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Axe CPV3 tail rotor replacement??

Old 02-03-2011, 06:31 PM
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Default Axe CPV3 tail rotor replacement??

I am new to R/C Heli's. I purchased an Axe CPV3. Things were going well. First 10 flights were great. The 11th flight ended in a slight crash. Cracked (1) main rotor blade and also broke the tail rotor. The instructions say to "press on" the replacement Tail rotor blade. I tried that and it cracked. I was wondering if anyone knows of a trick or special technique to install the new replacement tail rotor blade???

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Old 03-02-2011, 05:09 PM
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Default RE: Axe CPV3 tail rotor replacement??

I've replaced several tail rotors on mine, and what works for me is I use a channel lock pliers with the jaws spread fairly wide. I place one jaw on the backside of the motor (be careful of the capacitor solder joints) and the other on the tip of the rotor blade. I then very gently squeeze the pliers while guiding the rotor onto the shaft. Takes about ten seconds to replace now. Also, there is a right and wrong orientation of the rotor. If I remember correctly, the beveled edge goes against the motor shaft. Unfortunately I think my Axe has made it's last flight. I'll be posting for a solution in a separate post.

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