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Old Mar 13, 2012, 06:53 PM
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Can you identify this latching mechanism?


I am getting back into RC after being gone from it for about 20 years. I am completing a large scale B-25 and need some nice looking mechanisms for a latch removal system where I plan on putting the Lipos. These hatches will be on the bottom side of the nacelles.
I have one of these latches. Need two. It is a quarter turn mechanism that can be custom cut to length.
Anyone recognize this or know where I can get something similar. I have thought about Camlocs from full size aircraft....



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Old Mar 13, 2012, 07:46 PM
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It's a Du-Bro 1/4 Turn Latch, part no. 242

Comes 2 sets in a pack.

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Old Mar 13, 2012, 08:38 PM
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Thanks Norm!

Unfortunately, looks like they don't make them anymore.
Old Mar 13, 2012, 11:05 PM
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Thanks Norm!

Unfortunately, looks like they don't make them anymore.
OK - how bad do you want a pair, new in the pak?

BTW, the steel pin looks like about an inch long. Not sure if there were different sizes.

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Old Mar 13, 2012, 11:37 PM
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OK - how bad do you want a pair, new in the pak?

BTW, the steel pin looks like about an inch long. Not sure if there were different sizes.

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Hmmmm....welllll that depends.

How much do you want for a pack? Are there any other choices that you can think of for a hatch latch? I do have a pak of these coming.....
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=9218

I hate to deplete your supply too.
PM me if you would like..
Old Mar 14, 2012, 11:28 AM
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"Unfortunately, looks like they don't make them anymore."

Guess I better hang on to my stash:-)))))))))))))

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Old Mar 15, 2012, 01:59 PM
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Try online auctions, or post to a few forums, you may find someone holding onto them. You could also replace those latches with magnets.
Old Mar 15, 2012, 04:36 PM
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Try online auctions, or post to a few forums, you may find someone holding onto them. You could also replace those latches with magnets.
I think Norm is helping me out.

I really can't use magnets on this particular latch because it is being mounted underneath the nacellle. needs to have a positive lock.
Old Mar 15, 2012, 05:06 PM
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NP, I do have another suggestion on replacing if it falls through.
Old Mar 15, 2012, 05:13 PM
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NP, I do have another suggestion on replacing if it falls through.
You mean like a different mechanism? If so, I'm open to suggestions because obviously this latch is in limited supply.
Old Mar 16, 2012, 01:19 PM
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Man, i could use a couple dozen of those things. It figures they always get rid of the good stuff
Old Mar 16, 2012, 03:08 PM
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I'll draw up an idea I've got tonight, shouldn't be hard to implement and someone probably already makes something similar.
Old Mar 22, 2012, 08:47 AM
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I'll draw up an idea I've got tonight, shouldn't be hard to implement and someone probably already makes something similar.
Did you draw up your design? I'm curious....
Old Mar 29, 2012, 09:26 AM
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Sorry, I have not been stuck between working and rebuilding my model. I'll try to whip something out today though.


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