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Old Dec 23, 2011, 02:11 PM
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New Trex 700E Head Design called DFC: Direct Flight Control

Align Announced a new Head Design:
http://helidaily.com/sneak-pick-alig...w-head-design/

Here is a test flight video:
http://helidaily.com/just-released-v...d-test-flight/

Looks like I know what my next Heli is....
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 02:45 PM
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Align is kinda late to the party with that one. Compass has been using that design for at least two years on their helis, and the SAB Goblin also has it now.

-Chris
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 03:07 PM
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looks stronger overall
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 03:47 PM
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Align is kinda late to the party with that one. Compass has been using that design for at least two years on their helis, and the SAB Goblin also has it now.

-Chris
Value wise, you will only need to replace the head and not buy the entire kit.

So, I am not sure if they are late , may be just smart planning...
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 05:25 PM
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Makes a lot of sense - eliminating the need for swash locker arms by having the blade links hold the inner swash. It's certainly an elegant solution.
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Old Dec 24, 2011, 04:01 AM
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Nothing new about the design.Align is just finally following the leaders.
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Old Dec 25, 2011, 12:29 PM
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Nothing new about the design.Align is just finally following the leaders.
Maybe so, but it still looks great!
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 02:45 PM
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Compass has had a head like for 500, 600 and now 700 size birds for years now
nothing new here
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Old Jan 04, 2012, 07:16 AM
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what's up with the copying, Align? a couple of weeks back, there was the "re-designed" flybarred head for the 500 and 600. which, if my memory serves me right, looks just like the programmable head of the RCer Dragonus line. then this?

guyro, lookup TracX and you'll see you don't the whole kit to partially get the amazing performance of the 6HV on any 600mm-bladed heli.

nevertheless, an align heli will always be an align heli and a compass a compass. let's see align top the 6HV's tail performance and efficiency.
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Old Jan 04, 2012, 07:37 PM
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Maybe so, but it still looks great!
I agree. Got one on order should be here Friday.
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Old Jan 05, 2012, 07:12 AM
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i think the Compass(TracX) head looks WAY better
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Old Jan 05, 2012, 11:20 AM
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Height

It does look fantastic, very "sculptural", but I notice that the Align head is not as deep, enabling a shorter mainshaft, which may be needed on the Rex.

I just wish they would have angled pitch arms, so that the arms would be more square to the links. that would take out the 3-4% differential that otherwise exists.
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Old Jan 05, 2012, 11:46 AM
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get a V-bar hehe
also you can use the shorter FBL main shaft you will have to cut the delrin links to make it work

the head sits lower then the stock head any way by a few mm any way and i have not had any issues with the stock 500 head and main shaft any way

now that i got my 6HV set up i think im going put the compass head on my 500 and at some point get a mini V-bar for the 500 as well should be nicely blinged out with the ICE 100 thats on it already
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Old Jan 06, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Align also has this for the 600 now helidaily.com
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Old Jan 07, 2012, 08:46 AM
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get a V-bar hehe
also you can use the shorter FBL main shaft you will have to cut the delrin links to make it work

the head sits lower then the stock head any way by a few mm any way and i have not had any issues with the stock 500 head and main shaft any way

now that i got my 6HV set up i think im going put the compass head on my 500 and at some point get a mini V-bar for the 500 as well should be nicely blinged out with the ICE 100 thats on it already
Hey Elios, save some weight and take off the two spare inner swash balls!
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