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Old Aug 01, 2014, 07:43 PM
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Does anyone have a recommendation for better aileron servos that have the micro connector? I'd like to not have to change out the standard servo plug for the micro.
I use these HK ones ...http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=30831

Pay no attention to the discussion section on the HK site saying they are wired wrong. It's because they are wired for the AR6310 rx in the edge/inversa. I've used these as well as replacing stocker gears. They seem pretty close to the stock servo.
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Old Aug 01, 2014, 07:53 PM
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Ah! Great... I was looking at those, but read the discussion. Thanks!
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Old Aug 22, 2014, 02:50 PM
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Propeller lock nut removal

Hi,

I'm trying to replace a prop on my Inverza 280.
Which tool should I use to open the prop lock nut ?

I'm trying to use a 1/4 Inch nut driver which is too big and the next smaller size is too small.

Also, do you know if it comes from the factory with glue on the nut ?

Thanks !
Ran
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Old Aug 22, 2014, 03:04 PM
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Hi,

I'm trying to replace a prop on my Inverza 280.
Which tool should I use to open the prop lock nut ?

I'm trying to use a 1/4 Inch nut driver which is too big and the next smaller size is too small.

Also, do you know if it comes from the factory with glue on the nut ?

Thanks !
Ran


Use a very small spanner like a Traxxas one for example or losi,DO NOT over tighten on reassembly and no need to use thread lock,just snug it good and tight on re-assembly,if you over tighten it you will snap it very easy then you are stuck cause you will need a new shaft,so caution is requiried.
And if you use thread lock,after a few times on and off you will have thread wrecked.
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Old Aug 22, 2014, 05:21 PM
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Hi,

I'm trying to replace a prop on my Inverza 280.
Which tool should I use to open the prop lock nut ?

I'm trying to use a 1/4 Inch nut driver which is too big and the next smaller size is too small.

Also, do you know if it comes from the factory with glue on the nut ?

Thanks !
Ran
The best way i found is to grab the nut with some needle nose and spin the motor in the proper direction to loosen or tighten the nut, i spun the motor by putting my finger inside the cowl and turning it manually.

I switched out the nut with a similar one i had laying around but the new one has a silicone lock so when its on its not coming off unless your taking it off, zero worry about coming loose from vibration as well.

There is no glue on the factory nut that comes on it no

-Mike
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Old Aug 22, 2014, 07:27 PM
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Thanks flightpunch and Mike, will try.

BTW I just called Horizon Hobby's support and they actually told me to take my airplane to a hardware store and try to match whatever driver works they could not provide me with a size.

So I did go to the store and found that the closest match was a 6mm which was to big, I'm guessing 5mm but they did not have that size so I'll keep the thread posted for future reference.
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Old Aug 22, 2014, 09:18 PM
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...I'm trying to replace a prop on my Inverza 280.
Which tool should I use to open the prop lock nut ?
My prop came off following landing on my 5th flight. I just used a small adjustable crescent wrench on the prop nut. This should be easy to find. -- Randy
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Old Aug 22, 2014, 10:05 PM
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When all else fails vice grips or monkey wrench. Prop nut does not have to be super tight, rotation of motor is direction that makes the resistance of the prop in the air tighten it as it runs. It won't unscrew itself in the air.
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Old Aug 23, 2014, 08:53 AM
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Prop nut does not have to be super tight, rotation of motor is direction that makes the resistance of the prop in the air tighten it as it runs. It won't unscrew itself in the air.
Mine didn't come off in the air, but it did spin itself off on the runway after I landed. In hindsight, I should have checked the secureness of the prop before my first flight of the plane. I mistakenly "assumed" they got it right when they assembled the plane at the factory. -- Randy
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 03:32 PM
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x wrench.

I use one of those, if you have had a rc car/truck before you should have one. Even go to your LHS and see if they can give you one.
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Old Aug 24, 2014, 04:38 PM
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You probably tried wrenches made for "inches" but the prop nut might be metric.
Don't you have metric tools down there?
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