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Old 03-13-2008, 07:36 PM   #1
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Most of you probably already figured out to do as I did, use a allen or carbon rod to follow it through so you dont drop anything, yes?

Problem with that method, its hit or miss. Sometimes your follower will slip and you still loose stuff and have to do it the hard way anyhow.

So here is the tip: I have a spare flybar -- the threads on the flybar match the feather shaft. Use the flybar as a follower and you will NEVER slip off again!
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:17 PM   #2
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"Excellent!!"
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:47 AM   #3
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brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I found it out by accident when I misplaced the carbon rod I was using I used the flybar and when I was finished it had srewed itself together. So I thought I would share the discovery
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Cool! Will use that technique when I take the head apart to try the fuel tubing head dampeners.
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:13 AM   #6
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Now that is a good tip...
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:14 PM   #7
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Most of you probably already figured out to do as I did, use a allen or carbon rod to follow it through so you dont drop anything, yes?

Problem with that method, its hit or miss. Sometimes your follower will slip and you still loose stuff and have to do it the hard way anyhow.

So here is the tip: I have a spare flybar -- the threads on the flybar match the feather shaft. Use the flybar as a follower and you will NEVER slip off again!
I used this tip last night and the assembly went very quick and easy. I wanted to add to this by using the spare rotorshaft (I cut my used flybar rod in half for this) to push on all the components to their home position. Then I simply place the washer on the bolt, the allen wrench on the back bolt, carefully remove the flybar and inset the new bolt and tighten the assembly. Quick and easy assembly.

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Old 01-12-2009, 10:23 PM   #8
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I 100% agree! Doing it this way, made the whole swap easy... I did bend the end of one side of the flybar so things wouldn't slide off though. I forget what vid I saw this being used, but to whomever came up with it...THANKS!
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