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08-22-2014 08:56 PM  3 years agoPost 21
HeliNutAndy

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Beware that the lynx clutch is designed for the black liner which was too thin.
Sorry but I don't understand. I have a clutch bell with the blue liner coming. Am I going to have to sand the blue liner again to fit.

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08-22-2014 09:04 PM  3 years agoPost 22
kthane

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Align clutch will work fine. It was slightly undersized for the black liner which why it broke all the time. Rather than Increase the size of the clutch, they made the liner thicker (blue). I believe the lynx and Quick UK clutch is purposely oversized to deal the black liner. Check to make sure clutch will fit in there and have a gap before you put the whole thing together.

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08-22-2014 09:13 PM  3 years agoPost 23
HeliNutAndy

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Ok. Thank you for pointing that out for me.

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08-24-2014 12:43 AM  3 years agoPost 24
HeliNutAndy

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I received the Lynx clutch which is labeled rev e and it does fit with the new clutch bell and blue liner. The clutch is fine now but I have another issue.

I haven't been able to turn over the motor. The plug is fine. It seems like the motor has too much compression. My Align starter began to smoke using a 4S pack. I have a Hobbico 12 volt starter which I also use with a 4S battery and it barely turns the motor over. It's not enough to start it. I made sure to remove any fuel from the motor by removing the plug, clamping the fuel line, and then spinning the motor a bit. Do you think the motor is damaged? I reset both needles to the factory default which is 2 turns out. I'm not sure what to look for. It usually starts right up easily without much fuss...

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08-24-2014 02:10 AM  3 years agoPost 25
TMoore

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Can you pull the main gear toward the tail boom to make sure the drivetrain is free and the main/pinion mesh right? It should be smooth.

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08-24-2014 02:46 AM  3 years agoPost 26
HeliNutAndy

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Thx for the help. I'm going to check in the morning. I'm trying not to get frustrated with this model but I've been spending hours on it and I need a break from it tonight.

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08-25-2014 01:48 PM  3 years agoPost 27
HeliNutAndy

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Tmoore you were right about the main gear. I went down to work on the heli yesterday monrning and before taking it apart I went to try to start it again. My main gear stripped out and it started. I'm glad it started. I replaced the main gear and pinion with something I had already and I was able to fly all afternoon. I really like this model. I'm not sure why people bash it but it is super fun. I think I need to dial down my pitch a bit because I am running 13 degrees which feels just a tad to much. The Lynx clutch really works well and the model flies better with it compared to before. I can't wait to burn through a few more gallons. Next step is to learn how to tune it. It was windy yesterday and there was so much smoke that I had trouble seeing the model occasionally. I snapped a few pictures and thx again for all of the help.

Wrongler I also started using a 4S battery with the Align starter which gives me the extra boost I need with this heli

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08-25-2014 02:20 PM  3 years agoPost 28
TMoore

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Glad you got it going but a word of caution. Lose the Align starter. I have one and I hate it because it just bangs the start shaft and drivetrain. A good electric starter is what you want. The gear starters are just too harsh on the driveline. I use Robbe Super Starters 120's with a one way wand. It starts everything.

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08-25-2014 02:30 PM  3 years agoPost 29
HeliNutAndy

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I have a Hobbico 12v that looks like the one you mentioned with the starter shaft extension(If that's whats it called). I'm going to give it another try because I do feel the 'banging' your talking about.

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