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08-30-2012 03:16 AM  5 years agoPost 1
batjac

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Portland, OR

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Hey guys, seems like no matter how tight I get the blade holders on my Cricket, one blade still moves and throws the head out of balance. I've tightened the two bolts at the Seesaw as tight as they will go, but the blade keeps slipping. I guess when I cleaned them up, I cleaned them too good. I'm going to take the blade off again tonight and rough up the Seesaw and the inside of the blade holder and see if that works. My last resort will be to try a drop of red locktite between the holders and the seesaw.

How did you guys keep your Cricket blades tight?

Mark

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08-30-2012 03:27 PM  5 years agoPost 2
gorhambirds

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Hickory Hills Illinois, usa

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Does your rotorhead have one or two holes per side of the seesaw? GMP developed a seesaw with two holes along with a blade strap with two holes to eliminate this problem. Which is on your machine?
Steve Z

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09-12-2012 06:08 AM  5 years agoPost 3
batjac

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Portland, OR

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It has two holes, but the little play there is in the bolt holes allows the blades to lead by a little more than 1/4".

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09-21-2012 02:17 AM  5 years agoPost 4
RAK402

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Alhambra, CA

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We used to set the lead/lag and coning angle with a straight edge, and run those bolts very tight.

The second version that Steve Z mentioned with the two holes, helped.

I think the single hole design was to help beginners to minimize damage if they tipped the ship over.

If you bumped it enough to mess up the alignment, you got the privilege of lining things back up, again (not bad, really).

Team KBDD/Compass Team Manger/Experience RC/Team JR Americas/WR Field Rep

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