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Jan 07, 2012, 09:01 PM
Cookie Monster
ah,now it works,very good.Funny with the MG's,they still have that plastic gear in them,that's the one that strips.
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Jan 07, 2012, 09:57 PM
KING of PING!
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it's a shame hitec won't just sell a dozen of them instead of buying a gear set to get one. half the time it's that stupid plastic gearplanned obsolescence I'm thinking
Jan 08, 2012, 07:43 AM
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I think the purpose of the plastic gear is to prevent damage to the servo itself, sort of like a fuse in av electrical circuit. Cheaper to replace the gears than the whole servo, although it would be better if you could buy just a bag of the plastic gears separately. I may be mistaken but it seems like I vaguely remember reeding that you can get them, but I don't remember where. Of course this could have been another manufacturer other than Hitec.
Jan 08, 2012, 09:01 AM
KING of PING!
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Originally Posted by jetinteriorguy
. Of course this could have been another manufacturer other than hitec.
hyperion
Jan 08, 2012, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by JDMCARPETS
hyperion
Ah, I was hoping someone would know this. I was hoping I wasn't losing my mind.
Jan 08, 2012, 05:17 PM
christian theme park operator
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Seems like an excellent idea to have that "fuse" gear, as long as replacements are plentiful and cheap, which doesn't seem to be the case
Jan 08, 2012, 05:30 PM
Cookie Monster
Well that didn't go well,out of the two HS65's I tried to fix with new gears,one is burnt out and the other has no movement at all.Oh well,back to the MG14's I think,cheap and cheerful.
Jan 13, 2012, 01:54 AM
Just flitting about!!
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All ready to maiden once the wind dies down so I can get a handle on cg and trim.
Jan 13, 2012, 03:15 PM
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repairability testing


some days ago I flew my grey mxs in quite strong wind, approx 15-20 mph, and was practicing some sort of stationary rolling harriers, after some minutes of flight I wondered how such a nice flying model was built

due to the big canopy I often had the opportunity to study the fuse structure, but I never had a chance to have a look at the inside of the wing, I was really curious about it and decided to open the wing immediately.

I didnīt want to waste time, thus I combined the landing and the disassembly in one step and separated the wingtip from the left wing, I landed about 50 meters away from my position because the soil there was more suitable for such precise operation..........pics tell the rest of this story, enjoy
Jan 13, 2012, 03:32 PM
Cookie Monster
Heh,good one!
Nice repair,what glue did you use?
Jan 13, 2012, 03:36 PM
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5min epoxy everywhere, the carbon strips are 60mm long, thin strips are positioned directly above and below the ply spar to reinforce it

Pete
Jan 13, 2012, 04:54 PM
Cookie Monster
Looks as good as new!
Jan 13, 2012, 07:02 PM
IMK
IMK
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3D Peter, your dedication to learning about the wing construction is admirable
Jan 14, 2012, 02:07 PM
My Son, My Hero, My Marine
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This is hilarious...


especially the ending. I'm not trying to hijack the thread. Just thought everyone would enjoy a good laugh today. It is a riot. It even had my wife rolling. Single guys, don't bother. It won't have the same effect.

The Perfect RC Wife (5 min 5 sec)


Enjoy,

Alec

P.S. Have your wife watch it with you, if you're man enough!


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