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Old 11-29-2011, 08:29 AM   #1
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Default Do you own the microheli aluminum swashplate?

I just got this and noticed the upper balls seem a little smaller than stock. I placed the rotor links on the upper balls and they came right off once I turned on the heli.

I went and got new rotor links and when I installed them they seem to fit better, there was a slight click when I pressed them to the upper balls. But the links still seem like they can easily come apart. I have not tried flying with the new links yet, wanted to check with you guys if this was normal. Should I put a dab of ca glue on the upper balls?

I emailed microheli support and all they said was try new link.

Thanks for your help!
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:04 AM   #2
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I had no issues once I made the switch but I do have an odd link now and then that the hole was a tad bit large and would slide right over the swash ball both on the stock and MH swashplate...
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:32 AM   #3
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Should I put a dab of ca glue on the upper balls?
No. If anything, put a piece of plastic bag over the ball and snap on the link. That will take up the slop.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:00 PM   #4
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I have same issue as previous posts..an odd link every now and again. I blame blade/horizon not microheli. The micro heli swash was prob best upgrade besides brushless motor and solid carbon tail boom

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Old 11-29-2011, 12:14 PM   #5
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Thank you guys for the replies!
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:14 PM   #6
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Instead of plastic bags, use a piece of Saran wrap, or plastic wrap.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:58 PM   #7
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...or teflon tape to be used on pipe threads. That thing is super thin and super slick. It's teflon afterall.
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Old 11-29-2011, 04:32 PM   #8
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Hope this isn't too off topic -

I just got my swash - the instructions with it say to loctite all the screws - Is this necessary, or is it just for replacements ?
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Old 11-29-2011, 06:30 PM   #9
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I worn off those two balls completely on my first MH swash, and I thought I was being smart by using tiny bit of JB Weld and fine sand them to fit on those itty-bitty balls. Eventually I got sick of reapplying JB Weld and ordered four more sets of ball links when I bought my second MH swash for my second mcpx.

I have a bag of worn links and another bag of very worn links, and I have just tried using a small bit of plastic on the old MH balls. Works great!

Great ideas guys! That's why I love this forum.

Edit to add: to add a small scrap of plastic shopping bag material in the spare part bag when I go flying.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:11 AM   #10
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sorry to change the topic slightly, but on my MicroHeli swashplate, I noticed one of the balls is loose (not all the tightened down). How do i go about tightening these tiny balls?

I am worried to use a pliers (might distort the shape). On my 450, I can use a 1.5mm driver ... but on the tiny MH - I do not see how to grip the ball

Also ... should I use some kind of loctite?
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:04 AM   #11
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sorry to change the topic slightly, but on my MicroHeli swashplate, I noticed one of the balls is loose (not all the tightened down). How do i go about tightening these tiny balls?

I am worried to use a pliers (might distort the shape). On my 450, I can use a 1.5mm driver ... but on the tiny MH - I do not see how to grip the ball

Also ... should I use some kind of loctite?
I just got mine today too. You should back all the balls out a few turns and put a drop (small drop) of blue loctite on the threads. A small jeweler screw driver works well on the bigger ones and I just used a small set of smooth jaw needle nose pliers on the baby ones. Just don't mash down on them, you will be able to tell when they are snug. If you have some REAL small pliers, you could grip it at the base, but I didn't have anything that small. Hope this helps and good luck.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:27 AM   #12
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I just got this and noticed the upper balls seem a little smaller than stock. I placed the rotor links on the upper balls and they came right off once I turned on the heli.

I went and got new rotor links and when I installed them they seem to fit better, there was a slight click when I pressed them to the upper balls. But the links still seem like they can easily come apart. I have not tried flying with the new links yet, wanted to check with you guys if this was normal. Should I put a dab of ca glue on the upper balls?

I emailed microheli support and all they said was try new link.

Thanks for your help!
I bought one and have never used it because the balls were so far undersized, MH is sending me some new balls but after two weeks they still have not arrived.

I measured the 1.5mm balls at 1.44mm and 1.40mm, the 1.40mm one was noticeably sloppy when I build a complete new head to use, not happy, you bet.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:30 AM   #13
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I have same issue as previous posts..an odd link every now and again. I blame blade/horizon not microheli. The micro heli swash was prob best upgrade besides brushless motor and solid carbon tail boom

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I definitively had a bad MH swashplate, very small balls, should not happen with premium equipment.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:41 AM   #14
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it was the only thing i didn't like about the swashplate, them top links pop on and sit very loose.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:26 AM   #15
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it was the only thing i didn't like about the swashplate, them top links pop on and sit very loose.
Sometimes it maybe because the rotor links aren't perfect. If you buy a pack of rotor links, some fit better than others. Some even look a little different, must be an issue with the molding of these links.

After I posted this I got a new pack of rotor links and test fitted each one, some were real loose and some were perfect. Microheli sent me replacement balls but I never installed them.

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Old 01-17-2012, 10:43 AM   #16
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Does anyone else beside Blade make replacement links?
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:12 AM   #17
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Yes.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/AEO-RC-Blade...item43ac15748b

I've been testing these for a while. I use one blade and one aeo on my c05m heli. I've broken 4 of these to 0 of the blade parts. And that's with a microheli head with link retainers. Problem could be that these are a tad thicker and rub against the retainers.

These bend easier, and snap easier, and just generally don't fit as well as stock. Won't be buying them again.

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Old 01-17-2012, 11:17 AM   #18
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i use a dab of hot glue on the trouble links, comes off real easy and lock the links on.

stated doing this with the stock setup

i do agree that they need a better quality control for these parts for the price were paying for them
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