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Old Jul 20, 2006, 05:23 AM
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We can only hope. I am not confident as normally the new stuff has a comming soon date, so far not on any of the spares not in stock
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Old Jul 20, 2006, 07:11 AM
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USA Source

Does anyone have a good source for picking one of these up in the US?

I think I'm interested in getting one.

also, what type of servos are you guys using? Digtials or standards and what would be the min torque requirements?

Anyone going aftermarket on the motor? Types?

Thanks,

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Old Jul 20, 2006, 08:23 AM
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I've heard of a couple people that had pinions break apart in flight. Anyone had this issue?

BTY Andy,

When are the larger main gears hitting the stores?

Pinions break in flight? If so it might have been due to the person not using the flat spot, and putting more load on the set-screw to tighen it up. I have seen this before in other eletric helis, but not on the 600.
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Old Jul 20, 2006, 10:33 AM
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what I can't quite understand (not knocking TAIWA...) why does Align USA have spare links to hand out and our suppliers haven't received theirs yet??? Yet we were receiving kits before the USA guys?
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Old Jul 20, 2006, 12:07 PM
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I've heard of a couple people that had pinions break apart in flight. Anyone had this issue?
This is a new one. Do you mean actual steel pinion gear cracks apart in flight (which I HIGHTLY DOUBT)? Or just the pinion set screw coming lose from motor torque? If anything the plastic main gear would strip, not the pinion.

I'd love to see picture of one of these alleged broken pinion.
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Old Jul 20, 2006, 12:34 PM
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My TREX 600's came in today and guess what. QJ EP-8 Links and rods are identical fit. 2mm rods and the ball links fit a treat. Mine is almost finished assembled and so far i have not broken a link and the only thing i have found even slightly wrong was some play on the aileron levers which i shimmed out with some spare raptor 50 tail shaft shims i had lying around.

So for those of you needing links....

QUICK OF JAPAN LINKS AND RODS FIT THE TREX 600 PERFECTLY!
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Old Jul 20, 2006, 04:43 PM
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well then thats got to be the first time the Aussies got anything before the Americans

with the exception of brains of course
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Old Jul 20, 2006, 07:09 PM
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My TREX 600's came in today and guess what. QJ EP-8 Links and rods are identical fit. 2mm rods and the ball links fit a treat. Mine is almost finished assembled and so far i have not broken a link and the only thing i have found even slightly wrong was some play on the aileron levers which i shimmed out with some spare raptor 50 tail shaft shims i had lying around.

So for those of you needing links....

QUICK OF JAPAN LINKS AND RODS FIT THE TREX 600 PERFECTLY!
That sounds fine and dandy , but Align needs to fix this problem before any of us comsumer need to go to an outside source,to replace what ever parts that are not right , don`t you think ? i own four trexs , would love to buy a 600 but i think i`m going to wait until all the all the issues are work out , my two cents . Ed
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Old Jul 20, 2006, 07:30 PM
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Well im finished and its ready to fly tomorrow. I didnt manage to break a single link and i have only 1 complaint. The canopy is very thin and flimsy and mine was even a bit damaged out of the box. I think i would prefer a lightweight plastic one over this. Its just too thin and wont take any abuse or accidental knocking into at all.

Other than that i was extemely impressed how far they have come. Ive recently sold 4 trex's and rebought a newest SE kit and built that. Now ive built the 600 and im just extremely impressed with Align. They think of everything you need for the kit and no parts were missing and some spares were included. Everything fit like a glove with the exception of the aileron levers which needed shimmed. I later found that even these shims were included ( i had already read that they were but i couldnt find them in the kit when i needed them so i just used my own).

Oh i do have one other small complaint. The 600 has the raptor 50 3mm flybar bow in it. Its from the set screws in the flybar control cage. You tighten them down and you get a slight bow in the flybar. Prolly wont notice it in flight (dont notice on my rap 50) but its the only other thing i can think of to complain about at least in regards to the built and kit quality.

The flights will hopefully come tomorrow.

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That sounds fine and dandy , but Align needs to fix this problem before any of us comsumer need to go to an outside source,to replace what ever parts that are not right , don`t you think ? i own four trexs , would love to buy a 600 but i think i`m going to wait until all the all the issues are work out , my two cents . Ed
1) Of course they need to fix it if they havent already and if the issue ever existed in the first place. Thats not my point. I was offering an alternative for anyone grounded because of spares not being circulated yet.

2) Be careful of assuming that other peoples issues will be your own. My build went smooth and i really enjoyed it.
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Old Jul 20, 2006, 08:19 PM
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Well said Anni, looking forward to your views
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Old Jul 20, 2006, 10:00 PM
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Align-Usa....the number on the 1 broken link that I still have is 06. I have thrown the others out in the garbage...sorry.

Hope this helps
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Old Jul 21, 2006, 12:00 AM
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I have not had a broken link, yet. as i went thru my parts box, I found a couple of links. I tried one on the Aling rod and it seemed fit. in case you can't get the align links, yet, try this one.

Rocket Links
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Old Jul 21, 2006, 01:42 AM
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Old Jul 21, 2006, 01:51 AM
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Parts fail on all helicopters.
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Old Jul 21, 2006, 03:51 AM
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The gear seperating looks like a build issue (from the factory) not a parts failure as such. I am inclined to keep a close eye on mine but at the moment it is an isolated case.
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