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02-20-2011 10:22 PM  6 years agoPost 1
McKrackin

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....on my Trex 700LE.

Is it OK?
Is there a sizer I should invest in?
Where is the sizer?

I literally never use the word literally right.

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02-20-2011 10:33 PM  6 years agoPost 2
Rossi 19se

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Hi, Just leave the links tight, they will wear in after a few flights. :-)

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02-20-2011 10:37 PM  6 years agoPost 3
balsapro

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the quick uk links fix any and all issues with the stock stuff

I suggest u look into it.

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02-20-2011 10:43 PM  6 years agoPost 4
GMPCOBRA

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what balls and links do you have stock balls and links or quick ? the quick links fit tight and need to be clearanced a bit but its worth it

WHAT DO YOU MEAN ITS NOT SET UP FOR THAT, OH THATS WHAT YOU MEAN

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02-20-2011 11:01 PM  6 years agoPost 5
McKrackin

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The balls and links are both the stock ones in the LE kit.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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02-20-2011 11:08 PM  6 years agoPost 6
McKrackin

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I also stripped the centers out of all three Align servo wheels on the 4th or 5th tank.

Was tweaking on the SK720 FBL and got it kinda messed up and it tipped on spool up.
No damage whatsoever to the heli or blades.The tips just barely hit the grass but it stripped all three servo wheels.

This kit seems to have a few flaws.
The fuel tubing that came with it split in the tank and the clunk fell off.It flamed out with a half tank.I thought the engine popped.lol...

Squeaky tight links.
Soft servo wheels.
Brittle fuel tubing.

Otherwise,it is a beautiful heli and flys better than anything I ever owned.

Best money I ever spent(including food).

I literally never use the word literally right.

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02-20-2011 11:59 PM  6 years agoPost 7
Heli 770

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Synergy R/C

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02-21-2011 12:07 AM  6 years agoPost 8
McKrackin

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What size?

I literally never use the word literally right.

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02-21-2011 12:18 AM  6 years agoPost 9
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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How about a drop of oil?

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02-21-2011 12:20 AM  6 years agoPost 10
Flying Brian

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Hi, Just leave the links tight, they will wear in after a few flights. :-)
Wrong!! Your helicopter will not fly right at all!!!

Never use tight links, and when they are "squeaking". that is way tooo tight. The links all need to be sized exactly the same.

I use the 15 dollar JR tool.

"I just don't Listen" "

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02-21-2011 12:20 AM  6 years agoPost 11
Heli 770

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250 class, standard and Synergy(5mm.?). Each one of the balls are adjustable like the JR sizer. It's not bad for $22.00

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02-21-2011 12:22 AM  6 years agoPost 12
Flying Brian

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What size?
Just get the adjustable JR tool, and this will work just fine. You may need to experiment on some extra ball links first, to get the tool adjusted just perfect. The reamer can ruin a link fast, so be careful.

"I just don't Listen" "

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02-21-2011 12:24 AM  6 years agoPost 13
McKrackin

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How about a drop of oil?
Oil didn't help much.
They are crazy tight.
If I move the cyclic really slow,the push pull links bend slightly before the links turn on the ball.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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02-21-2011 12:25 AM  6 years agoPost 14
Flying Brian

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Oil didn't help much.
They are crazy tight.
If I move the cyclic really slow,the push pull links bend slightly before the links turn on the ball.
Don't proceed with this untill you get the JR sizing tool

"I just don't Listen" "

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02-21-2011 12:29 AM  6 years agoPost 15
Heli 770

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Flying Brian

Will the JR link tool adjust out to 5mm.?

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02-21-2011 12:36 AM  6 years agoPost 16
Flying Brian

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Not quite sure of the adjustment sizes, but I can check in a little while.

Either way, he needs a reamer for sure.

"I just don't Listen" "

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02-21-2011 12:41 AM  6 years agoPost 17
Heli 770

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I have one. But, it's hard enough to size it to reg. balls.

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02-21-2011 12:44 AM  6 years agoPost 18
sonnyhad

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Make sure you links are where they should be on the ball and take a pair of linemans pliers and squeeze a bit. That should fix em!

Shouldn't need to invest in another tool. Let us know how it worked. Its worked for me and might be too easy for some. Hope it works for you.

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02-21-2011 12:51 AM  6 years agoPost 19
heli-cuzz

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Try some Vagisil. That might loosen things up a bit.

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02-21-2011 12:56 AM  6 years agoPost 20
Flying Brian

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Shouldn't need to invest in another tool
I just don't get it. Every Heli mechanic should have a ball link reamer,As it is a very standard/widley used tool.

"I just don't Listen" "

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