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12-02-2005 06:48 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Foxden

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Just got my package from John with the new Grips, 6mm spindle, and dampers.

They are AWESOME and everything John said they would be, I'm rebuilding Steven's Tiger right now and these are going on hopefully for a test flight tomorrow or Sunday.

If you bend one of these your hitting it with a HAMMER.

Clyde

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12-02-2005 09:11 PM  12 years agoPost 2
darkfa8

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pictures! let's seem them on the Tiger!

somehow I doubt you'll notice much in the way of flight difference, despite the 88-duro dampers, but stronger might just be better overall for the collective-management-deficient :P

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12-03-2005 06:30 AM  12 years agoPost 3
ManuelCJr1

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collective- management deficient
Thats ME. I'll be picking some up soon.

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12-03-2005 11:11 PM  12 years agoPost 4
hootowl

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Got my head upgrade today. I'll take some pics.

Mike

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12-04-2005 04:17 AM  12 years agoPost 5
hootowl

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Here's the kit...


And here it's installed.. MUCH beefier!

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12-04-2005 04:34 AM  12 years agoPost 6
Foxden

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Mike

Looks good,

Sorry about the thin washer, John and I were talking about it this morning when I was at the field flying and I had terrible cell coverage and misunderstood where he said to put the thin washer.

John also said the new washouts should be arriving soon, I've been waiting to change over to leading edge until the new washouts are here so we are flying my Tiger for the moment, Steven saved my butt and my Tiger this morning, I tried some neoprene tubing in my new header tank and it swelled and stuck the clunk in a corner and he was flying inverted and the engine quit, he just flipped it and auto'd it down and we replaced the tubing and right back up.

Clyde

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12-04-2005 05:01 AM  12 years agoPost 7
hootowl

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No problem Clyde. Thanks for keeping me in tune.

Glad to hear you didn't need to order another crash kit

I too will get the swash when it's available.

Hope to get a flight in tommorrow.... if it's not windy after the snow and rain.
I'm, in SE Pa

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12-10-2005 02:53 AM  12 years agoPost 8
Jeff Pfeifer

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You'll like the new grips and Dampners. I've been flying mine since October.

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08-11-2006 06:57 PM  11 years agoPost 9
ManuelCJr1

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Any pictures of how the bearings and washers are placed.

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08-12-2006 01:15 AM  11 years agoPost 10
Foxden

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Heres a re-post of Johns instructions

Here's a quickie step-by-step - it's as easy as ABC . . . but first, put two of the radial bearings in the freezer (15 minutes).

A) Built both hubs as detailed below in Steps 1-5
From the Hub-side
1. Insert a radial bearing.

From the Grip-side
2. Insert large ID washer from existing grips (only existing part re-used).
3. Insert Thrust Bearing (make sure large ID seat goes in first, that you've lubed the race, and then place small ID seat is last).
4. Insert thin 6 mm ID washer.
5. Insert radial bearing (the one from the freezer). Use a socket which is about the same size as the OD of the bearing to drive it into place and seat it . . . yes, it's supposed to be an interference fit, i.e. pretty darn tight! Also, be very careful not to damage the shield - which, if your tool for seating the bearing is slightly small, will happen pretty easy - you've been warned! After this outer bearing warms to normal temperature, it'll be very, very tight in the grip - this is good! After it's been flown, it won't be this tight.

B). Drill the aluminum center hub out with a 1/4" drill bit - this is very easy as the hole is already about the proper size. After it penetrates, give the drill a little wiggle so as to cause the bit to create some clearance.

C) Assembly
6. Insert new 6 mm ID dampers and lubricate the ID.
7. Insert 6 mm spindle shaft and center (approximately is plenty good enough).
8. Slide the thick 6 mm ID spacer washer onto each side of the spindle.
9. Slide a grip into place. Be careful to align the small 6 mm ID washer that fits between the thrust and radial bearing as you slide it onto the shaft so that you don't jam and deform it - you've been warned. I use a screwdriver, or whatever is handy, to align this washer before I slide the grip assembly onto the shaft.
10. Use a small dab of blue thread locker and screw the Allen-head machine screw along (with the steel washer) into the end of the spindle shaft.
11. Rotate head and repeat Step 5 for the other grip assembly.
12. Last thing, tighten both Allen-head screws using a couple of T-handle or L-shape Allen wrenches.

That's it!
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Clyde Fox
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08-15-2006 03:38 AM  11 years agoPost 11
ManuelCJr1

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thank you

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