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02-05-2008 02:45 PM  10 years agoPost 1
frebou

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What are you guys using to remove the nuts on the spindle.

My tools are all too big and using other method works but are a PITA!

I was thinking of buying 2 Hobicco 3.0mm nut driver like this :

But I'm just not sure the outer diameter will fit in the blade grip...

Any suggestion on what you are using?

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02-05-2008 03:00 PM  10 years agoPost 2
frebou

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I'll check that, I have a local hardware shop that has Wiha tools... it would be even better than ordering online just to find out it does not fit

I make a quick look on my lunch break.

thanks for your help!

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02-05-2008 06:28 PM  10 years agoPost 3
Whiteshark

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The size of nut driver for spindle is 5.5mm and currenlty I'm using 2 Esky drivers.

Fly high with dreams !!

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02-05-2008 08:47 PM  10 years agoPost 4
frebou

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Man, just coming from shopping around to find a 5.5mm with a max of 8mm outer diameter... nobody has something like this around

I'll search online but it's not easy as usually, outer diameter are not in the description

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02-05-2008 09:53 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Life_Nerd

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My WIHA nutdriver has a small enough outside diameter to fit. Unfortunately I only have one of the correct size and need two.

--Scott

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02-05-2008 10:12 PM  10 years agoPost 6
frebou

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Cannot find Wiha locally, the only thing I found that COULD match is the Dynamite one...

I've sent my LHS an email asking but they are not known to be very fast on replying

I'll ask in the tool forum of runryder May have better luck!

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02-05-2008 10:34 PM  10 years agoPost 7
jongam0

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just some food for thought. the align v1 feathering shaft works perfectly. i built mine with it instead because i could not fine a drive also.

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02-05-2008 10:38 PM  10 years agoPost 8
frebou

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The shaft are already ordered and on their way... I'm sure i'm going to find the correct tool for this job.

I have a friend that has one, but don't want to drive 1 hr each time I want to borrow it

And it's not a brand I can find... he has it since a long time.

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02-06-2008 12:57 AM  10 years agoPost 9
frebou

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Just found one at helidirect. It's written 7mm OD but I've been told by a heli pilot that it is indeed 7.9mm... which is still good for me. at 3.99$ each, both are on their way.

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02-08-2008 08:33 AM  10 years agoPost 10
Whiteshark

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Lucky you got them.
First time, I also didn't know the thin nut drivers are required, That time, I used long nose flyer to hold one side and 5mm normal nut diver to untighten the other side using friction.
However, I realised that it is quite easily find in Singapore as Esky tools are common in Singapore.

Fly high with dreams !!

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02-08-2008 01:47 PM  10 years agoPost 11
frebou

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Yeah, I had help from some flyer online. those forum community are great! I nealy always get an answer from an online member wayyyy before I get support from local hobby shops

For an example, I've sent an email to my LHS on monday (after the crash) and I'm still short of an answer... come on... it's an easy question : do you have a 5.5mm nut driver with an OD of max 8mm. You take a look at the inventory, get yourself a caliper and say yes or no...

The only guy around here that is known to carry esky is out of town for 2 weeks...

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02-25-2008 06:21 PM  10 years agoPost 12
Helijost

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Well, this spindle nut is a pain in the butty. I think they can improve this design.

Team Mikado USA

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02-26-2008 02:09 AM  10 years agoPost 13
frebou

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Once you get the right tool, there aint no problem with the design :

http://www.helidirect.com/product_i...roducts_id=3093

I've ordered two of them and they are just perfect

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03-16-2008 08:27 AM  10 years agoPost 14
Brovic777

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I just ordered this one from Tower Hobbies. Hope it fits good.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXKN83

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03-16-2008 03:54 PM  10 years agoPost 15
gorn

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Check out your local Nitro RC Car dealer. Most times their wheel nuts are 5.5mm, and the socket head has to fit inside the lip of the wheel hub, so O.D. is usually quite small.

For the love of the hobby

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03-16-2008 04:18 PM  10 years agoPost 16
CoasterFuelPhil

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What I did that works great is turn the sockets down on a Lathe, fits perfectly

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03-16-2008 07:50 PM  10 years agoPost 17
Life_Nerd

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Brovic777,

The Wiha nut driver you show will work perfectly. That is exactly what I use with the Beam spindle.

IMO, one advantage to the locknut design of the spindle is "No locktite required". No worry of locktite getting in the grip bearings.

Scott

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03-16-2008 10:35 PM  10 years agoPost 18
Brovic777

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Thats good to know Scott.

Thanks

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03-17-2008 04:13 AM  10 years agoPost 19
Sern

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hi all;

What I do is I purchase normal 5.5mm nut driver from hard wear shop with thick outer diameter. Thats the best I can get.

I turn on the stone wheel grider to grid away outside diameter. It works fine for me.

Rgds...Sern

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03-23-2008 06:53 AM  10 years agoPost 20
ROne21

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Here's a pic of what I have.....The HUDY goes in smoother than the WIHAs as they have a little bigger OD.

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