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Mar 11, 2010, 02:25 PM
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Wilco .....
You mean "Roger"?

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Mar 11, 2010, 02:28 PM
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Wonder if this delays all of the Multiplex Power kits for the Xeno?

Don
Mar 11, 2010, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by MICKEL
I replaced my shaft today. It took all of 10 minutes. After removing the adapter from the motor I:

(1)Cut of the damaged shaft at the adapter. (Flush)

(2)Bored a hole into a 3/4" thick pc of wood the same size as the adapter's thick end (29/64" iirc). Once in place vertically in my "jig", I chucked up a bit that was the same size as the CF rod (5/32" I think). Set a depth stop and drilled it right out like butter.
(3)Installed new shaft just as before.

Maybe it was only 8 minutes, but I round up.
well done you ..... but if MPX had gived you a 3mm to 4mm motor/shaft adaptor would it not be a lot better ........

Now I admit this would cost MPX probably an extra 50 cents or so to replace the adaptor but it would avoid any extra risk of concentricity problems that goes with any machining that not everyone of us is able to do accurately to a necessary level of precision, and the need to drill out the 1.5mm vent hole in the adaptor ......

ps. I'm still trying to forget the cost of a replacement folding prop assembly that was wrecked in my own shaft delamination experience (well over 30 dollars as I rem) or the 30 plus dollars I had to pay to fly in some high quality CF rod from the U.K. to allow me to get my Xeno back in the air while a long term solution was developed in Germany .....
Mar 11, 2010, 04:38 PM
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You mean "Roger"?

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hawkz, You have too much time on your hands old chap .......

Jurgen asked asked me to "stay tuned" and of course I will comply with his request .......
Mar 11, 2010, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by hobie14
hawkz, You have too much time on your hands old chap .......

Jurgen asked asked me to "stay tuned" and of course I will comply with his request .......
Haha. Tru dat. Actually, I'm a young chap...though 29 is just looming around the corner
Mar 11, 2010, 08:44 PM
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Mar 12, 2010, 10:34 AM
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Question about the impact of the shaft problem on availability of the Power Pak for the Xeno. I ordered my Xeno and related items from Tower, and got the Xeno but the Power Pak was backordered.

Does anyone know if this shaft glitch will affect the delivery of the Power Paks? Don't really care as I have enough planes to fly and crash, but just curious.

Don
Mar 12, 2010, 11:06 AM
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Hey Joe,

Not sure where to get an SS shaft or material to make one. I would try some of the local metal shops around. There has to be some kind of rod stock that will work laying around somewhere.... these guys maybe: http://www.mcmaster.com/#stainless-steel-tubing/=66qzlx
(Scroll down to select sizes)
When I drilled it out, I just made sure to bite into CF and not the alum. I took my sweet time, maybe 2 minutes total. The stuff cuts easily and the adapter almost acted like a drill guide.
Mar 12, 2010, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Jurgen Heilig
Step by Step:
So we call the LHS that supplied our Xeno kit and ask for a replacement shaft? ......
Mar 12, 2010, 08:51 PM
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Jurgen:

What is the length and diameter of the steel rod?

Does it need to be threaded at any of the ends?

Thanks,
Don
Mar 13, 2010, 03:10 AM
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Jurgen:

What is the length and diameter of the steel rod?

Does it need to be threaded at any of the ends?

Thanks,
Don
Same length and diameter as the carbon shaft. No difference in assembly either.

Jürgen
Mar 13, 2010, 10:32 AM
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Same length and diameter as the carbon shaft. No difference in assembly either.

Jürgen
Nice!
Mar 17, 2010, 04:28 AM
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Recommended to Multiplex to add a new alu adapter when sending replacement shafts - to avoid burnt fingers.

Jürgen
Mar 17, 2010, 04:33 AM
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Recommended to Multiplex to add a new alu adapter when sending replacement shafts - to avoid burnt fingers.

Jürgen
How considerate! What's next? Recommend them to put latex gloves in their kits so we won't have CA on our fingers?

Cheers,

Sander.


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