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Old Jul 18, 2013, 11:35 AM
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Double Horse 9116 beginner mods

I recently purchased a dh 9116, replaced the swashplate already after it seperated. I have searched and searched trying to find good mods, is there any direct swap metal swashpates? Also I want to upgrade the servo horns and linkage. Can anyone direct me to a ball connect metal linkage setup with good servo horns? Thanks for looking.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 01:04 PM
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Hi & welcome...
Here's a good place to start but I suggest you try the "new DH 9116" thread for a heap more.
> http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ght=doubl+hors
> http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1773527
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 05:33 PM
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I want to get servo horns, ball connector and linkage just like aphex4000. Here is a picture: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9...304_202413.jpg

Can anyone help me find these?
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 06:00 PM
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I'm looking to get servo horns,ball connectors and linkage like aphex4000. Here is a picture.

Can anyone help me find these parts?
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I'm looking to get servo horns,ball connectors and linkage like aphex4000. Here is a picture.

Can anyone help me find these parts?
There are about a dozen of us on the new 9116 thread that spent countless
hours listing our mods in great detail, including Aphex.

It would be silly to ask everyone to repeat all of the work that has already been done.

If you found that picture, the links to the parts are not far away.

The only problem I can see is that the thread is old, and our parts sources
may not stock or carry the same parts after 6 or more months.

Also check into the E-1003 / FX059 head.

It's under $1 at Banggood, and makes it fly like a dream compared to the stock head.

http://www.banggood.com/Wholesale-Be...3-p-54024.html

Credit goes to RCG member Resago for finding this gem.

Double Horse got the mixing arm ratios completely wrong.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 08:36 PM
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I have searched that thread multiple times, it is too big to go through each page. I suggest creating a resource of that information to help others out. It is no easily found via the search.

As for what aphex4000 uses, he does not list what he uses on his blog and I do not know where to find the information. If you guys could help me out that would be great.
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I have searched that thread multiple times, it is too big to go through each page. I suggest creating a resource of that information to help others out. It is no easily found via the search.

As for what aphex4000 uses, he does not list what he uses on his blog and I do not know where to find the information. If you guys could help me out that would be great.
Try PM'ing him.

I'm sure he would be more than happy to help.

If I remember correctly, he used Dubro links, which you should be able to
find at most hobby sites.

As far as creating a central resource, the thread and mods were constantly changing.

Since then, many months have passed, and most have moved on to bigger / better
helicopters.

The only reason the thread stays active is due to the extreme mods done by
several folks in the thread, such as brushless upgrades and TX and PCB swaps.

My advice is to not spent too much time with it.

Get your orientation down, and then move to one of the Blade brand helicopters
or another quality brand.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 09:19 PM
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Okay cool thanks. Yeah I pmed him a week or so ago and he never replied and I haven't found anything so I posted. Do you recommend any good metal adjustable linkage arms like aphex has?
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Old Jul 19, 2013, 10:31 AM
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Hi,
In the image, it shows the standard 9116 top links & ball sockets in the servo arms.
As well as the threaded rod for adjustment.

The ball sockets can be found at DUBRO... > http://shop.dubro.com/p/micro-ball-l...ll-links?pp=12

You just use the supplied nylon ball link, as I did.

The threaded rod is just a 1.2 or 1.5 mm screw. (A long one with the head cut off.)

Steve may have the source for them.

I make my own when nec.
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Hi,
In the image, it shows the standard 9116 top links & ball sockets in the servo arms.
As well as the threaded rod for adjustment.

The ball sockets can be found at DUBRO... > http://shop.dubro.com/p/micro-ball-l...ll-links?pp=12

You just use the supplied nylon ball link, as I did.

The threaded rod is just a 1.2 or 1.5 mm screw. (A long one with the head cut off.)

Steve may have the source for them.

I make my own when nec.
Thanks for the link. Could I use these?
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Hi,
In the image, it shows the standard 9116 top links & ball sockets in the servo arms.
As well as the threaded rod for adjustment.

The ball sockets can be found at DUBRO... > http://shop.dubro.com/p/micro-ball-l...ll-links?pp=12

You just use the supplied nylon ball link, as I did.

The threaded rod is just a 1.2 or 1.5 mm screw. (A long one with the head cut off.)

Steve may have the source for them.

I make my own when nec.
Thanks for the link. Could I use these?
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Old Jul 20, 2013, 08:24 AM
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I really can't say, as I don't know the relevant sizes.
But, being so cheap, why not?


& check my blog for a tad more info.

I used 1mm brass rod for the push rods....not 1.2/1.5mm.
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Thanks for the link. Could I use these?
Those would be way too big.

A 500 size heli is huge.

Even most of the 300 size links are too big.

I used Trex 250 links, and then re-sized the plastic links so they would
fit the slightly larger 9116 balls.

You will need a ball-link resizing tool, or what I used...
a Dremel ball end carbide roughing bit, turned by hand to remove stock.

Then use toothpaste to smooth it out (it functions as polishing compound).

I also spent countless hours on my links, and while they function beautifully,
I'm still not sure it was worth the effort, due to inaccuracies elsewhere in the
electronics.

If you have the time to burn, go for it. The more slop you can remove, the better
it flies.

Otherwise, my advice is to get bunches of the 9116 links, and just replace them as they wear.

I get around 75 to 125 flights from a set of 9116 links if I don't crash.

Keep in mind that you will need to replace the swashplate, mixing arms, and
balance bar periodically as well, since they wear out just like the links do.

They are cheap plastic, and you get what you pay for.
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