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03-12-2010 07:21 PM  8 years agoPost 1
RedOctober

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Can anybody recommend a good set of stiff dampers for 3D? The stock ones are beginning to show some signs of wear and tear.

Thanks!

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03-13-2010 12:33 AM  8 years agoPost 2
Blademan

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I think the on edge ones from Gohbee. Ask skew he put some in his Frenzy.

CHP

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03-15-2010 11:47 PM  8 years agoPost 3
skew

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03-16-2010 03:36 AM  8 years agoPost 4
w12martin

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Another option is installing a T-Rex 500 feathering shaft shim that will tighten and make the head stiff enough to do 3D

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03-18-2010 03:05 AM  8 years agoPost 5
RedOctober

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Found some the Dampers
Believe it or not I found some stiff dampers/shims at the local hardware store for cheap at Lowe's. Installation is a direct replacement. The only thing you have to do is enlarge the hole to fit the feathering shaft. The washers help to prevent the smaller shims from digging into the damper itself.

Went for a test flight today and was really impressed. The heli is more responsive than before. Hopefully, these will last for awhile. Only time will tell.

Here's what it looks like
Dampers (Buy two packs and glue together)
http://www.amazon.com/Brass-Craft-S...68875716&sr=1-1

Shims
http://www.lowes.com/pd_33374-37672...oductId=3032634

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03-22-2010 08:08 PM  8 years agoPost 6
sonnyhad

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Cool will have to give it a try! Thanks

Bald Pilots usually wear hats!

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04-04-2010 11:41 PM  8 years agoPost 7
RedOctober

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I've put about gallon worth of flights with these new dampers now and so far they have been really great. Not bad for something you can find at the local hardware store. However, the dampers are so stiff I've noticed that that bearings in the blade grips have started to show some free play in them now. Looks like to time to upgrade those as well. BTW anyone know the size of those bearings? Thanks!

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04-06-2010 03:39 AM  8 years agoPost 8
Oz_Phantom

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d6xD13xW5 exactly the same size as Raptors.

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04-19-2010 08:43 AM  8 years agoPost 9
RedOctober

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Update
Thanks to Oz_Phantom for the bearing size.
Just replaced the bearings on the blade grips with some KYK bearings. After a couple of test flights I found the grips started to feel loose again. I took apart the grips and found that silver washers I installed were beginning to elongate causing the grips to have some freeplay. The dampers are still stiff but I've noticed some stress wear on the inner side of damper closed to the main shaft. Kinda weird knowing there are NO washers to dig into the damper, hmmm. I since then removed then and went back to old stock config with 3 washers. Test flights coming soon depending to weather conditions.

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