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Old 03-24-2012, 02:32 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I walk this June but, I'm 46.
Congrats, man! It's never too late. It takes so much more effort and concentration to finish a degree when you're older. Buy yourself a nice graduation present to celebrate your accomplishment.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:02 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Lightbulb 700E Kframe in the works

It's a new design ...but it ain't from any of the big companies..

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Old 03-24-2012, 07:09 PM   #23 (permalink)
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oooooh! aaaaaaaaaah!

That looks amazing!
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:36 PM   #24 (permalink)
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It's getting there....
for Kelly!!!
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:36 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Congrats, man! It's never too late. It takes so much more effort and concentration to finish a degree when you're older. Buy yourself a nice graduation present to celebrate your accomplishment.
Thanks! Did I actually say I'm 46? Doh! I'm 44. Anyway yes, it's been a long haul. I started college as a highschool dropout. BS in June, CPA exam roughly a year later and MBA some time after. The hardest part has been adjusting my standard of living. I got into this hobby with a $60 income. I'm at less than half that now. That in itself is hard to do at 44.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:57 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Yes.

I just heard there is a new design coming end of May.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:23 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I just heard there is a new design coming end of May.
Heard from who/where?, just curious. I know Zsabo was over there testing the 450 DFC head. did not hear of a 700E revision, but you never know, ALIGN seems to update/revise parts and kits very often.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:03 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Align is working on new 700 with direct drive for the servos no more bell cranks servos will be direct to the swash plate they are testing servos now to see which gears last the longest
The nitro version will be out first and about 2 to 3 months after the electric will be out
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:54 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I hope it's just the frames lol that way I can just do a conversion over to direct drive. And a few links/horns
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:14 PM   #30 (permalink)
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LOL! Sounds like a lot of wishful thinking in this thread.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:30 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Align is working on new 700 with direct drive for the servos no more bell cranks servos will be direct to the swash plate they are testing servos now to see which gears last the longest
The nitro version will be out first and about 2 to 3 months after the electric will be out
Very happy to hear this. I'm surprised that Align stuck with the bellcrank config for so long. Especially given that the push for reduced parts count and lighter weight has been so intense.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:01 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Very happy to hear this. I'm surprised that Align stuck with the bellcrank config for so long. Especially given that the push for reduced parts count and lighter weight has been so intense.
I like bellcranks - saved so much servos for me )))
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:26 AM   #33 (permalink)
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I'll sell you mine very cheaply once I convert.
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