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06-02-2012 09:49 PM  6 years agoPost 1
jasonrusso

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I was doing some repairs after a crash and I was replacing the tail pitch slider. I happened to look at the instruction sheet that came with it and it says to install loctite where the "slide shaft" screws into the "T-type arm." It seems pretty tight, so I am assuming the factory installed the loctite. I may be paranoid here, because I had a failure in the pitch slider which led to the crash I am currently repairing.

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06-03-2012 12:48 AM  6 years agoPost 2
balsapro

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I would use some lock tight. Just add a little on the t arm (just the threads) and then screw the assembly together. Basically, you want it on the threads and not on the inside of the slider.

otherwise it should slide freely. if you replaced it all with new parts sometimes there is a lite cote of dried oil on the shaft that can be sticky. That can cause it to be a little stiff at first but should loosen up with time.

also heard of people using a little bit of emery clothe to polish the shaft.

If it were me and it moved freely and did not show signs of binding or servo strain I'd fly it.

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06-03-2012 12:57 AM  6 years agoPost 3
jasonrusso

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Maybe I was vague in my post. I am using a brand new pitch slider assembly. It is all put together.

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06-03-2012 01:39 AM  6 years agoPost 4
Jerry K

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Align is petty good about puting locktight where it belongs but I would check them. In your case put a wrench on the slider and give it a moderate twist if it doesn't move let it go, but if it did move any disassemble it an reapply the locktight.

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06-03-2012 01:55 AM  6 years agoPost 5
jasonrusso

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That's what I did. I guess I get "free" loctite for $15. Funny how Align discontinued the plastic version. That's were my failure was. The plastic split, the slide shaft unscrewed and jammed the assembly up.

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06-13-2012 02:46 AM  6 years agoPost 6
rpat

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I had the same thing happen to me. My slider bushing broke in two and jammed the blades to one side. Oddest thing that I have had happen to me. Mine was the metal one.

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06-13-2012 02:51 AM  6 years agoPost 7
jasonrusso

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Almost had a crash due to this. One of the screws on one of the arms to the tail grips fell out on spool up. Thankfully I heard it and aborted the take-off. I applied loctite and flew the next day. Lesson learned, don't trust the manufacturer.

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06-13-2012 03:46 AM  6 years agoPost 8
HiroboFreak

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I use one of these: http://revolutionrc.com.au/-Wholesa...r/prod_829.html

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06-13-2012 04:22 AM  6 years agoPost 9
jasonrusso

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What about that makes it worth $80??

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06-14-2012 04:19 AM  6 years agoPost 10
HiroboFreak

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The bushing has a thicker wall so it won't break in flight like the Align one.

It's cheaper than a crash!

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06-23-2012 02:57 PM  6 years agoPost 11
rpat

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What about the new one that Align came out with, has any one tried it yet? It has two points of contact for the slider.

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06-24-2012 12:44 PM  6 years agoPost 12
jschenck

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What about the new one that Align came out with, has any one tried it yet? It has two points of contact for the slider.
I put one on my 500 - really nice upgrade. it has almost no slop, couldn't really see any slop in the slider mechanics. The original didn't have many flights on it (less than 30) but had noticeable slop. I'll be buying one for my 700. The 250DFC kit I just bought come with this new style slider as part of the kit. I think Align will switch all their kits to use the new style as they rev up their kits. Worth it upgrade IMO.

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06-24-2012 01:08 PM  6 years agoPost 13
rpat

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jschenck,
Thanks for the comment. After having the original slider break in half and jam the tail to one side I'm looking at upgrades so this will not happen again.

trex 700fbl cal30,minititan,, trx600fbl,trex250,logo 500,Velocity N2

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