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06-15-2013 07:34 PM  5 years agoPost 1
ady

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hi , have fitted a mikado 550sx head to my 550 dfc rex , standard 550 boom , 520 revolution blades , the head is the same height as the dfc was , flys a treat

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06-16-2013 02:35 AM  5 years agoPost 2
AzHyper

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Now that's what I need. Align should've considered this route to begin with. Nice job Ady!

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06-16-2013 04:52 AM  5 years agoPost 3
doug p

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Are those plastic blade grips?

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06-16-2013 09:24 AM  5 years agoPost 4
ady

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Thank you for your kind words , and yes they mikado grade plastic grips

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06-16-2013 09:31 AM  5 years agoPost 5
Flys4Fun

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If you are going to be wrecking a lot, then the logo grips are definitely cheaper than the metal align ones. But for performance, there is no comparison those logo blade grips have a lot of flex in the arms. With FBL it masks it because it auto compensates for it, but back in the day I flew the plastic grips on logo 10s flybarred and the heli was very inconsistent and tracked off because of It. What you will notice even with the FBL is that the collective will not be as snappy and sharp cyclic inputs as well plus the FBL unit is working harder having to fight the flex going on, so I feel that precision suffers too.

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06-16-2013 12:21 PM  5 years agoPost 6
raptor50luvver

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Mikado have been selling their head upgrade for the Rex 600 which includes the Logo 600 grips for years so whats new here?

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06-16-2013 12:42 PM  5 years agoPost 7
ady

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The Heli is new dude , had not spotted the mikado 550sx head block to align upgrade , have you got a link ? will now try the align metal grips and KDE arms using the mikado hub

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06-16-2013 02:13 PM  5 years agoPost 8
ady

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align grips now fitted , ready for flight , kde arms will arrive this week

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06-16-2013 06:33 PM  5 years agoPost 9
Flys4Fun

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Now that looks legit, sweet! Is the blade grip arms the same dimensions as the mikado blade griops? Meaning is the ball link in line with the main shaft when looking at the side view and the same distance away from the head block from the top view?

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06-16-2013 08:34 PM  5 years agoPost 10
ady

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It all lines up a treat , from the top view. The rex grips are about 2mm further in , I'll see how the KDE arms line up when they arrive , I used the rex feathering spindle and brass spacer , fits a real treat , works brill , have had 3 flights , looks good , flys great thank you for the positives

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