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HelicopterMain Discussion › Removing snap rings
11-24-2006 09:52 PM  11 years agoPost 1
Snake Rimmer

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Whats the best way of removing snap rings with out the proper tools?
Also what do the snap ring pliers look like?

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11-24-2006 09:58 PM  11 years agoPost 2
Flyboy50

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I wouldn't want to have to try without the tool.

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11-24-2006 10:15 PM  11 years agoPost 3
colsy

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Paul, do you mean e-clips or circlips..

I.e the clip on the start shaft, or the ones each end of the one-way sleeve.

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11-24-2006 10:19 PM  11 years agoPost 4
Snake Rimmer

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The ones that go on the one way sleave, I am tryingto get them off my Raptor 30 gearin.

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11-24-2006 10:34 PM  11 years agoPost 5
colsy

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Internal circlips, they are a pain without the right tool, but perseverance m8, some modded screwdrivers.. and you will be alright..

You will know when you have them out, as the pain from the slipped screwdriver in your fingers will keep the left side of your brain occupied, while the right side of your brain, is searching for the ejected circlip that bounced across the shed at Mach 2.

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11-25-2006 01:35 AM  11 years agoPost 6
Butch

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IMO there is NO best way to remove snap rings without the proper tools.
External Type Snap Ring Pliers with .070" Tips will take care of your Rappy Snap Ring.
As Example:
http://www.drillspot.com/products/7...aining-Ring?s=1

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11-25-2006 01:42 AM  11 years agoPost 7
PaulJC

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If you havn't got the correct tool a pair of needle nose pliers often does the job

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11-25-2006 02:01 AM  11 years agoPost 8
Yug

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boing, damn where'dit go ?

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11-25-2006 02:05 AM  11 years agoPost 9
Kona Chopper

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I've used the proper snap ring pliers for the snap ring on the raptor. But, i've also used a ball link plier to open up the snap ring. I used a Helimax ball link plier. I just did it with the ball link pliers a few days ago in order to lube up the one way brg. I didn't have a snap ring plier and didn't want to wait till the next day to get one.



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11-25-2006 03:01 AM  11 years agoPost 10
WJackson

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There are many ways, ie screw drivers , needle nose . but a decent like harbor freight set willmore than do the job on any heli and there like 10 bucks. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ct...itemnumber=3316 A good set of heli tools is a good thing to have. Makes life after crashes much easier to deal with.

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11-25-2006 03:36 AM  11 years agoPost 11
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I know the thing. I used to work on a farm about 8 or 9 years ago. I saw plenty of those things. Too many, in fact.
And they do get BIG. Try opening a 4 inch snap ring (you need the right tool) with 2 screwdrivers or a needle nose pliers or a pair of Sharpned-at-the-points Scissors. (the scissors work the best for those that are too lazy or too cheap to buy the tool)

But, buying an actuall snap ring tool will pay off in the long wrong. You will be surprised how many times it will come in handy, just on things around the house (like a lawnmower).

$25 should get you a decent tool. Worth the investment.

You should know, that if you use any makeshift tool other than the "proper" tool, you are likely to bend the ring not allowing it to seat right.

I had the upper snap ring come loose on my Rappy, but luckily I caught it before I put it in the air that day. Yes, I DID use the improper tool.

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11-25-2006 03:45 AM  11 years agoPost 12
fiatracer163

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I love JC clips... (when you have the right tool...)

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11-25-2006 12:35 PM  11 years agoPost 13
Snake Rimmer

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Well after about an hour of trying to use screw drivers and other things, finally got fed up with sticking screwdrivers in my hand and losing skin of my knuckles, decided to pop in to Halfords and buy a proper tool and boy how easy they were to get off best 8 quid I spent today

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11-25-2006 02:20 PM  11 years agoPost 14
WJackson

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SEE told ya so 8 quid , thats like 16 us? or rounda bouts?

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11-25-2006 02:24 PM  11 years agoPost 15
WJackson

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Oh and how do you officially become a Snake Rimmer? I have an 18 ft Reticulated python? but maybe not the most ideal breed to become snake rimmer qualified?

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11-25-2006 02:52 PM  11 years agoPost 16
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The legend of the snake has to remain a secret on this forum

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11-25-2006 04:52 PM  11 years agoPost 17
hockeysew

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I was wondering about the handle my self-
If I ever rimmed a snake I dont think I would admit to it

Liberals are like a "Slinky", useless but entertaining when pushed down stairs....

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11-25-2006 05:08 PM  11 years agoPost 18
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Like I have not heard that one before

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11-25-2006 05:18 PM  11 years agoPost 19
hockeysew

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Being a former machinest- and as the boss told me once-
"If the tool aint right,The guy aint bright"
Save yourself the aggrevation and get the snap ring pliers- they have a multitude of uses:
Snap ring pliers
Small spanner wrench
Body piercing removal and insertion tool
Roach clip
One of those tools that make your friends ask "that tool is cool, whats it for?"

Liberals are like a "Slinky", useless but entertaining when pushed down stairs....

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11-25-2006 05:22 PM  11 years agoPost 20
Snake Rimmer

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All ready have one!

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