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Old 04-12-2009, 08:35 AM   #21 (permalink)
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well this one doesn't seem to be working to well, at least now yet. I think the idea of this forum is good, but no one is using it.
Actually it is working great for the spam. As for people viewing it, they are.
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Wow, took me a while to find this thread. Strange that it was moved but the G-Force adjustable clutch block wasn't (also posted by a vendor)? Not questioning, just wondering.

Anyway, I received this item and it is beautifully machined. Probably the best finishing on any aftermarket part that I've bought. Looks like it may have spent some time in a ball mill or similar treatment followed by a clear anodize. Very nice. The lower bearing needs at least green locktite to hold it in so it doesn't fall out during assembly.

But, here's the main reason for my post. These bearing blocks are not compatible with the Heli-Chris 700 electric conversion frame set. They interfere with the elevator arm that needs to swing between the top and bottom blocks. Just a heads up.
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Wow, took me a while to find this thread. Strange that it was moved but the G-Force adjustable clutch block wasn't (also posted by a vendor)? Not questioning, just wondering.

Anyway, I received this item and it is beautifully machined. Probably the best finishing on any aftermarket part that I've bought. Looks like it may have spent some time in a ball mill or similar treatment followed by a clear anodize. Very nice. The lower bearing needs at least green locktite to hold it in so it doesn't fall out during assembly.

But, here's the main reason for my post. These bearing blocks are not compatible with the Heli-Chris 700 electric conversion frame set. They interfere with the elevator arm that needs to swing between the top and bottom blocks. Just a heads up.
Thanks for the heads-up on the incompatibility.

One of our support team members moved it and thought he was doing the right thing. We can't have everyone who makes something posting it in the heli forum or you won't be able to find the heli posts from the spam. There are even sites paying people to spam here. As I said before, in this thread we are working on a way to solve this issue, thank you for your patience, a decision will be reached soon.
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Thanks for the heads-up on the incompatibility.

One of our support team members moved it and thought he was doing the right thing. We can't have everyone who makes something posting it in the heli forum or you won't be able to find the heli posts from the spam. There are even sites paying people to spam here. As I said before, in this thread we are working on a way to solve this issue, thank you for your patience, a decision will be reached soon.
Everyone is doing an extraordinary job! I can't imagine flying helis without the support of this forum. Thanks for all of the hard work!
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:38 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Everyone is doing an extraordinary job! I can't imagine flying helis without the support of this forum. Thanks for all of the hard work!
Thank you. We now have these Aftermarket Upgrade sub-forums.

Thanks for hanging in there, I think this will be the best way to keep track of the legitimate aftermarket parts and allow for their makers to support you guys who are flying their stuff.
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Looks like this thread has just found a good home.

Thanks Will!
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:54 PM   #27 (permalink)
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will, now this one works well, thanks.
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I just put some of the KDE Direct thrust bearing blocks in my 700's over the weekend. They fit perfectly, I was able to use the same main shaft spacer as the original bearing blocks. The radial bearings fit just right in the bearing blocks, just a nice slip fit. Huge upgrade for any TREX 700.

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Old 04-13-2009, 06:44 PM   #29 (permalink)
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heli rob, did you see a difference in power or autos with the thrust raced blocks?

kegerator, when is readyheli going to have them?
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Oh man that is cool stuff, going to have to get those on order. Love all of the KDE stuff we support it all and the quality on everything he makes is impeccable. Definitely wanna try these too.
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:04 PM   #31 (permalink)
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cool just checked ready heli has them instock
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:32 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I own this now. Couldn't resist after seeing it in person.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:29 AM   #33 (permalink)
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GenReaper from Australia provided a great installation review for the T700 Nitro Metal Bearings Blocks on Archeli.com at:

http://www.archeli.com.au/forums/sho...d.php?t=124430

The only additional information I'd like to add is the placement of the small and large ID thrust bearing races, which can be seen on the installation diagram at:

http://www.kdedirect.com/files/AT700...n_Diagram3.PDF
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What stops these from falling out? Also I wished you had marked the small diameter from the large one. - Chris
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Chris nothing keeps them from falling out. Just put the bottom one in, slip the main gear under, put the top one on and slide the mainshaft through. I have done it about 15 times now looking at the bearings to see how they are doing.




First hard set down on the KDE bearing block this weekend. Snapped the skids and bent links but the bearings aren't crunchy!
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:01 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Kegerator,

Can I get these KDE blocks for the 700 in the Uk or sent over??

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Absolutely, you can purchase through one of our online vendors (Fast Lad Performance is our UK vendor) or direct through the website.
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Absolutely, you can purchase through one of our online vendors (Fast Lad Performance is our UK vendor) or direct through the website.
they dont have them listed yet.. but they probally will soon..
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Old 05-03-2009, 02:35 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I ordered mine from the KDE Direct website and they arrived to Finland in 6 days. Really a pleasure to install parts made with such great precision. Also got very good customer service from KDE. Thumbs up!
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:16 AM   #40 (permalink)
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The installation review from GenReaper (Australia) has been moved to AUS Heli at:

http://www.ausheli.com/apps/forums/t...bearing-blocks

Thanks again for the great support!
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