Originally posted by The Black Kat
What material are the hingepins in the Surikarn Ed.?
If they are Ti, I'll just get some steel ones....I hit the timing & scoring "bridge" & bent one...Currently I'll just live with it but I have plans on replacing it sometime
Hingepins are chromed mild steel - FOR A REASON.
Do not replace them with stiffer material eg Ti or StainlessSteel.
If you do, next time you smack you'll break your hinge carriers
instead of just bending a hingepin.
Tamiya original hingepins are amazingly dirtcheap... $5/set??
(that's cheaper than TA04, TL01 sets etc)
Don't even try straightening it - I have, it'll never be fixed perfect.
Have at least a dozen still-bent ones on my workbench, none
will ever go back to a new pin's straightness.
If you break the hingpin carrier... you'll be up for $50 in parts.
'Cos you'll lose the bell end-thingy too, the spacers, new arm...
and you'll still bend whatever hingepin you've used.