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02-09-2006 08:34 PM  12 years agoPost 1
nguyen23464

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I am tired of replacing the whole entire frame when only the part thats broken is the canopy post that holds canopy.


Is there a technique to prevent this part from breaking off?
I wish TT made that piece separtely replaceable.


Jamie

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02-09-2006 08:50 PM  12 years agoPost 2
gyan

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I have epoxyed the broken piece back on supported with a strip of aluminum on the back side, the aluminum is pop rivited to a solid part of the frame. I also put either a stud (with a nut on the aluminum strip side) or a bolt thru the frame to attach the standoff to. Hope this helps. It's stronger than original this way.

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02-09-2006 09:08 PM  12 years agoPost 3
GimbalFan (RIP)

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I've read or seen somewhere that someone is making plastic canopy supports that break instead of the frame. I've been looking for that post ever since. Anyone know who makes them?

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02-09-2006 09:13 PM  12 years agoPost 4
z11355

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this isn't rocket science.

get some M3 nylon screws (something like 20-25mm, easily cut)
(mcmaster 95280A130)
get some M3 std. metal nuts (or plastic if you want).

drill out the holes in the frame 'ears' so the screws pass
through

pass screw through from inside out

attach one nut

screw on canopy stud

the screw will shear on impact leaving the frame fine.


edit: why is the nut important?

because w/o it, when the screw shears, it'll shear flush w/ the
end of the canopy stud, leaving no way to extract the broken screw
from the stud.

You could melt it out (been there, done that) but w/ that 1 nut in
place, once the screw is sheared, you unscrew the nut which exposes
2mm of thread of the broken screw that you can grab w/ pliers and
remove easily.

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02-09-2006 09:16 PM  12 years agoPost 5
GimbalFan (RIP)

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That's an excellent idea, Z. I'm stealing it.

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02-09-2006 09:31 PM  12 years agoPost 6
nguyen23464

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z11355,

you wouldnt by chance have any pictures of this mod do you?


Jamie

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02-09-2006 09:33 PM  12 years agoPost 7
z11355

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theres no 'mod'.

you re-drill the hole in the frame to a size that permits a
M3 screw to pass through (instead of cutting thread)
and use the nylon screw.


head of screw | frame | nut | canopystud

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02-09-2006 09:42 PM  12 years agoPost 8
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Z, I checked with my favorite local odd hardware supplier, McFadden-Dale, and they don't stock plastic 3mm anything. Any idea where to find a length of 3mm threaded rod?

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02-09-2006 09:52 PM  12 years agoPost 9
nguyen23464

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yeah, just getting that plastic screw is the problem. =/

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02-09-2006 09:54 PM  12 years agoPost 10
Tailspinner

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GimbalFan,

Try a Home Depot, or Lowes. I think that they might have nylon nuts, and screws.

.

Are you on the list?

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02-09-2006 09:58 PM  12 years agoPost 11
z11355

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mcmaster.com 95280A130

or smallparts.com

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02-09-2006 10:06 PM  12 years agoPost 12
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Edit
Thanks

No metric nylon of any kind at Lowes nor Home Depot. Ordering from McMaster-Carr.

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02-10-2006 08:24 AM  12 years agoPost 13
chuckhager

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GimbalFan,

I'll bring you some 3mm nylon screws when I come to Vegas next week if you want. This is the same mod I use on my helis.

Chuck Hager

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02-10-2006 08:37 AM  12 years agoPost 14
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Yes, Chuck, that would be great. I'd've ordered a package already from McMaster but their order desk was closed when I called.

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02-10-2006 09:00 AM  12 years agoPost 15
chuckhager

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The McMaster-Carr online order form is what I've used in the past. These guys are great. I ordered some parts around 4:00 PM one day and it was delevered to our office by 7:00 AM the next morning. I was amazed.

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02-10-2006 02:54 PM  12 years agoPost 16
da_man

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What is kind of funny about nylon bolts is that I crashed one of my planes and the only thing that survived were the 2 nylon bolts. Not even my engine

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02-10-2006 03:00 PM  12 years agoPost 17
z11355

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trust me, this works.

been doing it for 6 years and countless crashes and havent busted a frame yet.

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02-11-2006 05:18 AM  12 years agoPost 18
Bob K

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Hint when building up new main frames
I installed my post screws from the inside of the frames going out so that if I break off a canopy post, I can remove what's left of the post screw with an allen wrench after removing my gyro from its mount.

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02-22-2006 09:17 PM  12 years agoPost 19
nguyen23464

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mcmaster.com 95280A130

or smallparts.com
they dont seem to have this model number

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