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Apr 10, 2012, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by JoshB
If I need to start another thread I can but wanted to ask here first. I'm working on a Sky Surfer from crap hobby, I mean Banana Hobby that a relative got for Christmas. Nothing but problems from this thing and BH is useless. Their warranty isn't worth the paper its written on. Enough ranting... Anyway after replacing the ESC since it burnt up on first start up and BH said discontinued on their ESC, I glued it back together and while putting everything together I realized they didnt send me enough screws or the nuts to mount the control horns on with. My local bolt place don't have anything that small and can't get them. Any ideas on where to get these things or the size so I can look? At this point I wouldn't recommend anything from BH, not even worth the bandwidth to look at their site. They shouldn't be in business. Jmo. Sorry but this is ridiculous.
BH is a work of art. Anyway, below is a link to RTL fasteners which has all the fasteners you need for the hobby:

http://www.rtlfasteners.com/
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Apr 10, 2012, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Prof100
BH is a work of art. Anyway, below is a link to RTL fasteners which has all the fasteners you need for the hobby:

http://www.rtlfasteners.com/
Wow thanks. The first thing I clicked on listed the bolts/screws needed. Not bad prices either. Glad you shared that.
Apr 10, 2012, 03:11 PM
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Is this reamer good for props? http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...897&aff=608603
Apr 10, 2012, 03:39 PM
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Maybe if it had a nice T handle to control the reamer.

If you find one let me know.

The ones on eBay cost like $20 and only have 3 or 4 cutting sizes. I can't find a tapered reamer but I'm sure it would cost more.
Apr 10, 2012, 03:53 PM
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No, this not a prop reamer, it uses a knife blade which will leave a cone shape. It is more for cutting holes in thin Lexan.
HK don't stock prop reamers. Here is one from TOWER HOBBIES.

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Apr 10, 2012, 04:07 PM
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Wow thanks. The first thing I clicked on listed the bolts/screws needed. Not bad prices either. Glad you shared that.
Say goodbye to four 4-40 screws for $1.19 at your LHS.
Apr 10, 2012, 04:22 PM
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Say goodbye to four 4-40 screws for $1.19 at your LHS.
No doubt.
Apr 10, 2012, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Eagle202
I can't find a tapered reamer but I'm sure it would cost more.
I bought a tapered reamer from Menards (like a Home Depot or Lowe's if you're not familiar) for under $10.
Apr 10, 2012, 05:23 PM
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Got this a while back

electrifly prop reamer
See photos below.
purchased at hobby wholsale
Last edited by Limited flyer; Apr 10, 2012 at 05:27 PM. Reason: miss spell on photo #2 /8 to 12 mm
Apr 10, 2012, 06:18 PM
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Think I am going to go with RCTimer 2212-2200kv, what's the general opinion?
Apr 10, 2012, 07:19 PM
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I bought a tapered reamer from Menards (like a Home Depot or Lowe's if you're not familiar) for under $10.
I checked out the Menards website and your right they do sell them. Unfortunately not in Florida. I tried Home Depot, Lowe's and Ace hardware. Only one had the same tapered reamer for about $21. Which is more expensive then eBay.

I appreciate the lead on who may have them. Thanks
Apr 10, 2012, 07:23 PM
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Got this a while back

electrifly prop reamer
See photos below.
purchased at hobby wholsale
Thanks. I was looking for one that had steps of 4, 5, 6 & 7mm or a tapered one from 3mm to 10mm.

Still looking.

Scratch that. I found an Empire 27770 T-handled taper for $12.83 on Amazon. Add a 6 inch pit bull LCD digital caliper for $12.39 and got them both shipped for free.

Thanks for giving me the idea to check places other that hobby shops.
Last edited by Eagle202; Apr 10, 2012 at 07:38 PM. Reason: updated
Apr 10, 2012, 07:38 PM
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Think I am going to go with RCTimer 2212-2200kv, what's the general opinion?
i have one using it with a e-flite pro 25 amp sc... the E-flite ESC only has two settings for timing... this one cuts out on mid throttle so its either low or high. the hobby king motor did the exact same thing....i am gonna change the esc. it is a powerful motor..
Apr 10, 2012, 07:54 PM
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any one try to convert skysufer or bixler to edf glider ??

just did my radian maybe my bixler next

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Apr 10, 2012, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Prof100
BH is a work of art. Anyway, below is a link to RTL fasteners which has all the fasteners you need for the hobby:

http://www.rtlfasteners.com/
Here is another source of small parts->http://www.microfasteners.com/
The prices are about 1/2 of rtlfasteners and twice the inventory (guesstimate). Take a look and let me know what you think. I have been using them for many years. I usually get orders in 3-5 days. He is an old retired fa*t, like us.
AJ


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