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10-24-2004 12:24 AM  13 years agoPost 1
hobby bob

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Man, I hope this goes through, new here and spent an hour trying to post this!...Anyway, Just got my shipment from HeliHobby, and got some nifty new cnc blade grips...but watch out, they go on upside-down....fumbling with a screw driver through the skids is a pain...besides, they just look wron like that...so be carefull if you order these...hopfully, they will remedy this situation....as for me, I'm gonna return mine and get my $55 bucks back!

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10-24-2004 05:19 AM  13 years agoPost 2
8AxleEd

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Try to return them, let us know what happens.

We've had a lot of helihobby complaint threads here. I did an inquery about those blade grips on this board yesterday. I don't know what happened to that thread though.... It seems like it has dissapeared.

Thanks for letting us know that they are bogus!

Would you mind calling the better business bureau about it if they won't return them?

A lot of people have had problems with that retailer.

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10-24-2004 07:16 AM  13 years agoPost 3
hobby bob

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I just hope they will remedy the situation, they are a really nice lookin' peice....gonna call them today....I'll let ya know what happens

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10-26-2004 06:04 AM  13 years agoPost 4
hobby bob

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oopa-side-down grips..

OK..sent 'em back, no problem.....but recieved that GORGEOUS little tail rotor housing with no bearings!...so now gotta wait another 2 days. It's gonna need a few tiny shims in there too, because the gear does not get "Auto-located" in there...it's a bit wider than the stock plastic case....but did I mention, GORGEOUS!??

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10-26-2004 06:17 AM  13 years agoPost 5
dankers

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Is it just me or are others shaking their head in disbelief here also?

Mate, the CNC stuff from HH is just no good, certainly not georgous - the parts you have are a copy from http://www.microheli.com Theirs come with bearings and don't need a shim. You're new here aren't you?

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10-26-2004 06:21 AM  13 years agoPost 6
8AxleEd

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According to other posts, that tail rotor housing has some other problems. It apparently is a bad copy of the MicroHeli version:

http://www.modefosheli.com/zoom_sgn_upgrades?start=15

The main problem is that the bearings attach from the outside instead of from the inside which render the part useless. How do you hold the bearings in if they attach from the outside?

Here is a link discussing that part, showing why it is a cheap counterfeit:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=289454

They didn't give you all of the stuff complete, after they sent you bogus blade grips, only to learn in a couple of days that the tail gear box is bogus too. That is batting zero for three!

Maybe you can return that too! Sorry for the bad news.

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10-26-2004 08:10 AM  13 years agoPost 7
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holy crap y'all!!!!

Sheese...it took me an hour to log in this time!!!...I hate computers...something about cookies!!
Anyway....back to the matter at hand...I did notice the open ended bearing retaining thing, but I kinda thought it'd be a press fit for the bearing to stay in, and then a small dab of the green pinion glue stuff should make it stay in place. Mine doesn't seem to be warped at all, and seems so far to be straigt....can't tell till they send me my bearings! lol
As for the one that this is supposed to be a "Cheap knock off" of, I went to that site, and saw the item...I can't tell by the pic, but it sure looks like there's no shoulder to hold the bearing in on that one either...if any one has actually purchased one with some shoulders, lemme know...
I'm afraid to log out now!!
I have AIM, and my name is nsbob70 if anyone's interested..'Cause not being able to log on drove me nuts!!
Thanks.

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10-26-2004 08:13 AM  13 years agoPost 8
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Oh...dankers..

I tried to click on that link,...got the good 'ole "Invalid request" message!....did I mention I loooove computers!?

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10-26-2004 08:38 AM  13 years agoPost 9
hobby bob

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is there a way to delete my own postings?

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10-26-2004 01:19 PM  13 years agoPost 10
CRAZYKEV

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Don't go and buy this imitation crap! You will regret it, Microheli puts a lot of time into making sure the products they sell are perfect. Don't support these other wanna' be companies.

http://www.microheli.com

Kevin

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10-26-2004 08:44 PM  13 years agoPost 11
hobby bob

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I fixed it..

Hate to say it folks, but even the pic on the microheli.com site shows the defective housing....you can see the entire bearing from the outside, meaning it's the same deal....I took care of the problem by using some scrap r/c car body material (clear) on the sides of the housing, held on by the three screws, and a hole in it for my 2mm shaft to go through...Also have those other tail goodies as well, the nice arm with the ball link, and man oh man, that tail is t-i-g-h-t!
Just wish the main grips were as easily accomadated! Does this place have those made properly?...does anyone have them anywhere yet?

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10-26-2004 08:50 PM  13 years agoPost 12
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Hobby bob,

I don't know what site you are looking at but http://www.microheli.com shows the tail with the bearings on correctly. The flange on the inside so it is locked in place. You don't have to jerry rig the real microheli parts man!

Kevin

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10-27-2004 03:43 AM  13 years agoPost 13
hobby bob

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idunno man...

I went to the site you posted......I see the entire bearing on the outside....lemme ask this....Is there a flange on the bearing???...I assumed there would have been one machined into the tail housing like the stock plastic one. but on the output shaft side, I see the entire bearing.
This whole deal will be resolved when I recieve my bearings tomorrow....They still have a chance to redeem themselves by sending me a set of bearings with falnges on THEM.
Do you actually have one of these setups yet?...Just curious, 'cause the pictures are a bit decieving...seems like everyone here sees something different!
Anyway, my set-up looks fine, and works mint, so I have achieved the desired goal...


ok...just read my own post, and realized that yes, I would see the whole bearing on the outside anyway..IF the bearing itself has a flange on it, that's how it would look.

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10-27-2004 07:30 AM  13 years agoPost 14
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I asked this quesiton about a week ago about this part. The thread was closed... You have to be careful about how much complaints are leveled against helihobby, because they have done so much advertising on this board I guess...

Read this link:

http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/...bby+distributor

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10-27-2004 12:58 PM  13 years agoPost 15
CRAZYKEV

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Hobby bob,

I have the entire microheli tail setup and yes the bearings have flanges machines into them and the flange is on the inside of the gear case. I don't know if you get the bearings if it will fix the problem because the helihobby gearbox looks as if it was machined incorrectly. I could be wrong and I am only looking at pictures. I would be able to tell for sure if it were in my hands.

The microheli gear box is machined perfectly! No side to side slop in the tail output gear and yet it isn't bound up to waste power. The bell crank along with the pitch slider has that tail pinned man. I am just waiting for the alum. spindle and blade grips to finish the deed!

Kevin

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10-28-2004 03:40 AM  13 years agoPost 16
hobby bob

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ok......THAT'S what I thought about the bearings...Of course I didn't get mine today..I wasn't home for the mail man to sign...(I hate that)...so guess what then...theyr'e the same damn peice.......all the pics look the same to me, and a flanged bearing would cure the problem....the one your'e lookin' at saying is machined wrong is actually assembled wrong...look at it......look at yours,..and you'll see what I mean.


MAN!...that was a hassle!

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10-28-2004 03:43 AM  13 years agoPost 17
hobby bob

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P.S.....the aluminum tali grips are gorgeous, but Iv'e had them, and not being the expert pilot, a tail strike will make shoer work of those things...I like 'em and all, but gonna wait till I get better at flyin' and try them again. Although they would just be for looks, 'cause m tail's pretty tight now as it is with the stock plastic jammies....Again, I'm not putting them down, but I'm not ready for them yet.. lol

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10-28-2004 03:55 AM  13 years agoPost 18
hobby bob

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axle ed

I got those nifty washout thingies from a place called RC hover.com...check it out...the guys in Mass...has microheli stuff, and is good with shipping and all that jazz.If I knew how to insert alink yet...now'd be the time... I highly recommend this guy.

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10-28-2004 01:00 PM  13 years agoPost 19
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http://www.rchover.com

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10-29-2004 09:14 PM  13 years agoPost 20
hobby bob

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Blade grips...

OK....I talked to a fellow at Heli hobby about the blade grips...they are made that way for "Looks"....but being the son of a 44 year Grumman structual design enigineer....upside-down hardware on aircraf is a no no in my book. He says in a few months they will produce "right-side-up" grips....I can't wait. And as far as the tail rotor housing, flanged bearings make it work, so there's no complaints from me on that either.

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