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Old Oct 16, 2006, 08:19 PM
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I like these from a Raptor helicopter: Thunder Tiger PART#TTRPV0041



They have a lot more holding power than the links that come installed on the Opus. You can easily pop the stock Opus links off with the tip of your finger. Like Doug said above, you need ball link pliers to get these off without damaging them. I tried to use needle nose pliers at first but you end up scratching the balls and scarring up the plastic links because they are hard to separate. If you have seen the way those maniacs fly helicopters these days you will have some idea of the stresses these links have been designed to deal with.

Watch this crazy helicopter vid:

http://www.align.com.tw/bb2/mpeg/TREX600012.wmv

You can buy matching balls for these links that fit over the wire rods most of us use for elevator arms or you can get them with a threaded stud that you can use with the Joe Mannor aluminum arms. Since they put the center of the ball closer to the center line of the arm, there will be less twisting force on the arm than the balls and links Joe used. The size of the threaded stud could be a concern, I don't know how they compare to the ones Joe used.



Thunder Tiger PART#TTRPV0448


Thunder Tiger PART#TTRPV0058

Those are the ones I used on my Opus MC3. Stock torque wire, no threaded stud. Thanks Dean. Why haven't you flown yours yet?? Did a Sasquatch take it... I did'nt know they lived in the high Desert

Ryan
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 08:24 PM
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ryan, dean is skeeered

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Old Oct 16, 2006, 08:31 PM
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ryan, dean is skeeered

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He has to be. But going fast = Big bucks, in any speed-related hobby.

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Old Oct 16, 2006, 08:36 PM
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hey,Joe;what kind of flap mod do ya do?????????????????Nick

Just to the control horn, like this...
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 09:02 PM
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I would use Rocket city Ball Links!

http://www4.mailordercentral.com/hel...?number=109243
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 09:12 PM
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ryan, dean is skeeered

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How do you know I haven't been flying it in secrete at the new hill near the place by the thing out there?

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Old Oct 16, 2006, 09:21 PM
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thats true I don't know, but your vaugness makes me believe i am right.

besides we would have heard about the crash already

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Old Oct 16, 2006, 09:24 PM
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 09:47 PM
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Wow, those look BEEFY! I think you can order those through NAPA


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Old Oct 16, 2006, 10:00 PM
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Just to the control horn, like this...
I don't think the top driven flap will be good enough for dsing FAST,,,,,?
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 11:18 PM
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Top Driven?

Ahh, bottom hinged you want what bottom drive?
That does not sound right to me.
Help me understand what your thinking here...did I miss something?

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Old Oct 16, 2006, 11:44 PM
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The flap's bottom hinged. He just means the horn is being driven from the top of the wing.
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Old Oct 17, 2006, 12:10 AM
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Clear this up?

I don't think the top driven flap will be good enough for dsing FAST,,,,,?

so what is he prescribing for the flaps?
No flaps?
Taping the flaps?
Certianly not bottom driving the flaps if that is Nick solution that is why I asked for his views...no harm no foul just curious....


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Old Oct 17, 2006, 12:19 AM
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the top drive flaps work, they are just dificult to get the geometry correct so they are strong enough

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Old Oct 17, 2006, 12:25 AM
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I don't think the top driven flap will be good enough for dsing FAST,,,,,?
Good enough for 278 so far (whatever)
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