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Old Mar 01, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Fixing the first one took a little time, but the second was done in 15 minutes. That little brass bushing between the large gears is a pain to keep in place while you try to force the lower gear on the rotor shaft, but I got it after a few tries. If the lower gear didn't fit so tight you might be able to do this through the space above the on/off switch, avoiding taking it all apart. Thanks again for the lesson. Happy flying!
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Old Dec 09, 2013, 07:59 PM
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Hey there team...we've been off-line after a big home move effectively boxed up our operation for a long while. We are gathering our birds and parts and screwdriver sets and anxious to revisit some of our copters. Like Rarebreed above, we need to replace our "rotation blade fixer".

In our case, the copter went down and snapped a stem off that part while on the ground.

Does anyone know the common terminology for that part?

Thanks in advance, and we're glad to be back.

Toltec21 reporting from Austin, TX
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 10:25 AM
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Substitute for Shaft Replacement

Just posting as a potential help to those who are in my position: I broke the plastic stubs on the shaft - the ones that slot into the blades, just like the rotation blade fixer for the lower blades - and couldn't get a replacement. Unfortunately the shaft is out of stock, has been for a long time and the retailers don't have any ETA for getting more in. The good thing is they have plenty of rotation blade fixers though, and you can fix the shaft by ordering one of these and cutting the bottom off it, just below the holes for the screws. Then slide it onto the shaft (it fits perfectly) to replace where the old stubs would have been and glue in place - or screw in place if you have any extra screws. Make sure you get the angle right, or you will get the toilet-bowl effect and the thunderbird will instantly become unstable as it takes off.

Hope this helps someone.
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