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Old 04-13-2009, 01:16 PM   #41 (permalink)
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maybye Im missing something regarding the gear stripping problem on the 700, but shouldnt Align do someting about this in production of the heli? I thougt it was normal that manufactures make modifications between different production batches when a problem with the product occures.

Im about to buy a 700 any day now but I get somewhat annoyed about the fact that it is up to the customer to fix a problem that Align should have taken care of.

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We have a little tendency of magnifying the size of a problem on these forums. Half of the issue is us just wanting to play with new upgrade parts. Clearly, all of the "insane" 3D by Lucas Riva and many others that you see on the web is done with the stock gear. In my case, I did once lose a few teeth (https://www.helifreak.com/showthread...6&#post1002696) but I thinking about it since, I may have weakened part of the gear during a pretty impressive hot start caused by a faulty governor (https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=91494).

There is no way I would suggest that you miss out on this great and affordable heli over this issue. I hope that this is helpful for putting things into perspective.
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:15 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Me too but remember mine was from the original pre production batch. However recently I noticed my backlash was getting looser so I think it was a matter of time. Guys in my area flew for quite a while before they started stripping gears and now almost every one of them have stripped a gear and had to make mods to the bearing blocks, etc.

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The 2nd Nitro 700 I built had a little more gear slop than I like so I stuck a -1 gear in it. Been trucking along fine and the mesh while a little tight when installing the gear is real smooth now. The first Nitro 700 I built and sold is still flying with the stock gear and doing fine too. It had a much better gear mesh than the 2nd one during assembly.

Fin, you can probably throw the -1 gear in yours and be good to go.
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:31 AM   #43 (permalink)
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So when are we going to hear more about this FA Designs gear.

I want the black one...

It's been two weeks Finless! Let's get on it huh...!
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Old 04-26-2009, 06:34 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:27 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Yeah I would like to know of anyone using these Mod1 Microheli gears. I was tempted but after their disasterous attemp at the Mod .7 i decided to hold off.

Just put a -1 main gear on mine though and the mesh is perfect.
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:29 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Yeah I would like to know of anyone using these Mod1 Microheli gears. I was tempted but after their disasterous attemp at the Mod .7 i decided to hold off.

Just put a -1 main gear on mine though and the mesh is perfect.
I running one in both my 700n and my 700e. The tooth shape on the plastic gear is not ideal and is a little rough feeling at first but they wear in very nicely. I'm using a Mod1.0 11 tooth pinion on my electric.
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:21 AM   #47 (permalink)
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guys who has stock of this mod 1 gear for the trex ? which tooth count on main gear and pinion do I get to keep it the same as the stock gear ratios ? Im buying stuff already from readyheli but i cant seem to find the gears there ...
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Old 11-08-2009, 07:08 AM   #48 (permalink)
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cbdane,

What headspeed do you get at 85% governed for the Microheli 1.0M gear and 11 tooth pinion? I'm ordering the exact same setup.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-27-2009, 05:38 PM   #49 (permalink)
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I just installed the Micro Heli MOD 1 main Gear. I have about 1 to 2 mm vertical play between both gears.(main and autorotation) Is this normal.? Is there an install video?
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:54 PM   #50 (permalink)
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And I just bought the gear set and the pinion gear threads are not the same as the clutch bell or the nuts so its useless I'm sending them back
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:27 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Add me to the club. Stripped my main gear yesterday. I've seen the Align upgrade as 'coming soon' on readyheli for weeks now......
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:05 PM   #52 (permalink)
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I've seen the Align upgrade as 'coming soon' on readyheli for weeks now......
Grand RC has them in stock.
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:19 AM   #53 (permalink)
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ya but only the main gear (115t). if i run that with the stock 20t pinion i'd have to run a 2600 headspeed to to stay in the powerband of the engine.
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:50 AM   #54 (permalink)
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They carry the MicroHeli set, which is probably better anyway.

http://www.grandrc.com/inc/sdetail/195457

The align main gear is probably molded. The MicroHeli gear is CNC delrin.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:35 PM   #55 (permalink)
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I bought the Micro Heli Gear set and the pinion would not screw into the stock clutch bell nor would the nut screw on the gear threads were not the same. I returned them and Heli Direct said it would work on there 700bell go figure I dont know what was up but I dont trust it now
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Old 05-23-2010, 12:59 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Where can I buy the FA Design upgrade?
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:41 PM   #57 (permalink)
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I just installed the Micro Heli MOD 1 main Gear. I have about 1 to 2 mm vertical play between both gears.(main and autorotation) Is this normal.? Is there an install video?

I have the same problem .After I disassembled everything I noticed that one bearing was not loctite.I just put a bit of green loctite and now the vertical play is a bit less.

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