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02-07-2006 01:59 AM  12 years agoPost 1
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Brooksville, Florida

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I have a small problem. Assemble of the rotor head went well except for one thing. After the assemble I noticed that I have some play in the flybar cradle, meaning if you grab the cradle you can slightly move it back and forth in the direction of the flybar. The gap is in between the cradle and the flybar carrier. The manual doesn't specify the use of washers in this area.
Is this normal

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02-07-2006 02:14 AM  12 years agoPost 2
catfight

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USA

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Mine has a little play in it (maybe 1/32" and flies fine. I have heard of putting washers in that space though- or some suggest bending the plastic - but I didn't see a photo and didn't really want to bend anything so I just left it alone.

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02-07-2006 02:15 AM  12 years agoPost 3
Ozydego

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Westerville, Ohio

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A lot of people try to squeeze the ends together to get rid of the play, or put a very thin washer shim on both sides... One thing to make sure of though is that the sides with the ball ends are fully seated in the cross braces... they do have a small lip that fits into the side pieces... most of the time tho, people just squeeze or shim them....

But Honey, I can't live with just stock.....

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02-07-2006 02:24 AM  12 years agoPost 4
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Brooksville, Florida

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Thanks, I did notice I could squeeze it to get rid of the play but I didn't think it looked like a good idea. if it doesn't affect flying I'll leave it alone.

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02-07-2006 02:33 AM  12 years agoPost 5
Ozydego

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Westerville, Ohio

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Its not something they would tell in the manual... its a little know peeve around these parts and several have come up with ways to fix it.... I would just shim it and leave it at that....

But Honey, I can't live with just stock.....

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02-07-2006 12:48 PM  12 years agoPost 6
exeter_acres

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Johns Creek, GA

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I used the "squeeze method" until I was forced to upgrade to metal...
by some very frozen ground!

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02-07-2006 02:54 PM  12 years agoPost 7
axis

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Lone Star State, USA

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I went with a cnc unit and I noticed the play in it as well. I used the small washers that align supplies with all their bearinged parts. The small washers fir the flybar perfectly and once installed reduced the endplay to almost nothing leaving a nice free moving assembly with very little slop compared to pre-washers.

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