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    Eagle 50 T-shaped Hub

    Hey Fellas,

    I just replaced the T-Shaped hub on My eagle 50. When assembling the hub I put the T shaped part into the lower segment, and put the 3 O-rings in the cavity on the bottom. (for dampening effect). I screwed in the brass retaining nut and with it fully tightened their is a small amount of "slop" or "play" between the lower and upper section. It's almost like the threads on the upper T part werent machined long enough for me to fully tighten the Hub. The two halves can be pulled apart roughly 0.5mm before it stops . My original hub was tight at the joint. Solid. I can fit my thumbnail in the joint on this one.

    In addition to that, the 2 small metal dowels that poke out of the top and are guides for the flybar connector holder do not fit into the holes in the Hub. I tried to press them in squarely with channel locks but decided it would bend if I applied any more force. I kinda honed the hole a little and super glued in the dowels but after benchtesting tonight I noticed one of the dowels had flew off

    Anyone else have issues with this part? Maybe I just got a bad one?

    Might as well face it, I\'\'m addicted to Hubs.

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    RE: Eagle 50 T-shaped Hub

    I think the hub is stripped so you might want to replace it.

    Andy
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    RE: Eagle 50 T-shaped Hub

    Andy,

    No. The hub is brand new. I assembled it correctly. I got it flying today. I had to drill the holes at the top of the hub larger for the dowels to fit. I got them in tight then tapped them home. As far as the slop in the block is concerned, I used some ca glue and glued the upper to the lower. We shall see how long that holds up. Alot of work for a part that should be ready to rock. I think i'll get another one on my next parts order.

    I was just wondering if anyone else has had this experience?
    Might as well face it, I\'\'m addicted to Hubs.

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    RE: Eagle 50 T-shaped Hub

    Hi fly,

    I've had a bit of problems with that hub. The set screw is Loc-Tie and had to use reverse drill bit to get it out. Then, I had to snug it just so you can slide it up to the top of the flat spot. Then (and I shouldn't have), used Loc-Tite again, thinking it would not loosen up. Well it did and now I need to destroy the hub to get it off. Luckily, I have 2 or 3 on hand. I know this is an old thread but I'm trying to get to the bottom of these issues so MAYBE Exceed will get it together alittle more and put out a little better machine.

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    RE: Eagle 50 T-shaped Hub

    to get the locktite off you need to apply a little heat to soften the locktite, this will help you get the set screw off a little better.

    Andy
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