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Old Dec 24, 2006, 09:44 AM
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Wrong size parts in box Trex 450 SE

Anyone else had this issue? My tail boom length is 322mm and should have been 347mm. I can not assemble this heli any further. If i do, the boom is only about 1/4 in in the tail case and main frame. SCARY!!

Anyone know a USA POC for Align to get this issue resolved. Please dont tell me to contact the seller.
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Old Dec 24, 2006, 09:54 AM
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Contact the seller I've heard of this happening, it might be a good idea to contact them direct http://www.align.com.tw/html/en/e_companyint.htm

But I would order the right boom from modefosheli for the cost, just so you can finish it up. Plus you can stock up on spare parts too...
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Old Dec 24, 2006, 07:49 PM
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Its not the first time this has happened. Earlier poster had the long belt and short boom. Align will probably replace it, meantime you can pick up some spares in a 2 pack to get flying. Booms tend to get blade-hit in hard landings anyway.
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Old Dec 24, 2006, 10:07 PM
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If you buy one, I highly recommend carbon booms. Mine's been blade struck four times, had a (plastic) tailcase smashed off the back, and hardly a scratch.
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Old Dec 24, 2006, 11:52 PM
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hmm. So a carbon boom is one of those.. save you money in the long run items then?
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Old Dec 24, 2006, 11:54 PM
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Anyone else had this issue? My tail boom length is 322mm and should have been 347mm. I can not assemble this heli any further. If i do, the boom is only about 1/4 in in the tail case and main frame. SCARY!!

Anyone know a USA POC for Align to get this issue resolved. Please dont tell me to contact the seller.
Try Here...
http://www.alignrcusa.com/index.htm
If you have problems going that route contact me and I will take care of you.
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Old Dec 30, 2006, 10:41 AM
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Same thing happened to me...

I happen to be the aforementioned earlier poster that had the same problem. See this thread:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=599161

My SE kit shipped with the 322mm boom instead of the 347mm. I emailed the guys at the US Align distributor (Assurance RC, I believe) and they mailed me a replacement for no charge. I returned the incorrect boom to them just to be a nice guy. If you want the email, just PM me and I'll let you know who to talk to. Their customer service was very good.

Cheers.
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Old Dec 30, 2006, 11:26 PM
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hmm. So a carbon boom is one of those.. save you money in the long run items then?
I think so. Although it is possible to break one... I broke a blade grip in a high-speed turn the other day, went in sideways at about 75kph, and somehow the *only* broken parts are that carbon boom, the h-stab and the blade grip. Not even any bent shafts.
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