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02-12-2006 10:06 PM  12 years agoPost 1
leicester

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Hi all,
Need help securing the A-arm to the elevator control arm on my Raptor 50SE. The metal pin that connects the arms, backs out a lot every flight. Would a two pary epoxy glue on the ends work?

stay safe

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02-13-2006 01:16 AM  12 years agoPost 2
Butch

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IMO damage can occur during assembly, if youre not really careful about alighning the pin. Or...maybe defective parts.

This is an area that I think epoxy/ca/magic dust etc. will not work. Better to spring for new parts.

The Whirlybug Bit Me!

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02-13-2006 01:18 AM  12 years agoPost 3
GrantL

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Wrap the screw with a couple of turns of dental floss, slide the sleeve on. (The dental floss will stop any slop in side the sleeve) put a drop of CA on the tip of the screw. That's worked for me.

Grant

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02-13-2006 04:41 AM  12 years ago •• Post 4 ••
dtm360

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There is an upgrade available which uses a pin with e-clips on the ends. Not sure what part # it is because I got mine with the metal A arm set. The same is available for the Y links on the tail..no more worries!

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02-13-2006 10:02 AM  12 years agoPost 5
Peefor

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You really want to do something about those pins. I would advise against glueing the ends as that is supposed to pivot. The pin should be retained by the centre section.

The safest work-round is to replace the pins with longer ones that have an E clip. They are available from toy car shops. I got mine from DMS Racing at Watford. You need a packet of pins LOSI 1041 and clips LOSI 1043. There are a lot of unusable spare pins (of the wrong length), but at about £5 to save a heli, got to be cheap.

Pete

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02-13-2006 05:17 PM  12 years agoPost 6
GrantL

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Your correct.. Sorry I was answering another post.. Not even close..

Grant

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02-13-2006 07:03 PM  12 years agoPost 7
GimbalFan (RIP)

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One post here suggested drilling a very small hole half way through the top of the grey plastic of the elevator seesaw in the middle of where the pin passes through, and putting a drop of thin ca in there after assembly.

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02-13-2006 10:21 PM  12 years agoPost 8
leicester

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Thanks guys for all your suggestions. I've been flying this heli for more than a year; and this is a new problem. I think however that the pin and e-clip option is a smart and safe one.

stay safe

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02-14-2006 12:31 AM  12 years agoPost 9
perfesser zero

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Kalt 50 Baron...
used this very same thing on their helis. I still have some left over from two Kalts I had back in the 80's. Glad I saved them all these years .

Later...

Tiger 50 - OS 50SX-H
Hawk Sport - OS 37SZ-H
Raptor 30 - OS 37SZ-H
JR 10X/R950S

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