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Old 03-10-2008, 12:47 PM   #1
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In this day and age of 50+ tooth pinions does anyone make a pinion storage device to fit these large pinions?
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I'm about to make something for myself. I have the RPM cases, but the pegs aren't a consistant diameter, so some pinions of the same make fall right off, and some are hard to get on/off. Plus, if you tighten the set screw, it disfigures the plastic (which can cause the above), and if you don't you end up losing your set screws as they rattle around and fall out when you open the case. I want something like the RPM, but a little bigger to accomodate bigger pinions, and with steel pins with flat spots so I cant "set" the set screw. If I realy think about it I will space the pins differently as they go and then number them for the appropriate pinion. A trip to Walmart, Homedepot, and Hobby Lobby is in order. I am thining a simple blank wooden case, a drill press, some blank 1/8th" steel, a dremel, some CA, and some math should do it . . . Maybe even something double sided with a lid on either side . . .


For right now though I have seen people use the paragon rack and skip pins to accomodate the larger pinions . . .
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HD-2510 - Alum. Pinion Racks (15-65)

Jake has them in stock and can ship out to most any where

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I just use a piece of .078 piano wire.
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I just use a piece of .078 piano wire.
HA! I do the same thing with antennae tube.
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I put mine in a box.
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If you put one pinion on with the teeth by the rack and the next one with the teeth away from the rack you should be able to store larger pinions.
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The Hyperdrive set that Taz_S posted seems to be what I am looking for... fit pinions from 15-65 tooth

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If you put one pinion on with the teeth by the rack and the next one with the teeth away from the rack you should be able to store larger pinions.
once you get past 48 this no longer works, the teeth hit the base of the pinion next to it so you then have to skip a complete mount
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I would like to see someone make a pinion caddy that spaces out the pegs according to the pinion size. In other words, the pegs would gradually be spaced farther apart as the pinions get larger. This would allow you to fit the most pinions possible on a caddy.
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I've got mine laying all over, ready to get chipped
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There's a guy over on HobbyTalk that is making pinion holders for the LARGE Pinions.

They work pretty well (I bought a couple)

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I'm about to make something for myself. I have the RPM cases, but the pegs aren't a consistant diameter, so some pinions of the same make fall right off, and some are hard to get on/off. Plus, if you tighten the set screw, it disfigures the plastic (which can cause the above), and if you don't you end up losing your set screws as they rattle around and fall out when you open the case. I want something like the RPM, but a little bigger to accomodate bigger pinions, and with steel pins with flat spots so I cant "set" the set screw. If I realy think about it I will space the pins differently as they go and then number them for the appropriate pinion. A trip to Walmart, Homedepot, and Hobby Lobby is in order. I am thining a simple blank wooden case, a drill press, some blank 1/8th" steel, a dremel, some CA, and some math should do it . . . Maybe even something double sided with a lid on either side . . .


For right now though I have seen people use the paragon rack and skip pins to accomodate the larger pinions . . .

OK fokes-
Here's what I came up with. It seems to meet all of my wants/needs.
I cut the pegs off from an RPM case and redrilled holes slightly smaller tahn a 3 mm screw in locations that meet my large pinion needs. It allows me to set the screw so I don't lose them, protects the gears, and is pretty cheap. Pics only show one, but you can put these where ever you want once you cut all the pegs of.
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I had to place an order for gears from these guys todays because everyone else in the country seems to be out and saw this...


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