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Old 05-29-2012, 07:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hey guys,

The OD of the CF tail control rod is 4mm on the TDR right?


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Old 05-29-2012, 08:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, 4mm OD
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What you up to Rob????
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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More goodies for the TDR?
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Some brass cylinders to replace the two lengths of heat shrink on the control rod?
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Some brass cylinders to replace the two lengths of heat shrink on the control rod?
That's what I do.
The heat shrink solution sucks. . .
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Okay, thanks a lot!

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What you up to Rob????
First priority are the new blade holders, which are coming along very well. Next thing on my list is coming up with a new, more elegant and more secured way of mounting the links to the tail control rod. I was never a fan of the whole idea of just gluing the set screws into the rod.

Now that school is just about over I should have a lot more time to devote to these projects.

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Old 05-30-2012, 09:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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While I applaud your devotion to making an already almost perfect design better, jb weld makes that connection as solid as needed. Now if you came up with a slide in from the rear battery tray with click together battery connection. You would make a lot of friends! Or a magnetic canopy post that kept the original placement. The clip system works but is a pain. Either way. Keep up the great work
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That's what I do.
The heat shrink solution sucks. . .
What are you using? From where can I get some?
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Old 05-31-2012, 05:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
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ahhh!!! cool Rob! I don't like the rod-things so much either. Have already changed two times

+1 for some better canopy mounts!
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What are you using? From where can I get some?
Here it is. . .
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I was hoping it would be a standard part from some other heli...
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I was hoping it would be a standard part from some other heli...
I was trying at a hardware store, but finally found the proper size at a local Hobby Shop.
Who would have thought . . .
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I can turn up some bronze sleeves fairly easily.

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Old 06-01-2012, 09:30 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I can turn up some bronze sleeves fairly easily.

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Yes please Rob. But can you also do cheap shipping to Europe? I've a feeling that postage would be more than the bronze sleeves...
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Rob, sounds good. will be looking for the finished product.
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:43 PM   #17 (permalink)
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will be looking for the finished product.
Here are some pieces from brass, I just tested the fit with a 4mm CF rod and a TDR guide I had left over, they fit NICE! They glide through the guides much better than the heat shrink.

45mm long


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Old 06-07-2012, 08:09 PM   #18 (permalink)
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New picture with the production finish added.

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Old 06-07-2012, 08:49 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Sign me up, looks cool!

Rob- why don't you become Jan's US distributor as well?? Ordering from Germany and shipping cost
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Jan doesn't want one and prices would go up.
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