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12-09-2004 03:38 PM  13 years agoPost 1
nheather

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My question is not how or why to align but about the tightness of the threads on the flybar.

When I try and adjust by a small amount the paddle doesn't budge and then as I apply more force it moves too much - I'm finding it near impossible to adjust by small amounts.

Are there any tricks to this ?
Should I be using lubricant or working the paddles on and off a few times to cut the thread ?

Cheers,

Nigel

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12-09-2004 05:02 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Colibri

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If the paddles are plastic you may get some results heating them up a little. Never tried this myself but I've read about it.

Tim

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12-09-2004 05:13 PM  13 years agoPost 3
SPB

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You are right it's difficult but not impossible.

I always had success holding the flybar with a plier as close as possible to the paddle and then adjusting the paddle.


Sotiris
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12-09-2004 05:27 PM  13 years agoPost 4
nojohnny101

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hey
JUST KEEP AT IT! i know it's frustrating but you have to keep trying....try what SPB said cause i have heard that works
what kind of paddles are you putting on....the stock plastic TT ones?
try screwing it on one more time around...worked for me a couple of times...that window in the TT plastic ones is pretty big and is forgiving so go ahead and go a little further and see if it doesn't line up!!!
probably doens't help much but just my 2 cents

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~Will~

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12-09-2004 05:45 PM  13 years agoPost 5
SPB

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I think using lubricant or working the paddles is OK if you are using the stock ones that have the small screw to tight them up. If you are using the MA or other similar paddles that don't have any screw to keep them in place is not a good idea as they may come loose at flight.


Sotiris
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12-09-2004 05:48 PM  13 years agoPost 6
airdodger

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Yes it's a pain in the --- but keep on trying you will get it correct ,if they moved easy now they would move in flight,so don't lube. And don't use pliers unless you have flybar wrapped in shim stock or something that won't leave marks ,heli guys will see marks and judge you a hack. Chris

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12-09-2004 06:31 PM  13 years agoPost 7
SPB

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And don't use pliers unless you have flybar wrapped in shim stock or something that won't leave marks ,heli guys will see marks and judge you a hack

I am using pliers since day one and never marked a flybar. Even if you mark the flybar I don't see any problem. Otherwise it's the first think you are gonna replace in your next crash.

Now if your fingers are so strong then keep the flybar with your fingers and adjust the paddles with your other hand


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12-09-2004 07:55 PM  13 years agoPost 8
rob10000

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I wish they would give us flats on the flarbar for the paddle set screws to mate to. This would ensure positive and equal settings of the paddles.

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12-09-2004 08:37 PM  13 years agoPost 9
nojohnny101

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hey
totally agree...they have them for the flybar control arms...why not for the paddles???

Thanks
~Will~

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