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NEED DRIVE SHAFT PINS CHANGED !!!

Old 04-04-2013, 08:58 AM
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I got an Xray 808 second hand a few days ago and I need to get drive pins replaced is there anyone on there that could offer such a service. Or someone that has the tool to do this and maybe figure something out!!!

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Old 04-04-2013, 09:26 AM
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You can send them to me or find a local racer with the pin press tool. I'm positive someone at your local track will have one.
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mugen and hudy both make tools to do this, i use a cheap chain breaker tool, it works but is a pain at times.
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I live in Waterford Ireland and I do not have a track near by and no model shop neither some joke eh!!!
How will we do this
So I will have 6 pins to replace cause there all very bad
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Hey: EJF
Was thinkin of a chain breaker meself not sure if l have one lyen around though,
Yeah I know about the hudy tool but its like a hundred bucks!!
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FWIW

RCRenew has a $50 tool.

http://www.rcrenew.com/tools.html
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Mugen or Hudy tool is your best bet if you plan on racing for any amount of time. We keep ours replaced on a regular basis and is well worth it. One of my have to have tools.
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Hudy is so simple to use. Tried another one listed in this thread and broke it the first time I used it.
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Originally Posted by nitroexpress View Post
FWIW

RCRenew has a $50 tool.

http://www.rcrenew.com/tools.html
+1. I use this tool and it makes changing out Drive Pins really easy. I've used it so far on my Agama, my old Losi 2.0 and Mugen MBX6.
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Just got the Mugen tool, and it works really good.

Highly recommend.
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FWIW

RCRenew has a $50 tool.

http://www.rcrenew.com/tools.html
+ 1 for the Rc renew tool. Used the hudy one before and the rcrenew one is easier to use and better value for money
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Originally Posted by Tracker Ryan View Post
Cool Beans
I live in Waterford Ireland and I do not have a track near by and no model shop neither some joke eh!!!
How will we do this
So I will have 6 pins to replace cause there all very bad
Wow you are in Ireland? I think back and forth shipping to me will be more than buying new CVD's. would you like me to ship you a pin press tool? I stock the Hudy, Mugen and can get the RC renew one as well.
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If your creative, a bicycle chain breaker does the job!!! sorry to the manufacturing guy's.
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You don't really need those pin tools. I just changed 6 pins from my swing shafts without those tools. I used my vise to press the pin out of the shaft and into a 5mm socket (1/4" drive). That gets one end of the pin flush against the ball thing its pressed in and the other end of the pin pushed outward into the socket. Next, I used a 2.5mm diameter pin (Mugen E0238) held with pliers to put against the pin that is flush with the ball thing and squeezed the vise closed. Since the 2.5 mm diameter pin is smaller than the ID of the ball thing, it pushes the pin you're replacing all the way out and into the socket and then the 2.5 mm pin falls out easily. Using pliers position your new pin (make sure its the correct diameter... Kyosho is a weird size) at the opening of the ball thing of the swing shaft you want to push it into. Put the socket at the opposite side of the ball thing. Close the vise. The pin will push through and into the socket. Eye ball it. Then measure. Adjust as needed. After you do two pin replacments, it only takes a minute. It's easy and cheaper than the tool.
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yep, have to admit the vice thing works really well .....
if in a pinch and no tooling it is the easiest way to go

we also make some tooling for this as well...
the mugen one is nice as well...we tried this one too....

ours is a little like the Hudy one but without the Price tag!
$48.00 for ours,
and because the Punch part of tool can not go all the way down
you can't pinch your finger or hand....
other ones are good !! but ones where they do not use a twisting motion
seem to have better results, the Hudy is the most effective one but there
$100.00
the vice or a type of press is the best option.
we use the same when in our shop we use a press,
if you are in the Field(track, local park etc.) a portable one is a nice solution.

if you have any Question please do let us know at
[email protected]

here are some pics...





the other punch has a smaller Diameter pin to push
the pin the rest of the way out
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