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Posted by jefffassbinder | Dec 03, 2014 @ 10:20 AM | 1,363 Views
Today I had the opportunity to meet many distributors from around the world. I was able to introduce the Multicopters offered by Align including a very special new entry unveiled by Alex the owner of Align. The energy and excitement for the M470L was a pleasure. Here are a few photos from the attendees of todays seminar. I'll post some more on day two of the Gimbal portion of the seminar....Continue Reading
Posted by jefffassbinder | Nov 29, 2014 @ 11:51 AM | 1,672 Views
Well here is the JetFan in action on my Sport Shark. This was only done with 5200 mAh packs. So there is more flight time available just getting used to the fan and seeing how many electrons are consumed for a given flight.

Fan is very quiet, and puts out some great thrust. I used a Neu 1915 1y motor. With the lower KV motor could extend flight times and maybe depending on torque of other motors maybe extend flight times with the packs I'm using. I think I may try the lower KV option recommended and see how that compares in performance and flight duration. For now here is my initial flight.

JetFan 120mm Test Flight (7 min 41 sec)

Posted by jefffassbinder | Nov 21, 2014 @ 04:38 PM | 1,277 Views
Here is a photo of the Conventional RX wire hook up. If you look at the image you will note red and green face the top of case. It is easier to plug these in first prior to hooking up PCU and GPS wires.
Posted by jefffassbinder | Nov 20, 2014 @ 02:25 AM | 1,627 Views
Align M690L Multicopter Second Flight with PID adjustments to Tilt and Roll (3 min 38 sec)


Well after our first flight we were wanting to improve what we could capture so we adjusted the PID's via the Align Gimbal software. These values are still in progress but are getting better. Take a look and see for yourself. Main adjustment were in Tilt, and Roll to the P and the D values. Once we have numbers that seem to work in many conditions we will share these value so you can try them with your G3.

We look forward to making even better images. Also want to note that we used the red dampeners on this flight. Which helped reduced vibrations in the images we captured.

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Posted by jefffassbinder | Oct 31, 2014 @ 03:29 PM | 2,681 Views
The Align APS-M is awesome, software very easy to navigate. So
after programming my Radio last evening and doing a quick test flight. I charged up some packs for today so I could just get used to the Align M480L Multicopter. I will note that I used 2x 6s 5200 in parallel to extend the time I could achieve in flight. I was amazed that I was able to get over 15 minutes of flight time and still have reserves. When going up in battery size make sure to note the center of gravity as shown in the Align manual. Actually it is just in front of the landing gear and the M480L. I did some POI laps in the neighborhood. I had a few people stop as they were asking if I had a camera on it and I told them no just flying at the moment. People were amazed that I could talk to them and still control the M480L. Put it in GPS, put in desired position, and it will do the rest. I'll be going to Prado on Sunday to fly. I'll make sure to bring the M480L with me so if you want to take a closer look come on out. Just look up PVMAC in Chino, CA. I'll be there in the morning. Here are a few shots I took while flying. It's kind of dark today, maybe because it's Halloween!
Posted by jefffassbinder | Oct 30, 2014 @ 07:32 PM | 2,511 Views
Wow, what a day. Tim and myself have been testing out our new Align Multicotpers. I shouldn't say testing actually learning the setup of the Multicopters as the engineers at Align Corporation have already done the testing. The M480L and M690L are simply amazing. We have used the POI (Point of interest), HCL (Home Course Lock) and CFO (Carefree Orientation) I must note since we only have a three position switch we had to use the WiFi to change the setting via the APS-M App on my android. Very impressed with the flight characteristics of these Multicopters. As soon as our new camera system arrives we will be checking out the gimbal and sharing with you. For now here are a few shots that Tim and I took. Hands free GPS is rock solid. I'm sure the camera op will really like the steady position capability of the Align M Series.

Also want to note that Tim took the M690L out and did some return home tests and the Align M Series performed the process flawlessly.

More images and video to come.

Align M690L Mulitcopter - Testing Intelligent Flight Features & Return Home (3 min 24 sec)


Best Regards,
Jeff...Continue Reading
Posted by jefffassbinder | Oct 27, 2014 @ 10:41 PM | 2,045 Views
Messerschmitt ME 163 Komet electrified (6 min 5 sec)


Here is a Joe Satia kit built model. The model here was converted by Rich P. The model carried the 12s 5000 mah with ease. The custom paint was done by Todd B and very talented painter and scale builder.

Well watch and enjoy, this footage was taken at this years Big Jolt in Chino California 2014.

Hosted by PVMAC Club.

See you next year!
Jeff Fassbinder
Posted by jefffassbinder | Oct 20, 2014 @ 04:40 PM | 1,871 Views
Have fun with Align T-Rex 700L Luca Pescante (4 min 13 sec)


Here is Mr. Luca Pescante out flying his Align Trex 700L. As you can see he likes his 700L Dominator. Taking everything that he is demanding of the Dominator. Awesome flight, thanks again Luca!

Best Regards,
Jeff Fassbinder
Posted by jefffassbinder | Oct 14, 2014 @ 06:25 PM | 2,368 Views
Ben Storick flying the Trex 700L (4 min 10 sec)


Ben Storick out flying his Align Trex 700L. As you can see the Gpro is working great as Ben puts it through it paces.

For more information on any Align products take a look at www.align.com.tw or www.alignrcusa.com.

Thanks for watching!
Jeff Fassbinder
Posted by jefffassbinder | Oct 02, 2014 @ 12:28 PM | 2,988 Views
Align Trex 550L Electronics Installation (1 hr 3 min 28 sec)


The new Align Trex 550L is a new design, from frame layout to the electronics provided. If you have watched the preview you already know all the robust accessories that are included. The 550L construction is carried out in 3 sessions. Each session is 1 hour and gives you the ability to use during the work week and put in a hour each night. Once we finish Part 1 and Session 1,2,and 3. Then I will show the electroincs installation and also the setup for getting your 550L Dominator ready for flight. Sit back relax with only a few tools and you to will be ready for flight in only a few short hours.

Here is the Electronics Installation which is the final part of this build.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me a jeff@alignrcusa.com or if your interested in more product information please look at www.align.com.tw.


Best Regards,
Jeff Fassbinder

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Posted by jefffassbinder | Oct 01, 2014 @ 02:30 PM | 2,565 Views
http://youtu.be/C5kPizXYMFs

The new Align Trex 550L is a new design, from frame layout to the electronics provided. If you have watched the preview you already know all the robust accessories that are included. The 550L construction is carried out in 3 sessions. Each session is 1 hour and gives you the ability to use during the work week and put in a hour each night. Once we finish Part 1 and Session 1,2,and 3. Then I will show the electroincs installation and also the setup for getting your 550L Dominator ready for flight. Sit back relax with only a few tools and you to will be ready for flight in only a few short hours.

Here is the Electronics Installation which is the final part of this build.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me a jeff@alignrcusa.com or if your interested in more product information please look at www.align.com.tw.


Best Regards,
Jeff Fassbinder

Align Trex 550L Part 1 Session 1 of 3 (1 hr 4 min 51 sec)


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Posted by jefffassbinder | Sep 26, 2014 @ 11:50 AM | 2,155 Views
550L Build Part 1 Session 3 of 3 (51 min 19 sec)


The new Align Trex 550L is a new design, from frame layout to the electronics provided. If you have watched the preview you already know all the robust accessories that are included. The 550L construction is carried out in 3 sessions. Each session is 1 hour and gives you the ability to use during the work week and put in a hour each night. Once we finish Part 1 and Session 1,2,and 3. Then I will show the electroincs installation and also the setup for getting your 550L Dominator ready for flight. Sit back relax with only a few tools and you to will be ready for flight in only a few short hours.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me a jeff@alignrcusa.com or if your interested in more product information please look at www.align.com.tw.

1 and 2 of 3 sessions
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Posted by jefffassbinder | Sep 23, 2014 @ 01:17 PM | 2,380 Views
http://youtu.be/X2-6V3LjL20

The new Align Trex 550L is a new design, from frame layout to the electronics provided. If you have watched the preview you already know all the robust accessories that are included. The 550L construction is carried out in 3 sessions. Each session is 1 hour and gives you the ability to use during the work week and put in a hour each night.

Once we finish Part 1 and Session 1,2,and 3. Then I will show the electroincs installation and also the setup for getting your 550L Dominator ready for flight. Sit back relax with only a few tools and you to will be ready for flight in only a few short hours.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me a jeff@alignrcusa.com or if your interested in more product information please look at www.align.com.tw.

Best Regards,
Jeff Fassbinder
Posted by jefffassbinder | Sep 22, 2014 @ 02:17 PM | 2,306 Views
http://youtu.be/d7qLMLQ64Lc

The new Align Trex 550L is a new design, from frame layout to the electronics provided. If you have watched the preview you already know all the robust accessories that are included. The 550L construction is carried out in 3 sessions. Each session is 1 hour and gives you the ability to use during the work week and put in a hour each night. Once we finish Part 1 and Session 1,2,and 3. Then I will show the electroincs installation and also the setup for getting your 550L Dominator ready for flight. Sit back relax with only a few tools and you to will be ready for flight in only a few short hours.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me a jeff@alignrcusa.com or if your interested in more product information please look at www.align.com.tw.

Best Regards,
Jeff Fassbinder
Posted by jefffassbinder | Sep 22, 2014 @ 02:08 PM | 5,366 Views
Here is the brand new T-REX 500L Dominator which will soon be ready for release.

The new model again inherits the outstanding manufacturing excellence of Align combining the Gpro unit and new 500L Flybarless Rotor Head System all together in this new generation.
Features high stability, excellent power output, superior control feel, also a new canopy design and stunning red color combination, enrich and give new life to the 500L Dominator.

Again, Align would like to thank you for all the support and we will keep improving ourselves and also keep investigate new products. Please always feel free to contact with Align sales staff if you have any question.

Thank you and have a nice day!

Best regards,
Jeff...Continue Reading
Posted by jefffassbinder | Sep 11, 2014 @ 11:20 AM | 3,381 Views
Here are a few more details of the new Align M480L and 690L Multicopters. Pricing and some of the equipment that will be offered as well.

Regards,
Jeff
Posted by jefffassbinder | Sep 04, 2014 @ 12:56 PM | 4,354 Views
Hello everyone,

Just wanted to share the latest from Align. These photos have all been converted to English for your reading pleasure. Take a look at all the exciting features this new Multicopter offers. Align has put the details into this new product that is sure to meet and exceed expectations. Well enough of me talking take a look for yourself!

Best Regards,
Jeff...Continue Reading
Posted by jefffassbinder | Sep 03, 2014 @ 03:43 PM | 3,905 Views
Here is a collection of the new Align Multicopters. There are a great many features and being the product is so new you'll need to scroll through the images to find out more details. As more becomes available I'll post to my blog here on RCG so that the Multi-rotor enthusiast can prepare themselves for a new level of performance and service in the Multicopter segment.

Well here are some images for now! I'll report back shortly!

Best Regards,
Jeff...Continue Reading
Posted by jefffassbinder | Aug 26, 2014 @ 02:04 PM | 3,177 Views
Dear All,

We’re glad to announce you the new 550FL & 600FL Flybarless Rotor Head System as well as 550 Main Shaft set. The new unit utilizes extreme low CG design, effectively reduces resistance during 3D maneuvers, increased flight responsiveness and precision.

In addition, the styling appearance harmony with red anodized and stainless color, bring out the high quality of helicopter.

H55H002XXT 550FL Flybarless Rotor Head System USD98.99
H60H003XXT 600FL Flybarless Rotor Head System USD122.99
H55H003XXT 550FL Main Shaft Set USD19.99

Again, Align would like to thank you for all the support and we will keep improving and also keep investigating new products. Please always feel free to contact with Align sales staff if you have any question.

Thank you and have a nice day!

Best Regards,
Jeff Fassbinder
Director of Marketing
Posted by jefffassbinder | Aug 15, 2014 @ 04:00 PM | 2,975 Views
Dear All,

Hope you’re doing well and all enjoy the Summer flying season!

We’re pleased to present the new speed fuselages for your 450L helicopter, with same design concept from 700E & 500E, there are four color combinations. So please check attached DM poster and price lists for more information, and contact your Align sales representative for further shipping preparation.

HF4506T 450L Speed Fuselage - Red & Yellow
HF4507T 450L Speed Fuselage - Yellow & Blue
HF4508T 450L Speed Fuselage - Red & White
HF4509T 450L Speed Fuselage – Blue & White

Again, Align would like to thank you for all the support and we will keep improving and also keep investigating new products. Please always feel free to contact with Align sales staff if you have any question.

Thank you and have a nice day!

Best Regards,
Jeff Fassbinder
Director of Marketing