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Old 03-11-2012, 03:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default X5 torque tube bearing

I hear some of you guys using align tt bearings on the X5.

Can I ask what bearings? And how many are you using..I saw someone was using 2?

Where are you placing them on the TT

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Old 03-11-2012, 03:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am using the align trex 600 bearings and rubber retainers. I run two of them.


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Old 03-11-2012, 03:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Can I ask where u have the bearings placed



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I am using the align trex 600 bearings and rubber retainers. I run two of them.


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Old 03-11-2012, 03:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Can I ask where u have the bearings placed
Offset! NOT exactly in the middle like stock bearing.
I only replaced the bearing holder for the Align 600 one.
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Offset! NOT exactly in the middle like stock bearing.
I only replaced the bearing holder for the Align 600 one.
yeah the 600 bearing holder is waaaaaay softer than the hard plastic one that come stock. i actually had to cut it off, i could not get it off any other way when i went to install my 600 rubber bearing holder.
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yes, 600 TT bearing x 2. I put the TT vertically and put a plier on top of the original bearing. Just tap plier to get the bearing out of the TT.
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i left the factory one on the TT and just installed a trex 600 rubber holder on it.
will i have issues with just one ?
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
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NO Need to remove orginal bearing.
1)Just use the align rubber hold. Cut the Gaui bear holder out and replace it with align bearing holder.
2) Add another bearing or 2 if you like.

I got the 2 pack from align and now my tail have 3 bearing supporting the rod all have align rubbers on. Over Kill? YESSS
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i left the factory one on the TT and just installed a trex 600 rubber holder on it.
will i have issues with just one ?
Should be fine.
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i left the stock one alone and added 2 more align600 ones.

time will tell.
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i left the stock one alone and added 2 more align600 ones.

time will tell.
Did you replace the stock bearing holder?
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:50 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'm using only the stock set up with no problems during the first 4 gentle flights.
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Same here. Stock setup and it seems fine. Recently purchased kit with 520 blades, 15T pinion and MB v3. Perhaps something has changed...
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:45 AM   #14 (permalink)
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How do you remove pins in the end of torque tube, to install new bearings.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:14 PM   #15 (permalink)
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How do you remove pins in the end of torque tube, to install new bearings.
I read people use a nail and a hammer to get the job done.

I only replaced the bearing holder for the Align one.
If I grab a hammer, stuff only gets worse.
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