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Old Dec 30, 2012, 12:02 AM
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Whats wrong with the older align 3g unit???

Hi guys I was wondering whats wrong with using the older 3g unit to go flybarless??? I was going to convert a raptor heli and can pick up one of these units for around 50 bucks.....Any info would be nice Thanks Chopper
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 02:39 AM
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Its like most things. Some work fine, others just don't. You won't know if it will work until you try it out. It got a bad rap since most any other major brands flybarless units are expected to work better.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 06:22 AM
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Make sure you download the 3g software from align and follow the setup to the letter and make sure your helicopter has as little vibration as possible. You should be fine.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 09:10 AM
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id pass and get a tarot zyx-s unit,there cheap,only need a sat,no receiver.and mines hit the ground hard dozens off time.i also have 2-IKON fbl controllers.for my type of flying/crashing
i cant tell the diff between the two.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 09:43 AM
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for basic flying its fine
the tail isnt the greatest but it works
if you start pushing it youll see its limitations
which is what im running in to now and will replace it with a BeastX most likely

same with all the cloned FBL units they work but i wouldnt start trying to fly hard 3D with them

thats where things like the latest ver of the beast, Brain, iKON, Vbar start show why they cost more
also if your not using the gov on a Vbar, iKON, Brain your not using every thing you paid for

the Vbar gov is most amazing thing since fbl in the first place since the gov becomes part of the over all control loop
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 01:21 PM
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fbl unit

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for basic flying its fine
the tail isnt the greatest but it works
if you start pushing it youll see its limitations
which is what im running in to now and will replace it with a BeastX most likely

same with all the cloned FBL units they work but i wouldnt start trying to fly hard 3D with them

thats where things like the latest ver of the beast, Brain, iKON, Vbar start show why they cost more
also if your not using the gov on a Vbar, iKON, Brain your not using every thing you paid for

the Vbar gov is most amazing thing since fbl in the first place since the gov becomes part of the over all control loop
you talking about the zyx,what limitations do you have.itll be a long time before im ready for 3d,but im not trying to achieve that,some of its ok,but i like loops and rolls and stuff like that.
im just starting to play aroung with the gov and self level features of the ikon,which is why i bought them
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 01:41 PM
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for one the older 3G on my 500 has tail issues in hard 3D and the heli has some bobbling issues when inverted
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 02:49 PM
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Thanks guys Ill pass on the 3g for now and look at the zyx-s because the only 3d Im doing is loops,rolls and stall turns now...Im going to put this in a raptor with a rjx head and hope for the best...Thanks again chopper
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 03:21 PM
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imo the clones like the zyx are not any better its 6 of one half a dozen of another

spend the money get at lest a BeastX you can get them 120 bucks or LESS if you look on line used

there is no excuse to use a clone fbl controller any more
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