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10-10-2013 05:52 PM  4 years agoPost 21
HeliNutAndy

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Its an Align.
I'm not sure what that means but I had a Trex 550 that flew awesome.

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10-10-2013 05:59 PM  4 years agoPost 22
shinysideUP

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I had a Trex 550 that flew awesome.
I did too, replaced the frames 6 times because of unexpected gears stripping, both main and front TT gears.

Fly hard, fly low, fly till she leaves and never comes back.

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10-10-2013 06:12 PM  4 years agoPost 23
HeliNutAndy

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How is your 700n?

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10-10-2013 06:31 PM  4 years agoPost 24
shinysideUP

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How is your 700n?
Doing well, its where it belongs, LOL

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10-11-2013 02:19 PM  4 years agoPost 25
HeliNutAndy

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I hope that isn't the garbage

I like Align stuff. I use their servos in my Logo models and they work great.

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10-11-2013 04:39 PM  4 years agoPost 26
shinysideUP

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Sorry for sidetracking your Thread, but I have spent many thousands(literally, easily ,sorry edit that out, no need to talk about how pockets really suffered, more) on Align helis since I started flying and have found it better not to use them because they always seem to have design flaws that make me spend more due to mechanical failures or upgrades that put me right in the realm of better kits that do not need upgrades to be reliable and perform better.
The issues with Align clutches failing are well documented. Did Align recall or come out with a better one?
Something to think about.

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10-11-2013 05:08 PM  4 years agoPost 27
meowguy

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I have glued new clutch liner on last saturday after starting my motor on stunt 1. These pictures may help to illustrate the process witch includes inserting clutch shoe with adhesive tape after glueing.
I like your technique. I think I would have used a 30 or 45 minute epoxy for the reason that I have always thought the longer cure epoxy makes a stronger bond. The ideal difference between clutch shoes and bell would be .020" according to Ray Hostetler's Shop and Field Companion. That amounts to just .010 on each side.

My previous statement of three layers is too much. You need only one layer to have the proper clearance.

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10-11-2013 05:25 PM  4 years agoPost 28
dchekas

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Three layers is far too much, I would not follow that number.

The less the clutch shoes have to spread, the less stress will be placed on the shoes, and therefore, the longer the clutch will last.

A single wrap of electrical tape with a 1mm thick liner will yield a long lasting (stock) clutch.

It will be a little grabby the first few flights, but will quickly wear in.

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10-11-2013 06:34 PM  4 years agoPost 29
meowguy

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Three layers is far too much, I would not follow that number.
You are absolutely correct. I misstated the number of layers. You need only one layer for the proper clearance. See my corrected post above.

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10-14-2013 01:42 PM  4 years agoPost 30
HeliNutAndy

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I am still on the edge on what to get. I have a few more questions Does the 700 lumber along? There are plenty of videos out there of people performing crazy 3d moves but for a 'normal' pilot like myself is the 700 agile? The reason I ask is that I have a 600 and 500 electric and I am noticing that the 600 is more stable but it does not have the agility of the 500. I'm not sure if it's due to the fact that I am using a 10s setup in my 600 and it may be lacking power??? Is the general rule that the larger the model the less agile it is? If so, I'm also thinking about the 600N but I have not had a 700 yet and I 'need' one . How much flight time does the 700n get? Does the 600 average about the same flight times? I typically get 7 minutes of mild 3d and lately I would like to squeeze out a few more minutes since I have been in 'practice' mode. My final question is how loud is a 700? I did have an NX4 and it was fairly loud. I am curious to find out how loud it would be compared to a 37 size nitro. Thx again for the help

Andy

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10-14-2013 02:27 PM  4 years agoPost 31
dchekas

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The 700N is one of the lighter nitro 90 machines on the market, weighing in around 10lbs w/o fuel.

The larger models are more stable and less twitchy compared to the smaller models.

With A .91 class engine, you're looking at 7.5 minutes of 3D at IU2 speeds.

The 700 will be louder than the .37 in your NX4.

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10-14-2013 03:07 PM  4 years agoPost 32
Ace Dude

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In addition to engine size, sound level is also highly dependent on the muffler being used. In my experience Hatori makes some of the quietest muffler available.

  

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10-15-2013 05:20 AM  4 years agoPost 33
dkshema

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The 700 might be louder than the 37, however, nowhere near the same frequency content.

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