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No more ( E-Clip ) problems, solution found! Pics.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by J Dot, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. J Dot

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    Hello guys/gals,
    Jerry here again with ANOTHER cool trick, I tried, and works beautifully!

    ( maybe some of you have already figured this out, that is awesome, but this is for those who may want an alternative to ( E-Clips )! And have not gotten this far yet! Thanks! )

    No more loose ( E-Clips ): ( or short circuits caused by loose clips! )

    I bought these:
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    Here is stock motor ( E-Clip ):
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    I used a very small flat screwdriver to remove ( E-Clip ):
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    Here is the motor without ( E-Clip ):
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    Here is finished motor with new ( Spring-Clip ) installed:
    ( NO chance of flying off EVER ! )
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    Since I know you will flood me with questions about these clips, this should answer most!
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    You will also need a SMALL size spring clip tool! ( I made my own, out of an old set of needle nose pliers, I used my dremmel, to grind down tips to fit, worked perfectly.
    Here is a pic of my professionally made tool:
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    OK, not so professional, but they work perfectly, and saved me nearly $10. {:0)

    So far so good, with new clips, they are also a bit lighter than stock! Several flights with new hardware, no issues, I took it apart after 15 flights, still holding strong! NO MORE WORRIES!

    ( BYE, E-Clips, have a nice life, been good knowing you, not get out! )

    Jerry D
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    ( J Dot )

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    Take care, Fly safe!
     
  2. Topeeka

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    Looks nifty....and you got those where??
     
  3. J Dot

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    Unfortunately,
    E-Bay , our hardware store, does not carry clips that small!

    eBay search ( 3mm EXT. Retaining ring )

    Jerry D
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  4. Topeeka

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    Thanks Jerry Dot...eBay to the rescue...again...!!
     
  5. J Dot

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    Yeah,
    Pretty sad, I thought Walmart had cornered every market?
    Lol.

    That is funny! But, sadly for many of us, also TRUE!

    Take care, Fly safe!

    Jerry D
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    ( J Dot )
     
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    The new clips look like they might have less mass to them. Perhaps that could help minimize motor vibration?
    I did check Ebay but don't seem them.
     
  7. KG4MXV

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    Love it man! Checking out Grainger industrial supply.
    and I have a pair of snap ring pliers.
    found it part# 5DE79
    a little less than 8 bucks for a pack of 100 WOOT and these are better looking.
     

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    Great idea,thanks.I havent had a problem since I started putting 2 part epoxy on mine to hold them on but this looks like a better solution,I ordered a package of them.I had 18 different sizes in the garage but none that small
     
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    Jerry, those on the Ebay link look quite a bit different than those shown in your first photo above, a type of retaining ring that I'm not familiar with. Which type did you actually end up using?
     
  11. J Dot

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    Yes,
    I tried to buy the ones in the picture, but seller wrote and told me
    " once they get under 6mm, they become too small for snap-pliers, to work,
    So they redesigned the smaller ones ( like mine above, and there is another design
    Where the pins don't meet at top, kinda squiggly looking posts! ( I did not like squiggly ones
    As they did NOT wrap ALL the way around the motor shaft! )
    So I chose this design, works great , by the way!

    So to answer your question:
    They don't make 3mm snap-rings that look like pic below( the 2 tiny hole model )
    You have 2 choices
    THESE DON'T EXIST:
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    These DO exist:
    1) ( I used THESE ONES)
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    2)
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    I wish they made the 2 tiny hole kind, but heck, these work fine!


    Jerry D
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    ( J Dot )
     
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