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04-28-2013 10:39 PM  5 years agoPost 1
Rockohaulic

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Canyon Country, CA, USA, 3rd Rock from the Sun

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There I was... Flying my Whiplash 700E and having a great day when suddenly...

...I had no power, and I had to do a forced auto.

At first we thought it was an ESC issue and that it shut down. If there is a thermal shutdown, it still provides some power, and that is how it felt.

But once I got it home, I was going to remove the stripped main gear and I found the bolt missing (the lower Jesus bolt). Or more correctly, just a stub of it was left in the main shaft. I punched it out.

So this leads me to 2 questions:

1. Has anybody had a Jesus bolt issue with this bird??? Are there better, stronger Jesus bolts for this thing???

2. The more pressing issue is: I still can't get the head off!!! I removed the pinch bolts and the 3 ball links to the swash. The main shaft/head came up about 3/4 inch, but now it is stuck. It will not come up any more, and it will not go down. I can turn it in place, but I can't move it! Arghhhhh! How do I remove this thing???

HELP!

Saturday morning I flew my helicopter in my pajamas
How it got in my pajamas I'll never know

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04-29-2013 04:07 PM  5 years agoPost 2
rcnut

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Rockford, Illinois

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Rock,

I had the same problem after a crash with my gasser. The mainshaft was toast any ways. So I clampe it in a vice and slowly twisted it off. The twisting was 15 degrees back and forth, not full circles. There was some aluminium that was wedged between the mainshaft and head. I used a small curved file to cleanup the head.

Hope this helps!

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05-13-2013 04:53 AM  5 years agoPost 3
Rockohaulic

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Check out how I resolved this...

This puppies not going to shear again!!!

https://rc.runryder.com/t734592p1/

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How it got in my pajamas I'll never know

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