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12-31-2009 08:06 PM  7 years agoPost 21
BobOD

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Wouldn't you think.

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12-31-2009 09:56 PM  7 years agoPost 22
RappyTappy

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Making a flat spot on the swash wouldn't matter, the diameter of the shafts of the balls are too small and weak where the thread ends at the flange. You can snap them off sooo easy with just a 1.5mm, which is why they give the warning about their weakness even in the manual.

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12-31-2009 10:28 PM  7 years agoPost 23
Frank Bostwick

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I have not read every post here so if its 'ole news sorry. It looks pretty clear to me that this failure was not over tightening. If it were the threaded portion would have broken flush and pretty clean at the base of the ball, with little evidence left on the swash. Id guess a tight link backed the ball out ever so little, allowing movement at the base (causing the deformation on the swash) and in the end, failed due to fatigue at the pivot point on the threaded portion. Sorry Anthony but it looks like damage over more than 1 flight but that is of course a guess on my part, as is the rest.

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01-01-2010 12:40 AM  7 years agoPost 24
helicraze

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They have newer swash balls that are 3MM thread and have been out for a while.

I replaced all mine and i still think the swash is a bit weak, also 1 new one has slop in bearing from new which gives slop in the head, the other brand new from a kit the bearing was not smooth, i use them both anyway but disapointing still. Not really worth sending back as I spoke to our dist and they said they all have freeplay.
My henseleit swash has 0 slop

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