|Mar 23, 2012, 01:31 PM|
Looking for an Aussie that goes by the name of "Ozzy"....
Some of you on this forum know that I am looking to rebuild my Airstrike F3B winch.
I'm rounding up the parts (bearings) but have been warned by Dave Pratley, the man that make them, to be cautious when using a "budget" sprag bearing (the one-way clutch that you engage with the pin to prevent the winch from spooling out when you aren't on the pedal)...Dave says that cheap ones may not hold when a plane is pulling hard ion the line.
It seems these bearings are a little rare/hard to find. I have checked on line, and found a bearing house in Anaheim, CA (very close to me) that sells some inexpensive ones, but I have not found many other options.
In the "reviews" section of this particular bearing, an Australian gent that calls himself "Ozzy" says he's using this bearing for a glider winch.
So, I'm looking to see if its worked well for him, or if he's taken it out and replaced it with something else.
See the attached link, and page down to review.
Thanks for the "heads up" on this problem to be avoided. Of course I would love to save money, and avoid international shipping, but not at the cost of doing the job twice, certainly!
So, looking for some hands on experience with this local product.
Thanks for any help, gentlemen.
|Mar 23, 2012, 11:19 PM|
I purchased my one way bearing from mcmastercar. It has the 1/2 inch o.d. and it will hold more tension than I can.
|Mar 24, 2012, 03:07 AM|
Ozzy hear its funny how infomation spreads yes iv been using that bearing for about six months i am using it on a TD / J / b Winch i am using 1.3 mono and have streched it till the winch has allmost staled the bearing is still going strong no sign of slipping just for peace of mind i would buy two bearings and keep one for a spair at the price its a bargin.
Good luck and taut lines
Paul (aka Ozzy)
|Mar 24, 2012, 01:06 PM|
The man, the myth, the legend!
Thank you for the confirmation that these particular bearings are working out. I will take your suggestion, and buy a spare.
The sprag bearing that I was using was a bit draggy, so, between the new bearing set and getting the motor freshened up, the winch should be better than ever (for me) when I get it back together.
Its true that the internet DOES make the world a smaller place indeed.
Thanks again, sir!
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