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rhinoceros55

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Las Vegas, Nevada USA

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I haven't broken my swash ball yet, but plenty people have been and swashplates are backordered into April apparently! I didn't want to be grounded for that long so I did a little mod so the swash balls would have a better chance if it hit hard. The elevator ball to servo arm is a straight shot, so there is no give in a hard dump. So I redesigned the arm with a built in loop for the "give factor". You need some .020 or .021 wire and some small pliers and careful soldering to do this. I actually used a laser welder to do this, but a soldering job is all you need . Pictures are self explanatory. Just make sure you measure the stock link and make the new link the same, or your heli wont have the same pitch range. Lastly, don't solder with the ball link attached, probably wont appreciate the heat. Hope this helps!

03-18-2011 Over year old.
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cpnewbie617

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Tampa Bay Area, FL

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mCP X link solder tip

Thanks fo the tip... I will be getting a Blade mCP X within the next week and a half and I can't wait, despite the problems some have. I know I loved my mSR so this thing is really going to be fun!

03-19-2011 Over year old.
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philip 01

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ft worth

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i did break my elevator ball. got a new swash today.

may have to try that.

03-19-2011 Over year old.
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cwright

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Blossvale New York

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I broke a ball on the swash as well. I just used the other 2. I will be getting an extra swash to have on hand. The ball I broke goes to the blades. This is really a tough little heli that is a blast to fly. Chuck

03-19-2011 Over year old.
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cbaquol

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Phoenix, MD

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I also broke my swash ball. A glob of CA fixed it right up

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03-19-2011 Over year old.
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basmntdweller

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Indianapolis IN

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Now you tell me!!!
I had been just hovering around in my basement and finally today the weather was good enough for a little outdoor flight to get a feel for flips and inverted on this thing. Not 30 seconds into the first battery, I zigged while inverted when I should have zagged! It hit the side of my house and snapped the elevator ball off. All Done!
LHS has one in stock fortunately. I'll try to run up after work tomorrow to get it.
I may try a little CA first though to get me through the rest of the evening.

Matt


Stupid people have no idea how stupid they are!!!

03-21-2011 Over year old.
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EmmDee

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Seattle, WA

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Not sure about the accuracy of the timing of early April for new parts. My LHS was out a week ago Saturday. I just got the call today (9 days later) to pick it up. Of course, I had already found one at another LHS, but I'm sure with my crashing skills, I'll use it...

03-22-2011 Over year old.
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Skyhigh3d

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Portland, OR

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looks like a good mod! I broke the balls off my swash went to two local hobby shops today, both sold out of swashplates, but luckily i found one at another hobby shop in the next town over it was the last one

03-22-2011 Over year old.
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cessna151

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Missouri... Originally Indiana

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My swash ball broke too, but it was on the bench. I was adjusting the links then SNAP! Now i'm done for who knows how long.

--Eagles may soar high, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines!--

03-23-2011 Over year old.
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Skyhigh3d

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Portland, OR

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swash plates are backordered right now ;( lucky i bought the last one at the LHS, before i did i just ca glued the link to the swash plate and it flew just fine.. just and idea to keep u flying until they parts come back in stock

03-23-2011 Over year old.
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