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12-18-2003 08:07 PM  14 years agoPost 1
ddang

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Hi all,

Anyone know where I can get a metal ball link swashplate upgrade to the Eolo (or any other mini-heli metal ball links that I can use for the Eolo)? I notice some pictures from Heliup have them. I'm not talking about the pushrod ball links.

The upgrade would consist of sawing off the plastic swashplate ball links and screw in a metal one. I remember Kyosho concept have such a kit but don't think they will fit.

Let me know. Thanks.

David

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12-18-2003 11:06 PM  14 years agoPost 2
psawya

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I may have a source for these, I have some on order and if they work out I will post more about them, I don't want anyone to waste their money and time on them if they don't work out right.

Pete

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12-18-2003 11:28 PM  14 years agoPost 3
ddang

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Thanks Pete. I looking forward to your result.

David

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01-26-2004 12:45 PM  13 years agoPost 4
psawya

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I had ordered some 4mm stainless steel balls used for making jewelry, well they are only 3.8mm not 4mm so they do not work. The search continues........

Sorry,
Pete

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01-26-2004 01:17 PM  13 years agoPost 5
jeff1

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If you want to, you can replace the whole stock swashplate with the aluminum swash for the Eco 8. The only modification necessary is to thin the anti-rotation guide a bit. I'm using one in mine and am happy with it.

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01-26-2004 10:29 PM  13 years agoPost 6
psawya

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What size are the balls on the Eco swash? Can you use the Eolo ball links on them, or do you have to use the Eco links?

thanks,
Pete

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01-26-2004 10:53 PM  13 years agoPost 7
JoeR

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Pete, did either of the two guys that had suggestions on rcgroups ever confirm that the Hornet 4mm balls (for the boom support) or the Tamiya 4mm balls would work? Or- with QuickUK coming out with a metal swash perhaps they will sell the balls they are making.

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01-26-2004 11:35 PM  13 years agoPost 8
jeff1

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You have to use Eco links.

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01-26-2004 11:46 PM  13 years agoPost 9
psawya

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I have a Hornet II on the way and will check the fit of the balls with the Eolo links and let you know how they fit.

Pete

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01-27-2004 07:08 AM  13 years agoPost 10
Reefer

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Have bought Tamiya 4mm balls but it is 3.85mm in Dia.
Hornet balls are 3.8mm if my memory serve correctly.
Most closest Dia. I have got is MPjet one which is 3.9mm.
I have 3D mixer made in Germany from Jeremy and it has nice fitting with stock links. It is mass production product unlike heliup balls ( yes! I have both mixers ) I will check Dia. of it tonight.


psawya,
Where are you in Korea? is there any eolo flyer other than you?

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01-27-2004 11:33 AM  13 years agoPost 11
Reefer

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Checked metal balls came with 3d mixer from germany.
Perfect 4mm ball in Dia.
Maybe need to source from europe.

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01-27-2004 01:11 PM  13 years agoPost 12
psawya

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Reefer,

I work in Seoul but live in Songtan. I am the only Eolo flyer that I know of here. I don't believe that the Robbe importer is bringing them in, and most of the folks I know don't do mail order out of country, unless they happen to be Americans and can use the military postal system and being exempt from import duties. I guess it is a little cheaper for a business to import than an individual on taxes here.

I just got my Hornet II in today, man is that thing small. Can't wait to get it in the air.

Pete

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01-27-2004 02:44 PM  13 years agoPost 13
Reefer

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psawya,

I moved to Hong Kong from Seoul around 6yrs ago. As long as I know, import duties is around 10-15% on total cost if you MO out of country more than US$100.

I have FP and CP hornet, they fly quite well and stable. Hornet II tempts me but I will hold a breath until parkmite from JR being released.
BTW, when I almost finished building eolo. It was way toooo big compare with my Hornets.

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01-27-2004 05:54 PM  13 years agoPost 14
Rchover

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you guys who need ball pins, PM me
I have extras for my private stock , they are from germany, same ones that are from the mixers.
I also have a eco metal swash plate I experimented with early on ..i'd part with .

Jeremy

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