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Old 10-27-2010, 06:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default REVIEW - PHT Trex TT gear tool

OK, Precisionhelitools.com sent me this to review. He (Bob) is a Helifreak'er just like you and me that decided to make a product to make it easy and a reliable way to replace the bearings on your Trex (all sizes) Torque Tube gears. I see posts all the time asking about how to replace the TT gears on a Trex and move the bearings from the old gear to the new gear. This tool does it's job! You guys that are into tools I think will like this. It is also a platform (arbor press) that who knows what Bob will come up with to do next

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VIDEO -> Precision Heli Tools - Review of the Trex TT Tool (50 Megs)

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Old 10-27-2010, 06:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Fixed the link for ya Bob.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Fixed the link for ya Bob.
Ooops.... what did I mess up?

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Old 10-27-2010, 07:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Not really sure, something funky with a newline character.

P.S. The Outrage 90, Outrage 50, Align 600N, and Align 700n all use 12x18x4mm bearings on the crown gears, so I believe this tool should work on the Outrage machines.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Cool !
It looks very well made.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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just purchased one! thanks bob.
This is a great tool. It will save time and money as I have damaged a couple of TT gears durring rebuilds.
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:01 AM   #7 (permalink)
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This is the cheap (but first you have to crash the heli to cut the TT ) and not that precision way (boom case can be damaged if the bearings are really tight) that I came up with
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Default Cheap tool

Kargi,
Ok, you can push the gear out of the tail housing, but what if the bearing stays on
the gear? Why is this tool any different than a punch or a screwdriver?
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Old 10-31-2010, 05:12 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Yes, no major difference from a punch. It just fits better, easier to center the push. Besides if it is the bearing damaged, it won't harm the gear like a punch or screwdriver.

I don't get the first thing Ironman? Bearings are clamped by boom case, how they can stay on the umbrella gear.
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:33 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Default cheap tool

I have found that a lot of the time, at least one bearing remains on the shaft after it
is removed from the housing.
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Nice idea.. I've always put the gear in the freezer to get it back on easily but have torn up more than one bearing trying to get them off..

Ordered
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:06 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Got one love it! Its worth every penny and makes the job very easy.



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Old 12-14-2010, 01:54 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Cool, I am an absolute sucker for cool tools, even though I don't do t-rex stuff much really I can see other uses for this so screw it, I ordered one to!
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:01 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Really a nice tool. Very high quality finish and the operation is as smooth as glass.
Also nice for getting the lower bearing to sit just right in the groove.

Highly recommended piece of equipment...
Kinda like the brake wrench for installing the springs, sits around a lot but when you need it..........

Works just like the video :
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:26 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Got mine in the mail about a month ago...Just when I was struggling to change my stock Trex 600 tail gear box out to the updated 550/600 tail gear case this little tool came along. A bit pricey but worth the $$$$ as I was set back up in just minutes.

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Old 01-04-2011, 05:08 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Looks a good tool. I've hit the button, and got one on the way.....
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:11 PM   #17 (permalink)
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this F%^$ing guy is awesome!!!! He just sent me some revised parts that work in conjuction with his tool FOR FREE!
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:12 PM   #18 (permalink)
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FYI he just added a little upgrade. I just got them. Now it comes with 3 gear alignment knobs to help align the TT gear with the bearing for pressing back on the bearings. Makes it even easier now to use the tool to put the bearings back on!

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Old 01-04-2011, 05:27 PM   #19 (permalink)
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How good is that...!!!!! I'm pleased I ordered one now.. looking forward to this new toy, opps, I mean tool... hehehe....
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:30 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Well if you like the press.... I received mine about 6 weeks ago.

You'll love the pilot attachments for installing the bearings back onto the gear..

Surprised when I found these little beauties sitting in the mail box and not knowing what they were or where they came from till I read the note..

Now that is what I call Customer Service!!!



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