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04-27-2009 03:20 AM  9 years agoPost 1
dunbare

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For those who have tried the 140 CCPM did you have to buy rods along with the links. Per the instructions I moved the bell cranks but there is no way to make the pitch links short enough to fit with the supplied links. Am I doing something wrong.

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04-27-2009 05:46 PM  9 years agoPost 2
choppertime

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Unfortunately no one seems to be using the 140 setup and thus no support for those extra links. I was told to flip the servo around on the right side servo. However, there was no provided links for the other side (6mm gap between links). Amain needs to fix this for those of us who want to set up for 140 degree ccpm.

Personally, I have given up trying to get help on this from them and decided to look for some other rods from different kits. There are some Align links that look real close that I might try. I still would need some links that have not already been threaded onto supplied (larger) rods. That should do the trick for now. It's not the best solution as I believe the parts should be available from Amain, but it's the only way I can get the TZ setup for the 140.

If anyone else has got some ideas on this, please let us know.

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04-27-2009 05:55 PM  9 years agoPost 3
Blademan

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You have to make your own rods, I did. Hope this helps.

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04-27-2009 06:02 PM  9 years agoPost 4
choppertime

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And how praytell do you make them?

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04-27-2009 06:11 PM  9 years agoPost 5
James Kovach

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Easiest way.... Get some threaded rod from your Hobby Shop. Cut them to length. Stregthen them with carbon tube. The carbon tube should have an ID big enough for the rod and some JB weld. Probably do not need the carbon tube in a push-pull setup. But more is better right?

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04-27-2009 06:28 PM  9 years agoPost 6
choppertime

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There is only 6mm between the two inner parts of the link so using cut peices of threaded rod and joining them together does not give me any faith that they will hold up. I guess I'm looking for a better solution to the problem.

Anyone else have a method to make the short rods that differs from above?

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04-27-2009 06:53 PM  9 years agoPost 7
dunbare

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I wish I would have known that before I bought the extra arms to make it 140. No big deal though. Since I accidently destroyed the links trying to size them down and had to replace them, I tried some rocket city links and they worked. They were tight and had to be resized by they worked. I may replace all of them now.

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04-27-2009 07:21 PM  9 years agoPost 8
James Kovach

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If there is only 6mm of exposed rod, then I fail to see the problem. The longer the rod, the more flex and more change of them bending and breaking.

Also, we have a push pull system here. Most of the load on the link/rod is going to be pulling on the crank. So you are relying on the tensil strenght of the rod more then anything.

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04-27-2009 10:34 PM  9 years agoPost 9
skew

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I used some rods and links from an EVO the rods are 25mm and there is 8mm exposed between the links.

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05-11-2009 12:59 PM  9 years agoPost 10
TUFF MUFFLER

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i installed the metal swash and the longer arms for 140 ccpm i'll see if number 1 vibe can post some pictures tonight.

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05-11-2009 01:30 PM  9 years agoPost 11
dunbare

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I spoke to a Gregory at A Mains last week and he mentioned that TZ is sending them some of the correct length arms for the 140 configuration.

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05-11-2009 01:58 PM  9 years agoPost 12
luz_husband

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I bought the extended arms for the swash with my kit so I could do the 140 setup, I will have to order the new rods. Thanks dunbare for the info.

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05-22-2009 01:23 AM  9 years agoPost 13
choppertime

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Yep, they have a 140 rod kit now on the amain site. Its part number is JSS-1689 and the 140 ball links is JSS-1634.

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