Originally Posted by ridge_racer
The Align 450 se swash I have sitting in my box has no play between the upper and lower swash plate halves. Only the same play in the pivot ball. Mhills....the play that you reference I would agree would not be good to fly with but in tsakali's case his is in the same pivot ball. It does look excessive and really a shame considering this is a new part however should still be able to fly. Personally I would buy an ALZRC replacement swash.
I got a Alzrc one DFC about 4 months ago and it came with zero grease in the bearing and a rough spot.