There is no rest for the wonderful Team at KDE Direct. They continue to produce quality upgrade parts for the Align Trex 550/600 helicopters. Continue through to get the details as well as info for the new Team Pilots. Thanks KDE Direct.

KDE DIRECT XT SERIES FOR 550/600-CLASS

The new KDE Direct TREX 550/600 Series Flybarless Main Rotor Housing, XT Version has been released, bringing the same level of quality and flight performance from the popular 700 Series XTS to the 550 and 600-class helicopters. The new design incorporates a series of performance enhancements, including a FEA-optimized design for unprecedented strength and light-weight characteristics; with the incorporation of the innovative clamping mechanism for accurate and crisp flight feel for all flying styles.

FLYBARLESS MAIN ROTOR HOUSING, XT VERSION
FOR ALIGN TREX 550/600 SERIES HELICOPTERS

Item Number: AT550/600-MRHFB-XT
Installation Diagram: CLICK HERE

Price: $55.95
Material: Aluminum 6061-T6
Models: all ALIGN TREX 550E (V1/V2), 600E/ESP, and 600E PRO (replaces Align DFC parts #H60240).

Note: the Flybarless Main Rotor Housing upgrade encompasses the latest technologies for optimum setup of the flybarless mechanics. The new design incorporates a series of performance enhancements including a FEA-optimized design for unprecedented strength and light-weight characteristics; with the incorporation of the innovative clamping mechanism for accurate and crisp flight feel for all flying styles.

Match this with the KDE Direct TREX 550/600 Series Main Rotor Holder Arms, XT Version for optimal Flybarless flight performance and latest innovations.

Design Notice: to achieve the best possible setup and perfect alignment of the flight mechanics, it is recommended to use the following ALIGN DFC Flybarless components with the new design:

DFC Main Shaft: *H60243, 600DFC Main Shaft
Flybarless Grips: H60204, 600PRO Metal Main Rotor Holder
Control Links: H60242, 600DFC Main Rotor Grip Intergrated Control Link Set

*for TREX 600ESP series: substitute H60247, 600DFC Main Shaft (ESP)

Click HERE for the Design Diagram.

Includes:
- One (1) TREX 550/600 Series Aluminum Flybarless Main Rotor Housing, XT Version

- Two (2) M3 x 0.5 x 14 mm Socket Head Cap Screws (Class 12.9 BP Alloy Steel)

Finish:
Clear anodize, mirror-polish CNC gloss

Weight:
37 g (design is FEA optimized for maximum strength and minimum weight)

In addition, the KDE Direct TREX 550E Series Anti-Rotation Bracket, XT Version is released to provide an updated, lower-profile Guide Rail design for improved compatibility with the KDE Direct XT and ALIGN DFC Flybarless control systems. And for those already owning the original Anti-Rotation Bracket design (AT550-ARB), the XT Guide Rail is available separately as an easy bolt-on upgrade to keep you updated with the latest technologies in Flybarless flight.

ANTI-ROTATION BRACKET, XT VERSION
FOR ALIGN TREX 550 ELECTRIC SERIES HELICOPTERS

Item Number: AT550-ARB-XT

Price: $32.95, $16.95 (Guide-Rail Only)
Material: Aluminum 6061-T6
Models: all ALIGN TREX 550E (V1/V2) series (replaces stock Align part #H55018/H55021).

Already own the AT550-ARB Upgrade? The updated Guide Rail, XT Version is available and sold separately by selecting “Guide-Rail Only” with the pull-down menu above.

Note: the Anti-Rotation Bracket, XT Version design incorporates all the design advantages of the AT550-ARB Upgrade, with an updated, lower-profile Guide Rail design for improved compatibility with the KDE Direct XT and ALIGN DFC Flybarless control systems.

The prototype design was an innovative concept that provided a great upgrade for the TREX 550E, but the KDE Direct team wanted to take the design to the next level.

(1) Through extensive flight testing, the production design was updated to include a bind-free, wear-resistance surface for the full range of elevator anti-rotation pin motion.
(2) In addition, alignment geopmetry was added to the base to provide perfect orientation of the guide during installation; preventing unwanted flex and problematic binding in the rail.

Click HERE for the Design Diagram.

Includes:
- One (1) TREX 550 Series Aluminum Anti-Rotation Bracket, XT Version

- One (1) TREX 550 Series Aluminum Anti-Rotation Bracket Base Plate
- One (1) TREX 550 Series Aluminum Anti-Rotation Bracket Guide Rail, XT (also sold separately)
- Two (2) M3 x 0.5 x 6 mm Button Head Socket Head Cap Screws (Class 12.9 BP Alloy Steel)
- Two (2) M3 x 0.5 x 8 mm Socket Head Cap Screws (Class 12.9 BP Alloy Steel)

Finish:
Clear anodize, mirror-polish CNC gloss

Weight:
21 g (design is FEA optimized for maximum strength and minimum weight)

NEW TEAM PILOTS FOR 2012

The KDE Direct Team Pilots for 2012 has been restructured into two segments: (1) the CNC and XF Power Pilots who run the full line of KDE Direct products, including CNC upgrades and the industry-leading XF Brushless Motor LIne and (2) the CNC Pilots who run the KDE Direct products, but are awaiting sponsorship for the XF Motors due to their previous commitments to other manufacturers.

We are proud to announce three new pilots to the KDE Direct Team: Robert Evans, James Mineo, and Chuck Perry. As an American Company, we are proud to sign on Robert Evans as a wounded veteran of the United States Army who lost his arm in Iraq to an IED (roadside bomb) several years ago. Not until recently has he started flying RC Helicopters as a form of Rehabilitation and Reintegration, and we’re proud to help continue his improvement and encouragement to others in the hobby.

James Mineo and Chuck Perry come to us as local Pacific Northwest pilots, both also members of Team Synergy and sporting the E7 with the line of KDE Direct Synergy E7 Series Upgrades, including the KDE Direct 700XF-495 HP Brushless Motor. Both are talented pilots continuing to improve their skills and help others at the field. Their only limitation is the rain in Washington State – so when the sun is shining, high chances you’ll see them at the field.

Robert Evans
(Code Name: American Hero)
Robert joined the team in 2012 and we at KDE Direct are very proud to sponsor this United States Army Veteran. Having lost his right hand to an IED (roadside bomb) in Iraq several years ago, Robert started flying RC Helicopter as a form of Rehabilitation and Reintegration. Self-taught on an ALIGN TREX 450 PRO 3GX and a MODE 2 transmitter, he is continually pushing himself to quickly improve his skills and encourage others to do the same. He hopes to get more Wounded Veterans into the hobby as well.

James Mineo
(Code Name: Gear Box)
James joined the team in 2012 and is a local Pacific Northwest pilot, having his roots at the CMHC Snohomish, WA field. His passion for the hobby resides in the camaraderie within the RC community and the ever-growing technology. He is continually looking for ways to help others succedd in the hobby and passes on all his knowledge and experience when possible. His only wish is for more time in the day and sunshine in WA to practice more of his “smackdown” flying style.

Chuck Perry
(Code Name: Beaver Believer)
Chuck joined the team in 2012 and is another local Pacific Northwess pilot, having flown RC Helicopters since 2008 and joining Team Synergy in 2010. Chuck has competed in three Northwest FunFly competitions and took 1st in Advanced Freestyle over the last two years. Chuck’s favorite part of the hobby is the people he gets to meet and hopes to attend more FunFly’s for the years to come. Although Chuck is an avid Oregon Ducks fan, we don’t hold this against him until Civil War.

LOCAL FUNFLYS AND SHOWS FOR 2012

If you have a chance, come see us at next week’s Brooks, OR FunFly, held from June 27th to July 1st. Pilots worldwide are excited to see the show return, and the Cascade Rotary Wings Club is sure to once again put on a great and relaxing show.

The Annual Cascade Model Helicopter Club FunFly is another great show to attend, located in Snohomish, WA and held from Julty 27th to July 29th. Special guests include Todd Bennett, Matt Botos, Jason Krause, Nick Maxwell, Tim Jones, and the vast majority of the best local pilots in the area. It’s always a blast and again, a show for everyone of all flight levels.

And for those planning the trip, we’ll be attending the IRCHA Jamboree 2012 in August and the Heli Extravaganza show in September. So come on out, bring your helicopters (and plenty of sunscreen and water), and make sure to find us at the show.

Source: KDE Direct

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