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02-08-2006 12:05 AM  12 years agoPost 1
AV8TOR

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The instructions show one set-screw going into the shaft lock ring but there are two locations for a set-screw. Are you using one or two? I put two in.

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02-08-2006 12:39 AM  12 years agoPost 2
lbowen

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I put two in - good insurance and why waste the hole.

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02-08-2006 01:13 AM  12 years agoPost 3
Caliber1

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I put two in - good insurance and why waste the hole.
The idea behind the design (single set screw) is to load the ring against the shaft so that it will keep it firmly in place. If two screws are installed, they will work against each other and defeat the purpose. This is a common design feature used also on my Kyosho Calibers. If you really want to fill the hole, for balance purposes, just locktite the second set screw in place without fully tightening it.

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02-08-2006 01:39 AM  12 years agoPost 4
davidgp

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To really do it right mark the location and file a flat on the shaft where the screw contacts it.

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02-08-2006 02:36 AM  12 years agoPost 5
OICU812

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To really do it right mark the location and file a flat on the shaft where the screw contacts it.
Never needed to do this, why you say this madness? lol

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02-08-2006 02:44 AM  12 years agoPost 6
AV8TOR

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The idea behind the design (single set screw) is to load the ring against the shaft so that it will keep it firmly in place.
OK I will buy that but why put in two threaded holes on the ring?

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02-08-2006 02:55 AM  12 years agoPost 7
catfight

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av8tor,

So you have a choice? lol

The manual only shows 1 and only lists 1 part - so I put 1 in. I'll ask a physics professor tomorrow about this and see what his discussion is.

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02-08-2006 02:21 PM  12 years agoPost 8
AV8TOR

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although the trex has a part on the shaft that is pretty gritty where the collar connects
Actually that is a slight undercut in the shaft diameter which is great for this purpose.

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02-08-2006 02:30 PM  12 years agoPost 9
exeter_acres

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Johns Creek, GA

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OK I will buy that but why put in two threaded holes on the ring?
one for lefty's and one for righty's

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02-08-2006 02:53 PM  12 years agoPost 10
Tintin

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Akershus, Norway

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As long as you put in one first that load the ring and loctite it good then putting another should not do any harm. Even if it falls out the first one will still hold the ring in place and as long as it's there, balance is better. I use 2 on both helis top and bottom. Not that I had any mishaps when I used 1 but, just felt better.

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