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Old Jun 15, 2012, 12:39 PM
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At FL jets they would not let anyone see the fan........
It did look like it had the same blades so no wooshy fan but had the extra stators like the EVF3.
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 07:59 AM
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Does anyone know how to remove the Viofan rotor ? I can see it has a centre bolt but I cant see any other fixings ?

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Old Jun 27, 2012, 01:10 PM
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Hello Mark.
I replaced my rotor before. You need to find a way to hold the blades without breaking them. (your hands wont be enough) I used some wood and held a few blades. Then remove the center screw. Mine was VERY tight. But it will come off.


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Does anyone know how to remove the Viofan rotor ? I can see it has a centre bolt but I cant see any other fixings ?

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Old Jun 27, 2012, 02:30 PM
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There was a special tool that BVM Sells for this. It was an aluminum clamp that went around the rotor with an o ring inside
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 02:38 PM
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There was a special tool that BVM Sells for this. It was an aluminum clamp that went around the rotor with an o ring inside
of course they do :-),

BTW, do they want people replacing rotors, I thought they want the units sent back for testing and re-balance that way the can maintain QC and warranty.

i would assume if the warranty is passed they should sell you a new rotor
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Old Jun 27, 2012, 05:00 PM
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of course they do :-),

BTW, do they want people replacing rotors, I thought they want the units sent back for testing and re-balance that way the can maintain QC and warranty.

i would assume if the warranty is passed they should sell you a new rotor
Actually every VioFan comes with a tool and instructions for removing the rotor, it's not a conspiracy to sell you something... ;-)

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Old Jun 27, 2012, 05:17 PM
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Thanks chaps.
I can now understand why you speak so highly of the Electra what a great plane. I am now waiting for news on the Electra x.

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Old Jul 04, 2012, 12:32 PM
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I received mine today....perfect! 10/10
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 12:37 PM
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shes a beuty good luck and have fun .
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 01:22 PM
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Old Jul 04, 2012, 02:59 PM
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Welcome to the cult

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Old Jul 04, 2012, 03:11 PM
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Old Jul 06, 2012, 04:23 PM
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passed a road sign today that read " Electra Cemetery " couldnt help but laugh a bit
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Old Jul 08, 2012, 05:21 PM
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Jack,

Do you know this to be the case for sure? My NIB EVF3 direct from BVM did not come with any tools.

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Actually every VioFan comes with a tool and instructions for removing the rotor, it's not a conspiracy to sell you something... ;-)

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Old Jul 08, 2012, 05:52 PM
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Jack,

Do you know this to be the case for sure? My NIB EVF3 direct from BVM did not come with any tools.
Must not anymore? I found a PDF on BVM's web site mentioning now (EV~2 and EV~3) that it should be done at the factory, it appears the days of removing your own are gone <sniff>...

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