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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:35 PM
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Addition to above post: Superglue not a good idea for me on the pushrod connections because I like to reuse the Parkzone end-pieces after unrecoverable crashes (which always happen at some point in time)
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:29 PM
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Not a problem just squash the heatshrink with pliers and the superglue will crack and you can pull the bits apart

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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:54 PM
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Cyanoglue (Superglue) disolve nicely in acetone!
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 03:00 PM
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Here is 2mm shrink tube from Hobby King US warehouse, 25 cents for one meter.
That's about 1/32 inch...
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__5205__turnigy_2mm_heat_shrink_tube_black_1mtr_.h tml



I WAS WRONG, see post 3323...
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 03:30 PM
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3/64 will shrink down tight around .010 carbon fiber ! how much smaller can you go?
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 03:36 PM
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nice micro stingray... I love wings... thats another on the build list...
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 03:39 PM
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Seitz2c,

I think they didn't want to shrink it. But it should be easy to protect the foam with a piece of metal under the push rod.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 03:44 PM
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Here is 2mm shrink tube from Hobby King US warehouse, 25 cents for one meter.
That's about 1/32 inch...
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__5205__turnigy_2mm_heat_shrink_tube_black_1mtr_.h tml
2mm is .080.

that is closer to 3/32" than 1/32"

.8mm is .030. That is what HH uses. Dealextreme.com
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 05:06 PM
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You can get 3/64th all over the Internet, which is even smaller than the Dealextreme.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 05:33 PM
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You can get 3/64th all over the Internet, which is even smaller than the Dealextreme.
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3/64 = .046"

.8mm is .030"

3/64's is available @ radioshack, but it will slip if you use .015" wire on .030" rods and don't use glue.

.8mm won't slip.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 05:57 PM
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3/64 = .046"

.8mm is .030"

3/64's is available @ radioshack, but it will slip if you use .015" wire on .030" rods and don't use glue.

.8mm won't slip.
Dealextreme .8mm on the left, Internet 3/64th on the right.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:58 PM
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That doesn't look like the .8mm I received from DX.

I don't have any 3/64", because I have no use for it, but here is .8mm compared to Heat shrink from a HH Pushrod kit:

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Old Dec 17, 2012, 11:30 PM
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dont forget the shrink rate. usual 3:1 but i have seen some at 2:1.
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 02:48 AM
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UNGN,

You're right,

3/32=0.09375
1/32=0.03125
2mm=0.080

Sorry, bad math...
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 05:59 AM
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[QUOTE=UNGN;23556153]That doesn't look like the .8mm I received from DX.



I know it's my DX shrink because it's about 12' long now and has (0.8) printed on it.
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