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Correct tool for securing TX switches?

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stu knowles08/03/2018 22:37:52
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Hi All,

A couple of the switches on my TX are slightly loose. I have lightly nipped them up with some long nosed pliers and a bit of cloth for protection but its asking to scratch something that I would deeply regret.

Can anyone point me to the right bit of kit for this job please.


Stu k

Devcon108/03/2018 22:53:27
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Possibly T9Hobbysport under FrSky spares ?

Geoff Sleath08/03/2018 23:00:55
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I've used long-nosed pliers for that job all my life and never had a problem. I do use good quality pliers with a decent box-joint so there's little or no slop. They don't need to be very tight - just enough that they don't come loose.


Martin Harris08/03/2018 23:39:47
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I made one on my lathe but here's Jeti's offering.

MattyB09/03/2018 00:59:19
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Posted by Martin Harris on 08/03/2018 23:39:47:

I made one on my lathe but here's Jeti's offering.

9 quid for that? I should think they can count the number of those they have sold on the fingers of one head...!

onetenor09/03/2018 01:29:41
1647 forum posts

Ali tubing filed, sawn or demengthlled etc on the end to leave two lugs to engage the slots on the locking ring if it's that type. If knurled ring short length of rubber tubing pressed firmly onto the knurling should do it.

Kevin 21609/03/2018 07:18:47
158 forum posts

One of my switches kept coming loose as I did not want to over tighten it and risk cracking the tx casing or damaging the switch I used a small amount of thread lock before retightening with long nose pliers. Since tightening the switch has not come loose.

Trevor Crook09/03/2018 07:38:49
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Looks like T9 do two sizes for £7.44 in their FRSky accessories.

stu knowles09/03/2018 09:24:26
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Thanks to all who responded. I had looked at Maplins but gave up after wading through many pages. I'll get one from T9


stu k

Ace09/03/2018 09:39:28
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I have used successfully a set of Circlip pliers which have interchangable heads - 90' works best.

Circlip Pliers

Simon Feather09/03/2018 10:55:15
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I got one of these from Dalewood models:


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