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Old 04-20-2008, 02:42 PM
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Ok, I'm frustrated.
On November 17, 2007 I ordered an oversized aluminum spinner cone for my TorqueMaster 90 from Tower Hobbies.

"Backordered, check back in a month.."

Called back around Christmas. "Backordered, check back in a month.."
Repeat this process until you get to.. Now.

I'm tired of waiting. It's been 5 months.
Is anyone willing to fabricate this item for me for a reasonable cost? http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXL403&P=7
I have the rubber insert for sizing, and will be happy to mail it to you so you can check it out.

Hell, do a production run of a dozen or so, because Tower sure doesn't have them. [&o]


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Old 04-20-2008, 03:42 PM
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There's always Horizon

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...?ProdID=SUL630
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I can see two major problems with the one you posted, pumbadog. 1- the OP neeeds one for a Torquemaster starter, yours is for a sullivan. 2- The one for the sullivan is almost 5 times the price.
Bosch232, do you know anybody who works in a machine shop? Something like that could be made out of a piece of scrap barstock pretty easily. I don't work in a shop anymore or I'd help you out, I could have made that in about a half hour.
Sorry, I guess this doesn't really help.
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And a machinist charges how much per hour plus the price of the stock, and he's tired of waiting already and the Sullivan says fits other brands.
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Hi Bosch,
if you could give me the dimensions for every thing , I would think about it. I can get alum. or any metal you want to have it made out of. Get back with me and I will give you a cost.
I should add that I have been working in a machine shop for 40 years and am in the proces of seting up my own hobby machine shop at home.
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try dave brown products in ohio
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Thats why I asked if he knew someone that works in a machine shop. I would have done something like that for free locally and could have done it out of scrap bar stock. We always had ends that went in the recycling barrels. I have a large pile of building weights thast are perfectly square on the ends made out of copper alloy that didn't cost me anything but a little time.
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