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HelicopterTools and Field Equipment › Does any online hobby shop sell the Helicopter Dial Indicator?
06-01-2009 01:53 PM  8 years agoPost 1
TmMugen

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Any online stores? or can it be self made?

Please share your idea?

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06-01-2009 10:03 PM  8 years agoPost 2
midwestpilot

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further definition required
what are you talking about exactly?

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06-03-2009 06:25 AM  8 years agoPost 3
TmMugen

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I mean do I have to get these dial indicator from hobby shop?

How to do a proper dial check on the heli?

Where to check for?

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06-03-2009 06:29 AM  8 years agoPost 4
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I got mine from Harborfreight but never used it. All my helis doesn't need it.

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06-03-2009 07:29 AM  8 years agoPost 5
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Just look at online machining supply shops. They can be had for around $20.00. You can make a crude one with a thin piece of wire mounted to a wood block. Set it up to where it almost touches what you are checking and then turn and eyeball where the wire scapes or moves away from the object in question. Like I said, it's crude, but I have a friend that can get a clutch pretty darn close using the home made version. I have checked behind his testing and was amazed. I couldn't improve on his findings using my indicator. Personally my eyes aren't that sharp any more

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06-03-2009 12:52 PM  8 years agoPost 6
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http://www.harborfreight.com/


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06-03-2009 04:20 PM  8 years agoPost 7
JEEPWORLD2002

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i second jrjoes sugestion. harbor freight just get one with a magnetic base and put the mag base on a bench top vise. works perfect. and for $ you cant beat them. although you could also go to a auto parts store and they may have some pricey ones. no need to get a hitec fancy recalibrateable one, just a waste unless your tuning 2 precision

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06-03-2009 04:39 PM  8 years agoPost 8
TmMugen

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Do you guys actually check for run out in 90 size? or should I phase it as do I need to dial indicator in the first place?

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06-03-2009 05:38 PM  8 years agoPost 9
shuttlepilot

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I check for runout with my gasser....which isn't turning the rpms of any nitro out there. Engines and clutches and their associated bearings and shafts wear much better when they are as centered as they can get. Now sometimes when I go through one of my many "crashing phases"....I sometimes wonder why bother because I'm going to be working on it any way......but I try not to be too negative and dial in everything anyway......in the event that my crashing tendency has passed....

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06-03-2009 06:09 PM  8 years agoPost 10
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Actually I think balancing of fan is good enough..

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06-04-2009 04:53 AM  8 years agoPost 11
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I do check for runout on every rotating assembly. I have found several bent tail shafts and a couple mainshafts that way when I couldnt get rid of a vibe. I also balance everything. They run so much smoother when everything is just right..

Like was said, get the harborfreight Cen-tech digital gauge with the magnetic base. Its a nice and inexpensive tool..

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06-04-2009 10:18 PM  8 years agoPost 12
DKNguyen

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At Midwest, I think he's talking about one of these;
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ator2050-08.jpg

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06-05-2009 07:47 PM  8 years agoPost 13
midwestpilot

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i figured it out after his second post...
I was confused by calling it a heli dial indicator vs.. just your every day run of the mill dial indicators... thought there might be a new tool I would have to have... but alas.. I have on of these

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06-05-2009 08:15 PM  8 years agoPost 14
dasd

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Dial Indicator
http://grizzly.com/products/searchr...ial%20indicator

I have never regretted buying one.

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06-08-2009 04:49 AM  8 years agoPost 15
TmMugen

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Midwestpilot..Pardon me for my bad singlish. I am from Singapore.

By the way, do we get the one with the magnetic base?

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06-08-2009 04:50 AM  8 years agoPost 16
TmMugen

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OMG..I think they do not shipped international.

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06-08-2009 05:03 AM  8 years agoPost 17
helirulz

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Roger...you should be able to get one from hardware shops. If not my lecturer was saying something about going to search from Green Book.

In fact..i want to get a dial indicator along with a digital vernier caliper too. Btw..you need a bench vice to work with the dial indicator. Do you have one?

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07-04-2009 01:56 PM  8 years agoPost 18
TmMugen

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Nope..I have not got any..

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07-27-2009 12:41 PM  8 years agoPost 19
JeffY

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Try: http://singapore.rs-online.com/web/...dicator&x=0&y=0

Should be cheaper in hardware shop.

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07-30-2009 03:17 AM  8 years agoPost 20
BrunoBL

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Does any online hobby shop sell the Helicopter Dial
It is possible that some hobby shop might have dial indicators, but almost certainly they will charge more for them than if you just buy from hardware stores. While you are at it, don't forget the articulated magnetic base. If you don't have a vise fixed to your workbench, you'll need one too.


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