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Ball joint tips?

How to do up and undo safely?

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Phil B18/07/2019 18:06:46
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My xmodels whisper has a removable vtail with ball joint links from the elevators to their control rods. The ball links are difficult to fix and break apart without risk to the tail feathers. How do folks deal with these pesky things.?

Peter Miller18/07/2019 18:10:26
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There are special pliers for this job. I bought some on Ebay about ayear ago

Peter Christy18/07/2019 18:10:30
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Ball joint pliers! (a Google search will provide plenty of options!)

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Pete

RC Plane Flyer18/07/2019 19:06:55
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I find a little lubricant works or even rub with some wax from a candle or the likes

Phil B18/07/2019 20:07:40
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Thank you. I will try wax and may order pliers. I don't think pliers open them do they? They just shut them. Opening is the main difficulty.

john stones 118/07/2019 20:12:39
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Yep pliers open them, a must have tool.

Tom Sharp 218/07/2019 22:12:38
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Ask any Heli man

Richard Wills 218/07/2019 23:33:00
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Heli ball link pliers is the only real way to get them off without damaging them. They should be dry, lube will just attract dirt and accelerate wear. If they are too tight and not free moving then sizing tools are available also.

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