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01-05-2014 12:34 AM  4 years agoPost 521
Stephen Born

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George,

Sorry to hear about the issues with your heli and the crash.

It is nice to know Align was quick to replace your parts upon your request.

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01-05-2014 03:49 PM  4 years agoPost 522
georgegv

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Align 150DFC
Align is not , not quick to respond! I have 2 defective swashplates and a grounded bird! I must say with all the years of flying, Horizon Hobby is by far the tops! I had issues with one of their micro Helis and ended sending me a new complete helicopter! Align needed proof that they obviously have substandard parts on a long awaited bird and I am so far very disappointed!

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01-05-2014 04:00 PM  4 years agoPost 523
Stephen Born

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I agree. Horizon Hobby set the standard for customer service.

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01-08-2014 12:55 AM  4 years agoPost 524
Stephen Born

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New metal tail motor unit.

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01-08-2014 12:58 AM  4 years agoPost 525
knightofcarnage

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01-08-2014 02:14 AM  4 years agoPost 526
georgegv

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150DFC
I am so disappointed with Align right now! After sending a email or two about my problems with this new heli, specifically the swashplate
I finally received a response: We are sorry that you are having problems with your helicopter. We would like to offer you 40 percent off MSRP on replacement parts! Are you kidding me? Their defective swashplate caused the crash and now I get a discount? I'm sorry but this is the worst customer service yet! We are the Beta test group for Align and we need to now pay for Alpha parts!

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01-08-2014 03:45 AM  4 years agoPost 527
turboomni

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Reminds me of the Blade 130x in the beginning,,but the difference here is Align is at least trying to do something,,,actually rather quickly. Where as with the Blade 130x Horizon did nothing in my book,,little to no improvements to this day. All the after market vultures swooped in to try and make it right and some did better than others. If it sounds like I am sticking up for Align I am not. These Align guys have been in business a very long time with much experience and I find it really too bad the quality of plastic parts and poor assembly and quality control of parts has been so bad. It sounds like to me the bean counters really marred the product. Poor quality plastics ,,swash problems,poor factory assembly,etc,,,give me a break! For 250 bucks for a heli that is SO simple in design compared to the 130x for the same price. How much profit margin do they need?? 2 motors ,a pinion and main gear,,a chassis,a few bearings, head and brain. Very few parts compared to the 130x. The brain and motors ,gearing all seem fine from what I have read. Yet the simple stuff was overlooked it seems,,from bean counters.
I still want one ,,maybe next year!!!

Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them

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01-08-2014 11:14 AM  4 years agoPost 528
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Horizon was fine for me with my 130x, replaced all the parts and more free of charge. To be honest the 130x is fine stock..if its setup correctly...however it is a bugger to get it just right.

Warning...This hobby is very addictive and may damage your wealth

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01-08-2014 02:43 PM  4 years agoPost 529
turboomni

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That maybe so and good they replaced parts for free. But Blade never improved anything except metal gears. At least Align seems to be addressing and improving some parts like the metal tail motor housing. I have also a 130x and you are correct it can be a stinker to get right but when it is set up correctly it flies great.

Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them

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01-08-2014 03:12 PM  4 years agoPost 530
benysjets

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Trex 150
Well my swash came apart and caused extensive damage frame cut servo wire tail motor skids. I've all ready bought probably $300 in spares all ready. Wish I would have know they were making new parts before I spent the money. I do love the way this heli flies. So I would like to keep it. I have contacted align. And sent serial number and pics. I had most of it fixed all ready but still had all the broken parts. I'm gonna see what they do this will be my deciding factor if I keep it or sell it. So my fingers are crossed.

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01-17-2014 05:56 PM  4 years agoPost 531
Jackie

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Lago Vista, Texas

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Quality??
I would have to say stay away from the 150 unless you want to go down the upgrade rat hole.

Things you would need to upgrade (from Microheli, RKH, Lynx etc)

Swash - plastic garbage from Align
Main shaft - gets bent by looking at it too hard.
feathering shaft - same as main shaft.
landing skids - break at the battery holder and frame pins
main gear - not straight - cheap plastic
canopy - made of egg shells just like the Trex 100
frame - canopy mounts and landing gear mounts break easily.

What can I say is good on this 150?
Maybe the servos and tail boom. And that is about it.

The 150 is nothing more than the same old cheap parts the 100 had.

My NanoCPx is at least 5 times more durable.

I also have an Align 250 DFC. Same cheap plastic frame parts.

I will not buy or fly any Align product under a 450 size.

Oh and good luck getting Align to do anything for you. They have the worst customer service there is. Horizon Hobby blows them away in Customer Service.

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01-17-2014 06:53 PM  4 years agoPost 532
knightofcarnage

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???
Swash - plastic garbage from Align
Main shaft - gets bent by looking at it too hard.
feathering shaft - same as main shaft.
landing skids - break at the battery holder and frame pins
main gear - not straight - cheap plastic
canopy - made of egg shells just like the Trex 100
frame - canopy mounts and landing gear mounts break easily.
Swash: hit or miss usually can easily fixed with loctie. Also an upgrade is in the works by align

Main shaft: I don't what you did to even come close to bending it.
feathering shaft: still have not broken one in 5 major crashes.
landing skids: yes they will break in more major crash but alot stronger then trex 100
main gear: Yes the original main gear from 100 it will warp after some cycles and cause vibes. How every there is a replacement and i think its being include in the kits now too.
canopy: it is what it is. Not the worse.
frame: well for the most part its ok. I will admit there a weak point i found in it. Its under the motor mount. The other thing is the servo restrainer/swash guide. Its gets sloppy. Should be metal
tail hub: If you call align the will give you the new plastic hub. Much beefier or just buy the metal upgrade one. Mine metal one is on its way.

BTW its call throttle hold in a crash. The blades just stop almost instant on 150. so the bird then just drops and almost no damage. I have 200+ flights on it by now.

Now lets list some of the positives.
FBL unit: works very well
Tail : very nice feel and holds great tru the entire flight time.
Servos: Zero issues and i have not heard any striping them.
Motor: lots of power
All the parts that break are dirt cheap and it flies great.

I have to question your skill level.

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01-17-2014 07:26 PM  4 years agoPost 533
Jackie

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Swash: hit or miss usually can easily fixed with loctie. Also an upgrade is in the works by align
Loctie (Loctite)? Oh really. You use loctite on plastic?
$240 and you need to upgrade the swash?
Main shaft: I don't what you did to even come close to bending it.
feathering shaft: still have not broken one in 5 major crashes.
A major crash when I hit IDLE up in the air and the tail swung around like there was NO tail blade on it. And yes I know how to use idle up and I was also using Alan Szabo's 150 curves.
main gear: Yes the original main gear from 100 it will warp after some cycles and cause vibes. How every there is a replacement and i think its being include in the kits now too.
Another upgrade!
canopy: it is what it is. Not the worse.
I know of NONE worse
BTW its call throttle hold in a crash. The blades just stop almost instant on 150. so the bird then just drops and almost no damage. I have 200+ flights on it by now.
So when the thing flies apart in the air (ie swash bearing coming out of the swash) then TH will save you from major damage??
Tail : very nice feel and holds great tru the entire flight time.
Ok that explains how well it held for me when the tail spun like a top.
I have to question your skill level.
I don't do 3D but have been building and flying for several years now.
HawkPro (30), Raptor 50, Trex 450, Trex 100/250 (both Align garbage) Walkera (garbage) and several Blades

I have to question who you work for.

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01-17-2014 08:45 PM  4 years agoPost 534
knightofcarnage

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Loctie (Loctite)? Oh really. You use loctite on plastic?
$240 and you need to upgrade the swash?

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All the damage i seen the swash plate was the bearing FALLS OUT and the swash plate splits in 2 pieces. And yes green loctie from Align is just for this purpose to loc bearing in place. And i have use regular loctie to the same purpose. First thing i did was take my swash plate apart as soon someone reported it splitting. One other its not pure plastic.
Another upgrade!
compiling about $2-$3 upgrade. On any blade micro heli, everyone i know they have spent at least $80 to $180 in upgrade before it even came close what you get with the 150. I bet when all the upgrades come out for 150 it will not be more then $50.
Ok that explains how well it held for me when the tail spun like a top.
Setup Setup Setup. If your TH is set to ZERO. Guess what will happen. Hmm it shuts both motors off and both main blades and tail blade will stop. So yes you will spin because the torque. You can actual fix this easily. If you noticed that the tail motor actual turns on before main motor when you move the Throttle up. Well its done on purpose. What you can do this is set your TH to be at a point where ONLY the tail motor works not the main. However i rater have both motors stop then having the tail motor continue to work in crash on the ground. They are not for everyone.
I don't do 3D but have been building and flying for several years now.
HawkPro (30), Raptor 50, Trex 450, Trex 100/250 (both Align garbage) Walkera (garbage) and several Blades
You clam in both trex 100/250 are garbage. Hmm no. I had about 5 different 250 since they first got released. And it all depend on setup. (first one had major issues with tail binding). The new one 250 DFC with 3gx system is very very nice. I hate to say this but i think small helix are to fast for your reaction time. They are not that good for learning when some is new to the hobby, but every new flier think so. They are great at sharping your 3d skills. Because you need to be that much more precise in your movements and and really have a good reaction time.
I have to question who you work for.
LOL No its not for Align. I'm a software engineer.

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01-17-2014 09:46 PM  4 years agoPost 535
Jackie

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(knightofcarnage)

I'm glad you are happy with your 150.

Since I don't do 3D I will stick with the Blade nano CPx for indoors.
Comes ready to bind to my DX9, parts cost less and it flies
stock as good if not better than the 150.

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01-17-2014 09:53 PM  4 years agoPost 536
knightofcarnage

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indoors.
That is 90% of your problem. This guy is way to quick for indoors. All accept 1 crash i had because it was stupid for flying indoors. Try it outside if you have not.

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01-21-2014 01:06 AM  4 years agoPost 537
flyride

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Salt Lake City UT

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I am loving the 150. It is by far the best micro to date. I have had a few pretty hard crashes on cement and no damage. I love the way it flies.

and the blonde said "RECTUM, Hell damn near killed em!!"

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01-21-2014 02:32 AM  4 years agoPost 538
jschenck

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somewhat minor crash this weekend, tumbled in - front frame flexed up and allowed the motor to pinch the servo wires against the frame right behind the motor, cutting the servos wires. word to the caution, make sure your servo wires are ran to clear between the motor and rear frame support for the main shaft.

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01-22-2014 01:27 AM  4 years agoPost 539
knightofcarnage

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Between the Swash + body + tail upgrade your are only spending about $35 buck for upgrades. Now that is no where near blade upgrade hell. Thanks Align.

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01-22-2014 02:14 AM  4 years agoPost 540
benysjets

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Warner Robins ga

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Trex 150
Well after contacting align the person I've been dealing with has been pretty good I sent him photos of broken parts and was told they would be replaced. But I have to wait for them to come into stock. So hopefully I get the parts soon. But for the way it flies it can't be compared to another micro. IMO 3d flying on this micro is very enjoyable and has the speed and power to pull through any I can throw at it anyways lol. I'm happy align actually is listening and making new parts.

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