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Old 06-25-2021, 01:45 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I have never had an Align screw/bolt snap on me - I have however had one or two rounded heads from using poor quality drivers, in the early days.
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Old 06-25-2021, 08:47 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I have never had an Align screw/bolt snap on me - I have however had one or two rounded heads from using poor quality drivers, in the early days.
They will, if you use tons of threadlock and a quality driver, something has to give, and that's usually the screw head. Not unique to Align though. I've learned the hard way if it doesn't release with a certain amount of torque, its time for heat.
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Old 07-16-2021, 11:07 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Update and 1st issue

So build is coming along now and I am at the installing electrics stage and tail assembly. I have the rotor head and swash complete and the frame assembled.

One thing I have noticed is the speed controller has no connectors to connect to the battery so will have to pause til I can have some delivered. Grrrrr why is this not included or at least stated in parts required for assembly.
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Old 07-16-2021, 11:12 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Update and 1st issue

So build is coming along now and I am at the installing electrics stage and tail assembly. I have the rotor head and swash complete and the frame assembled.

One thing I have noticed is the speed controller has no connectors to connect to the battery so will have to pause til I can have some delivered. Grrrrr why is this not included or at least stated in parts required for assembly.
Also while I’m at it do I need any other connectors for the ESC?
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Old 07-16-2021, 03:27 PM   #25 (permalink)
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The reason there are no connectors is that everyone uses different ones, personally I like XT-60. The other side of the esc has connectors to the motor, at least mine did. You might need an extender for the esc wire that does to the receiver. Also I recommend getting an RPM sensor ($3) and doing that now if you plan on using your FBLs governor, just easier to solder when the ESC is still out.
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Old 07-19-2021, 11:20 PM   #26 (permalink)
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The reason there are no connectors is that everyone uses different ones, personally I like XT-60. The other side of the esc has connectors to the motor, at least mine did. You might need an extender for the esc wire that does to the receiver. Also I recommend getting an RPM sensor ($3) and doing that now if you plan on using your FBLs governor, just easier to solder when the ESC is still out.
I have also opted for the XT 60 connectors so waiting for their delivery and then I can go ahead with configuring the micro beast and installing all the electric components to the frame.
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Old 07-24-2021, 01:50 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Be sure to get some heat shrink tubing to cover the solder connections, and a bag of 4" zip ties too. Check the frame edges and sand smooth if necessary to prevent wire chafing. Have fun!
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Old 07-30-2021, 01:02 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Be sure to get some heat shrink tubing to cover the solder connections, and a bag of 4" zip ties too. Check the frame edges and sand smooth if necessary to prevent wire chafing. Have fun!
Cheers man I got everything but the connectors that are on route. I always did enjoy electronics back at school so should be fun to have a little solder.
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Old 09-20-2021, 09:41 PM   #29 (permalink)
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T-Rex Align 470 LP- Love mine !
I saw a Heli with wire tie like zip ties that mounts to the frame to hold sheathed wire down to the side of the frame. Also there a was small sheathing the wires were inside for protection. Anybody know where to get ?
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Old 09-21-2021, 04:15 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Lots of choices on line. Problem with it I found, is you need to remove the servo plugs from the wire to insert it in the wire wrap. I suggest practicing on some old wires before trying it for final fit on your aircraft. The plugs don't fit in the proper size wire without doing this. At least that has been my experience. I really do like the looks of it.
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Old 09-21-2021, 04:58 AM   #31 (permalink)
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T-Rex Align 470 LP- Love mine !
I saw a Heli with wire tie like zip ties that mounts to the frame to hold sheathed wire down to the side of the frame. Also there a was small sheathing the wires were inside for protection. Anybody know where to get ?
Braided or Flex Spiral
I have both I like the Flex Spiral you just spin it on and spin it off.
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If you do the Braided stuff right you can expand it over servo plugs. When I expanded the braided it un wraps on the ends so I found it was easer to pull the pins out of J plugs and slip on the braided tubes.
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Replace the old J plugs with new male plugs, removal of pins lowers old plugs pin hold strength.

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Lots of choices on line. Problem with it I found, is you need to remove the servo plugs from the wire to insert it in the wire wrap. I suggest practicing on some old wires before trying it for final fit on your aircraft. The plugs don't fit in the proper size wire without doing this. At least that has been my experience. I really do like the looks of it.
Removing the plug end isn't really necessary. You can use long nose pliers to spread out the braided wrap and get the plug in between the tips. The nice thing about doing it with the plug on is it is much easier to scoot the wire down the wrap.
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Old 09-21-2021, 09:11 AM   #33 (permalink)
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If you take the plugs off, you can use a smaller diameter wire wrap. I just think it looks better is all.
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If you take the plugs off, you can use a smaller diameter wire wrap. I just think it looks better is all.


Small wrap does look better. Thatís what I use.



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