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Old 03-14-2010, 09:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So, I'm pretty new to the sport. Have built a 450 Trex but have yet to fly...SNOW Anyway, I'm now building a ESP600 WOW, this baby is a tank.

My question is: Please, no laughing. Is there a easier way to build the linkage rods? Man, my fingers cant take it. I end up using like 2 screwdrivers to twist on the links but I'm looking for a more accurate way to put them together? I use my Mic after built but there has to be a better way. I guess for repatition..Say 4 links and I want them all exact?

Any tips would be great

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Old 03-14-2010, 09:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This will help:
http://www.readyheli.com/Heli_Max_He...p/hmxr4859.htm

I don't have one so give them a call to see if it will work with those sized links.

There are also things to put on your mic too to measure the lengths for more accurate sizing.

Search the webpage or again call and ask them.



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This will help:
http://www.readyheli.com/Heli_Max_He...p/hmxr4859.htm

I don't have one so give them a call to see if it will work with those sized links.

There are also things to put on your mic too to measure the lengths for more accurate sizing.

Search the webpage or again call and ask them.


Use that tool^ for threading the links together but for accurate measuring I think these are more what your after,
http://www.ronlund.com/Merchant2/mer..._Code=VAR11_86

http://www.ronlund.com/Merchant2/mer..._Code=VAR11_86

Just found this,
http://www.readyheli.com/Control_Rod..._p/rvo1004.htm
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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+1 Works great. No more sore fingers.
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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that tool in conjunction w/ chucking up the rod in a power drill and letting the drill do the work to do the threading (for the 1st link).
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WOOOHOOOOO

Most outstanding!!!

Man, can't wait to make those rods now

Thanks Guys
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Use that tool^ for threading the links together but for accurate measuring I think these are more what your after,
http://www.ronlund.com/Merchant2/mer..._Code=VAR11_86
That looks promising..


I have this thing and it's a bit sloppy to get super accurate results, but it gets you in the ballpark for your initial setup.
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I put each end in a quick grip clamp and twist the clamps. Very easy.
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I just hold the ball link in the back end of my needle nose, they dont close together all the way, and there is a groove there tailor made for holding them.

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The tools above help.

I also hate building links. So, my wife builds them all. Every link on every heli I have at the moment was built by her. Gives her a feeling of inclusion when I fly, and gets me out of building links!!

When I start a new kit, she just sits across from me with the link tools, the digital caliper thingie, the proper bags, and we pass the instruction book back and forth.
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The tools above help.

I also hate building links. So, my wife builds them all. Every link on every heli I have at the moment was built by her. Gives her a feeling of inclusion when I fly, and gets me out of building links!!

When I start a new kit, she just sits across from me with the link tools, the digital caliper thingie, the proper bags, and we pass the instruction book back and forth.

Now thats a plan
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