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Old 11-20-2007, 02:42 PM   #1
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I am working on a list of common replacement parts to build what I call an O-CRAP kit for my Sky Shark. (Crash Repair and Parts) Anyhow, I did the same thing for my Heli-Max and folks liked it.
I've already got a decent listing for rotors, LiPos and tail blades. What other common parts need to be replaced in the event of a crash? (I haven't crashed yet)
I plan to put together a field repair kit once I get a good idea of what will break after a decent crash. I'm not looking to rebuild my heli from scratch. Just enough parts to get it flying again while in the field. Once I get a good sized list I'll make it available to anyone that would like it.

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Old 11-20-2007, 03:38 PM   #2
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Here are the field-capable repairs I've made thus far:

Main blades
Tail blades
Main shafts
Feathering shafts
Tail shafts
Booms
Fins
Main gears
Cyclic servo arms (after replacing the servos' plastic gears w/ metal gears)
Flybars
Struts
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:26 PM   #3
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Alan,

Do you have any parts numbers for those items??

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Old 11-21-2007, 05:36 PM   #4
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Here is a sample of what I have so far. I have not used all of these, but they very close to the original parts.
It looks a lot more organized in an excell format I promise.

LiPo Packs:Brand:Specs:Dimensions:Vendor:Part #:Price:Notes:Air Thunder:2200 mAh/11.1V/25C30x37x113mmHeli-Proz441122$63.99Align2100 mAh/11.1V/22C33x23x106mmHeli-Proz385015$63.99Air Thunder:2200 mAh/11.1V/25C30x37x113mmHot HeliAT22003S1P$62.94Thunder Power2200 mAh/11.1V/25C33x25x107mmHot HeliTP2200-3SX$84.99Air Thunder:2200 mAh/11.1V/25C30x37x113mmRC-TekAT3S222$117.952-Pack= $58.97 eaAir Thunder:2200 mAh/11.1V/25C30x37x113mmHeli Hobby4S1P$64.99Thunder Power2200 mAh/11.1 V33x25x107mmHeli HobbyeXtreme V2$84.99


Main Rotor Blades:Brand:Specs:Dimensions:Vendor:Part #:Price:Notes:RC-Tek (Fiber Glass)325mmRC-Tek450-FG325B$18.95RC-Tek (Wood)325mmRC-TekWB-325W$13.95V-Blades325mmHeli-Proz129650$57.99Radix325mmHeli-Proz143315$44.99Radix325mmHeli HobbyCY-YB325$44.99Radix Cutis Youngblood325mmHobby Shop WorldYEI-YB-325$44.99MS White (Fiber Glass)325mmHeli-Proz175350$30.99MS (Carbon)325mmHeli-Proz175399$34.99Carbon Night Blades325mmHeli-Proz780020$49.99Mavrikk E Series (Carbon)325mmHeli-Proz802320$34.99Micro Heli (Carbon)Super Bright Night Blades325mmHeli HobbyCFN290$59.95Extreme Composites325mmHeli HobbyMT3000C$58.00
Tail Rotor Blades:Brand:Specs:Dimensions:Vendor:Part #:Price:Notes:K&B (Black)59.6mm (L) x 3mm (W)RC-TekKB450BK$4.95K&B (Green)59.6mm (L) x 3mm (W)RC-TekKB450GN$4.95K&B (Green)59.6mm (L) x 3mm (W)Heli-Proz102377$3.99K&B (Yellow)59.6mm (L) x 3mm (W)RC-TekKB450YL$4.95K&B (Yellow)59.6mm (L) x 3mm (W)Heli-Proz102376$3.99K&B (Orange)59.6mm (L) x 3mm (W)Heli-Proz102378$3.99Ted
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:53 PM   #5
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Do you have any parts numbers for those items??
Not RC-Tek numbers; I usually use the T-Rex equivalent parts due to LHS availability.
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Old 11-22-2007, 07:50 AM   #6
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Alan,

That's fine. I could still use them.

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Old 11-22-2007, 10:21 AM   #7
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OK, then here are my typical replacement part numbers:

Main blades: Align HS1158-01 (325 Pro woodies)
Tail blades: Align HS1208 or (preferred) K&B Dream Designs 4007, 4008, or 4009
Main shafts: Align HS1011-3
Feathering shafts: Align HS1003
Tail shafts: RC-Tek 450-2026 (three per package; all have preinstalled pinions)
Booms: RC-Tek 450-2054 (Diablo) or 450-2055 (Sky-Shark)
Fins: RC-Tek 450-2033 (Sky-Shark) or 450-2034 (Diablo)
Main gears: RC-Tek 450-2038 (two per package; both have preinstalled one-way bearings)
Cyclic servo arms (after replacing the servos' plastic gears w/ metal gears): depends on your servo
Flybars: Align HS1184 (220mm)
Struts: Gorilla Gear, standard profile

I'll also add that I replaced the stock paddles with Gorilla Pro-grammable paddles.

I've also attached the RC-Tek November price list, which has all the RC-Tek part numbers.
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Old 11-22-2007, 04:33 PM   #8
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Alan
Thank you for the parts info.

Just to give everone a heads up, I didn't buy a super computer and I didn't master CAD, but I did get the CAD program to work today. Now I have a parts breakdown, but I'm still looking for parts numbers.
So the list goes on.
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:36 AM   #9
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I think I have enough parts info gathered to put the list out there. I want to say thank you to everyone that pointed me in a direction or provided me with parts info.
I have to throw this out there though. I have not ordered or tried out most of these parts. I got these parts numbers from vendors, RC Tek and folks hooking me up with their info. I highly encourage you to first take your business to RC Tek since they have provided us with a killer helicopter, this is their product and they are the subject experts and they deserve the respect and our business. Also, if you do go with a vendor other than RC Tek, you really should call them to verify that their parts will fit properly on your heli. You should work out any issues with the vendor.
I hope this helps eveyone out.

Until I figure out how to convert an excell spreadsheet and attach it to this forum send me a pm or email and I'll send the list to you.

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The main reason I typically use Align parts is because they're locally available, so I may only end up losing a few hours or one day instead of having to wait 2 days (3 if it's over a weekend) for parts to arrive. I will admit that RC-Tek parts such as main gears and tail shafts are really nice because they're typically a little less expensive than the equivalent Align parts and they can be installed on the bird straight out of the package instead of having to swap out one-way bearings or belt pinions.
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Old 11-29-2007, 06:21 PM   #11
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If anyone's looking for a pretty complete parts list for RC Tek Sky Shark and Diablo let me know. I think I'm done for now.

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Are Align tailshafts, PN HS1021-2, intercgangeable for the RC-Tek, PN 450-2280?
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Sorry for the typo...

Align tailshaft PN should have been HS1021-3.
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As far as I know, yes. However, the RC-Tek shafts are superior IMO because they come as complete units instead of three shafts with only one pinion.
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:56 AM   #15
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This may sound canned, but oh well........
I would prefer to make all my purchases through RC-TEK. I am a totally pleased customer.
I placed an order on 11/18, a Sunday. This purchase totalled slightly over $100.00 I had questions regarding the parts that I needed, and in the process of asking, I messed up my account. Meanwhile, a firewall blocked some automated responses. The net result was that RC-TEK answered my questions. All my questions. In retrospect, some of my questions were... well.... stupid. I received 10 emails / responses from RC-TEK on a SUnday, after 8:00 P.M. for a $100.00 order. They earned my appreciation the hard way.
The tailshafts are all that would keep me from flying tomorrow. I would like to get some from a LHS, and build a stock for ongoing repairs from RC-TEK.
By the way, BUM, your recomendation weighed heavily in my decision to go with RC-TEK for the DIablo. Thank you. I really like the kit, and every dealing with RC-TEK has been positive.
If this seems to anyone like a cheesy plug for RC-TEK , PM me. I will copy some of the correspondance.
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Panzer 4.

No, please don't misunderstand me. I totally agree with you. RC Tek has gone above and beyond for me as well. The purpose of this list is not to take anything away from RC Tek. I list the RC Tek part first on almost everything. If you went to the RC Tek Parts window now, there may only be a dozzen or so parts listed for the Diablo and Sky Shark. I tracked down a whole lot more. In addition to the RC Tek info I also listed Align and a few others.

I highly encourage you to first take your business to RC Tek since they have provided us with a killer helicopter, this is their product and they are the subject experts and they deserve the respect and our business.

I got a pm a few nights ago from RC Tek encouraging me to continue with the list.
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The tailshafts are all that would keep me from flying tomorrow. I would like to get some from a LHS, and build a stock for ongoing repairs from RC-TEK.
I know what you mean. I do this myself. The only parts I use that I can't get from RC-Tek are longer flybars (220mm) and upgraded paddles.

My biggest frustration with RC-Tek is that I can't just go to their online store and order everything I need because they've been negligent in getting the site updated with a full catalog of parts. Everything has to be done via e-mail and PM.
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Alan... SooOOoooOOOOn... all will be well and you will be able to order EVERYTHING we have online without emailing us.

This coming week - 220mm flybar rods and CF all around on the paddles and blades.

Everyone - thanks for your support and taking a chance on us with your business. We remember everyday who keeps the lights on and allows us to progress.

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Alan... SooOOoooOOOOn... all will be well and you will be able to order EVERYTHING we have online without emailing us.
Hmm...where have I heard that before?

I look forward to it!!
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