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12-20-2003 03:10 AM  13 years agoPost 1
James Yeram

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damn these thing are hard to get off.
been trying for a half hour without sucsess.
any tricks to it. i hope i dont have to take the whole heli apart because of it.
helps appreciated
thanks

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12-20-2003 03:15 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Dazzler

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James, more than likely you used loctite on the set screw when installing, and the loctite got between the hex coupler, and the shaft. You will just have to try to pry it up out of there, or twist it to break the loctite. When you get it off, put very little loctite back on it so it doesnt leak back in there so it doesnt get stuck next time.

Daz...

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12-20-2003 03:26 AM  13 years agoPost 3
James Yeram

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you da man

i dont know if there is locktite on them but i would guess by the difficulty of it.
i bought her second had and havent really had to do any maintenence on it.
i just wanted to change it out with a one way start coupling with the roller bearings instead of the hex.
and now this. oh well thanks.

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12-20-2003 03:39 AM  13 years agoPost 4
rcrebel

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If it is loctite holding the bugger, apply a little heat to the coupler to release the loctites grip. I use one of those "Aim 'n Flame" lighters - it's long and skinny enough to heat just the coupler without damaging any surrounding parts.

rcrebel

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12-20-2003 03:57 AM  13 years agoPost 5
James Yeram

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got the little bugger out thanks every one.
i had to apply alot of prying pressure if i had to geuss i would say about 100-150 lbs of lift to the thing before it even budged.
i didn't see any loctite either geeeezzzzzz.

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12-20-2003 04:39 AM  13 years agoPost 6
Dazzler

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Now

You da man, its hard to see residual loctite, just make sure your careful with the blue loctite when you reinstall, that is if you use loctite. After an experience like that sometimes you think twice about using loctite again, but you should!!!

Daz...

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12-20-2003 04:44 AM  13 years agoPost 7
Sar

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The only problem mine has given me is that fact that you have to take the pitch control arm off to do it 'right'. You can take it off without it, but you're really wedging in there and for me it's uncomfortable to do so. It's easier to take the two bolts off the pitch control arm and work with more room, in my opinion.

I have to ask, how do you like the R60 so far? I love mine, but it is my first heli, and have nothing to base it off of ?

--
Jon

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12-20-2003 04:55 AM  13 years agoPost 8
James Yeram

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i really like the r60 it hasnt giving me any problems except for this
or course it is the only heli in my fleet but i enjoy flying it.
its my first heli i ever crashed and that was because of the tourque
tube thing.
other than than i will always have a raptor in my fleet.

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