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Old Feb 13, 2013, 04:21 PM
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Trex 500 FBL upgrade

hello everyone. so i lost the tail rotor on my trex 500 and it hit hard. Now i am upgrading to fbl. I fly 3d so i push the heli and will need a good fbl head that can handle it. I have narrowed my choices down to the RJX head and the i2RC T500C head. I will be using a Spektrum BeastX rx for fbl controller. I understand the rjx head uses stock align parts. Does the i2rc head also use stock align parts like blade grips and feathering shaft.....so on?
I am stuck on trying to decide which one is best? I read the quality on the i2RC is excellent. So any inputs would be greatly appreciated as i try to make a good decission. thanks.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:19 PM
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The RJX is junk while the i2RC is a gem. Yes, you can use the Align feather shaft, not the blade grips. The complete rotor head is $240. Heck, I've got a complete i2rc head (swash plate included) for the Rex500 some where in the toys room that I don't use any more as I last few a Rex500 about 3 years ago.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 08:39 AM
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I'm using the RJX head since quite a while and really like it. No issue so far in almost 2 years together with a BeastX.
It's for sure not a top of the line head but equal to the Align head imo.
All depends on how much money you want to spend and how often your crash !?
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Old Mar 20, 2013, 02:24 AM
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I tent to crash a little more them I like to so I was looking for a low $$ choice but I picked the the Tarrot XYZ 3 axis gyro and the Tarrot DFC head for my Trex 500 and it was only like 100 bucks for both and I love it. I have no issues and set up was easy. I have the Spektrum BeastX on my 600 and I like the Tarrot Gyro better. So if your looking for a cheap FBL set up for about the cost of your next crash the Tarrot head and gyro was a good deal.
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Old Mar 23, 2013, 01:53 PM
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you cannot use a align feathering shaft in a rjx head,the rjx does not have the stepped down ends.i have the rjx,a compass tracx,and multiple align 500 and larger heads.not a problem with any of them.actually the rjx has deen the most durable out of all of them(trust me,i hit the ground alot )

also,have ikon,beastx,and the tarot units.they all fly great
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Old Mar 26, 2014, 08:57 AM
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FB to FBL Conversions

All of my helis have FBs ... T-Rex 250, 500, 550 and 600

Just to understand ... I can make these all FBL ... by using a new a new FBL head - plus a new FBL gyro/controller ?

Anything else ? Do I use my current RXs ?

thanks,
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Old Mar 26, 2014, 01:06 PM
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Yeah get the dfc upgrade from align or buy some rjx heads. And it's a drop in replacement.
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Old Mar 27, 2014, 09:01 PM
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How about http://www.valuehobby.com/helicopter...d-tl50123.html ??
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Old Mar 28, 2014, 08:40 PM
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Best and most complete that will also work with all align parts is the Alzrc DFc head. It is a clone of the align but with improvements that now align has adopted. I flew this head for over 100 flights without a single problem. http://www.rc711.com/shop/alzrc-devi...th=166_216_309 The pic is not right. I think they lowered the upper res to make it look different than align, but I had it on my align pro and didn't have to change a thing.
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Old May 15, 2014, 11:22 PM
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I did the same thing but I used the Align DFC head.... LOVE IT!!
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Old May 22, 2014, 08:31 AM
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Yeah get the dfc upgrade from align or buy some rjx heads. And it's a drop in replacement.
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