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12-09-2004 09:35 PM  13 years agoPost 1
nojohnny101

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hey
i am just putting my heli back together after a crash (raptor 30v2) and it says that there is supposed to be a set screw in the end of the tail shaft closest to the gear...i'm guessing this holds the pin in???
also how improtant is this...it seems i misplaced it and it also appears that my pin that hold the gear thing together is pretty tough going through so i think it wil stay...how crutial is this set screw....i don't remember having it when i first built it...i might be wrong???
and it seems like the set screw is a special one....how could i get another one of these?


Let me know


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~Will~

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12-09-2004 09:47 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Drunk Monk

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It's pretty crucial, I lost that grub screw once and the pin started to come out and wore a big groove in the tail case. Not good.


Stephen

I only open my mouth to change feet.....

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12-09-2004 10:45 PM  13 years agoPost 3
nojohnny101

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hey
do u know where i can get another one????


Let me know

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~Will~

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12-09-2004 11:01 PM  13 years agoPost 4
TMoore

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Try the helicopter parts store.

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12-09-2004 11:30 PM  13 years agoPost 5
nojohnny101

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hye
and that would be......where????
the only part stores i know are: helikraft and rick's???
do eitehr of them carry it...i dont 'hitnk i can find it but maybe i'm not looking hard enough
and if you could also let me know the part #....can't find that in the manual

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~Will~

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12-09-2004 11:54 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Al Magaloff

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Will, you local Hobby Shop will have one. It's a standard 3mm set screw. Don't fly it until you get one. Put it in with LockTite.

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12-10-2004 12:24 AM  13 years agoPost 7
nojohnny101

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hey
i have no LHS around me...i have one about 40 minutes from me and it sells heli fuel but everything else is airplane stuff...
i found a set screw that fits in the shaft and i thought i would just try cutting it with a dremel...
i did a modification on a screw bigger than this once for the tail and it seemed to work fine....what do u think??


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~Will~

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12-10-2004 12:34 AM  13 years agoPost 8
Al Magaloff

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If it's the right thread, you're golden!

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12-10-2004 12:36 AM  13 years agoPost 9
Drunk Monk

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Next time you order some spares, you can order a spare screw bag. They don't cost much and then you have plenty of spares


Stephen

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12-10-2004 12:51 AM  13 years agoPost 10
TMoore

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Try getting with Bob Belloumini or some of the fellows up in Dayton. There are plenty of heli pilots in the area between Cinci and Dayton.

Look here: http://www.tshc.org/

TM

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12-10-2004 12:55 AM  13 years agoPost 11
nojohnny101

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hey
thanks guys....yea i just dremeled that sucker down and she fits perfect....flush and smooth as silk...
tmoore....is that the club website or something....does any of those guys have RR sn's?

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~Will~

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12-10-2004 04:06 AM  13 years agoPost 12
TMoore

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I have no clue. Why don't you email John Anast and ask.

In the old days we got in our cars and drove to find heli guys to fly with. This was back before the internet. You never know, they might be able to solder on your antenna.

It's pretty simple actually. Most hobby shops carry antenna wire in packs. If you can't find it try using 22AWG test wire.

TM

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12-10-2004 04:55 AM  13 years agoPost 13
Helimex

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Dude, that grub screw is critical. Never leave home without it.

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12-13-2004 01:45 AM  13 years agoPost 14
Psyclic

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Definately put the screw in!

I had the pin work its way out-- with the screw in place-- after 65 or so successful flights (R60). The pin then carved a groove inside the tail housing then took hold, causing the shaft to sieze. A nanosecond later the gears lost their teeth.

Let's just say the soon to follow landing wasn't pretty.

I know a guy that puts two screws in-- the second one keeps the first one tight against the pin.

I put a ball of solder on the opposite side of the pin from the screw so it had something to press against and added a small drop of red loctite on my pin under the screw.

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12-13-2004 07:25 PM  13 years agoPost 15
w.pasman

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On the V1 they had a spring pin there, no screw to keep it in place. It was not very tight. THe problem was that the pin broke sometimes. So I guess that the V2 pin would keep in place without screw if it fits really tight. Nevertheless I would not try it...

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12-13-2004 09:26 PM  13 years agoPost 16
gnichola

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The other thing to note is that you should not tighten the set screw too much as it can snap the pin.

Later, Guy

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12-13-2004 09:41 PM  13 years agoPost 17
nojohnny101

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hey
thanks guys for all the tips....my tail shouldn't come apart now!!!
locetite also....right???


Let me know


Thanks
~Will~

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