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03-07-2008 01:27 PM  10 years agoPost 1
zac123

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I bought a set of the metal half links that go between the Mixing Levers and the Blade Grips for my Kasama head. Needed? No- Bling -Yes.. Well I think I see a problem with useing them.I called Kasama (GrandRC) to make sure I put them on the correct side of the blade grip.They said not on the ball link side because they will hit the ball link lever. OK that was easy so I installed them but If you invision the head spinning clockwise (looking down from the top) the centrifical force will make the half levers turn sideways (towards outside) at the grip and they will come into contact with the grip. This is not a good thing in my book. Have any of you guys had any experience with these levers and or can you picture what I am talking about. I am ready to go home tonight and remove them and put the Stock Tundertiger oval type links back on. What do you think?

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03-07-2008 01:46 PM  10 years agoPost 2
BarracudaHockey

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Do you have a picture of what you're talking about?

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03-07-2008 01:56 PM  10 years agoPost 3
zac123

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If you look in my gallery, the 9th pic down shows the Kasama head with the stock Oval links.(they are balck) Now picture those links in metal and only half of the oval. When the head spools up they will kick towards the outside from centrifical force and I believe touch the grip. I;m working so I have to be cool about going back and forth to my computer. Will keep checking back every little bit.

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03-07-2008 02:39 PM  10 years agoPost 4
BarracudaHockey

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Oh those things, don't bother.

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03-07-2008 02:59 PM  10 years agoPost 5
zac123

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On those things don't bother what? Please explain. Are they not needed or will be trouble or not worth the "Bling". Are you familure with those half links?

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03-07-2008 03:26 PM  10 years agoPost 6
BarracudaHockey

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Don't bother with metal flybar control rods. There really needs to be a weak link in there to snap in a crash thats cheap and easy.

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03-07-2008 05:10 PM  10 years agoPost 7
jschenck

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Now picture those links in metal and only half of the oval.
That sounds like a bad design (?!?) - wouldn't they flex open a bit? I think the oval links get their strength from being oval.

I have a couple of metal oval links but honestly I don't like the design because of the way the ball links are attached via some plastic. I think the plain old plastic ones are a bit simpler and very functional.

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03-07-2008 05:31 PM  10 years agoPost 8
zac123

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Just had time to sneek back to my puter. OK, understand about the need of a week link in case of the worst. These links are very strong (No Flex) and I understand lots of other stuff may break if they did not snap. The ball links on these actually screw into the link opening itself, there is no metal threaded rod in between. It is a very strong set up. It also looks Bling, but I guess not worth it in this case. Like I said, my main concern was what position they would wind up in when spinning. It seems like they are going to turn to the side and touch the blade grip. That I did not like. I was hopeing some one here had used them and could report on how they worked.

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03-07-2008 06:37 PM  10 years agoPost 9
jschenck

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post a pix if you can, I'm curious to see what they look like.

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03-07-2008 07:29 PM  10 years agoPost 10
zac123

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I will take some pics and post Monday. They actually are pretty nice, I wish they were useable.I'm going to contact Kasama again about what I learned here and ask my questions to them also.

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03-07-2008 07:38 PM  10 years agoPost 11
jschenck

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you don't have to wait 'till Monday, that's only for your Gallery. You can post a pix in a thread with the 'MyFastPhoto' feature anytime. look just below the editor when creating a post.

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03-07-2008 07:38 PM  10 years agoPost 12
Ben-T-Spindle

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This is a perfect example of someone trying to fix something that is not broken. I have over 1000 flights with Kasama head and stock plastic links and have had no problems.

Just go back to the stock plastic links and be happy

... BTS

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03-07-2008 11:43 PM  10 years agoPost 13
baby_zyklon

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The stock plastic oval links look weak and I broke one when I used too much force during my first build. However, they work perfectly fine in flight and sometimes even survive through crashes. Never broke one in flight in 7years of flying raptor. They are perfectly fine.

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03-08-2008 12:16 AM  10 years agoPost 14
zac123

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Fast photo did not work for me.

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03-08-2008 12:27 AM  10 years agoPost 15
zac123

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Here is another try.

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03-08-2008 04:21 AM  10 years agoPost 16
jschenck

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after you upload the photo wait about 10 seconds and hit preview. That should show the photo in the post. Also make sure that the "Add Photo cache" option is checked.

http://runryder.com/help-faq/PhotoV...HowdoIpostphoto

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03-08-2008 04:31 AM  10 years agoPost 17
zac123

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OK here is another try. Well it worked this time,thanks for helping me out. These are the half links. I think when the head spins the links are going to twist outward toward the blade grip. They may touch the grip, that will not be good. If you twist the link enough on the ball you can stop that from happening but then there will allways be a sideways force on the ball from the link. I do not like that idea either. I DID put the stock oval links back on tonight. I do not see how these are supposed to work out. I guess one could put them on, then spool up the head and then shut her down and see what position they wind up in. It seems like more work then needed to me.

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03-08-2008 04:48 AM  10 years agoPost 18
jschenck

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I agree, don't like the looks of those from a functional standpoint. Even if they worked fine I'll bet they'd scratch up those nice blade grips.

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03-08-2008 05:00 AM  10 years agoPost 19
zac123

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Yup, that's something that crossed my mind to. They would make a good ware spot on them. So it's back to the stock set up. They were cheep so I did not loose much, would have been better off buying glo plugs though. Seems I can never find a good price on OS #8 plugs.

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03-08-2008 05:03 AM  10 years agoPost 20
jschenck

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I bought a card of Tower Hobbies glow plugs last year, still have a few left. They've been working great for me, 1/2 the cost!

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