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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:34 AM
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3 mm rod


Could any one tell me where a good source of 3 mm rod can be found? These Align tail shafts are too short Thanks in advance. Ed
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 09:30 PM
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I buy 3mm main shafts to make my tail shafts
Old Dec 01, 2012, 12:16 AM
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I buy 3mm main shafts to make my tail shafts
Good idia! Thanks. Ed
Old Dec 01, 2012, 03:36 PM
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Ejector pins!


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Could any one tell me where a good source of 3 mm rod can be found? These Align tail shafts are too short Thanks in advance. Ed
plastixs.com, 3mm ejector pins. Very hard, very smooth, and a closer fit in the tail bearings and tail slider. I have a tail rotor shaft made by Steve (Kauaiguy) from an ejector pin and it seems unbreakable - it's survived four crashes so far!
Old Dec 01, 2012, 05:19 PM
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plastixs.com, 3mm ejector pins. Very hard, very smooth, and a closer fit in the tail bearings and tail slider. I have a tail rotor shaft made by Steve (Kauaiguy) from an ejector pin and it seems unbreakable - it's survived four crashes so far!


Hey thanks 2doggs, I'll check that out allso. Ed
Old Dec 03, 2012, 04:34 PM
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If you're looking for a 3 mm aluminum shaft, try a fabric store and ask for a 3mm knitting needle. It's tapered on one end, but hopefully it's long enough so you can just cut that off. Can't remember if they are solid or hollow.
Old Dec 03, 2012, 04:46 PM
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Ah, maybe that explains why HK 450 shafts are so soft and bendy..... they're made from knitting needles!
Old Dec 03, 2012, 05:48 PM
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Yea! And their feathering shafts too


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