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Old 04-16-2012, 11:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Push gear up like this

Use a Bic pen tube! Push down on head block with index finger and up on gear with pen tube!
Do not push down on blade grips! You will bend feathering shaft inside!


In order for the helicopter to work correctly the gear must be pushed up "tight" against the lower bearing in the frame
Works great!
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Great idea. I used a small socket.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I use my thumbs
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice! I've been looking for the perfect tool for this. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I use a old pinion from my Trex 500.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i put both my thumbs on the head and push up on the gear with my pointer and index finger.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I use my thumbs and index fingers. They're always close at hand....
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I use an appropriate sized socket as well. My dumb thumbs tend to bend the main gear if I don't use a tool.
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I use an appropriate sized socket as well. My dumb thumbs tend to bend the main gear if I don't use a tool.
Yeah, ya gotta be careful using the fingers and thumbs, it's easy to distort the gear.. I take the landing gear off and put my index fingers on the rotor hub and get my thumbnails in close as I can to the hub of the gear.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I put a screw in it.

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Old 04-16-2012, 10:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah, ya gotta be careful using the fingers and thumbs, it's easy to distort the gear.. I take the landing gear off and put my index fingers on the rotor hub and get my thumbnails in close as I can to the hub of the gear.
It's also easy to bend the feathering spindle (don't ask how I know!)
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:19 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I put a screw in it.

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I hope you buy it dinner first!
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I hope you buy it dinner first!

I overlooked the sexual "in-your-end-o".

This thing runs on batteries...don't have to buy it dinner. Only runs for a few minutes though but I suppose that still has the potential to replace a bloke or two.

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It's also easy to bend the feathering spindle (don't ask how I know!)
Yep, you gotta push on the hub, not the grips. You probably figured that out the same way I did....
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I overlooked the sexual "in-your-end-o".
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Ah ha ha ha lol
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:23 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I put a screw in it.

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Wouldn't that throw off the balance of the main shaft??
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:36 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Wouldn't that throw off the balance of the main shaft??
No more than the screw in the head and the screw in the collar I would have thought.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:43 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I made a tool out of a 1/4" compression sleeve and a brass washer

I put it on the gear switch on the radio so it's always ready to use

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Old 06-11-2012, 06:21 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I put a screw in it.

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Second that. I found that right size screw works very well. I dunk the poor little birdie several times per battery and I used to push the gear back almost every crash.
The screw permanently fixed it.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:52 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I've got a small crack in the gear hub - very small. This does two things. It reduces the amount of torque or thrust transmitted to the shaft during an "event". And it takes less force to reposition using fingers only.

I will replace the gear if it ever gets loose enough to slip when it is not suppose to.
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