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Old 07-10-2021, 06:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Align direct drive micro

Well there are some FB pics of what seems to be a small size micro with direct drive from Align, possibly to compete with the immensely popular OMP M2 and M1, likely a competitor to the M1.

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that smd antenna is going to pop off in a crash if you ever fly without a canopy.
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why not post a link? or did you only hear rumors and didn't see the posts yourself?
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why not post a link? or did you only hear rumors and didn't see the posts yourself?
https://www.helifreak.com/8334219-post1083.html

https://www.helifreak.com/8334349-post1087.html

Posted in the news thread

https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=770898&page=55
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Having the grs flight controller on the new heli it looks about the same size as the 150X that I have ( tough little heli) and love. Looking forward to aligns new offering!
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Old 07-11-2021, 12:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Seems like OMP is making a dent in the market and others are taking note. The 150X was good but the M1 evolved from it letís see what Align can come up with if they can conquer our hearts LOL


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Old 07-16-2021, 09:40 AM   #7 (permalink)
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It looks like that direct drive is the future of micros. First there is the OMP M2 and M1 and now there is the Eachine 180 and Align 150 DMD.
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I really like my Aligns, not sure who said it, but "don't bother under 450 sized" is so true. I wasted so much time with Trex 250s and my 150. I'm hoping this heli changes that adage.
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Old 07-16-2021, 03:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Don't get your hopes up too high, to me it looks exactly like a 150dfc/X only difference is the new one will have a direct drive main motor. Now of course I don't know what problems you had with your 150 but mine had issued with both motors and tiny motor wires as well as the FBL unit.(lots of money spent on garbage imo) My 250 the tail gears would slip on the shafts it's mounted on. So in that regard I'll stick to the rule of nothing smaller than a 450 from align.
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My only comment is that the elevator servo is once again mounted at a different height from the other two. The 300x had a near impossible to level swash due to align using same linkage on all 3, but the elevator was maybe 5mm lower. Be interesting to see if they learned from that fiasco.
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Love my Trex150x, crash, repair, and fly again!

Curious to see the new direct motor version
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It looks like that direct drive is the future of micros. First there is the OMP M2 and M1 and now there is the Eachine 180 and Align 150 DMD.
Wasn't SAB the first (Fireball/MiniComet) with these mini direct drive airframes?
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Wasn't SAB the first (Fireball/MiniComet) with these mini direct drive airframes?
The Multiplex Funcopter has direct drive and was released before the SAB 280. There may have been others too.
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Old 08-12-2021, 06:20 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The Fireball was not the first ever but the one who made the concept mainstream I think. Most people will think it was the first precisely because of that.


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Old 08-16-2021, 05:55 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I had align 150x with the latest firmware, I made dozen of crashes, some was light the other is pretty hard, no issues, zero replaced parts... even no scratches on the canopy, it absolutely bulletproof!) also, I've really enjoyed the box for it.

Two reasons why I moved to m1 is that it has more power and gov mode. I had only one light crash in the poofy ground and already have a few light cracks on the paint of the canopy, everything other seems fine... When I have been flying on the align I never worried about the damages) on m1 I'm trying to fly as safely as I can.

I hope in the next version they will increase the power and will add the governor mode to the app.
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