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04-19-2011 11:45 AM  7 years agoPost 81
red_z06

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It looks like there is another variation of spindle tool.
This one requires tightening of a screw though.

http://www.gforceheli.com/c291071_e.../p17644694.html

www.JustinJee.com

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04-19-2011 12:39 PM  7 years agoPost 82
MartyH

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The G-Force tool doesnt seem as convenient but you do get to turn both directions without removing the tool and you get all spindle sizes covered with one tool. I like it though I already ordered the dual Grippy. I might order the G-Force too so I have all the bases covered.

Marty
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04-19-2011 01:22 PM  7 years agoPost 83
Mike Fortin

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My Grippy is red, there may be others like it but this Grippy is mine.

Have Rotors, Will Fly!

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04-19-2011 06:10 PM  7 years agoPost 84
esmoglo

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Who has the Grippy in stock?

Angelo

Ugly can be fixed stupid is forever!

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04-19-2011 06:36 PM  7 years agoPost 85
Heli-on

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HeliDirect has the 8mm and 10mm singles in stock. The duals are out of stock, though.

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04-19-2011 06:37 PM  7 years agoPost 86
esmoglo

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Got one here.

http://www.powerrchobbies.com/produ..._Building_Tools

Ugly can be fixed stupid is forever!

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04-20-2011 12:33 AM  7 years agoPost 87
Ladymagic

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Heliproz.com has all three Grippy tool options instock. If you are interested, here is the link

http://www.heliproz.com/prodinfo.asp?number=GRPYDUO810

If the link doesn't work just go to the heliproz site and look them up in the just arrived tab.

I'm getting one...I know I've had some issues trying to get my head apart. Especially, on my Aurora head. Becuase of the spindle rubber, it really difficult to break torque once you get one side off and the rubber keeps the spindle from coming out easily. I hate doing maintenance on that head for that reason, but this tool will definately help me out.

Mellisa

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04-20-2011 12:55 AM  7 years agoPost 88
RPM 1.5

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Grippy YEA YEA YEA !!!!!!!!!!!!
GRIPPY TOOL???????????

NICE REALLY LIKE MY DUAL

Ray

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04-21-2011 08:57 PM  7 years agoPost 89
esmoglo

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Cool tool I got my Dual!

Angelo

Ugly can be fixed stupid is forever!

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04-22-2011 05:31 AM  7 years agoPost 90
David Blain

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Just got my Dual "Grippy" and gave it a test ride!
Finally a tool that works Five Star and I really needed!
No more vice grips on the Spindles for me!
Maintenance 101 will be easier!

David Blain
T.O.R.C.H.S. Orlando Member

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04-22-2011 11:28 AM  7 years agoPost 91
MartyH

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Goes to show the first guy with the idea isn;t always the winner. You have to make the right call for manufacture, packaging and marketing too. I think the G-Force is probably an all around better tool because it would be able to handle someone bend to the spindle as opposed to the grippy which has to slide on and probably wouldn't clear a bend but, I have my dual-Grippy in the tool box now.

Marty

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04-22-2011 12:09 PM  7 years agoPost 92
Rototerrier

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Maybe I am imagining it...but after reading this entire post, it appears that the folks selling and distributing this tool keep chiming in with little nothing statements to bump this thread.

I am very surprised it has been left open. Aren't there rules for this? And someone got pinked? I didn't see any reason for that one.

I have learned the following from this thread:

1) Patents are virtually useless
2) Copying someone else's tool makes for extremely good marketing.
3) It really isn't copying if the person claiming to be copied was also copying.

Gassers Rule, Nitros Drool, Electrics...uhhh...Joule?

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04-22-2011 12:18 PM  7 years agoPost 93
MartyH

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Yeah, I was kind of surprised about it too. However, it's not just marketing, that is, trying coerse us to buy soemthing we otherwise wouldn't. It's actually a handy tool, being informed of the tool's availability is a service to the heli flyers who might be tempted to ruin a spindle with a pair of vice grips. I didn't want to buy one since it's not an original idea and goes back at least two generations of "inventors" but it's a tool that makes sense and one that the previous designers/copiers didnt make widely available. I have the dual 8mm/10mm Grippy.

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04-22-2011 04:35 PM  7 years agoPost 94
TerranAce007

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I've had an extra T-Rex 600N spindle with a stuck bolt forever and when I saw this, I ordered one from HeliProz and it works as advertised. Awesome tool! I'd put it up there with ball link pliers as a must-have.

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04-22-2011 06:07 PM  7 years agoPost 95
MartyH

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In one form or another having a one way bearing held in a device so you can slip it over a shaft and hold it fast does belong in the tool box.

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06-06-2011 08:33 PM  7 years agoPost 96
Rick

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Anybody make a grippy or g-force like tool for 5mm shafts (Protos)?

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06-07-2011 03:05 AM  7 years agoPost 97
skytrekin

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I got my grippy and love it. You can see the quality of the tool and finishing is nice.
Good job Grippy!

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