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09-09-2006 04:32 PM  14 years ago
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ecoliburger

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Caliber 5 spindle
Ok whats the deal with the Caliber 5 spindle. All the parts places list it as the same as the Cal 30, I guess the spindle is the same but I need the stepped washers and the button head bolt. Do you have to buy a new head to get these parts? I also need the washers that space the blades.
Appreciate any help. I bought the Cal5 used and tore it apart to make sure every thing was assembled correctly. Dumb ass that put it together used red loctite on the spindle bolts, had to grind the top of the bolt off to get it apart. Mucked up the stepped washer in the process.
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09-09-2006 05:48 PM  14 years ago
dkshema

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The Caliber 5 spindle is part number CA3004A, the Caliber 30 spindle ia part number CA3004.

If you look at the parts explosion in the rear of the manual, CA3004A gets you the button screws, flanged washers, and spindle.

Looks like the difference between the "A" and the "non-A" version is that in the "A" you get flanged washers and button head bolts, while in the "non-A" version you get the flat washers and plain socket head cap screws.

The spindle is the same, so you can use it in either heli.

You don't need to buy a whole new head just to get the spindle, washers and button head screws.

As for spacers for the blades, they come with the blades (part of CA5134). I have a ton of spares that came with the various blade sets I've purchased over the years for my other helis. If you need a set of spacers, PM me your address, I'll send you four. That's a lot cheaper than buying a set of blades!

I know what you mean about the red loctite. I had to replace a spindle on my third flight after an expected flame-out and forced auto. One of the two bolts broke loose so I got the spindle out of the head, but that other bolt -- I rounded out the socket (I hate button-head screws because they are much easier to round out their socket). Got out my a Dremel tool, ground a slot in the remaining bolt, then heated the shaft. I used a flat-tip screwdriver in the new slot and managed to salvage the washer.

Dave
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09-10-2006 05:52 AM  14 years ago
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Thanks for the info and the offer for the blade washers. Appreciate it but I found the washers in the engine box.
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