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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:34 PM
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3 mm rod

Could any one tell me where a good source of 3 mm rod can be found? These Align tail shafts are too short Thanks in advance. Ed
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 08:30 PM
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I buy 3mm main shafts to make my tail shafts
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:16 PM
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I buy 3mm main shafts to make my tail shafts
Good idia! Thanks. Ed
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 02:36 PM
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Ejector pins!

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Could any one tell me where a good source of 3 mm rod can be found? These Align tail shafts are too short Thanks in advance. Ed
plastixs.com, 3mm ejector pins. Very hard, very smooth, and a closer fit in the tail bearings and tail slider. I have a tail rotor shaft made by Steve (Kauaiguy) from an ejector pin and it seems unbreakable - it's survived four crashes so far!
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 04:19 PM
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plastixs.com, 3mm ejector pins. Very hard, very smooth, and a closer fit in the tail bearings and tail slider. I have a tail rotor shaft made by Steve (Kauaiguy) from an ejector pin and it seems unbreakable - it's survived four crashes so far!


Hey thanks 2doggs, I'll check that out allso. Ed
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 03:34 PM
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If you're looking for a 3 mm aluminum shaft, try a fabric store and ask for a 3mm knitting needle. It's tapered on one end, but hopefully it's long enough so you can just cut that off. Can't remember if they are solid or hollow.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 03:46 PM
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Ah, maybe that explains why HK 450 shafts are so soft and bendy..... they're made from knitting needles!
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 04:48 PM
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Yea! And their feathering shafts too
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