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Slyster
09-07-2009, 05:06 PM
Hmm.. interesting. http://www.helidirect.com/align-new-main-gear-trex-450-xlcfsesprosport-p-2820.hdx

Bob O
09-07-2009, 07:20 PM
That looks like the very gear I'm using right now.

Winfred
09-09-2009, 06:50 AM
Maybe its made of a more durable material, otherwise it looks like the same old V2.

obsconder
09-09-2009, 09:31 AM
I got some in blue. I thought they've been around for awhile. It sure is nice not having to mess around with pressing bearings, just unscrew the section from your old gear and pop it into the new one!

pwoodyp
09-09-2009, 12:23 PM
Yeah what's so new? It's been around for along time {I think}. Looks as the same Gear Set I jus bought except it's beep blue. Yeah w00t an WOW you don't need the special auto-rotation gear installer/remover either with this which is listed as an "upgraded" ver. It's only 4 screw and pop in the new bearing ...

This one see look see -->

http://www.readyheli.com/v/vspfiles/photos/HS1218-84-2T.jpg

:confused: Anyhow I don't see the big deal seems like old news to me also....

N017RW
09-09-2009, 06:32 PM
You'll still need the "special auto-rotation gear installer/remover " if you want to remove the one-way from the main gear case (MGC).

Replacing just the one-way, one time, will pay for the cost of the tool vs. buying the MGC with the one-way included.

This is not to say that you can't remove the bearing some other way or make your own tool(s).

Bob O
09-10-2009, 03:17 AM
I didn't need a tool when I moved my OWB from this style main gear with stripped teeth to a brand new one.

N017RW
09-10-2009, 05:59 AM
Bob O.,
What is your preffered method to remove the bearing from the case?

DominicD
09-10-2009, 08:54 AM
Who needs to change one way bearings ?!?! I've got about 500 flights and 20 crash on my original V2 main gear and OWB.

pwoodyp
09-10-2009, 09:04 AM
I didn't need a tool when I moved my OWB from this style main gear with stripped teeth to a brand new one.
Sorry I should have worded things differently as I got it completely wrong or missunderstood how it works...

To change the Main Gear out YES you don't need to remove the OWB from the anodized aluminum part (part with the 4 screws).... Basically you remove the 4 screws to remove the aluminum OWB Mount from the Main Gear, bearing stays in it's mount.

But to change the bearing out of the it's special anodized mount yes it's apparent when ones looks close you do need the special tool (http://www.readyheli.com/K10273A_One_Way_Bearing_Removal_Tool_p/k10273a.htm) to remove it.

The idea is to make changing a stripped gear allot easier not to make changing the OWB easy. Checked to confirm and it's true, I can take a photo for anyone who needs. So again sorry my bad to change the OWB you will still need the OWB Removal Tool (http://www.readyheli.com/K10273A_One_Way_Bearing_Removal_Tool_p/k10273a.htm)or however you removed it with the old style :DOH

outhouse
09-10-2009, 12:15 PM
let me clear this whole thread up on the "new main gear"

the word NEW was only put in by helidirect and them only! [as in new to them]

readyheli and rchover have had this part for a long long time and theres nothing new about it.

Its a white maingear thats all it has been out for over a year that i know of. do you like dark blue or white. theres no "new" about it.

Winfred
09-10-2009, 02:39 PM
Helidirect maybe just copied the text that's on the align taiwan page. They still use NEW in their description.

N017RW
09-10-2009, 03:30 PM
Yea, same for ReadyHeli.
If you read the part description it says:

"-This new main gear is great for the balance. ..."


Sounds like the OP may have taken "new" in the wrong context.

outhouse
09-10-2009, 06:21 PM
Yea, same for ReadyHeli.
If you read the part description it says:

"-This new main gear is great for the balance. ..."


Sounds like the OP may have taken "new" in the wrong context.

the blue one says new main gear to :) i think helidirect got carried away with this "new" one lol

they probably have a ton becuase blue sells more so they have to think of something to get them off the shelves :)

reALIGNed
09-10-2009, 08:30 PM
Have they always been made of a plastic-steel, or is this whats new about it?

outhouse
09-10-2009, 09:45 PM
yep they have been that way for years [im almost 2 years on mine] its been the same since they switched over to the new drop in alloy OWB holder