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02-07-2006 02:24 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Stratmanx

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I've been having a devil of a time futsing the ball links off of my Blade and Hummingbird, and last night unfortunatly brke one on the hummer.

I've seen ball link pliers for the larger gas heli's, but was curious if there is a product out there for the micro's as well as wondering what the rest of you ae doing to pop your links off ?

thanks !

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02-07-2006 02:47 PM  12 years agoPost 2
copperclad

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hi
i found a pair of these plastic ones at my LHS , they are great for the smaller plastic balls and wont mess them up like the metal ballink tools do

here's a link to a picture , scroll down to part #KSJ673

http://www.helihobby.com/html/hand_tools.html

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02-07-2006 04:21 PM  12 years agoPost 3
tjride

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Excellent Choice, I use these on my TREX and Blade Cp. They work well and do not damage the links or ball.

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02-07-2006 04:25 PM  12 years agoPost 4
Stratmanx

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I just ordered the plastic ones... The tweezer ones they had on the website looked really good as well, but are out of stock.

Thats ok, I just dropped $101 to Heli-Hobby for my FP...

Great Gravy, this hobby is getting expensive !!! <LOL>

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02-08-2006 01:05 AM  12 years agoPost 5
gfxartist

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I just got a couple of these:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXM089

They are very narrow and they work great on my T-Rex...should work great on the Blade as well. It looks like these are the same as the "tweezer" ball link tool that HeliHobby carries.

The best part is that they are only $6. The JR ball link pliers I almost got were $37!

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02-08-2006 01:30 AM  12 years agoPost 6
catfight

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stratmanx and gfxartist,

Do these tools work for putting the links back on? The pliers I have ($37) do both but are sometimes a little ornery....

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02-08-2006 02:06 AM  12 years agoPost 7
gfxartist

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catfight,

I couldn't say whether the tweezer style tool will work for putting the ball links back on because I've never tried. I always use my fingers for that. Looking at the tool, it sure doesn't seem like it's possible.

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02-08-2006 03:25 AM  12 years agoPost 8
catfight

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gfxartist,

With the pliers you flip them over and there is a small notch that fits around the ball while the wider other side can pinch down the link. Does your tool have that smaller notch on one side? I'd really like to have a smaller tool then these things- you can mess up the links easily.

Thanks

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02-08-2006 04:14 AM  12 years agoPost 9
gfxartist

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catfight, no such notch on the tweezer ball link tool.

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