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08-07-2007 07:57 AM  10 years agoPost 1
Saleh

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Kuwait

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I keep on stripping mine on the stratis when it holds on the shaft otherwise the coupling would spin by it self, do you guys grind the shaft so the hex hold on to it, or is there is any other method

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08-07-2007 04:51 PM  10 years agoPost 2
Heliscat

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Dublin, CA

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i put a dab of RED loctite on mine then i tightened the setscrew. Still holds tight. I read tat if you're going to grind a notch in the shaft, you better protect the bearing directly below from the metal grit.

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08-08-2007 12:06 PM  10 years agoPost 3
sharam

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Northern California​- Fly at Morgan Hill​Field

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I have used BLUE loctite and tightened the set screws - don't grind the notch; too problematic!

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08-08-2007 02:13 PM  10 years agoPost 4
MrMel

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Gotland

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I just cover the bearing and grind a notch with the dremel.
Then green loctite, it never let go (did often before I did the notch)

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08-08-2007 02:41 PM  10 years agoPost 5
IDHoverman

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Jakarta-Indonesia

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I grind the shaft on three stratus and also tempest. Without the grind, it will slip too easily when you have engine problem (i.e. difficult to start engine). Suggested to use Hirobo starter coupling rather than thunder tiger (nothing against TT), as the material on Hirobo coupler is better (and more pricey ). One spot grind is enough, make sure that the flat spot is exactly where you want the grub screw to be (vertical location on the shaft needs to be precise). Protect the bearings, just put the whole assembly in a plastic bag, and force out the shaft making a hole in the bag, then seal around the hole with tape. This will protect the assembly from grinding grit.

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08-08-2007 02:54 PM  10 years agoPost 6
jolo1000

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chicago,ill

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I have a Thunder Tiger coupling for over a year now.I made 2 flat spots on the shaft to sit the two sets screws,put some blue loctite and still there without problems.
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Life is too short,so I'm gonna fly as much as I can!!

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08-09-2007 02:21 AM  10 years agoPost 7
steve kra

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palatine illinois

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i also put one flat spot on the shaft.

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08-09-2007 02:36 AM  10 years agoPost 8
marked23

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Lynnwood, WA

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I put two flat spots on mine. I guess I got carried away. No problems in two years. Had to take it off once for something. No problem removing and replacing. I guess I got lucky.

-Mark

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