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10-25-2012 09:26 AM  6 years agoPost 21
ebonicrobot

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Its still a pretty sharp lookin setup. I'm running the new tail and its awsome. I'm also running a dfc style head (TracX) and have yet (knock on wood) had any issues with mine..... but if it does fail, ill be ready.

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10-25-2012 02:04 PM  6 years agoPost 22
Ducati996

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10-27-2012 01:08 AM  6 years agoPost 23
ICUR1-2

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DFC, whether with Align or other manufacturer, is a design flaw !
The teetering of the spindle shaft will put on stress on the swash and linkages.
Even SAB realized their mistake and are about to offer a traditional FBL head design (under the name of HPS for High Precision Head, so it sounds like its an upgrade) with swash followers ...
Stay away from DFC ! just my 2 cents ...
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it was a nice idea but .....

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10-27-2012 01:35 AM  6 years agoPost 24
sluggo

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I have been flying the Dfc head since it came out. There is nothing wrong with the head at all! People need to start trying this stuff before spreading crap like this all over the net, but that is just my 2 cents.

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10-27-2012 02:06 AM  6 years agoPost 25
ebonicrobot

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Agree..

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11-05-2012 01:49 AM  6 years agoPost 26
wifeorheli

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There is a HUGE difference between the align and compass(TracX) head. I talked with compass about there head at the HeliFreak funfly and its NOT considered a DFC style head. Yet it looks the same they are VERY different. The align link system is to rigid allowing ZERO flex thus giving you the problem as many are having with the links poppng off. And yes to everyone it DOES happen I watched a guy from amain put one in the dirt due to it and he quickly took it off after trying different things. Back to the compass head. The compass links are designed to flex WITH the head. Meaning you will NOT pop links off. I found this VERY good inside information. I will not be putting a DFC on my heli but am leaning towards the compass head design.

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11-05-2012 11:53 PM  6 years agoPost 27
Rsams

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I have a heli with a DFC head and we didnt have the link pop off but after a while the constant flex on the little adjusters made them weak and they broke and crashed the heli. As luck would have it the nose was pointed straight up and it was only about 10ft off the ground so when it hit the tail took most of the damage. The reason we know they broke was the blades went into a huge flutter before it went down. Needless to say I have rebuilt the head with the traditional setup and have eliminated the dfc head. We have never had a problem with the old setup so it is back to that.

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11-07-2012 11:54 PM  6 years agoPost 28
jadams

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aside from the DFC head which has been discussed enough...it would be nice for Align to update the kits to be direct to SWASH linkage. Most every thing else is pretty good.

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11-08-2012 12:55 AM  6 years agoPost 29
Johnhuck

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aside from the DFC head which has been discussed enough...it would be nice for Align to update the kits to be direct to SWASH linkage. Most every thing else is pretty good
You got that right. Waiting and waiting and

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11-08-2012 01:48 AM  6 years agoPost 30
wifeorheli

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Thats a Very good point wierd they havent gone DSD. But pushpull has advantages for new comers who cant afford a servo needed for DSD. DSD is VERY demanding. I flew ElyQ for over 2 years and it was DSD and its HUNGREY for servo power.

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11-08-2012 02:03 AM  6 years agoPost 31
Johnhuck

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I can live with that. LOL

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11-08-2012 03:38 AM  6 years agoPost 32
wifeorheli

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Tell you what after flying direct servo drive for so long then going back to push pull what a difference less connected.

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11-08-2012 07:08 AM  6 years agoPost 33
Zbawer

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what a difference less connected
I highly doubt anyone could ever tell there is any difference in a blind test ... especially if on a FBL setup.
Bellcrancks are allright and will be more forgiving on servo gears in case of crash

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11-08-2012 01:55 PM  6 years agoPost 34
ICUR1-2

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the only advantage dss has over bellcranks is less parts,less weight and quicker set-up but requires quality metal geared servos.

though I'm not a big fan of bellcranks once it set-up thats it and they don't get damaged in crash as often as dss

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11-08-2012 06:36 PM  6 years agoPost 35
rpat

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Yep....the DFC head is a thing of the past, even the goblin is going to abandon it.

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

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11-08-2012 06:43 PM  6 years agoPost 36
rpat

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Don't get me wrong on this but the 600n is starting to show it's age. I just bought a Velocity N2 and it is about 10 OZ. lighter than the 600. We weighed them this past weekend and the Velocity is lighter. I still like my 600n but the design is getting a little long it the tooth.

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11-08-2012 07:52 PM  6 years agoPost 37
wifeorheli

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Zbawer - That was said with TRUE EXPERIENCE in the field. there is a difference in feel bottom line. Its like going from FM to 2.4ghz "more connected".

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11-08-2012 07:54 PM  6 years agoPost 38
wifeorheli

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I just noticed Align came out with the "new" DFC swashplate which helps eliminate the links popping off. So they finally realized it WAS a issue. SAB has something new "upgrade" hitting the market modifying the current head setup. Anyone got any info on this?

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11-09-2012 02:43 AM  6 years agoPost 39
Rsams

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You are correct on the velocity compared to the trex. I have both helis and the velocity is about 3/4 of a lb lighter. The velocity does fly well as does the trex but you can definetly tell there is a weight difference.

Ryan,Team JR, Team Morgan Fuels, Team KDE Direct, RCBearings.com Tech Rep

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