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Old Nov 24, 2012, 04:23 AM
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Nooo.. don't CA the collar

If the allen key is slipping round in the set screw then you probably need to treat yourself to a quality allen ket. Best ones I've come across are Bondhus allen keys, they are made from some fancy alloy that's really tough. get them nice and tight with a quality key and put a little Blue Loctite on the set screws to stop them slackening any you should be good.

Use the plain end of the key to tighten, not the ball end (if fitted).
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 04:39 AM
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Nooo.. don't CA the collar

If the allen key is slipping round in the set screw then you probably need to treat yourself to a quality allen ket. Best ones I've come across are Bondhus allen keys, they are made from some fancy alloy that's really tough. get them nice and tight with a quality key and put a little Blue Loctite on the set screws to stop them slackening any you should be good.

Use the plain end of the key to tighten, not the ball end (if fitted).
why not? instead of loctite on every ballink servo screw, on every wheel collar and all that stuff, i have been using thick CA and so far i have been quite happy! it comes out very easy... im not about to use it on screw heads or screw threads like i did once with hacker prop adapter on my first motor... only uhu por there... and its not my screwdriver thats slipping, i have feeling that after 3x retightening collar im starting to strip that small black screw inside... im using align screwdriver! wery good also....
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 06:30 AM
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If you have not already, grind a flat spot on the shaft for the set screw.
Siick the motor in a plastic bag and poke the end of the shaft through to keep the grinding dust from going into the motor.

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Old Nov 24, 2012, 06:53 AM
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If you have not already, grind a flat spot on the shaft for the set screw.
Siick the motor in a plastic bag and poke the end of the shaft through to keep the grinding dust from going into the motor.

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it has a flat spot...
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 09:08 AM
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A little play toward and back isn't going to hurt a thing. You don't want it so tight it binds up the bearings. Just put some loctite on it and it should move much. If you put red loctite on it it will hold for sure. You will just have to heat that part up with a lighter to burn off the loctite if you want it to come back off.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 10:12 AM
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Very nice flying turnerm
Thanks man! I love this plane.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:55 AM
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i just stripped the back collar on my 3615... on both sides lol... (1 side felt stripped from the beginning)

now the collar is shouldered... do i need shouldered collar or any collar would do?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 05:40 PM
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Thanks man! I love this plane.
I know what you mean, I only had around 30 flights on mine before I put it in the ground. It was flying really great. Already have 2 on backorder and just waiting for Rob at ADC to get them back in stock.

I do have a motorbox kit for the one I crashed but it will need that and a lot more work to the sides to fix it up. It will take a lot of work and may not fly again but it will be good practice/experience. As soon as I get this cast off my right hand in a few weeks I will be able to start on the repairs.

I had been flying the 57SC Extra in the meantime which I was really enjoying. Only a few more weeks to go and I can hopefully start flying again, just in time for the Xmas break
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 05:58 PM
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I know what you mean, I only had around 30 flights on mine before I put it in the ground. It was flying really great. Already have 2 on backorder and just waiting for Rob at ADC to get them back in stock.

I do have a motorbox kit for the one I crashed but it will need that and a lot more work to the sides to fix it up. It will take a lot of work and may not fly again but it will be good practice/experience. As soon as I get this cast off my right hand in a few weeks I will be able to start on the repairs.

I had been flying the 57SC Extra in the meantime which I was really enjoying. Only a few more weeks to go and I can hopefully start flying again, just in time for the Xmas break
I did almost the same thing with my first 51" Slick. I was loving it and then I dumb thumbed it to the ground in inverted harrier.

The 57" Extra is such an awesome plane!! I'm absolutely loving my fleet right now - 48" Edge (barely gets any flying time these days), 48" Super Vyper (brand new and loving it!!), 51" Slick, 57" Extra, and 70" Slick.

Lately I've been taking the 51" Slick 57" Extra and 70" Slick with me every time I fly.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 06:10 PM
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I did almost the same thing with my first 51" Slick. I was loving it and then I dumb thumbed it to the ground in inverted harrier.

The 57" Extra is such an awesome plane!! I'm absolutely loving my fleet right now - 48" Edge (barely gets any flying time these days), 48" Super Vyper (brand new and loving it!!), 51" Slick, 57" Extra, and 70" Slick.

Lately I've been taking the 51" Slick 57" Extra and 70" Slick with me every time I fly.
Yeah, I lost control on a rolling circle. Happened very quickly and crashed it before I knew what was going on. Turns out I was doing them wrong anyway

I agree, the 57" Extra is an awesome plane and can't wait to fly it again. The 71 Slick will be my next plane for sure (already following that thread and starting to get parts ready for it), but may have to wait for the next batch to come in.

I can see me ending up with a very similar line-up for the field - 51" Slick 57" Extra and 71" Slick - just can't beat that combination for an awesome time of flying
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 06:11 PM
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I want the 72" Extra too.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 06:22 PM
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I want the 72" Extra too.
hahaha.....I have been lurking over in the 72" Extra thread after how great the 57" Extra has been flying.

The great thing is that the electronics and the 5320-300KV Motrofly I am getting for the 71" Slick will fit perfectly into the 72" Extra

At this rate I am going to need a bigger house and budget.....if I don't end up in the doghouse first
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 06:37 PM
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At this rate I am going to need a bigger house and budget.....if I don't end up in the doghouse first

Beware of the Doghouse- Hilarious! (4 min 45 sec)
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 06:44 PM
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That is hilarious - we've all been there before
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 10:09 PM
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Oh yeah!!!!

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