:39 AM  6 years agoPost 131
unclejane

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>Your more than welcome to start a nitro vs electric thread somewhere else.Lot's of good info here without that garbage...<

You're more than welcome to add content to the thread - no need for this garbage.

LS

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11-20-2011 01:42 AM  6 years agoPost 132
Stephen Born

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You're more than welcome to add content to the thread - no need for this garbage.

LS
Your off to a great start here on RR.

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11-20-2011 01:47 AM  6 years agoPost 133
unclejane

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>Your off to a great start here on RR.<

Indeed, I'm already reconsidering having come on here with having to put up with 2-year old contentless attacks and comments like these....

LS

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11-20-2011 02:05 AM  6 years agoPost 134
BladeStrikes

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unclejane,
I bet you can't post in here anymore LOL ...

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11-20-2011 02:22 AM  6 years agoPost 135
Mputu

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Some of those speed controller have some serious issue...

Fly hard, Land safe

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11-20-2011 09:48 PM  6 years agoPost 136
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Update from the field
My new CC Ice2 120hv arrived. Adjusted as per the settings on the KDE website. Motor makes great power, and runs cool, real cool. Even at 2225, with 14t. No problems reported, and the gov. mode is holding her strong and consistent.

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11-20-2011 10:42 PM  6 years agoPost 137
BladeStrikes

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Yup,seen it myself and kinda thinking i'll give my ICE 80HV a go when it come's back..

Once thing I am asking Clint is will my warranty start over being as the esc's had/have issue's .I mean it's 2 1/2 month's old and they will have it a month's,don't want that to count on my warranty..

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