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05-28-2015 09:32 PM  3 years agoPost 1
gemheli

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Hello,
I'm looking at getting at T rex 600 for nitro.
My main concern is the lack of spares support for TT, so im looking to move across.
One of the larger shops in the uk has recommended me to swap to an Align 600 as the parts availability is so good.

What is the basic evolution of the align 600? For instance, I know Thunder Tiger well enough, as I've had a few of them going v1, then V2, then Titan and finally x50, with an option to go tail drive belt or shaft drive in the x50. The final option to go fbl.

What's the latest, and are there any to avoid?

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Gemheli

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05-28-2015 10:00 PM  3 years agoPost 2
dchekas

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The latest model is the 600N DFC w/ GPro FBL included.

The release History is something along the lines of:

2007: 600N Sport and 600N "Pro" models released
2008: 600N Super Pro models released
2009: 600N Limited Edition Released
2010: 600N Limited Edition 3G FBL Released
2011: 600N Limited Edition V2 Flybar Head
2013: 600N DFC w/ 3GX
2015: 600N DFC w/ GPro

I don't think any version should really be avoided, but the updates afforded by the limited edition onward are likely worth any extra expense you may pay over "old stock" Super Pro or older models.

The latest 600N DFC can be equipped with the "new" Align traditional style FBL head as well if preferred over the DFC.

Parts compatibility between all these models is very good. There have been tweaks to the rotor head, tail, and autohub areas, but the core frame is relatively unchanged.

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05-28-2015 10:28 PM  3 years agoPost 3
gemheli

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Thank you very much,
Saved me hours of trying to work it out.

As you said it probably worth getting an upgraded version, I'll probably look out for one of those.

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Gemheli

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05-29-2015 08:08 AM  3 years agoPost 4
Dawiev

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05-29-2015 04:59 PM  3 years agoPost 5
gemheli

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Thank you for the link.

Just one question:
With reference to the tail rotor drive, can you fit a belt drive option, or does it have to be tube/shaft driven?
For instance my Raptor x50 is belt drive tail by choice.
Is there that option with the 600's.

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Gemheli

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06-02-2015 12:30 AM  3 years agoPost 6
ticedoff8

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Belt Drive:
I think you could scrounge up the parts to convert to belt drive.
I've never done it.
But you may have issues with the newer tail rotor housing and the newer TR pitch slider / control arm assembly.

I've never flown any belt driven heli (starting with the GMP Cobra in '88 then the TT Raptor 60 / 90), so I am not sure what the advantages are in belt drive.

I have heard people say that if you tap the tail on the ground, the TT breaks.
I've tapped my fail share of tails. I've broken a few blades and bent a few tail rotor drive shafts.
But the only time I ever broke a torque tube was when I hit hard enough to bend the tailboom.

Buy a standard TT driven 600N and then figure out if you really want to convert to belt drive.

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