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01-31-2013 12:22 AM  5 years agoPost 21
turboomni

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I've been testing a 3rd bearing boom for Microheli for 2 months and its held up very well. Very smooth and quite. Not sure when it will be released but would think it should be soon.
That would be the ultimate solution ,,I hope it isn't too pricey.

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01-31-2013 05:40 AM  5 years agoPost 22
7HVMAN

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Does anyone who sell bulk square carbon long rods same size as these tt? Doing a stretch job. Thanks

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02-14-2013 09:38 PM  5 years agoPost 23
turboomni

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d12bn
I've been testing a 3rd bearing boom for Microheli for 2 months and its held up very well. Very smooth and quite. Not sure when it will be released but would think it should be soon.
Any more news on this piece? Can you post a pic of it??

Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them

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03-05-2014 02:34 AM  4 years agoPost 24
pgoelz

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I know this is a very old thread, but I thought I'd post this in case anyone is still here.

After several calls to Horizon, many replacement parts and fighting what I finally proved conclusively was torque tube vibrations, I found a very simple solution that doesn't involve any added upgrades.

I simply glued a small super magnet to the outside of tail boom at about the 50% point. It seems to bias the shaft to the side enough to damp out all vibrations. My tail shaft is perfect, my bearings are all new, the torque tube and gears are new. When it isn't vibrating, the tail is perfectly balanced and smooth. But the torque tube whips around randomly in flight and bugged the h3ll outa me The magnet cured it when NOTHING else did.

But I gotta say, I am just about done with Eflite and marginal designs. This 130X was the culmination of a long run of product after product with issues.

Paul

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Rochester MI USA
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03-05-2014 02:53 AM  4 years agoPost 25
turboomni

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wow ,,,very interesting fix! How long have you run it that way and is there any warmth to be felt in that area of the magnet after a flight from the constant rubbing?

I did go to the Lynx boom with the 3rd bearing and it seems to work well too.

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03-22-2014 03:38 AM  4 years agoPost 26
pgoelz

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Sorry for the delay in responding.... the web site didn't notify me anyone had posted

I had the same thoughts but no, I could not detect any warmth in the area of the magnet whatsoever. The TT is rather smooth and well polished, so I have to assume there is minimal friction. I also don't know how hard it rubs with the magnet I used.

I ran it that way for a while and then changed out the B gear after Horizon sent me one, suggesting it might be the root cause. The new B gear also eliminated the vibration so I removed the magnet and thought it was resolved even though I could detect no issues with the old B gear.

Four flights on the B gear later, the vibration came back intermittently and rather than put the magnet back on, I threw in the towel and returned the 130X for a refund. It is not acceptable to have to do this much sleuthing and fiddling on a $229 "ready to fly" heli. It was "fun" back in the "good old" Piccolo days but I'm finding it isn't fun any more, especially when you can't even trust new parts to be good. Makes troubleshooting by parts substitution much harder.

Paul

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