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Old Sep 28, 2012, 06:34 AM
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So they pass over the ball and that's the problem?
Sometimes they pass over the ball and remain on the heli, but sometimes they pop off and are lost. No worries Bro, I will throw a couple in for you. Your TX will go out today.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 06:52 AM
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Never seen a bent one. As jake mentioned, the holes wear out, but this can be minimized by keeping them lubed well. I use silicone spray lube, but don't actually spray it on as it makes a mess with that much lube. I spray a shot in the garbage can, then touch the nozzle to the ball joints, leaving a small drip on the joint.
A bigger problem is losing the links in a crash. They pop of off pretty easy, and if it is in grass or such, they almost never can be found. It is good to have some on hand.

Cheers,
Kyle
Good advice. Thanks mate
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 06:57 AM
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Sometimes they pass over the ball and remain on the heli, but sometimes they pop off and are lost. No worries Bro, I will throw a couple in for you. Your TX will go out today.
Can't beat that for service, Thanks Kyle
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 08:39 AM
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My parts have arrived!! yipiee.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 09:48 AM
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That is wonderful, but... I didn't know British say "yippee." I thought it was something like "tally ho."

(You do recognize American teasing, no?
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 10:01 AM
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That is wonderful, but... I didn't know British say "yippee." I thought it was something like "tally ho."

(You do recognize American teasing, no?
Well I'm trying my best to make myself understood as I know you guys speak a funny dialect of English

Teasing/sarcasm. We invented it
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 10:13 AM
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Well I'm trying my best to make myself understood as I know you guys speak a funny dialect of English

Teasing/sarcasm. We invented it
It is true we have a funny dialect. Sometimes we don't even recognize English!!!
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 10:26 AM
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It is true we have a funny dialect. Sometimes we don't even recognize English!!!
This is what happens when you ditch the queen and go off on your own
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 10:37 AM
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ok time for some stupid questions. When attaching the links to the fly bar. There are 4 balls and two links right? do I connect the two links to the opposite side balls on the sidebar or the diagonal balls?
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 10:43 AM
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ignore that lol
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 12:01 PM
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ignore that lol
I was wondering if you knew about the short/long balls? Attaching the flybar links to the long balls on the swashplate gives the bird more response and more authority in a breeze.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 12:39 PM
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 12:40 PM
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This is what happens when you ditch the queen and go off on your own
Technically, we didn't reject the queen. We rejected the king and his bureaucrats who wanted to tax us to death. Sort of what we have now in the US.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 01:40 PM
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SR120Fan, as BD was saying, and I mentioned that to you in answering your earlier question to switch to the other balls. The two set of balls have different arm lengths from the swash. The longer one gives more throws.

As to lubricating the balls and links, I prefer the "dry" lube method, because I don't want the "wet" lube to pick up any dirt/debris. Therefore, when the links are off, I simply use a pencil to coat the surface of the ball. A fine layer of carbon does the trick for me, and it is completely dry. Try that and see if it helps.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 03:10 PM
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Don't forget to put the links on right.
"Speaking of ball links. There is a right and wrong side to them. If you look at the
tiny pushrods up close, you will see the hole on one side is actually larger than on
the other side. This is quite common on all sizes of ball links so keep that in mind
for the larger birds to. The larger hole is what you want to pop over the ball. If you
try to pop the pushrods on with the small hole facing the ball, chances are you will
break the balls off or simply not be able to push the links on without excessive
force."
John Salt
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