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HelicopterHIROBOOther › Freya ball links
03-16-2003 12:22 AM  14 years agoPost 1
mrNoodles

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How is your std. Freya ball links, when they where new?
Did you use some ball link reamer to make them smoother? Or did you just let them "wear in"?

/Fredrik
'Hm now I just have to find out where to connect the GV1 sensor to the Jazz80 ESC.

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03-16-2003 01:29 AM  14 years agoPost 2
vfastr6

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Mine were pretty tight to start with. I used the pliers method to get them smoother with no ill effects.

In fact my Shuttle Plus ones were really tight and I performed the same surgery on them with no problems either.

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03-16-2003 02:12 AM  14 years agoPost 3
rotormouth

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The link sizer works well for me. Doesn't take much to make them turn nice and loose. If you're not using the sizer or plier methods they will not wear in for a long time... which means they won't wear out in a long time, either.

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03-16-2003 07:27 AM  14 years agoPost 4
mrNoodles

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The "plier method" is to gently squeese the link when its attached to the ball?!

/Fredrik
'Hm now I just have to find out where to connect the GV1 sensor to the Jazz80 ESC.

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03-16-2003 07:42 AM  14 years agoPost 5
vfastr6

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Quite correct MrN.

Gently being the operative word! When I first used this method it cost me a few rod ends.

Also, don't use long-nose pliers - this could also cost you a few rod ends....

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03-16-2003 09:24 AM  14 years agoPost 6
Benj

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Thanks for this, I had the same question.

I have just built my Freya X Spec and the controls are quite stiff which I thinks is because the ball links are quite stiff on the balls. I was after clarification as well on this "squeeze" method.

Now to see how 'gentle' I need to be..... trial and error..... hopefully I won't do much of the error part

Benj

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03-16-2003 05:23 PM  14 years agoPost 7
helidude

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Hi guys,

I know this is kinda pricey. But,MA links are the best bolt on item for your heli. It costs roughly $40 to convert. They are very smooth,and require no sizeing. Funny though. They do require some massaging on MA balls.

I feel they are so good I figure the price of them into the price of a kit.

My .02

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03-16-2003 05:35 PM  14 years agoPost 8
mrNoodles

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Been doing some "work" on the links today, what can I say - Wow .
What a difference. The servo buzzing have been reduced, not beacuse there was any binding in the linkage before, but the links were really hard on to the balls before.

/Fredrik
'Hm now I just have to find out where to connect the GV1 sensor to the Jazz80 ESC.

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03-17-2003 07:08 AM  14 years agoPost 9
MrDHEJ

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Go to a bicycle shop and get some graphite powder to use on your ball links. It doesn't attract dirt, and you can keep your links as tight as you want without them binding. It will make them silky smooth.

Never go full retard!

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03-17-2003 07:28 AM  14 years agoPost 10
mrNoodles

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Thanks I´ll check it out, what is that graphite powder? For use on chain or what? Never heard of it or anything close to it here Sweden.

/Fredrik
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03-17-2003 07:40 AM  14 years agoPost 11
MrDHEJ

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Yes, the bicycle racers use the powder on there chains and bearings. It lubricates without any drag on the bearings and links. Any bicycle shop should have several differant brands.

Never go full retard!

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03-17-2003 08:07 AM  14 years agoPost 12
mrNoodles

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Great!! Thanks again, I´ll check it out!!

/Fredrik
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