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10-03-2017 04:21 PM  18 days agoPost 1
wakebum187

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Anyone have or know where I can find official steps on using a ball link sizing tool?

Thanks for any advise

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10-03-2017 04:44 PM  18 days agoPost 2
jbjones

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It's fairly simple.

Use your pliers to pop the link onto the tool. Twist the tool around. You may see some small shavings of material come free.

The only big thing to look for is if you have directional links. You want to make sure you insert the tool from the right direction.

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10-03-2017 04:46 PM  18 days agoPost 3
wakebum187

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I agree it's really simple, but I was looking for something more formal.

Thanks for your input.

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10-03-2017 04:53 PM  18 days agoPost 4
utahbob

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more formal..

First..put on a tuxedo..then follow the good instructions from above!

I do a great decending funnel!

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10-03-2017 05:06 PM  18 days agoPost 5
ppridday

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^^^^ Bwahahahaha....

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10-03-2017 05:09 PM  18 days agoPost 6
wakebum187

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Trust me I get it, but this isn't just a RC helicopter, so procedures are more strict.

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10-03-2017 05:26 PM  18 days agoPost 7
KJH

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Found this on the Wayback Machine for the Mavrikk 3-in-1 Ball Link Sizing Tool:

How it works:
1. Use a set of calipers to determine the size of the metal round ball link on your helicopter.

2. Check the size of the ball link end on the ball link sizer tool.

3. Adjust the size of the ball link end on the sizer tool by turning the small Phillips screw driver inwards (clockwise) so that it matches the dimensions of the metal round ball link - NOTE: a high quality size ph1 or equivalent is recommended to prevent the screw head from getting damaged.

4. When you have the right size on the tool, install the tool in to the plastic ball link end and turn it as you move the plastic linkage about until you get smooth, non restricted movement of the plastic linkages. Repeat for all other plastic links.

5. Use linkage driver for assembly

https://web.archive.org/web/2013051...ink-Sizing-Tool

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10-03-2017 06:37 PM  18 days agoPost 8
wakebum187

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Awesome, thank you!

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10-03-2017 06:50 PM  18 days agoPost 9
ppridday

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OK well now you have to tell us. What kind of a cool project needs a ball link sizing procedure? Inquiring minds need to know!!

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10-04-2017 05:05 AM  17 days agoPost 10
cdrking

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A cool new UAV?

Another way to go about writing processes and procedures.

1. Write down a simple checklist on how to do it step by step.
2. Go back, write down a more detailed list while you're doing it.
3. Try your list again to see if it makes sense.
4. Make your procedure, including pictures.
5. Now give it to someone who has never done it before to check your process. Or at least give it to another person who does understand the process to make sure it makes sense to them.

I've written many checklists over the years and this process works for me.

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10-04-2017 12:29 PM  17 days agoPost 11
870heli

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Yes it would be nice to hear what the application is for the precise ball link fitting. Heli's need good fitting but you must have something more precise.
I have found that most of the time using a ball link tool takes too much off and I end up using a new ball link anyway.
In years past the links were tight but now most links fit pretty well.

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10-04-2017 12:56 PM  17 days agoPost 12
EEngineer

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I have found that most of the time using a ball link tool takes too much off and I end up using a new ball link anyway.
That has happened to me a lot. Rather than the
tool, just working it in for a while by hand will size it properly.....unless it's majorly miss-sized to begin with.

Once, I sized a link(blade grip), and in mid flight it came off of the ball.

Caused a big mess after performing very odd gyrations.....lol

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10-04-2017 03:44 PM  17 days agoPost 13
ppridday

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Hate to say it but after messing a few up with my ball link sizing tool (too big) I ended up just going with squeezing with a set of pliers gently around the outside of the link until it loosened up to my liking. Never had a link pop off..

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10-04-2017 05:08 PM  17 days agoPost 14
Pistol Pete

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Chuck a ball to a drill and give it a few triggers. The high speed friction usually gives it a decent "break in". Repeat as needed.

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10-04-2017 05:16 PM  17 days agoPost 15
ticedoff8

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A Bic lighter is the tool of choice.
Simple

1) Snap the link onto the ball
2) Spark up the Bic
3) Heat the link for a couple of seconds
4) Remove heat
5) Let cool
6) Fly.

Chucking the ball into the drill is pretty much the same as the Bic.
Friction causes heat and heat makes the plastic soft.

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10-05-2017 03:36 AM  17 days agoPost 16
SkySurfer

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Score a ball with a razor blade. Put it in a drill and run it for a second or two.

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10-05-2017 01:46 PM  16 days agoPost 17
870heli

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Lot's of good reply's and good experience here.
I would still like to hear from wakebum187 on his application. It might be interesting.

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10-05-2017 04:17 PM  16 days agoPost 18
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10-05-2017 06:33 PM  16 days agoPost 19
ppridday

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I was just about to post the same thing. If a tighter tolerance is required then maybe a standard plastic ball link is not the right contender to start with..

P.

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