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Align Carbon Fiber Flybar Paddles — Review 29May09

Posted by tanker in Advanced, Products, TRex.
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Align CF Paddles

Align CF Paddles

If you are looking to increase the responsiveness of your heli one of the first things to consider is your flybar and paddles. In general a longer flybar, lighter paddles, and larger paddles will provide a faster cyclic response. I had been flying my T-Rex 600E with the stock flybar and paddles and was looking for a bit more performance. I installed the Align 440mm Flybar (part# H60108) and the Align Carbon Fiber Paddles (part# H60143). The paddles are one-fourth the weight of the stock paddles, about 4 grams vs 16 grams, but are shorter so even with the 440mm flybar the total length is almost identical to the stock configuration. Without doing some math it is hard to say if the carbon paddles are actually smaller than the stock paddles but they seem to be perhaps a bit smaller (wider but shorter). (more…)

Main Gear Case Upgrade for T-Rex 600E 16May09

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kde-direct-600main-gearKDE Direct has an interesting new upgrade part. It is an aluminum replacement for the main gear case of the T-Rex 600E. This new part allows you to use the main gear from the T-Rex 600N. The 600N main gear has fewer teeth (164T versus 170T) and is slightly thicker (taller). This gives more surface area for the motor pinion to bite into to help prevent the main gear from stripping. We have not had any issues with our stock T-Rex 600E main gear but if you are flying a high-power setup this is certainly some easy and cheap insurance. (more…)