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02-21-2011 02:41 AM  6 years agoPost 1
GyroFreak

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Orlando Florida​...28N 81W

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What do you recommended for heavy duty the ball link (the plastic part that snaps onto the ball), and do any come with safety clips to prevent coming off. While I have never had one fail why flying I did have a cracked one and it now seems to me there should be some heavy duty types out there. The balls are 4.76 mm diameter (now thats embarrassing)> currently I use MA that came with my heli.
Yes, I inspect my balls (Eeewwww !) before every flight day, or if I crash. But it would be nice to use better links (if they exist) and with safety clips./
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Before I got yelled at, I did a search and a preliminary search of a few hundred showed nothing for me.

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02-21-2011 02:46 AM  6 years agoPost 2
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I think Quick UK makes some nice aftermarket ones for a variety of helicopters, but it would help to know what helicopter you're going to put them on first.

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02-21-2011 02:57 AM  6 years agoPost 3
GyroFreak

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Orlando Florida​...28N 81W

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It is a stretched (to 710mm mains) MA Razor 600 converted to FBL.
I am using the MA supplied balls and links at present. The rod size can be any size as I make my own custom push rods.
Thanks
Paul
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EDIT: Went to
http://www.quickuk.eu/cat/general_p...ls___links.html
but nothing seems any beefer than what I already use.
Maybe I looking for something that doesn't really exist, especially with safety clips.

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02-21-2011 03:53 AM  6 years agoPost 4
bigdog714

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Rochester, MN U.S.A.

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I use mostly the 2.5mm ball links, they are a bit meatier than the 2.0mm.

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02-23-2011 03:35 AM  6 years agoPost 5
FloridaHeli

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jacksonville,​florida

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Hi GyroFreak,

Some Aircraft ball links are made so you have to unscrew the ball link to lengthen or shorten throw. In other words the ball link is secured to the ball so it won't come off.

If you need a photo I think I have one in my ball link assortment.

I think they are not used in Helis because we tend to tweek the links more than plane folks.

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02-23-2011 05:07 PM  6 years agoPost 6
GyroFreak

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Thanks FloridaHeli
Yes, I tweak to much to have to unscrew the ball. I have used ball links that you put a threaded rod thru, then used lock nut that i put on after snapping the link on. I used this method on my tail links since you don't adjust that linkage much.
I think I have see links that have a sliding fork that slides toward and under the ball to secure it. Maybe thats something I have see on large planks, some sort of safety link/ball capture.
Again thanks for the suggestion.
Paul

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