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07-17-2002 09:38 AM  16 years agoPost 1
noname

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Hey!

I accidentally broke a pair of C-Clips a while ago and got them replaced. The new C-Clips are a bit different from the original ones since they don't have those 2 little holes the circlip pliers fit into.

Anyways, I installed both of the new C-Clips and now, if I rotate the axel (by applying a bit of force to one of the M5 blade holder screws) one of the C-Clip pops out ... It appears to be strong enough if I pull both of the blade-holders apart, but will not stay in place if I rotate the axel. I am sure they are both in their correct positions.

Is this something I should worry about ?

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07-17-2002 11:57 AM  16 years agoPost 2
Carey Shurley

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Orlando, FL - USA

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assuming these are actual replacement parts, the only reason they will be loose on the axle is if they were opened too wide during installation. You might try removing the loose one and GENTLY squeezing it together to tighten it up.

If you look REALLY close at the clip, there is a square edge, and one that is ever so slightly rounded. If its popping out of the slot, try turning the clip so that the square edge is towards the outside. Normally this doesn't matter, but if you're having problems, its worth a try.

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07-17-2002 01:19 PM  16 years agoPost 3
ttrip06

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Central Pa

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Actually if you look at the specs on the c-clips, it will tell you to install them with the flat edge towards the direction of load. In our heli's that would be towards the blade grips.

Trip.

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07-17-2002 06:57 PM  16 years agoPost 4
Carey Shurley

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the clips get pushed out towards the blade grip, not just from the damper preload but from loads when the head is turning.

Because the axle isn't pinned to the block, it can (and does) move around inside , which can pull one side of the axle (obviously not both at the same time) into the dampers, and again push outward on the clip.

If it fits loose in the channel, or is turned the wrong direction, it can work its way out while all this is going on.

just make sure the c-clip fits snug on the axle and make sure the square/flat side of the clip faces outward. It will work fine.

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07-18-2002 03:15 AM  16 years agoPost 5
ttrip06

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Carey,

Exactly !!!!!!

I will take the extra couple sec to make sure the clips is installed the correct way.


Trip.

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