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HelicopterOutrage 50-90-Nitro › best way to replace torque tube?
06-05-2010 12:19 AM  7 years agoPost 1
VooDooX

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whats the best way to replace the torque tube? im talking about keeping the bearing locktited while putting them in having a bit of an issue any tricks you guys could tell me would be great dont want to bend anything thanks also my new TT is slightly wobbly when i put it on the table and roll it both are from the factory is that normal? like ends lift off table ever so slightly (1mm or so) im thinking of sticking them in the oven at 500deg and slowly rolling them to make them perfectly flat lol

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06-05-2010 01:44 AM  7 years agoPost 2
aussie_g

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I usually measure the TT, divide it by 3, then place the bearings at that distance in from each end.

I put a small drop of medium or thick CA on the tube at the spot I want the bearing, then slide the bearing into place slowly so that no CA gets into the bearing..

Spray a little WD-40 or a few drops of 2in1 oil down the boom, slide the TT in there and presto

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06-05-2010 06:36 AM  7 years agoPost 3
Foxden

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bearings go 230mm from the end of the TT, put a bit of light oil on the rubbers and a tiny amount at the end of the boom and use the supplied plastic tube that came in the kit and it's a piece of cake to get them in

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06-05-2010 06:58 AM  7 years agoPost 4
VooDooX

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i dont have the tube that came with kit lame! i like the ca and the oild will try thanks!

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06-05-2010 07:52 AM  7 years agoPost 5
Scott Anderson

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I like to use denatured alcohol in the boom and on the rubber, it will allow the torque tube to slide in the boom and once it evaporates the rubber will hold in place pretty darn good.

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06-05-2010 08:41 AM  7 years agoPost 6
VooDooX

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i did the CA and a dab of oil suggestion worked great thanks everyone and i will try the denatured alcohol next time

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06-05-2010 04:35 PM  7 years agoPost 7
rcnut

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Hey VooDooX,

I use "Dawn" soap mixed with water to slide the TT in the boom. I too use thick CA for the bearing. Mark the place for the bearing, slide the bearing back, apply some thick CA, and slide the bearing in place. Work every time.

"Dawn" is also good for removing oil from the screws and machined parts when building a new heli A lot of uses for "Dawn" soap.

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06-05-2010 06:22 PM  7 years agoPost 8
VooDooX

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lol i use dish soap to clean bolts and stuff too dont know if its "Dawn" soap tho lol

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06-05-2010 06:41 PM  7 years agoPost 9
Scott Anderson

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The reason I use alcohol is that it will evaporate and doesn't leave a dirt magnet behind. Soaps, WD-40s and other oil based products to me is a no go. Yes it is pretty much sealed up but dust and dirt will still find a way in and stick to the residue.

The only grease I use AeroShell Grease 22 on one-ways and thrust bearings. Nothing else get lubed... except from engine exhaust then i clean with denatured alcohol after every flight.

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06-06-2010 12:02 AM  7 years agoPost 10
bhoff

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k kinda off topic but i just crashed my 450 sport with TT upgrade...the tail boom bent so im guessing so did the torque tube (the rod that goes in the boom) bend...to replace that, do i just buy that rod or does it come in a package or do i have to buy a whole new TT upgrade?

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06-06-2010 12:55 AM  7 years agoPost 11
aussie_g

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You need part number H45053 includes boom & torque tube..

As for being off topic - yes you should try the Align 450 section

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06-06-2010 12:56 AM  7 years agoPost 12
bhoff

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thank you!

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06-06-2010 01:02 AM  7 years agoPost 13
bhoff

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the pro torque tube fits the sport upgrade TT?

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