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Old 03-27-2009, 06:50 AM   #1
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Questions?? Pinion holder for giant pinions <- where to buy?

Where can I find a pinion holder that holds the giant pinions cleanly? in the 60T 64P range. Thanks!
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I couldn't find one. I think pinion holder technology hasn't caught up yet...

My solution was to cut a few lengths of carbon 1/8" rod, and drill some holes in a strip of maple. Not pretty, but it cost next to nothing and does the job.
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that looks pretty nice! Not really pretty, but deffently gets the job done

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I couldn't find one. I think pinion holder technology hasn't caught up yet...

My solution was to cut a few lengths of carbon 1/8" rod, and drill some holes in a strip of maple. Not pretty, but it cost next to nothing and does the job.
Im surprised no one has come up with something. Seems like a quick project where someone could make a little side cash. Where would I find the carbon 1/8th rod? Do you just use a dremel cutoff wheel to cut the lengths?
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This what I use, it holds large pinions and protects them as the case has a cover. Am able to store ten large gears.
http://www.stormerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...umb=on&smode=0
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I've actually been thinking that I ought to make another, only this time I'll buy a fresh strip of maple at the hobby shop instead of using an old scrap end that was laying aorund... space the holes equally, hit it with a coat of black paint... could look pretty nice for an hour or two project...
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Randex has some that were custom made....Billett with yellow paint...engraved with the THS logo
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This what I use, it holds large pinions and protects them as the case has a cover. Am able to store ten large gears.
http://www.stormerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...umb=on&smode=0
I have one of those. It doesn't do the large pinions well.
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I use a Dynamite pinion holder and invert every other pinion. It works, but is not elegant. I'd rather have them spaced so they can be accessed without having to remove 2 to get to one.
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I use a Dynamite pinion holder and invert every other pinion. It works, but is not elegant. I'd rather have them spaced so they can be accessed without having to remove 2 to get to one.
Exactly! That is what Im looking for too
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How about one of those M-F vitamin boxes? They make them with pretty large compartments, and you can scuff off the letters and sharpie the range of pinion sizes in each little compartment on there. A lot cheaper than anything R/C related, too.
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Im surprised no one has come up with something. Seems like a quick project where someone could make a little side cash. Where would I find the carbon 1/8th rod? Do you just use a dremel cutoff wheel to cut the lengths?
My local hobby shop sells carbon tubes and rods in various sizes. He ships, but from what I've heard he sometimes takes a good long while to get orders on their way... I've seen it online HERE at rcfoam.com.

I use a dremel with a cutoff wheel to cut it to length, make sure to use a respirator to keep the carbon dust out of your lungs..
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You know those random sized imperial or metric hex drivers that you never use, yet still carry around in your tool box?

Slip the pinions on the shaft of the wrench in order from largest to smallest and tighten the setscrew on the pinion that is topmost of the shaft. That's what i do, 'cause i'm cheap. And it holds the pinions and keeps them from rattling around and getting lost.
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Funny but I have 55 thru 60 tooth stored in mine with no problem. And it doesn't leave the gears exposed.
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Hey Guys - Hyperdrive makes a nice large pinion gear holder. Xenon also makes a large pinion gear holder that is in a box. Hope this helps.

http://www.hyperdriveracing.com/Accessories.aspx

You can order Hyperdrive direct from Hyperdrive. You should be able to get Xenon products from Specialized RC by going through Superior Hobbies.
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