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Old Feb 05, 2015, 05:05 AM
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Double function head

Here are a couple of heads I made from cheap HK universal joints or you can get them from various places on e-bay

this is where I got mine ... http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Universal...E:L:OU:AU:3160

One is a slightly larger coupler than the other

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Old Feb 05, 2015, 05:12 AM
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looks great I had the same basic idea a few weeks ago and and ordered a univesal joint but have not had a chance or work on it

your version is lot better than what I though of
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Old Feb 05, 2015, 06:29 AM
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looks great I had the same basic idea a few weeks ago and and ordered a univesal joint but have not had a chance or work on it

your version is lot better than what I though of
That looks a nice one, where'd yea get that from ?

Yes, it seems to work really nice and smooth, cheap and easy to make , I will use a "Blue Wonder" bearing assembly with it .. http://www.coolwind.co.uk/product/bl...er_motor_mount

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ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Traxxas-Vial.../231462341898?

also ordered http://www.ebay.com/itm/Traxxas-Elec...E:L:OC:CA:3160 to use with it
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unfortunately I sold off my tools saws ect years ago when got hit with Fibromyalgia and gave up on doing any model work .. so slowly getting a few things when I can
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the ujoint does not come assembled it was a pain in the ass for these shaky hands to the get ball joint in place but it will do job well
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I like your set up.......similar to one that I made up a few years ago for my Weir W-2 that is still flying.
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Thanks Chris, yes mate it is very similar eh,

I just tried to make it as simple as possible using readily available materials, the aluminium could be replaced with ply or fiberglass sheet

At least by using a UV joint, it keeps both axes in line .... automatically

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This gimbal looks really good. Great use of parts.
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