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Old Jan 03, 2007, 01:21 AM
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How to get the feathering shaft out ....

Im thinking 2 allen keys and unscrew?? How about if thats not happening?? Any ideas ??? Yes it is bent


Are the SS ones any better??
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Old Jan 03, 2007, 01:29 AM
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Yes, two allen keys.
Often they are very tight.
I found that I had to get some good allen keys so they did not slip.
At first I modified a 1/16th inch one, to be a nice tight fit in those 1.5mm head bolts! (1/16th is a micron larger - err, 57 microns?)

Use two smooth faced 'tools' to hold and allow straightening of the shaft when it is out. I use two adjustable wrenches coming in head to head from each end of the shaft.

The crucial thing is to have a shaft that you can spin both ends in a thumb and forefinger each, and see it rotates true - even if along its length (at the bend point) it is a bit wonky.
eg what matters is the bolts section, and thus blade grips, will rotate in a true line.
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Old Jan 03, 2007, 01:43 AM
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If shaft is visibly bent while on the rotor head, you may have to remove one blade grip and straighten a bit with a wrench so that it can slip out the other end.
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Old Jan 03, 2007, 09:27 AM
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The crucial thing is to have a shaft that you can spin both ends in a thumb and forefinger each, and see it rotates true - even if along its length (at the bend point) it is a bit wonky.
eg what matters is the bolts section, and thus blade grips, will rotate in a true line.

It's alot better to replace the shaft with a new one. The trouble and time to swap out just isn't worth it. If the spindle shaft is bent even a little, you will have wierd control problems. I use the SS Spindles, but you CAN break them if you try! (I know),,,,,,
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