Why do you keep talking about Align issues when you have no experience with them?So you had a 450SE for a short time and like you said,thats the only Align heli you had which means you have no experience what so ever with any of them but that one heli,come on man..
Ive owned every single model/size to date other than the Trex 800 and never had issues with them..Only thing I ever got mad about was stripping my TT gears but that had nothing what so ever to do with Align as I put the tail in myself..Stripped the gears on my Trex 550 in the air but found out the past owner put aftermarker/cheap CF frames on it.If it had Align frames,it wouldn't of happend.
Im not saying others haven't had a problem every now and then but I also don't know what kind of builder that person is.Can't say if someone had a bad part or if it was a building error but when someone has issues with every single Align heli they touch,I don't believe the problem is with the heli.I do know I haven't had issues others claim to have or got a bad part but others having issues wanna bash and call me a fanboy,doesn't hurt my feelings one bit.If enjoying and flying something I like alot makes me a fanboy,so be it.
You can keep making TT sound so much better but reread dkshema post..Everyone also knows about the pin in the tail gear that comes out and rips the tail case apart..What did TT do about that being as you say they fix all issues..I'll tell ya,they moved onto ANOTHER updated Raptor 50 (X50) and didn't fix ANY of the well knows issues with the V2..
Thats not a poke or dig at TT,just pointing out issues that I know they had as I had one myself.Had the tail pin come out twice and crashed bad because it ripped my while tail case apart.
I tried a few other brands over the years and always stayed with Align because its been the best/problem free heli for me and I plan on sticking with them for many more years..If I run into a bad part which I haven't so far,i'll take it back and get another...
Oh, and I'd still be flying those 15 year old helis if the price of glow fuel hadnt doubled. Disability doesnt pay for me to fly. Fuel cost comes out of my pocket.
Not on disability myself and pay for my own stuff also so good for ya I guess..