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10-31-2013 07:00 AM  5 years ago
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hindsight

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Is it ok to run plastic servo wheels on T700 nitro heli
Wondering if any has striped any plastic servo wheels on these machines.. Do they have to be metal servo Wheels? Having a blast with FBL Helicopters here...
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10-31-2013 10:49 AM  5 years ago
TREXSYNDROME

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Plastic wheels are fine...been using them for years. It will save your servos in a crash tooMark
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10-31-2013 12:10 PM  5 years ago
Kinger

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Plastic works for me. Would rather have a plastic wheel strip in a crash than a metal servo gear.
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10-31-2013 09:20 PM  5 years ago
dchekas

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The plastic wheels have worked very well. I have many, many hundreds of flights on them without any issue.

Keep a spare set handy, and check them thoroughly after a crash to ensure they haven't stripped, as they will become the weak link in crashes.
Team Align, Team Futaba, Team Byron Fuels, Team Thunder Power
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10-31-2013 11:42 PM  5 years ago
hindsight

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Cool..
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11-01-2013 09:28 PM  5 years ago
heligek

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Stripped futaba wheels
I i had recently a problem with a elevator ds610 servo in my heli.
I througt it was the servo gears, but after inspection the teeth of the plastic wheel was completely stripped. Replaced them for the aluminium onces never give problems.
Gr. Rinie
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11-01-2013 10:10 PM  5 years ago
knightofcarnage

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I use then too but I have seen some local piolet strip few teeth in flight. But I would not worry about it. The most important thing is to alway replace them after crash.
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11-16-2013 12:05 AM  5 years ago
Nasty1

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I have been using the plastic wheels, after every mishap they get replaced good or not, I don't even look at them, they go in the trash, cheap insurance.Empire Hobby Team Gaui USA
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11-16-2013 12:27 AM  5 years ago
jsenicka

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same here.
The plastic wheels act as a nice fuse to blow before the damage takes out the servo gears.
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11-27-2013 01:39 AM  5 years ago
feudallordcult

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plastic wheels for me too. I bought a metal set of wheels some yrs ago but it's just unnecessary bling. and in a crash, it's goodbye servos.
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11-27-2013 02:34 AM  5 years ago
brianInNZ

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stripped servos on both a T600N and a T700N with the "bling" metal horns. now i run plastic on them all.Pro Sponsors:Complete Aviation Services Holdings (CASH)
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11-27-2013 02:50 AM  5 years ago
sharam

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Plastic is fine. Hundreds of flights in my 700 nitro w/o any problems.Verba volant, scripta manet
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12-10-2013 12:18 AM  5 years ago
dsl11us

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Same here plastic
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12-10-2013 01:40 AM  5 years ago
meowguy

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I have seen the light. While having metal envy for a long time, I now see that plastic is just fine."Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground." J. Taylor
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12-10-2013 01:52 AM  5 years ago
Tyler

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Saved many servo. Still prefer plastic. Like a fuse for servos.Enjoy things that money can buy IF you don't lose the things money can't buy.
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12-30-2013 04:58 AM  5 years ago
ironwalker01

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I learned the hard way about replacing the wheels after a crash. I looked at them and they looked fine as far as I could tell and then went to fly after a crash and fixing everything and the wheels slipped and got stuck rolling and I wrecked again. I agree definitely replace them after a crash and yes I have stripped gears on a 8717 with the metal servo wheels also. I'm a hard head.David
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