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So I've got a Rio EP...flexshaft won't fit.

Old 05-19-2012, 04:46 AM
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Default So I've got a Rio EP...flexshaft won't fit.

After trying to do some "stunts" with the old Rio EP, I managed to rip the flex cable completely out of the boat. I ordered two direct replacements from tower, but neither of them fit. I was just curious if anybody else had this problem and how it was resolved. Thanks.
Old 05-20-2012, 04:26 PM
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Default RE: So I've got a Rio EP...flexshaft won't fit.

What does not fit ?
Old 05-22-2012, 01:33 AM
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Default RE: So I've got a Rio EP...flexshaft won't fit.

what?
Old 05-22-2012, 06:04 AM
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Default RE: So I've got a Rio EP...flexshaft won't fit.


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After trying to do some ''stunts'' with the old Rio EP, I managed to rip the flex cable completely out of the boat. I ordered two direct replacements from tower, but neither of them fit. I was just curious if anybody else had this problem and how it was resolved. Thanks.
show us some pics of your issue bro [:-]
Old 05-22-2012, 09:13 AM
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Default RE: So I've got a Rio EP...flexshaft won't fit.

It won't fit once it gets to the prop shaft.

Fits fine here.


Here is where the problem is
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Default RE: So I've got a Rio EP...flexshaft won't fit.

Does the stuffing tube seems to be kinda squished?
Looks like it in the pic, could be an illusion from the pic.

This is the one you ordered correct?
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXXSD9&P=7

do you still have the old one or is it gone?
if you do compare the two of them.

Dan.
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Default RE: So I've got a Rio EP...flexshaft won't fit.

That is the flexshaft I ordered. The tube appears to be perfectly fine, not squished at all. I will get the micrometer out and measure the diam. of the shaft and the inner diam. of the tube. I actually ordered two flexshafts and neither one of them fit. Both appear to be too big. The old flexshaft was ripped out of the motor collet and is sitting at the bottom of the pond lol.

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