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HelicopterHIROBOOther › Do you have a lot of paddle slop??
04-01-2005 01:51 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Taipan

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If I wiggle the paddles on my X-Spec while holding the lower swash, the leading/trailing edges go up/down about 3-5mm. There is slop in the flybar & seesaw bearings, all the links, wash-out arm bearings, wash-out arm sideplay, slide block play, slide block rocking, play in the swashplate halves etc.

Is this normal or just the usual wear & tear? To get rid of ALL the slop, I would need to replace all of the above.

Just that this seems to be evident in most Hirobo helis, Evo included. I once rocked the paddles on a Fury & Crappy I think & was surprised to find little play.

Could it be due to the design?

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04-01-2005 02:02 PM  13 years agoPost 2
z11355

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there's alot of opportunity for slop.

make sure the bearings are loctited to the centerhub << IMPORTANT

loctite the screws to the 'collars' to the bearing inner races << IMPORTANT

replace worn plastic ball links

consider replacing the washout base w/ the EX one.

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04-02-2005 11:58 AM  13 years agoPost 3
joyboy

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Yeah I have a lot of slop on my evo as well and I don't even do any 3D. I get them in all the places that you mentioned as well as the swash plate. You're right about this on Hirobo helis as I too tried to wiggle the paddles on a raptor 50 and there was very little slop.

I also have slop in my tail blade grip. I think 2 bearings in the grip is not enough to hold it tight to the tail hub. Anyone know how to fix this???

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04-02-2005 04:42 PM  13 years agoPost 4
I3DM

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make sure the bearings are loctited to the centerhub << IMPORTANT
what bearings Z ?

www.liorzahavi.com

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04-02-2005 05:01 PM  13 years agoPost 5
z11355

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those 2 pressed in bearings that carry the seesaw in the center hub.
loctite those, the C2.6x4x4 collars and the 2.6x8CS screws.

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