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Old 09-17-2007, 10:50 PM
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looking for a 5 mm threaded collet for the flex drives .150 or i guess .130 may work as well i have looked everywere and i cant seem to find one neone have a link let me know thanks!
Old 09-18-2007, 12:56 AM
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Call Gary Preusse in the Chicago suburbs as he has them, 630-279-2451. He's not online but a phone call to him is always worth the cost to me.
I had a talk with Gary a few weeks ago when I placed an order with him . He was telling me that he was talking with Ed Hughey, the best flex cable maker that I know of and he was telling Gary that the .150" cable only has 90% of the strength of the .125" cables. Gary is changing his boats back over to the .125" cables now. He even called me looking for a shorter Octura flex cable collet as the newer ones are longer than the earlier ones and he doesn't have much room to work with in his .12 'rigger. In a mono, you shouldn't have any problems with room.
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thanks ron you came through for me again!
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Does anyone have a Ed Hughey website where all his hardware can be looked at?

I'll be building up a Dumas SkeVee-10 and a SK-Daddle, Jr. kit with Cox engines and would like to see what he has to go with light hardware, mainly the drive system.
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Ed used to have a website but every time that I tried to get on it, there was a trojan attached.
www.finedesignrc.com also carries them and has a shot on their site.
Whever you go through, order the small OD drive dog from Octura and you might want to grab some extra prop nuts.
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Are you speaking of the 1/8" drive dog? Is there a drawback to the others?

I checked out Fine Design, that's great hardware for the electric crowd. I wonder if wire drives would be any good with glow power. If I understand those correctly, they can be curved to meet the strut? I like the light gage flex cable they list, .098". Would the aluminum Octura strudder castings (noted as "electric only") be strong enough for the .049 and .09 or should their copper castings be used?
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Depending on which cable size that you choose, the 1/8" cable and drive dog are fine. If you go with the 3/16" propshaft, use the small OD drive dog as it will fit the under 40mm 3-blade props with no trouble.
Avoid the .098" cable! It's only good for low power applications. I twisted one like a pretzel with an average .12, it was ugly.
I don't know of any nitro people that have tried the wire drives but there are some wicked fast electrics that run them. Wanna be a guinea pig and try it?
Although not recommended for nitro use, I do have some aluminum hardware hanging off the transom of one of my .12 monos and haven't had any trouble with it.
With about 8 years of doing small nitro boats I've learned a lot about what does and doesn't work. I've got boxes of "doesn't work" parts.
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ron what time do you usually call gary i dont want to call him to early in the morning or if he is working or somehting of that nature
Old 09-20-2007, 10:15 AM
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Call him now. I don't get up too early but I usually wait to be courteous. I've got to give him a call myself as I need hardware for another boat that I just got.

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