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01-04-2013 10:12 PM  5 years agoPost 1
jhartsock3

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First let me say this is probably the best investment I have made since being in this hobby. I use it to perfect everything before trying it on any of my bigger heli's. If you are contiplating buying one I would highly recomend it. Just my two cents.

Now with my question. I have been practicing my funnels, huricanes and inverted flight a lot latley and it's kicking my butt. I seem to every time I wreck hit tail first. and supprisingly not hurting anything except torque tube. So I have about 4 or them that are slightly bent. Does any one know of a good way to straighten them? there not bent that bad but enough to cause tail vibration when used.

Thanks for any help.

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01-04-2013 11:01 PM  5 years agoPost 2
jhartsock3

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alright gotta love it when you answer your own question. So incase any one else had same question here was my solution.

I took a block of plastic and drilled a .059 thru hole. Tried a couple of times for me 2 inch long was about what I needed to get all the bends out. then I just pushed the shaft thru. if it is badly bent as one of mine was you may want to drill a .063 diamter hole also and run it thru that first then go to .059 diameter hole. The drill sizes if you need them are .059-#53 drill and .063-#52 drill. the key for me was getting the block long enough to get on both sides of the bend at the same time when pushing it thru.

Also sure a block of wood would work to we just have tons of plastic here at work so that is what I used. would also be a good way of checking to make sure new ones arn't bent.

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01-05-2013 09:18 PM  5 years agoPost 3
ThumbBumper

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I've been straitening shafts / rods etc for some time now.

I put one end of the bent item in my drill press and set the speed as log as possible. then using two blocks of wood move from the top of the shaft to the bottom until it's straight.

When all done, I clamp my dial indicator to the drill press table and check the length of the shaft for run out. This has come in quite handy for checking the tail shafts on my 130X as well.

Unless it's kinked, I've been able to get them as good or even better than new.

Good luck,
Bob

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01-18-2013 12:28 AM  5 years agoPost 4
jhartsock3

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thanks bob hadn't thought of checking run out that way I have been checking on surface plate and v block but your way is easier.

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