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ALIGN VS TAROT?

Old 02-14-2013, 06:46 PM
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Default ALIGN VS TAROT?

Any opinions on this? Ive been reading that Tarots quality is just as good.... im debating on Tarot 450 FBL kit for 269 or Aligns 450 sport kit for 349
Old 02-14-2013, 07:20 PM
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Default RE: ALIGN VS TAROT?

Just as good? No. Good enough and cheaper? I'd say so. I just bought the cheaper flybarless Tarot kit from oomodel and am happy with the quality. Everything is tight and secure. I checked every screw that should have loctite and found they all did, but still wouldn't trust any factory built heli to have it anyway. You get a cheap set of wood blades and a few odds and ends spares to go with it.
Old 02-15-2013, 04:05 AM
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Do you own one ? If so, what do you see as the main differances between Align & Tarot ? I'm thinking of getting this kit myself in the spring. Need ( LOL) want, an new 450, and want to go flybarless, since that's all I've been flying now since I got & built my Trex 550e slightly over a year & a half ago.
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Is it the parts, or the electronics, that you appear to find a bit questionable. I myself have been flying Align and Blade products for 4 years now, and for the most part think they make a decent product. Just looking for opinions on this.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:38 AM
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Mine didn't come with any electronics, so that's a non-issue. You can put whatever electronics you want in it and it will perform based on the components you select. I had a 450 SE for a while and comparing the two the finish on the parts for the Align heli was better. I expect the bearings to be better quality and more durable in the Align product, but I can't verify that until I fly it for a while. Something to understand though is that when comparing combo kits, there is the difference in price between the airframe and also a difference in the electronics and motor. The Tarot comes with Henge servos and a lower grade motor and ESC, while the Align comes with all Align parts. If you figure up the cost of outfitting a Tarot airframe with Align servos and power system the difference in cost isn't that much.
Old 02-15-2013, 09:29 AM
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Yes I'm aware of all that, was wondering how you felt the fit was. if everything lined up like it was supposed to etc. As far as electronics go I've had mixed luck with Align servo's so I'll try the Henge servos. As far as lower grade motor i've never heard anyone complain about the Tarot motor, and my buddy has used Hobby wing esc with no issues in the past on other Heli's.
I think I'm going to give the kit a go this spring. Good bang for the buck at face value. I'll see when I get it, get it built & flying.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:02 PM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Align-T-REX-...item1e76da3c35

is this cheap or is this for the money junk ?? im just wondering why so cheap
Old 02-17-2013, 10:27 AM
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Default RE: ALIGN VS TAROT?

It looks to be the same as this kit:
[link=http://grandrc.com/Elec.-Helis-&-Parts-T-REX-450-Kits,-Combos/c213_56_57/p70161/RH45E01XW-T-REX-450-Plus-DFC-Super-Combo/product_info.html]http://grandrc.com/Elec.-Helis-&-Parts-T-REX-450-Kits,-Combos/c213_56_57/p70161/RH45E01XW-T-REX-450-Plus-DFC-Super-Combo/product_info.html[/link]

From what I've read, the 3gx isn't the best fbl controller but many people have gotten it to work just fine. I don't know what the Tx is like, but if you already own one you can use it if it's 2.4.
$430 seems like a good price.
Old 02-17-2013, 10:58 AM
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I haven't tried the 3gx, but I do have the 3g on my 550e. Lots of people banged on the 3g when it came out & yes the early units did have issues. Mine does suffer from the rare tail kick syndrom they were know for. However I fly moderate 3d and it rarely raises it's head. I'd try the 3gx like the other post said many have it and it works just fine.
Old 02-17-2013, 01:11 PM
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Ya what I can never understand is why Align doesnt make that kit without their remote for cheaper. If Align made a 3GX system without their Remote I would consider it. Still cannot make up my mind, its like trying to buy my wife a van too many to choose from LOL
Old 02-18-2013, 06:56 PM
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Default RE: ALIGN VS TAROT?

have you bought it, it seems not so cheap, just wonder if it is a fake.
Old 02-18-2013, 07:02 PM
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ORIGINAL: jackeylewis

have you bought it, it seems not so cheap, just wonder if it is a fake.
Not yet im still debating on KX015087A 450 Pro DFC Kit or the KX015082 450 Pro V2 and the difference between them
Old 02-20-2013, 10:58 PM
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Default RE: ALIGN VS TAROT?

Usually what happens with clones is that they typically use softer grades of aluminum or the tolerances may not be as tight.  With clones, if you are going to hover and do basic flight, then you most likely won't notice a difference.  If you are much more aggressive, then the defects will emerge.
Old 05-30-2013, 09:24 PM
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Default RE: ALIGN VS TAROT?

If you got the cash, get the Align. If your on a budget, get the Tarot. If your broke, get the HK.
Old 07-04-2013, 02:35 PM
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Default RE: ALIGN VS TAROT?

Tarot uses the same grade alumunium as Align. Both use 6061 grade.
Old 08-29-2013, 12:52 PM
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Some guys I talked to said the Tarot screws weren't good quality and stripped easily, so for less than $100 difference total, I went with the Align kit.
Old 06-13-2014, 12:53 PM
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We have both and I must say that the quality of Tarot is very close to the T-Rex...extremely close actually. Personally I would go with Align as you will find a much greater pool of parts and upgrades but either will be a great heli. Have a look at our online store, Helihangar, opening at the end of the month as we will stock both those helicopters and their parts and will be glad to help you with anything

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