Powerful, refined, and smooth, the new
Align T-Rex 700X is sure to dominate.
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If you have participated in the RC helicopter hobby during the last decade, there is a good chance that
you have owned an Align helicopter.
Align began in the smallest, but largest,
of ways—by conquering our hearts and
wallets with one of the most successful
450-size helicopters released. At the
time, no company could release a high-performance model of that size that
would appeal to such a large audience.
Like many successful companies,
Align was not one to rest on its laurels
and soon began to release new sizes
and new models. As soon as you could
find yourself in need of a new or larger
machine, Align had a new release.
Align has continued its success in
helicopters by not only producing
high-quality products, but also by
manufacturing products that are
affordable to both purchase and maintain.
The company has done this by leveraging
its tremendous sales numbers to give
pilots the opportunity to purchase not
just kits, but full all-in-one packages that
receiver. It is with this continued growth
and innovation that Align still remains
successful after all of these years.
When I learned of Align’s new T-Rex
700X Dominator, it piqued my interest.
Align decided to make some key
design changes from the previous 700-
size model. The modifications looked
impressive from the marketing material.
With new frames, a redesigned head, and
some new electronics, Align appeared to
again have a market-changing product.
After receiving the kit, the first thing
you will notice when opening the
primary box is that Align is still the king
of packaging. The boxes are laid out
neatly inside, and each one is properly
labeled to aid with assembly. The
packaging is superb, and I don’t think
there is a single millimeter of space that is
not used when designing the package.
Before beginning any new build, there
are a few items of importance. First
and foremost, take the time to clean
the screws with alcohol. There is either
machine oil residue or dirt and dust on
all of the screws. If you take the time to
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