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11-09-2012 02:30 AM  7 years ago
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Scorpion

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Looking for a place to make me a 12mm main shaft
Anyone here that knows of a place where I can send a 12mm Hardened steel rod to make me a couple of main shafts like the picture attached?

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11-09-2012 03:20 AM  7 years ago
Doug Darby

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Can you modify an Align 700 shaft? I believe that are 12mm. I have cut and drilled many of them.doug
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11-09-2012 03:34 AM  7 years ago
Scorpion

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Doug, I checked the Align already but is to short for my needs, I need a 245mm for my scale ship & 200mm for my pod & boom.
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11-09-2012 03:42 AM  7 years ago
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Doug, I noticed you also have a predator...... how do like it, those are great machines, aren't they?
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11-09-2012 07:14 AM  7 years ago
craigd

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That looks like an Airstar shaft.
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11-09-2012 10:44 AM  7 years ago
wrongler

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Maybe you can find a local machine shop in your area.Bill Whittaker
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11-09-2012 12:51 PM  7 years ago
greenboot

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You need to find a friend with a lathe. Although it's a small job, a machine shop would likely charge a $50-$100 minimum.
Sounds like a fun project....
Tom
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11-09-2012 01:31 PM  7 years ago
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11-09-2012 02:46 PM  7 years ago
Doug Darby

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Yes my Predator was nice..
I have since upgraded significantly to the new Whiplash Gasser for Miniature Aircraft. One really nice flying machine that is much easier to work on than the old Predator was.
But the Predator was my "first" and you know what they say about you first...
doug
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11-09-2012 04:04 PM  7 years ago
RM3

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Doing machining for a hobby for 15 years, yeah $50 is MINIMUM.

Though it would be best to start with raw stock, machine it, heat treat, and finish grind/polish...working on hardened alloy is no fun...way cheaper to start from raw stock.
showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...
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11-09-2012 04:53 PM  7 years ago
BONO1

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Get some 12mm drill rod cut your own.

Sam
blow smoke
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11-09-2012 05:08 PM  7 years ago
frgy28

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+1....
Doing machining for a hobby for 15 years, yeah $50 is MINIMUM.

Though it would be best to start with raw stock, machine it, heat treat, and finish grind/polish...working on hardened alloy is no fun...way cheaper to start from raw stock.

It's Not Hard at all (no Pun Intended) to work with Harden material if you have the right Tools....Hint Hint ....hehe

D.D.
Yes my Predator was nice..
... It Sure Looks Nice, In My Hanger....LoL
YES... YoU puLL stART ! ~~~~ NO... it's NoT a FREAKN' Nitro !
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11-09-2012 06:08 PM  7 years ago
greenboot

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It's Not Hard at all
Other things that were not hard at all...
1) Landing a man on the moon
2) Winning 5 Olympic gold metals
3) Convincing a Dallas Cheerleader R/C dudes are interesting
Tom
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11-09-2012 07:17 PM  7 years ago
Doug Darby

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So Glad you like it!!
Thanks Juan.
Glad you are enjoying it.
doug
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11-10-2012 03:30 AM  7 years ago
Warrior58

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Have you tried East Coast scale helicopters?
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11-11-2012 12:28 AM  7 years ago
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Edit...
PMed the OP....
As he is also in So. Cali and maybe close to me... Maybe I can help out.
NO reply from him yet, dose any one know if he got helped with this ?
YES... YoU puLL stART ! ~~~~ NO... it's NoT a FREAKN' Nitro !
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11-11-2012 03:13 AM  7 years ago
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i did read your PM and I thank you for trying to help, i'm just trying to save some money by shopping around............the average price for the shaft is about 75 from the supplier so i'm looking for a chance to cut it to 30%
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11-11-2012 03:40 AM  7 years ago
frgy28

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Thats K... Everyone wants to save $$$, though I never mentioned I was going to charge you... If some of the Peeps chim in that I have done CNC work for or have helped them with builds would tell you I havent charge them a dime.. Lunch is negotiable though.....hehe

Just hit me up... I'm a Kool Kat to deal with.

Hope my previous post don't be taken wrong...
YES... YoU puLL stART ! ~~~~ NO... it's NoT a FREAKN' Nitro !
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11-11-2012 04:29 AM  7 years ago
Doug Darby

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+1
Juan is a hell of a machinist. Plus a #1 guy.
doug
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11-11-2012 03:30 PM  7 years ago
frgy28

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^^^ Thanks Doug...
Since the Whippy is well designed and build, it sure cuts down on modifying parts for your bird...hehe
YES... YoU puLL stART ! ~~~~ NO... it's NoT a FREAKN' Nitro !
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