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HomeAircraftHelicopterJR Heli Vibe 90/50, Sylphide 90, GSR260 › SWASHPLATE PLAY HOW MUCH IS 2 MUCH?
03-15-2010 03:30 AM  8 years agoPost 1
BLUETHUNDER

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I have a brand new swash plate from a new JR Vibe 50 kit
that has play (movement) up and down in the pivot ball.
The bearing feels good and no movement can be detected
between the lower and upper halves of the swashpalte
but the ball moves up and down with light finger pressure.

How much play in a swashplate is too much as this part
will only wear in use and become greater?
I estimate I have aprox .010" play in the pivot ball.

Is this the Great "JR" Quality that everyone talks about?
Is JR better Quality than Hirobo or ALIGN?
I am so glad I only spent $500.00 on this JR Vibe 50 kit
and not $1,500.00 on a JR VIBE 90SG only to get this
kind of JR Quality?

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03-16-2010 12:11 AM  8 years agoPost 2
tommytt1

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Bluethunder, I'm willing to bet this is an isolated incident.

I have owned a few helis, and JR is top notch, as is Hirobo. I can't speak of Align, but it seems everyone likes them. Tom

I made a mistake once, but I was wrong?

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03-16-2010 12:52 AM  8 years agoPost 3
mdu6

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1st - look at the manual page 25 section 4-1

There is a specific note on how to care for this.

2nd - if it cannot be ajusted, get the swash replaced

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03-16-2010 01:52 AM  8 years agoPost 4
BLUETHUNDER

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Mdu6

The Play is in the "Pivot Ball"The set screws tighten up the bearing only! Not The Pivot Ball

I have already sent this swashplate back to Horizon Hobbies and their Tech said it was OK?

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