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12-01-2005 05:29 PM  12 years agoPost 1
dct

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How to tighten plastic ball link's on head?
I'm have trouble with adjusting blade tracking on my honey bee cp2. I see a lot of play in the head ball links, can they be tighten some how? And how would one do it?
Thanks DCT
PS: My helicopter only has 9 battery's packs running at a hover,, so they are still new and they came loose !!! Or they seem too loose to me!! They aren't going to fall off but there is slop in them.....

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12-01-2005 05:46 PM  12 years agoPost 2
SteveH

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How to tighten plastic ball link's on head?
The only way I know is by replacement.

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12-01-2005 06:01 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Furious Predator

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with some links you can take a pair of pliers and squeeze in the sides to get a better grip on the ball. you could give that a shot, otherwise i would take SteveH's advise.

Shawn
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12-01-2005 06:28 PM  12 years agoPost 4
andyp

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Actually, squeezing the sides makes the link looser on the ball.

This was (is) a well known method of loosening tight links. Of course the far better way is a ball link sizing tool.

To answer the question: Either fit new links and/or new balls. If they are still loose, links and/or balls of a different make with slightly different tolerances may be the answer.

Andrew

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12-01-2005 06:34 PM  12 years agoPost 5
capt.dan

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Take them off and hold them over a lighter flame for a moment. Just long enough to get a little shine on the plastic. Let them sit and cool for a minute or two and they should be ready to go. I have done this a few times on my hirobo links and works good.

Dan

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12-01-2005 06:35 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Dr.Ben

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Depending on the plastic (it works for MA links), if you heat the link with a heat gun until it's more than just a little warm, it will shrink down when and tighten up. Avoid heating too much, or it will end up so tight it won't move.

Ben Minor

EDIT: Sorry Dan; I was typing as you were posting.

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12-01-2005 06:52 PM  12 years agoPost 7
capt.dan

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Maybe we should both get back to work!!!

Dan

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12-01-2005 07:01 PM  12 years agoPost 8
Furious Predator

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Actually, squeezing the sides makes the link looser on the ball.
No...like i said. not all links. the ones i use on my Vigor have little "fingers" on the sides of the links which can be pushed in to form a better fit.

and a Sizing tool is made to make a tight fitting link looser, atleast the tool i have is made for that. from what i know new links are made to be tight, so you can use the tool to make them fit the way they should on the balls.

Shawn
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12-01-2005 08:22 PM  12 years agoPost 9
Chris Lupa

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Just buy new ones, for a couple of £$ you could be saving your heli. One ball link that comes off could be the last of your bird. I hardly ever adjust my links and when I do, I almost always put brand new ones on.

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12-02-2005 02:49 AM  12 years agoPost 10
B.Hofferth

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links

how long should i throw my venture in the oven for? as sloppy as this thing is i figured i'd just do the whole thing at once.

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12-02-2005 11:25 AM  12 years agoPost 11
A&J

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Ball Link

Take a piece of Dental floss and put it between the ball and link
it works Great I been do it for a long time


John

Lets do the time warp againnn !

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