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Old 04-28-2005, 03:57 PM
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I have not flown Helis. Looking on the web I found only crash kits for the raptor 30 ($60). Do you have a source for just the tail blades?
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Old 04-28-2005, 05:14 PM
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This is the part you want

http://www4.mailordercentral.com/hel...?number=102395
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Levi. Where did you get the bearing? What size is it? Is 3dFoamy thinking of offering a parts kit for this?
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Old 04-28-2005, 09:15 PM
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The AXI 2208 series uses standard bearings. One 1/8 ID by 3/8 OD, and one 1/8 ID x 5/16 OD. I got mine from BOCA Bearings, but they are widely available.
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Old 04-29-2005, 09:14 AM
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About the AXI's conversion to hollow shaft. The procedure we followed was pretty much as described by Levi for the Hacker.

But, there is one crucial difference. The shaft retaing setscrew is set with 'permanent' Loctite. You must use extreme care removing it. Here is what to do do:

1. Make sure that you use a very close fitting setscrew wrench. Positioned it as securelyl as possible. An SAE wrench lightly tapped in worked well for us.
2. Hold a high-power (at least 60W) soldering iron as close as possible to the setscrew.
3. Maintain a steady pressure on the wrench while heat is appied. The setscreww should come loose (3 times for us so far)
4. CAUTION: Heat will weaken the Magnets. Clamp the housing to absorb excess heat, and if it takes too much time, let things cool between tries.

Good Luck. I should get my EVP today?
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Old 04-29-2005, 11:21 PM
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i ordered my parts 2day
can i see a pic of your setup with blades.

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Old 05-01-2005, 08:36 AM
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I got the EVP yesterday. It is a smart simplified design, but the head is awfully contrived. I'll try it, but already thinking that it needs to be modified.
No luck yet ardering the Ikarus PPS.
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Old 05-05-2005, 07:45 PM
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might as well go ahead and order the kit from hobby lobby or the one ikarus has coming out for there awesome shockies.
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Old 05-10-2005, 07:09 PM
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3D_Foamy did you ever get a chance to try it out?
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Old 05-10-2005, 07:55 PM
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3d foamy get back with up please.

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Old 05-11-2005, 11:00 AM
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Sorry, been busy.... I got it all setup and working.... I'll get some pictures posted this week sometimg.
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Old 05-17-2005, 08:12 PM
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so how is it??????
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Old 06-25-2005, 08:37 AM
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Still any interest? Does it work? I'm interested.
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Old 06-27-2005, 09:23 PM
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Same here, ive seen and tried the manufacturer's vpp but they are all way too breakable, constantly waiting on parts, this looks pretty sturdy, i already have a 30 size venture heli, but i cant strip it down, it wouldnt be worth it, but the tail rotor for it looks VERY strong like it could really handle what i put a foamy through, which is sometimes a tree
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Looking forward to some more updates from 3DFoamy before going ahead myself
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Old 07-11-2005, 05:46 PM
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Old 10-30-2005, 10:22 AM
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Hi, I'd like to build a VPP-prop too, but do you let the servo horn that's connected to the ball links turn around the music wire/carbon, or do you have a ball bearing between the servo arm and the music wire so the music wire turns with the motor???

Greetz, PCM
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Old 11-10-2005, 10:14 AM
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Just a question here for Levi-
what size ball bearing did you use on the control horn (pitch slider)?
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Old 12-12-2005, 04:19 PM
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Levi - did you ever fly this setup or what ?
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Old 12-15-2005, 08:01 AM
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Levi......I can hardly wait for the rest of the story!! Don't forget the pictures......

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Old 01-14-2006, 09:18 AM
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4d flying from "back loop meijer" in Sweden.
hope you will like it.....
http://media.putfile.com/Sukhoi-demo
www.meijer-models.tk
mail: cm99@spray.se
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What ever happened to Levi? Did this work good?
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How did it work, pictures?
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