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03-05-2008 12:06 AM  10 years agoPost 1
wesleychef

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I just ordered a night 50 pro used off runryder is the spindal 6 mm or 8 ?and what do I have to do to make It 8 do I have to drill out the head or just get new blade grips and dapaners beeings etc

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03-05-2008 12:44 PM  10 years agoPost 2
fr8brkr

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It is likely an older version with 6mm spindles. The 8mm version was released in Dec 2007. The upgrade kit is available and is supplied with 8mm shaft, blade grips and dual o-ring dampeners. You must drill the head to 8.1 mm clearance. Its a pretty simple procedure.

Problems ? -- Mine are flown in fresh daily

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03-05-2008 01:09 PM  10 years agoPost 3
SteveH

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The other issue when you install the conversion on a Pro, the blade grips are plastic whereas your stock Pro grips are aluminum. If it were me, I'd just use EVO spindles.

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03-05-2008 04:57 PM  10 years agoPost 4
Adey_Law

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the plastic grips are better than the metal ones as the bearing layout is better.

the pro has the thrusts on the outside where as the plastic grips have the thrust races between the radial bearings. this supports the thrust races better.

however all these differences are not noticeable if your not throwing it around.

so basically if your going to be hard on the model then it might be worth the upgrade however if your just doing loops and rolls then stick with the stock 6mm spindle.

Ade

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03-05-2008 04:58 PM  10 years agoPost 5
wesleychef

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Thanks
thanks for the help

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03-05-2008 06:07 PM  10 years agoPost 6
SteveH

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The new plastic grips may have a better bearing layout, but plastic is more flexible than aluminum.

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03-06-2008 12:49 AM  10 years agoPost 7
rspblake

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plastic is more flexible
Steve,
Not when the metal grips have thrusts all shot, after a few hard flights!

Wesley, I don’t know of any pro model that had the new style grips with a 8mm spindle, it will be 6mm mate.. If you can update then do it..

Steve, although I agree that plastic is softer, you will find that the plastic grips fly better than the older metal grips and the damping stay more consistent, most likely down to the fact that the plastic acts as a dampener, and also the metal version can become more deviant when the thrust wear.

Rob
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(gunnell_s) still owes me money! ... web evorc.com

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03-06-2008 01:07 AM  10 years agoPost 8
talfowler

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flying the pants off my k3d bone stock with not one issue with the plastic blade grips but I would take Steve's advice and just order yourself an Evo 50 spindle.

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