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Old Sep 01, 2009, 10:50 PM
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James,

Who is selling your gear on Ebay?
Is that you?
I know the guys name is Mike....

From my other post...

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Are you still selling the X-gear? Your website comes up all funky on my browser. (firefox) I did order a set off of Ebay, but he hardly answers e-mails. I ordered 4 of them, 3 black and one yellow. He sent me 4 black ones. I re-ordered the yellow one, and have not received them yet. Or a reply from my e-mails. He said he sent them over a week ago.. Jkarpy, Are you the one selling them on EBay?
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Old Sep 01, 2009, 10:57 PM
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OKay....how do I keep my gear from twisting upon landing?
I had the same thing happen to mine on the maiden flight this last Saturday. I'm going to try the Teflon tape.
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Old Sep 01, 2009, 10:59 PM
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James,

Who is selling your gear on Ebay?
Is that you?
I know the guys name is Mike....

From my other post...
I am not sure who, must be one of my dealers. Definitely not me.

James
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Old Sep 01, 2009, 11:53 PM
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X-Gear Twist fix

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I had the same thing happen to mine on the maiden flight this last Saturday. I'm going to try the Teflon tape.
Read back at the beginning of this thread. A few things can cause this.

1. The carbon is twisted and the fibers are loose.
2. The carbon has been turned in the socket and the ribs in the sockets are worn away.
3. The parts were built loose, not clamped while the glue was drying.
4. burs were not cleaned off the parts before gluing.
5. The glued surfaces were not roughed-up before gluing and the seems split after you tighten the gear.
6. The screws were tightened and the carbon was inserted before the glue dried 12 hours. CA glue will dry on the outside quickly in this aplication, however the inside may take 12 hours to completely dry.

Item 1 can be corrected by replacing the carbon. Sometimes you can soak the carbon in thin CA to stiffen it up. Items 2-6 can sometimes be corrected by wrapping Teflon tape around the rods and then reinsert them. Sometimes you just have to glue the carbon in to fix the twist problem. I suggest making sure the rods are good before doing so.

I hope this helps,

James
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Old Sep 02, 2009, 10:25 AM
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James,

Thanks for the reply..

Full Throttle Industries?
Is that one of your dealers?

He is slow to send product and has not replied to many of my e-mails..
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Old Sep 02, 2009, 10:46 AM
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James,

Thanks for the reply..

Full Throttle Industries?
Is that one of your dealers?

He is slow to send product and has not replied to many of my e-mails..
Sorry, I will pass this on to him.

James
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Old Sep 02, 2009, 05:33 PM
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Hey James,

Again, thanks for the quick replies..
Evidently he was on vacation in Mexico..

I should have them this week..
Let me cross my fingers...

thanks again,
Greg
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Old Dec 08, 2009, 04:00 PM
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OKay....how do I keep my gear from twisting upon landing?
Would a piece of all thread that's the same diameter and threading of the axles/screws help the situation? I know it would add some weight, but it would triangulate the gear and make them nearly bullet-proof!

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXD871&P=M


Just a thought.
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Old Dec 08, 2009, 04:15 PM
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Would a piece of all thread that's the same diameter and threading of the axles/screws help the situation? I know it would add some weight, but it would triangulate the gear and make them nearly bullet-proof!

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXD871&P=M


Just a thought.
Read back at the beginning of this thread. A few things can cause this.

1. The carbon is twisted and the fibers are loose.
2. The carbon has been turned in the socket and the ribs in the sockets are worn away.
3. The parts were built loose, not clamped while the glue was drying.
4. burs were not cleaned off the parts before gluing.
5. The glued surfaces were not roughed-up before gluing and the seems split after you tighten the gear.
6. The screws were tightened and the carbon was inserted before the glue dried 12 hours. CA glue will dry on the outside quickly in this aplication, however the inside may take 12 hours to completely dry.

Item 1 can be corrected by replacing the carbon. Sometimes you can soak the carbon in thin CA to stiffen it up. Items 2-6 can sometimes be corrected by wrapping Teflon tape around the rods and then reinsert them. Sometimes you just have to glue the carbon in to fix the twist problem. I suggest making sure the rods are good before doing so.

I hope this helps,

James
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Old Dec 08, 2009, 04:31 PM
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Thanks, James. I had seen a similar post above, but I was just wondering if there was some other way, other than building correctly, to make it work.

Besides, I'm the type than just can't leave well enough alone. "Twin turbos on a brand new Corvette Z06? YES PLEASE!" (I wish.)
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Old Jan 12, 2010, 12:00 PM
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I added some ski's to the x-gear. Hope it's ok to post this in here.

Ski's : Du-bro Park Flyer ski kit
LG : X-Gear
addtional parts: 1/8" wheel collars from du-bro
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Old Jan 12, 2010, 12:49 PM
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I added some ski's to the x-gear. Hope it's ok to post this in here.

Ski's : Du-bro Park Flyer ski kit
LG : X-Gear
addtional parts: 1/8" wheel collars from du-bro
Sure it's OK. This is exactly the kind of stuff I am looking for.

It kind of makes me wish it snowed in Florida.

How does it work? Funny, I was just talking to a friend in Indiana yesterday about the guys at his club putting skis on my SSX and X-Gear.

James
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Old Jan 12, 2010, 01:19 PM
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It works very well actually. The ski's are spring tensioned so they point up just a bit, then level out as the plane touches down.

They work out much better than the stock LG

Here is some video I shot with them on. Doesn't really show them in action as this is set up for aerial video.

Slowstick on X-Gear and ski's (4 min 24 sec)
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Old May 15, 2010, 09:25 AM
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millenium r/c customer support awesome

goodmorning all i am an rc addict i buy things all the time . i fly planes and helis. including electric ,nitro and gas like i said im an addict. a while back while at a local field saw one of the guys with a millenium slow stick and asked him where he got it . he got his at a local hobby shop here in oregon coyote hobbies. i shop there often so the next time i was there i picked up a slow stick afr kit and an extra set of x gear . must have been over a year ago or so not really sure but sure i have lost of destroyed the recipt by now. anyway here is the great part i finally had a need for the X-Gear on my wasp/slow stick mutation as the wire gear broke again and was not to be saved this time . when i unpackaged and started building the gear i counted the parts and compared to the drawings and was missing the part that holds the X-Gear to the stick so i called the number on the package and actually got ahold on a real person right away she was very helpful and sent the missing piece right away she even knew what piece i needed from my description off the drawing excellent customer service other companies should follow your lead thanks again Merril"motorhead540"
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Old May 15, 2010, 10:02 AM
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Yeah, Stellar customer service...And real nice people too!
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