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Old Jul 19, 2013, 12:44 PM
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Stupid Bushing

So I get my parts in from everybody at once yesterday and was to busy to even open the boxes untill late...... cool, everthings here. Now I figure, I got nothing to do today and will have a nice relaxing day of installing new parts.

OK, first, the 450 tail slider, thats an easy one..... got it done, checked out, battery is charged and get a flight in. Great ! works nicely.

Next the 500 gets the new metal tail assy. , new one is a bit longer, so, loosen everything and readjust, loctite, etc., install the new metal AR bracket and canopy mounts .... all went well too

Clean up work area (well, ya know, a little ) , sit down, pop a beer and enjoy the jobs well done.

Look down and there IT IS, a little bushing on the floor , what the , OK, looks like a tiny one from the 450 slider arms...... go back take it all apart, just to find all are in there. Look at the old one... nope, not from there, and its to small to go on the 500, arrrrrgggggg ! Stupid bushing's going to keep me awake for days now, where the heck did it come from, I hate this bushing

Ever just have one of those days ? The heck with it, I'm having another beer
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Old Jul 19, 2013, 02:33 PM
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Tell yourself the bushing was already there before you started, and enjoy your beer
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Old Jul 19, 2013, 02:40 PM
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I'm on my fourth beer...... what bushing ?
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Old Jul 19, 2013, 02:58 PM
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What the hell.....So I wake up this morning. I'm checking out my new ride.. And crap !! I'm missing a bushing.

If anybody should come across my bushing I seem to have lost, Please p.m me.
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Old Jul 19, 2013, 03:18 PM
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Umm, I get the feelin that we're no longer talking heli's... LMAO
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Old Jul 19, 2013, 04:19 PM
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hehe, good thread I lost a screw. Dropped it INTO THE MOTOR !!! It god magnetized in there with no way of it getting out. so there i am, taking motor apart little bugger ended up on one of the magnets....hmm, powerful magnets. i think you put this motor on a lawnmower, and you may just be able to cut grass....hook up a couple 3s 5000 lipos and you're set for like 40 mins......i love it.

my heli feels less powerful now....either that, or my head is playing games with me...either way i'm having fun !!

EDIT: "c" retention washer on shaft got messed up and disappeared, so motor housing was sliding down !!! NO WONDER IT'S LOSING POWER fixed it for now with washers...will see how it works now...warhorse, thx for thread !! i wouldn't even look there if it wasn't for this topic
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Old Jul 19, 2013, 05:58 PM
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Umm, I get the feelin that we're no longer talking heli's... LMAO
lol....."bushing" I think that's what the kids are calling it nowdays. -wait- is this still heli related ?
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Old Jul 19, 2013, 06:01 PM
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hehe, good thread I lost a screw. Dropped it INTO THE MOTOR !!! It god magnetized in there with no way of it getting out. so there i am, taking motor apart little bugger ended up on one of the magnets....hmm, powerful magnets. i think you put this motor on a lawnmower, and you may just be able to cut grass....hook up a couple 3s 5000 lipos and you're set for like 40 mins......i love it.

my heli feels less powerful now....either that, or my head is playing games with me...either way i'm having fun !!

EDIT: "c" retention washer on shaft got messed up and disappeared, so motor housing was sliding down !!! NO WONDER IT'S LOSING POWER fixed it for now with washers...will see how it works now...warhorse, thx for thread !! i wouldn't even look there if it wasn't for this topic
oh man I hear ya.....last year I bought a brand new 600Mx motor..cost like $100...while installing it into heli I dropped a screw down into it...That motor was a getting apart..In the process I screwed up the wiring. ...So there went that $100 bill into the trash can...about a week later I learn that "align" has a 50% trade in for motors. ..again

Not a good week for installing motors. ha
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Old Jul 19, 2013, 09:29 PM
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hehe, 600mx...pretty little thing, i read the specs.

Max continuous current: 90A/150A(60sec)
Max output power: 2000W/3000W(60sec)
3 KILOWATTS IN 300 gram little diddly ? it must be running on nuclear power.
T-Rex 600N (nuclear powerplant)

back in Ukraine where i'm from, in the older days....that power was only available from a motor the size of a chair you're sitting in.

anyways, back on topic. i remember my motor was able to hold power with 60% curve almost to the end, now i had to push it towards 75% mark. is that possible that much power is lost cos casing holding magnets slid down like 1/16...? or maybe 1/32 ? i hope i can get it back on track. i put a few washers because original one is gone...looks like it was rubbing against the body and then...whoosh....not there. i don't have another one, so slightly different solution now in place. hope it works.

motor is 430xl well...regular 450 size copterx motor 3550kv
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Old Jul 20, 2013, 03:01 PM
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it must be running on nuclear power.
1.21 Gigawatts to be exact

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Old Jul 20, 2013, 03:32 PM
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LOL, I really dug the "Doc" in the Back to the Future movies

But how does this help me with the 'stupid bearing' ? Where the hell does it go

Ok, I'm drunk by now, its been a good day riding the bike and hittin a few watering holes...... I forgot about the bearing untill now....

Crap man, I need to find out where this stupid thing came from,, and dammit, I'll tear every heli into small bits to find out.... um, nevermind, I think I need to go to bed now.
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Old Jul 21, 2013, 03:28 PM
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Bearing , I thought it was a bushing lol ! Better get another beer
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Old Jul 21, 2013, 03:41 PM
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Bearing , I thought it was a bushing lol ! Better get another beer
oops..... I stand corrected.... mmmm, beer ! , oh , yep it is a bushing
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Old Jul 21, 2013, 08:10 PM
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my wrist makes cracking noise when i shake hands
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Old Jul 22, 2013, 05:30 AM
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my wrist makes cracking noise when i shake hands
Would you like to borrow my bushing for that ? It appears I dont need it
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