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10-16-2005 12:32 PM  12 years agoPost 1
FCM

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Hello all,

I have been struggling for the last couple of hours trying to straighten out 3 Benzine tail drive stainless steel tubes. I have managed to straighten one so that it should be okay for use but this was really a matter of luck on my part as I have been chasing the other two round and round and don't seem to be able to get them true.

I have been checking them on my Highpoint balancer which does accurately show the curve in the tubing.

Anyone else 'been there and done that' already?

Paul.

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10-16-2005 02:34 PM  12 years agoPost 2
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Yes, that's what I would have advised if it wasn't for the fact that the stainless steel that Vario uses is really soft and easy to bend. It's bad on Vario to send it out bent in the first place of course but here I am in Malaysia trying to get their quality control problem fixed as getting a replacement is going to be a big hassle and who's to say if the replacement will be straight anyway?

Paul.

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10-16-2005 05:00 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Naomi

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Paul , I thought you had the belt conversion benzin on yours. didn't see those pics in your gallery anymore.

Naomi

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10-17-2005 10:43 AM  12 years agoPost 4
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2 straightened but still struggling with the third

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10-17-2005 01:04 PM  12 years agoPost 5
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Yes, your are right, I will be looking to get something local instead of trying to import straight Vario tubing. If I can get stainless tubing then great, if not then I will have to look at carbon, like you mentioned.

It's just the time it takes to sort all this out...............


Paul.

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10-17-2005 01:46 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Phil_Mart

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I had the same problem of a bent tail tube on me Airwolf. As a replacement I used some 6 mm o.d. stainless steel hydraulic tubing. It has a 1 mm wall thickness so its a lot stronger. The only other item I had to fabricate then were some bungs for the ends, but then some 4 mm s/s rod fitted a treat.

Philip Martin.

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10-17-2005 02:28 PM  12 years agoPost 7
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Thanks for the tip Phil. I don't mind making some end plugs up.

I know we are world apart here but what sort of company did you obtain your hydraulic tubing from? This may help me identify where to start my search for my own tubing.

Thanks,

Paul.

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10-17-2005 02:48 PM  12 years agoPost 8
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Look for a company that supplies industrial hydraulic and pneumatic supplies

Hope this helps,


Philip Martin.

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