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Old 05-16-2014, 04:59 PM   #1
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replacing the linkage rods on my 450L. I'm tyring to screw the plastic piece onto the rod but it will not go on fully, there's at least 1/8 inch left between the top of the plastic and the end of the threading. is this normal?
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ok definitely not normal because it just pulls out with a small amount of force. whats the trick to getting these things fully threaded?!?! more importantly why is there a trick? isn't allign supposed to be high quality? this is my second heli by them in the past few months and it's been quite a headache with dumb little problems with quality like this.
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:44 PM   #3
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Is it on a turn buckle where one is tightened backwards?
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:50 PM   #4
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These are the little suckers I'm talking about.
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:26 PM   #5
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I put the metal link in drill chuck and spin it into the plastic part. Easiest way ive found.
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Old 05-17-2014, 12:36 AM   #6
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I don't know but those look like turnbuckles and one end is likely a left hand thread. You can push as hard as you want on that end but if you don't turn left it is just going to wear out the plastic, and then pull out.

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I went poking around and those are for the DFC links. One end is now a 2 mm diameter and likely won't go in the plastic at all. That end is meant to go into the updated DFC link. Older versions of those links were 1.6 mm and so the links for them are 1.6 mm on both ends. Hope that helps.
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:59 AM   #7
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+1 to both earlier posts. However, those do not have reverse threads on one end. Use a drill chuck (at very slow speed) and thread onto the larger end of the DFC link. Thread the other end all the way into the DFC link (use medium thread lock). Snug but do not over tighten.
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Error. Disregard.
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Old 05-17-2014, 07:27 AM   #9
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Best advice I can give you is to trash those and get the lynx dfc arms. I wouldn't trust the align ones. Ever.
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Old 05-18-2014, 06:54 AM   #10
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Someone suggested beveling the side of the hole with an X-Acto knife or similar. Worked great for me.

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