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Old 06-07-2007, 09:47 PM   #1
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Does anybody got a good way to straiten bent dogbones, and for that matter any other bent rod on the rc
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:10 PM   #2
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Buy new ones and save them for an emergency spare. You can try hammer and pliers and bench vise, all similar but sub par results.
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Old 06-07-2007, 10:29 PM   #3
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i would try to put the dogbone on a flat surface like a piece of wood or something, keeping the ends off the surface so that the middle part is flat. then just start lightly hammering it till i can get it as straight as possible. You may never be able to straighten it completely if so new ones would be a good idea. You'll end up just putting more wear on the outdrives and the plastic parts
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i find a hammer and a vice does the trick.
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Stop Hammer time!!!!
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Thats good , Well put..
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Heat it up till it gets red, thank it will be very easy to make them straight
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bear in mind, if oyu heat them up or hit them they lose their temper and get soft, so they'll bend/break again.
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Back in the Optima days they use to bend like staws.
I use to roll the shaft over the back of the vice and tap it lightly with a hammer (dog bones on either end) If it was bent right next to the bone I gave up..
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i normally replace them but i have to sometimes tho and i heat it up just where its hot not red but hot and tighten the vice untill i can tighten it anymore then let it cool and its normally close and then i use a hammer and tap all around lightly untill its close enough
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