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07-22-2006 11:59 PM  14 years ago
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QuantumPSI

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Start adapter???
Hey everyone, I'm in the final stages of my stratus build and just now noticed that there is no start adapter. Do I have to pick one up from the hobby shop? This is weird... are all stratus kits like this?

Mikel
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07-23-2006 12:05 AM  14 years ago
rada70

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You have 2 choices:- Buy a ProFlex starter wand. or buy the thunder tiger 6mm hex adapter (the easier way).Just do it.
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07-23-2006 12:12 AM  14 years ago
QuantumPSI

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Thanks, I'm finishing up final assembly now and going to the hobby shop to pick up some final items. I'll bring it with me to make sure everthing fits.

Mikel
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07-23-2006 06:13 AM  14 years ago
chrisvau

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With thunder tiger adaptor you MUST grind flats into the shaft with dremel otherwise it comes loose no matter how tight you make it.

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Chris
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07-23-2006 08:04 AM  14 years ago
Peterr

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Nah .. dont need the flats on the shaft ... just use blunt end grub screws ,with blue loctite , and a bit of green loctite on the shaft ....E ,N ,G Whiplash's;Spectra G's;Stratus;E&N Razor,Fury 55;Furion6;TSA 600N, 700N, 700G;; Be
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07-23-2006 03:55 PM  14 years ago
ausheli

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i agree with the no flats just green loctite that sucker on there, i also green loctite the grub screws, let it cure over night and your good to go, i've never had the adapter slip on my extreme even when it has been hydrolockedDrill it, Blast it, Bog it
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07-23-2006 04:20 PM  14 years ago
looseblades

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if you do not have any starter system , then i would invest in the proflex. no adapters are required. just a bit of lite oil on the proflex bearing every once in awhile.
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07-23-2006 04:21 PM  14 years ago
angelob

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just use blunt end grub screws
This is definitely key to the coupler not slipping. Pointed-end ones are pretty much useless in this situation. I flatten mine out with a dremel before I install them - hasn't slipped since.

And the best part of the TT 6mm coupler - chances are that someone at the field has a start adaptor that'll fit. Its more difficult to find someone with a proflex (depends on your field, though).

Angelo
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07-23-2006 05:06 PM  14 years ago
airmarshalg

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You really don't need the flats.

What you need is a good hardenend adpater. Hirobo and K&S are good choices and you can find those at Rick's. However, just as some of the other guys have said, you should probably stick with the MA setup and avoid the adapters. The reason that the adpaters are bad is that they wear down quickly-you'll find yourself at the field with no way to start.

Lastly, once installed, these are very hard to remove. So, I don't see the necessity for the flats. The last one that I removed I had to cut it off and it had no loctite on it.

A lot has already been written about this topic.......


Greg
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