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04-05-2012 09:01 PM  9 years ago
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YSRRider

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clips on washout arms arms
replacing the plastic links that go from the washout arms to the swash, how the hell do you install/remove those little clips???? I cant spread them apart, I cant pry them open, I tried setting the arm on something to push them down but the parts are awkward and wont stay in one place.

the particular heli I am working on is a 1005 gasser, not sure if it matter.
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04-05-2012 09:35 PM  9 years ago
wrongler

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If you are talking about the "C" clip, I just line it up on the slot and squeeze it in with needle nose pliers.Bill Whittaker
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04-05-2012 09:50 PM  9 years ago
airdodger

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Drill a hole the size of the pin in a block of hard wood to put them on.
I slip a knife blade under the clip to pop them off.
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04-05-2012 10:10 PM  9 years ago
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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There is a set of tools that you can buy at Harbor Freight for about $6 that work with all C and E-clips. Much easier than trying to do it with your hands.Avant RC
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04-05-2012 11:48 PM  9 years ago
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There is no slot. the pin is solid, no groove.
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04-06-2012 12:01 AM  9 years ago
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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04-06-2012 02:55 AM  9 years ago
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04-06-2012 04:50 AM  9 years ago
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I use a small screwdriver, sliding the blade between the open ends of the clip, it will spread the clip enough to install/uninstall it.DaveDavison,GasGob,WhiplashGas,Spectra,JRXG11MV,12X
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04-06-2012 04:54 AM  9 years ago
ddavison

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Sorry on second thought that does not work on the washout arms. Those I just push them on and pry them off.DaveDavison,GasGob,WhiplashGas,Spectra,JRXG11MV,12X
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04-06-2012 06:41 AM  9 years ago
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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YSRRider, why are you so opposed to just buying a damn tool for the C-clips? It's not that expensive. That whenever you find a C-clip or E-clip--be it on your washout base, or on your motor, or anywhere else, you'll have the correct tool to assemble and disassemble it.

I don't get these people who spend 30 minutes with a toothpick or razor blade when, if you've got the right tool, it takes 3 seconds.
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04-06-2012 07:40 PM  9 years ago
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Justin, I have snap ring pliers, an assorted stash... the opening on the clip is smaller than one of the pins on the pliers, so how am I supposed to get both in there to spread it apart? please reference the picture I posted once more and compare the size of the clip to the dime.
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04-06-2012 08:26 PM  9 years ago
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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You take the tip of the C-ring pliers and put them into the area where I put the red mark. Squeezing the handle of the pliers will open the center of the C-clip slightly allowing it to easily slide on and off the pin in the washout base. If the tip of the C-clip pliers are too big to fit into this particular C-clip, you either need to buy some smaller C-clip pliers or else you can take a Dremel tool and sharpen the tips of the existing C-clip pliers so they are smaller and will fit into the spot in the C-clip.

Using a tool like this is much easier than trying to use a toothpick, a razor blade, your fingernails, or your teeth to try and open the C-clip.
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04-06-2012 08:31 PM  9 years ago
MinAirUSA

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Take a look at page 106-107 in the Stratus manual below:
http://www.miniatureaircraftusa.com...d%20Current.pdf

It shows a procedure for installing these clips. much easier than even using the c-clip pliers (at least for me it was)
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04-06-2012 11:31 PM  9 years ago
GMPheli

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Justin, these are very tiny clips. The smallest set of snap ring pliers I have ever seen is still way too big for these clips. Someone must make one though.
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