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Feb 13, 2013, 05:21 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 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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Feb 13, 2013, 11:19 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.
Feb 17, 2013, 09:39 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 !?
Mar 20, 2013, 03:24 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.
Mar 23, 2013, 02:53 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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Mar 26, 2014, 09:57 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 ?

Mar 26, 2014, 02:06 PM
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Yeah get the dfc upgrade from align or buy some rjx heads. And it's a drop in replacement.
Mar 27, 2014, 10:01 PM
Can it fly? I'll try and see!
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How about ??
Mar 28, 2014, 09:40 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. 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.
May 16, 2014, 12:22 AM
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I did the same thing but I used the Align DFC head.... LOVE IT!!
May 22, 2014, 09:31 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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