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Old 02-04-2003, 07:03 PM   #1
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Arrow Installing and removing ball cups

OK, I am having a hell of a time trying to remove the ball cup off of the steering block on my TC3. After some brute force it finally came off. But, when it came time to pop it back on it just won't go back on. Is there a secret to these thing?
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Old 02-04-2003, 07:11 PM   #2
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I use pliers. It rips them up if you use the kind with serrated edges so I bought some smooth ones at the local hardware shop.
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Old 02-05-2003, 10:50 AM   #3
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I can see using the pliers for removing them, but when I try to put them back on...I use all the force I have and I still can't get them to pop on. I don't want to add lube because I think that might cause them to slip.
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Old 02-05-2003, 10:55 AM   #4
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Associated balls cups fit very tight. Just put the ball cup over the ball, making sure it's leveled and press down on it with something flat , put the car on a level surface, and put some arse into it.
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go to your local hardware store and purchase rubber ended pliers. They should cost around $7 and they are great for holding the shock shafts when putting on the eylets and removing ball cups.
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Old 02-05-2003, 02:16 PM   #6
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Default Helicopter ball cups

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If you are having a REALLY difficult time with the ball-cups. Try finding a installation/removal tool availible for R/C Helicopters. Makes the job way easier without damaging them.
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