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02-06-2006 05:32 PM  12 years agoPost 1
hootowl

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Garnet Valley, Pa.

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What is up? I grabbed a main blade and noticed the blue metal grip was loose as a goose. I thought the spindle screws were loose. After verifying tightness I noticed the bearing bore to grip bore fit inside the grip, is rediculously sloppy.

Is this normal?

I bought this bird used... do they come from Align sloppy?

Should I replace the grips?

Thanks!
Mike

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02-06-2006 05:47 PM  12 years agoPost 2
toyturbo

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I usuually place extra washers between the screw and the feathering shaft to take up the extra play in the grips. Now they are rock solid.

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02-06-2006 06:01 PM  12 years agoPost 3
scamp62

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Shermen Oaks, CA

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i have a brand new SE and have a little slop in the same area,
area you putting the added washer to the screw on the ends of the feathering shaft ?

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02-06-2006 06:19 PM  12 years agoPost 4
hootowl

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I don't see how a washer would correctly fix this. Looks like I need new grips.

Should I buy the same grips or get aftermarket? I'm begining to think the stock plastic parts are better than the Align metal. These helis are pretty crappily built.

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02-06-2006 06:52 PM  12 years agoPost 5
gkoutsis

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Mine also has a big play in the grips. Since it fly just fine I can't be bothered to fix it.

George

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02-06-2006 07:11 PM  12 years agoPost 6
toyturbo

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So. CAL

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Yes I place the washers on the screw on the ends of the feathering shaft, in the manual, it only calls for one on each side, but I place two washers instead. This gets rid of the axial slop in the grips, because I noticed that when I first built it, I would pull the grips outwards axially and they would move quite a bit, this mod fixes that.

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02-06-2006 08:25 PM  12 years agoPost 7
Kermitdafrog

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Charleston, SC

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I think adding an extra o-ring or two on the feathering shaft between the holder and head, as a lot of people do, does the same thing and dampens the head at the same time. I have three on each side on mine.

Rick

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02-06-2006 09:13 PM  12 years agoPost 8
hootowl

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So why do they make grips with oversize bores in them? Sorry for sounding harsh here but I call that type of part, junk.

Any recommendations on better replacement parts that are reasonably priced?

Mike

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