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03-09-2010 04:46 PM  8 years agoPost 1
n808

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After it's been a while on the shelf I am rebuilding my Beam E4, but every store I am checking is out of the one way sleeve and main gear.

Does anyone want to reveal their secret source for these parts that break in almost every crash?

Karl.

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03-09-2010 05:15 PM  8 years agoPost 2
n808

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I found most of what I needed at A Main Hobbies, I must have misread the Backorder icon for the one way sleeve, or it got back in stock. Still, every other place I checked were Sold Out, incl. both main distributors Advantage Hobby and Horizon Hobby!

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03-09-2010 05:22 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Gus

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Replacement Pulle/TR Drive for Beam
N808,
The following work great on the Beam!

Order the following Furion Parts:

MA 130-185 Delrin T/R drive pulley - $ 5.99 at ReadyHeli
MA 130-180 Aluminum pulley hub - $19.99 at ReadyHeli

I installed the Furion pulley drive on my BEAM. It really is a drop in!

Gus...

EVO 50E/N, Lepton, Mini-Titan, Flybarless Beam E4, X-3D-UFO, Y-UFO, SlowHawk Orthinopter

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03-09-2010 07:20 PM  8 years agoPost 4
rnkasp

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looks like cme hobbies has the parts in stock

http://www.cmehobbies.com/category_s/73.htm

I have never bought from them before but they are an official online retailer for Beam.

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03-10-2010 01:44 AM  8 years agoPost 5
JAy jordan2

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Have you tried Advantagehobby?

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03-10-2010 01:46 AM  8 years agoPost 6
n808

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Thanks for suggestions. I found the parts at A Main Hobbies. The CME site also had them. Both US main distributors, Advantage and Horizon Hobby, are Sold Out. Best stock up.

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03-10-2010 05:47 PM  8 years agoPost 7
n808

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Darn. My A Main Hobbies order got messed up somehow, and now three of the parts I needed are back-ordered. I don't know what happened. Checked out yesterday, received no order confirmation, figured I'd check again today, and all my items were in my shopping cart, except now 3 of them back-ordered. Maybe they were back-ordered all along, and my order silently canceled.

Fortunately, CME Hobbies appears to have everything I need, and every other Beam part, and their web interface must be from the same vendor as readyheli, so very quick and painless.

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03-10-2010 07:37 PM  8 years agoPost 8
fla heli boy

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My brand new Beam sits waiting patiently for a TX. I hope this isn't some kind of sign. I'm dieing to get it in the air.

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03-10-2010 08:42 PM  8 years agoPost 9
rnkasp

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I wouldn't worry. It seems that certain parts all go out of stock at the same time such as main shafts, spindles, main gears, oneway sleeves. All standard crash stuff. If you plan on crashing (and even if you don't plan on it) when those parts are available I would just stock up.

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03-11-2010 01:49 AM  8 years agoPost 10
n808

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I am not sure. I have never seen such shortage for any of the helis I have owned.

I asked via the e-mail address provided on the Beam USA web site (advantage hobby) if they could help locate the parts, or if there was a production problem. This was Monday - no reply.

The guys at CME Hobbies appear to be asleep, or the store is not in business. No confirmation mail, and order still Processing...

Looks like my Beam will continue its shelf life for some time to come.

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03-11-2010 09:31 AM  8 years agoPost 11
rnkasp

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From what I heard CME takes a few days to ship. Evidently they are no ReadyHeli. It was a sad day when ReadyHeli stopped carrying Beam parts. They spoil you with their service. If you hear back from Advantage please post. I sure hope there isn't a problem.

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03-11-2010 05:50 PM  8 years agoPost 12
n808

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Looks like CME is shipping today. I got 2 x 2 of the drive sleeves, and 2 main gears, have one from before. I will try to make those last a long time.

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03-17-2010 12:03 AM  8 years agoPost 13
n808

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From what I heard CME takes a few days to ship
I can verify this. I paid extra for Priority shipping on the 10th. They answered my email saying the package would go out on the 11th, but they never actually got it to USPS until today, 4:30pm on the 16th, almost a week after I ordered.

It's fine, I am not that much in a hurry, since I waited that long to rebuild in the first place, but glad to maybe get the parts before the 2nd weekend.

Karl.

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03-18-2010 03:58 PM  8 years agoPost 14
rnkasp

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Get your parts yet? Did you get credited for your additional shipping charge?

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03-18-2010 04:29 PM  8 years agoPost 15
n808

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Nope, but hopefully today. I am not going to bother about the extra shipping charge, it was only a couple of $ over regular. But I'm ordering from them again, if parts exist anywhere else.

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