on another note the Align plastic boom mount works better than the metal clone one. The metal on really crushes the
out of the boom and it doesn't stay tight. Mine kept sliding in and loosening the belt. I have not had that problem with the Align plastic mount.
I would agree, in the long run the Align heli is the better way to go. I have nearly twice as much into my clone as my Align with half the flight time on it. Now most of the bearings in the clone head need replaced.