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T-REX 450 › Pro ball links tighten in cold weather
02-14-2011 07:57 PM  6 years agoPost 1
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Has anyone noticed that the plastic ball links on the 450 Pro head tend to shrink in the cold?

My flybar seesaw is nice and lose at the beginning of the flight, and when I land it's tight. Once I bring it back into the house/car it loosens up when it gets back up to room temp.

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02-14-2011 08:10 PM  6 years agoPost 2
BeltFedBrowning

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All my helis do that, no matter what brand.

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02-15-2011 11:15 AM  6 years agoPost 3
Richardmid1

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If you leave them out in the cold you wont have the problem as the metal balls will shrink also, just takes longer.

60% of the time, it works every time!

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02-15-2011 03:12 PM  6 years agoPost 4
Safe_Cracker

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Ya, everything shrinks with cold lol, including body parts haha..

Polo

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02-15-2011 03:24 PM  6 years agoPost 5
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Leaving it out in the cold doesn't help with anything. I spend a couple hours in the cold when I fly and it still happens on the last flight of the day.

Besides, the metal ought to cool quicker than the plastic.

The issue is Align's plastic seems to start shrinking at a higher temp. Never a problem in Taiwan, as it never gets below 10C there.

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02-15-2011 05:52 PM  6 years agoPost 6
Safe_Cracker

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How tight are your links at room temp? Maybe if you loosen them up a tad it won't be as bad when you head outdoors?

Polo

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