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02-04-2008 05:44 PM  10 years agoPost 1
RockohaulicrrElite Veteran - Canyon Country, CA, USA, 3rd Rock from the Sun - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

The Align Anti-Rotation links are made out of something just slightly harder than silly putty. Mine are worn out which leads to additional "slop" in the swash.

Is there a fix for this, or an aftermarket link which is made out of a hardened material?

It amazes me that the plastic wears out the metal!

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02-04-2008 05:59 PM  10 years agoPost 2
Jakeofall

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Try finding some tubing so you can just sleeve it and put some epoxy or R48 to hold it in place. Since the rotor is always in motion, how much slop is this really creating. When its sitting on the bench it might seem like alot but once its in the air can the slop be seen or or felt?

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02-04-2008 06:02 PM  10 years agoPost 3
Rockohaulic

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how much slop is this really creating.
Quite a bit!

Even new it is not a perfect fit, and allows for some rotation. But worn it is rotating a lot, and like I said, this is in addition to an already sloppy swash.

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02-04-2008 06:02 PM  10 years agoPost 4
helibird

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I think the material the balls and that standoff are all pretty soft. I've replaced two balls now that look square due to wear. Never had this problem with the TT balls they must be harder material. I know I could switch but I really like the ball having the allen key socket in them. I guess we'll just chock these up to routine maintenance.

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02-04-2008 06:09 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Rockohaulic

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TT doesn't make an anti-rotation ball like this do they??

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02-04-2008 07:11 PM  10 years agoPost 6
Wa11banger

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The QUK swash comes with a longer rotation pin because of the extra thin design it can get more cyclic and the shorter stock length pin can catch. Also, it is much harder (read made from real steel) and so far knock on CF it hasnt shown any signs of wearing.

Rick

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02-04-2008 08:02 PM  10 years agoPost 7
jaxrotor

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Dude, you must never use the elevator or aileron! thats only worn in one area and flat on both sides. Ailerons would wear it around the shaft and elevator would wear it longer.

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02-04-2008 08:19 PM  10 years agoPost 8
REGULATER

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Mine has done exactly the same thing, My swash is crap and my anti -rotation pin looks just like your's Rock .Your not the only one that has that problem.

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02-04-2008 09:24 PM  10 years agoPost 9
Rockohaulic

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Dude, you must never use the elevator or aileron!

Well, duh, I just hover!

By the way, did you know I am finally going 2.4???

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02-04-2008 09:26 PM  10 years agoPost 10
brcg123

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i bet the wear we are looking at is from doing auto's, and bailing out before you touch down, switching the power back on would do that. is that about right? only guessing.








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02-04-2008 09:28 PM  10 years agoPost 11
jaxrotor

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Finally!! Updating not just upgrading!! Or maybe you are upgrading.

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02-04-2008 09:44 PM  10 years agoPost 12
S76 Mech

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Mine has done exactly the same thing, My swash is crap and my anti -rotation pin looks just like your's Rock .Your not the only one that has that problem.
Mine and every Rex at my field looks just like that. And No, its not from bailing out of Autos!

I think its just another normal Align part that is thin and prone to wear. I have changed this out with another swash pin and didn't notice any slop difference in flight.

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02-04-2008 09:54 PM  10 years agoPost 13
Rockohaulic

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I do several autos at the end of every flight. So yes I do a lot of autos, but no, I don't bail.

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02-05-2008 12:20 AM  10 years agoPost 14
ckoelliker

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Ditto, mine looks just like that. About 150 flights. It does it on my 450's as well.

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02-05-2008 12:33 AM  10 years agoPost 15
Jason Bell

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Spend the $$ and get a Quick UK swash...well worth it

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02-05-2008 01:00 AM  10 years agoPost 16
Rockohaulic

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Hey Jason,

Can I get a loan from you since you're so rich???

Muahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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02-05-2008 01:27 AM  10 years agoPost 17
baddynergy

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Must be from you sittin there in a hover pumpin the collective...

Mine hasnt had a chance to wear out. I had to replace my swash to many times so the links are all new..

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02-05-2008 05:54 AM  10 years agoPost 18
JJMAN (RIP)

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I've worn 2 of them out also. I started greasing the bracket it rides in, probably wont work, but it makes me feel like I'm doing something about it .

JAY HIGGS

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