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11-29-2005 01:37 PM  12 years agoPost 1
jurgen

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I'm looking for threaded rod to make custom length push rods for my T-Rex (in the process of making a custom CCPM mod, as one does with a Rex! ), anybody know where I can get them?

A quick search on RR revealed that similar questions have been asked by guys in the states with no conclusive answer, I'm hoping somebody has found a source!

If not, how do you make an alternative custom length pushrod?

Oh, I believe the rods are 1/16" (+-1,5mm) for the Rex.

Thanks,

Jurgen.

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11-29-2005 06:36 PM  12 years agoPost 2
Dave Cunliffe

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You can try Quick UK
http://www.quickuk.co.uk/acatalog/r_index.htm

and Modelfixings
http://www.modelfixings.co.uk/metric_studding.htm

Can't see anything less 2mm though. You could always buy some soft wire and thread your own.

Dave

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11-29-2005 06:49 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Chugga-bug

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Hi jurgen_r30,

What kind of conversion are you doing?
I did the home made version of 'Smart rc' kit. Do a search for home made ccpm & you should find pics.
Used original servo tray mounted up above the motor. I had no problem using various Align rods. You might find you'll have to cut a bit off one or two of them to prevent thread going too deep into ball link.

Don't forget the CDE & SE are now available so you've got a bigger chioce of different rods to try.

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11-29-2005 07:05 PM  12 years agoPost 4
jurgen

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Dave
Thanks for that, I've sent off an email to both of them and I'll let you know their responses!

Chugga-bug
The conversion is completely my own creation (basically 2 carbon plates either side for the servos). The problem is I need 1 pushrod slightly LONGER than the ones in the kit! I've made a temporary one that I'm not really happy with where I took the long pushrod (normally for the elevator) and cut one end off to size and "press-fit" the ball link on with some super glue. As I said I'm not overly happy with this arangement and if I can avoid flying like that I will....

I'll have a look at the various kits as you suggested and see if I can find something. Thanks.

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11-29-2005 07:09 PM  12 years agoPost 5
cdyckes

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For a better 'temporary' solution, cut two rods to each be 10mm longer than half the length you need, and solder the 10mm overlap together? Much stronger than relying on cyano.

Colin

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11-29-2005 07:12 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Chugga-bug

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cdyckes....

Like your style!!!
good idea!

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11-29-2005 07:13 PM  12 years agoPost 7
jurgen

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cdyckes
Me likes the sound of the 'better' temporary solution! I'll get cracking straight away! Maybe even cover it after with some heatshrink...

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11-29-2005 07:24 PM  12 years agoPost 8
Dave Cunliffe

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Forgot about that soldering idea for a "temporary" solution. I used that on my Eolo over a year ago and it's still going strong. I wrapped a length of wire spiraling around the joint before applying the solder just to give a little extra strength. Think I'd better call it "permanent" solution now!
Dave

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