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HelicopterMiniature Aircraft Whiplash & Fury 55 › Old XCell Feathering Shaft "Thingy"??
12-31-2009 03:02 AM  7 years agoPost 1
Dr_Doom2

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I searched RR but could not find the answer to my simple question!! I have an old XCell. I think it's a mis-matched parts Frankenstein chopper. It's stacked graphite frames with metal head and plastic blade grips. Anyway, the feathering shaft was bent badly. I got it out and cannot get it back together. It has the 4 O-rings, no clips, and it has a little hard black plastic sleeve that I can't get back on the new shaft. It's hard plastic and doesn't resemble fuel line at all. Not very flexible at all!!

I read that this was to keep the shaft from touching the metal head block and causing glitching.

I downloaded the 1001 and 1004 MA manuals but can't find my exact setup.

Can someone tell me how to get this thing back on?? Oil or grease didn't help at all!!

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12-31-2009 04:47 AM  7 years agoPost 2
windy62

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Got a picture of the head and head axle?

windy62

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12-31-2009 12:03 PM  7 years agoPost 3
Thomas L Erb

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You may have a Chapman head axle which had the centered plastic pivot on it. you wont be able to but that block back on a new axle as it is installed by minair when the axle is made. It was only made for a few years and worked well but never got mainstreamed into the kits. the standard setup is to install a 10 mm long piece of meduim fuel tubing centered on the new axle, slide it into the head and install the orings. it makes the axle teeter in the center better.
It should be step I,4,A in your manual also

Tom

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12-31-2009 12:28 PM  7 years agoPost 4
DS 8717

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If you use the hard dampners you dont need the little tube on the blade axle.It was there to prevent mast bumping with soft dampners.I would use the new one piece dampners from Xcell.

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE..IF YOU LIVE IT RIGHT THATS ALL YOU NEED

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12-31-2009 07:10 PM  7 years agoPost 5
NewHeli

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You mostly likely have the old style "stepped" axle, where the ends are smaller diameter for the thrust bearings. If you still want to use the piece on the middle of the axle, the part number is 0316, it's a large silicon tube. Just spread some triflow on the spindle and with a little patience you'll get the tube onto the axle.

I believe the 1-piece dampers (90d) are 0844-12.

Nathaniel

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12-31-2009 10:24 PM  7 years agoPost 6
kevinb902

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could be one of Larry Bergins axle they had a black ball in the center to pivote on kevinb

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12-31-2009 11:42 PM  7 years agoPost 7
DS 8717

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Just use the hard dampners and leave that off.you dont need it at all.

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01-01-2010 01:31 AM  7 years agoPost 8
Dr_Doom2

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Sounds like the way to go for me!! I'll round up a set somewhere!!

Thanks guys!!

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