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07-19-2002 04:55 PM  16 years agoPost 1
white chocolate

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I recently bought a exaust deflector from the local hobby shop. Probably about a week and half ago. I have a raptor 30 with the tt36 and the upgrade muffler. Last night during flying I found a hole in the deflector. I tried to take the deflector off and it almost crumbled apart. I went back to the store and told them. They said I could have a new one until they found out what engine I was using. The owner told me that the tt36 is crap and you cant stop it from overheating. He started getting an attitude and told me that you want your engine to stay on during flight and that he had alot of them in a bag in the back. Now I know that its a hit and miss with these engines but my qeustion is : is it the engine that did that after almost two weeks or was it a bad deflector. More so is this common using the tt36. I do plan on getting the os but for now the 36 will do. Please let me know.

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07-19-2002 06:55 PM  16 years agoPost 2
Bird_E

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I had the same problem with OS
The cheap exhaust deflectors break waaayyy to easy. I went through 3 in two weeks. Now I use a 4 inch piece of washing machine water hose clamped on with a small hose clamp. It works PERFECT and it makes it a little quieter as well.
Bob

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07-20-2002 12:30 AM  16 years agoPost 3
Kurt64

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Salladasburg, PA

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I have been through a small pile of the cheap ones myself. It is in no way the engines fault unless you run it extremely lean. Next, I am going to try a piece of heater hose that is pre-bent.

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07-20-2002 01:22 AM  16 years agoPost 4
Waldo

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Here's one for ya, mine is a good one but while hovering inverted it spun half a turn and pointed at the tank and burned a hole in it. I no longer use exhaust deflectors, I never really noticed my heli staying cleaner with one or without.

[b]Bill[/b]

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07-21-2002 06:31 AM  16 years agoPost 5
mnm2406

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Singapore

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Try using one of this... (excellence products)


mnm

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07-21-2002 12:32 PM  16 years agoPost 6
ncostes

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The one I bought from Century is still flexible and intact after 2 months. It was $6 instead of $3 though. And it definitely did clean up my heli

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07-21-2002 11:56 PM  16 years agoPost 7
JETMAN

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WA

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Ive got a grey deflector, not sure who makes it, but its the largest they had, 60 size to keep from reducing power. I have a TT36 and a weston on it, its been on there for OVER 6 months, still is flexible, and have had zero problems with it. It keeps the maching much cleaner, especially inverted!!

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07-22-2002 03:13 AM  16 years agoPost 8
tittelba

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Bolingbrook, IL

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Hey!
I have a blue deflector for sale. I'll sell it to you for $19.95 plus $8 shipping. It has a few small holes in it and the sun has faded it so much that it looks almost white but it works ok when the engine's not running.

**note** this is an inside joke to White Chocolate **note**

Tom

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07-22-2002 03:43 AM  16 years agoPost 9
white chocolate

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Baltimore, Md.

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deflector
Billy I mean Tom you can take your broken deflector and shove it. I dont want your broken deflector. I can break my own. Why dont you just learn how to fly so you dont crash like the other day! Oh and your bent spindle, I dont want that either!!!!!!

FYI- this is inside too!!!!!-

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07-29-2002 03:40 AM  16 years agoPost 10
Roger Mullins

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Keystone Hts, Florida

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Deflectors
I was test flying a freinds Kalt Baron in the yard, He used a deflector like the pictures here only (gray) and after about 5 min of hover, suddenly the heli went (BAM) and I saw something fly off, then the Canopy came off went into the main rotor and just made a heck of a noise. I set it down fast, shut off the engine, We were thinking major trouble, then noticed no deflector, so we look where I saw something come off and found 1/2 of the deflector, appearantly it shot back into the tail rotor which was the first BAM, that was so violent that it through off the canopy into the mains. I just glad it was in a low hover, (Broke one main blade in half under the covering. could have been worst. P.S. I don't like deflectors......

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