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03-03-2011, 02:28 AM
hi guys just wanting to check if this shaft is any good. This is not even the same part no as the align one.But if it will fit and do the job may orer one or two till i get my hands on the align ones.
03-03-2011, 07:52 AM
I think the hk500gt is 100% compatible with the trex 500. i do know that align makes a shorter main shaft, which i believe is for FBL. but should work for normal flybarred heads(i think)
HK is a long way to order a mainshaft... does Hobbyking USA warehouse have them?
Corvette & Copter Guy
03-03-2011, 08:12 AM
I use the Align main shaft on my HK500GT. I had a small vibe, pulled out the main shaft and rolled it on some glass. It did have a very small wobble to it. After installing the Align mainshaft the wobble was gone. I dont think the HK500GT is a bad heli, just not up to Align's standards. I am putting more Align parts on it as issues or money allows.
03-03-2011, 02:48 PM
I have rotgut mainshafts from the auction house right next to my
align shafts. If I find a bent clone shaft it goes in the trash.
Very few are, but it does happen. Considering the price
it's alot easier on my wallet until I get through all the newbie
crashing that I do. And it allows me to spend more $ on my uBeast
and I2 500 parts.
03-03-2011, 02:50 PM
if you use a short main shaft you will probably get binding at full stick, witch means you would need to turn your pitch down. a fbl unit does not need as much throw to get the desired amount of pitch, the short shafts can only be used with FBL.
a HK500 shaft should work fine as long as it is the correct length.
03-03-2011, 06:53 PM
as dannylightning (http://www.helifreak.com/member.php?u=110724) mentioned -> just make sure the shaft length is right. The short shaft is for FBL. FB versions would either loose pitch range or simply get binding (both not good).