Jan 9, 2013

Trex fuel tank install

Our friend Leon Luke has got a great little trick for installing the fuel tank in Trex nitro helis.  Simply take a thin stainless ruler and lay in on top of the fuel tank and slide it under the fuel tank grommet.  When inserting the tank into the frame the ruler will help push the… more »

Nov 29, 2012

Changing Bearings In a Nitro Motor

Ever wonder if there was an easy way to replace those bearings in your nitro motor? Well let me teach you a few tips and tricks that have served me well. All of these tips will refer to my OS55 since this is the motor I have the most experience with. Before you start dissembling… more »

Nov 28, 2012

Nitro and Gasser Engine and Clutch Alignment Trick

This is a quick little tech tip for those of you who have ever had trouble getting your nitro or gasser model engine properly aligned with the clutch stack. First off, what are the symptoms of a misaligned engine and clutch stack? Well, on the bench you can feel a roughness or unevenness when rotating the starter… more »

Nov 11, 2012

Checking clutch bell runout

With most of the newer nitro models adjusting the clutch bell runout simply isn’t possible. Components are becoming more “plug and play” and, in turn, our habits of checking this these can get quite lax. The issue with this is that they can still have runout problems due to machining flaws. Excessive wear of clutch… more »

DX7 Nitro Gov with 3 head speeds and throttle cut

This is how I setup all my nitros with the Align Gov or AR7100r using the DX7 radio. This will also include programming for a Throttle Cut as well. Now keep in mind some of the exact values will differ depending what heli you’re putting it on, gear ratio, etc. but the general principals are… more »

Oct 27, 2012

Trex 600n starter cup spinning

If you’re having a problem with your Trex 600n starter cup spinning on the starter shaft then this one is for you.  At some point along the lines Align redesigned the 600n starter shaft and the problem is they didn’t cut the detents for the two set screws deep enough into the shaft.  When you… more »