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Old 04-24-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
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Default Head dampeners - longevity?

Hey guys, quick question. What's the normal lifespan of these things? I have the blue ones, and a few weeks back I was doing some maintenance and noticed that they had become exceedingly squishy. I had only sprayed them with silicon (rather than petroleum) to keep them from drying out, but they were still breaking down, and had probably passed the point of efficacy. I put the new ones in there. They are cheap, so no real problem replacing, but I am wondering if any of you know about how often these things should be changed.

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Old 04-24-2012, 08:05 PM   #2
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Well, I put 220 flights on my Blade 450 3D head before converting to FBL and didn't notice any problems with the dampeners. I then put on a Tarot head and currently have 256 trouble free flights on it.
I have read that some people replace them every 50 or so flights. To me that seems like a lot?
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:40 PM   #3
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I don't keep up with the number of flights, but I got about 4 months out of 1set, so that certainly isn't bad. Thanks for getting back to me..
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:31 PM   #4
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So did you notice an improvement when you put the new dampeners in?

I just looked at my B450 with the Tarot head and there isn't even a little bit of squish to it.
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So did you notice an improvement when you put the new dampeners in?

I just looked at my B450 with the Tarot head and there isn't even a little bit of squish to it.
/shrug/ Not really. But I don't notice a difference when I change the oil in my car or get a tune up either, I just know that it is part of maintenance that I should do it.

Does the Tarot head use the same dampeners, or does it come with some that are Tarot-specific?
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:28 AM   #6
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yeah when I was using the black dampeners they definitely give up the ghost regularly. Now with the blue ones they last much longer but on my last head build I could see that they were needing to be replaced soon. I cant give you a time though but I am happy with the reliability of the blue ones. the black ones were often needing to be changed.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:34 AM   #7
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What material are the blue ones made out of? I have been playing around with different materials to see what holds up well without being too firm.
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/shrug/ Not really. But I don't notice a difference when I change the oil in my car or get a tune up either, I just know that it is part of maintenance that I should do it.

Does the Tarot head use the same dampeners, or does it come with some that are Tarot-specific?
The Tarot head already came with dampeners. All I know is that they are black and they work? I assume it uses the same dampeners that the Align 450 head uses since it is a clone of that.
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