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10-31-2013 07:00 AM  4 years agoPost 1
hindsight

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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  4 years agoPost 2
TREXSYNDROME

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Plastic wheels are fine...been using them for years. It will save your servos in a crash too

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10-31-2013 12:10 PM  4 years agoPost 3
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  4 years agoPost 4
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.

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10-31-2013 11:42 PM  4 years agoPost 5
hindsight

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Cool..
Thanks

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11-01-2013 09:28 PM  4 years agoPost 6
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  4 years agoPost 7
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  4 years agoPost 8
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.

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11-16-2013 12:27 AM  4 years agoPost 9
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.

Jim Senicka
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11-27-2013 01:39 AM  4 years agoPost 10
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  4 years agoPost 11
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.

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11-27-2013 02:50 AM  4 years agoPost 12
sharam

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Plastic is fine. Hundreds of flights in my 700 nitro w/o any problems.

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12-10-2013 12:18 AM  4 years agoPost 13
dsl11us

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Same here plastic

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12-10-2013 01:40 AM  4 years agoPost 14
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  4 years agoPost 15
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  4 years agoPost 16
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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