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Old 10-18-2005, 01:41 AM
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I just got my slow stick in the mail today and I am just about done assembling it but it seems like it only came with 1 nut, which doesn't fit the hex slot on the prop, two washers and the 'nose'.

I did some research online and everyone is saying that it should go (starting from the motor side) nut threaded to end of threads... washer... prop... nut. It seems like there is only 1 nut and two washers.. also the nut doesn't fit in the place on the prop? Is this wrong or am I doing something wrong?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!
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Old 10-18-2005, 01:56 AM
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Originally Posted by meegosh View Post
I just got my slow stick in the mail today and I am just about done assembling it but it seems like it only came with 1 nut, which doesn't fit the hex slot on the prop, two washers and the 'nose'.

I did some research online and everyone is saying that it should go (starting from the motor side) nut threaded to end of threads... washer... prop... nut. It seems like there is only 1 nut and two washers.. also the nut doesn't fit in the place on the prop? Is this wrong or am I doing something wrong?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!
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It sounds like they left a nut out of your kit. Does the nut thats to big to fit in the prop have the correct threads to screw on the Gear Box shaft? If it does, you can use that one for the first nut to go against the end of the threads on the back of the prop, then put the washer on against that one. If you have a hardware store close by, you can probably find a nut of the correct size to fit the threads and also the hex in the prop.

If you cant find one let me know. I have a few extras laying around that I could send to you.

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Old 10-18-2005, 02:47 AM
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Thanks for the quick response... went to the local lowes and they did not have anything that small. I guess I will have to pick up a bag at the LHS tomorrow after work, hopefully they have some there! Thanks again!!
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Old 10-18-2005, 12:58 PM
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Steve,

if you are thrifty, you should have a local place that specialises in nuts and bolts- we have ''universal fasteners'' here, for instance.

youll find that at the LHS they might be 10 dollars each where the nuts and bolt place you get 10 FOR 1 dollar.

next lesson is how to make yourself a dinner suit entirely out of beer coasters.

j/k.
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Old 10-18-2005, 01:09 PM
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SS comes with two 3mm nuts for the prop.

Nut first, prop next and the nut goes in the hex hole on the backside of the prop, washer next, second nut, then the prop saver. It realy doesn't save the prop, but that is what they call it so get some extra props till you get the hang of it.

I recommend that you get the 3mm nyloc nuts for the front nut. if the prop saver isn't on the shaft the prop can unscrew the front nut and the prop comes off.

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Old 10-18-2005, 02:39 PM
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From what I understand, having the dual EPSD-350-C motors that the prop shaft is actually 4mm. Anyone know what type of threading and the size of the nut I will need? I'm trying to see if my LHS has it (based off their site). I know it's 4mm but it has to fit into the hex shape on the back of the prop. If anyone knew the actual size that would be great!
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Old 10-18-2005, 05:28 PM
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I found a nut that almost fits into the hex slot in the prop. The bolts/nuts are 4-40 x 1" That I got from home depot a while back. It is still not small enough to fit. You can see in the picture how large the nut that came with it(left) is compared to one that almost fits(right). The problem is that I need the overall size of the whole nut to be like the one on the right, but the diameter of the hole to be the size of the left one. I am so confused!!! Please help!!
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Old 10-18-2005, 06:46 PM
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Steve:
The nut you need is a 3 mm nut. Hobby shop that sells parts for electric cars should be able to help you out. Or the hobby shop should have GWS drive parts, the shafts get bent regularly. I use the drill press to straighten them with. The GWS grey plastic housings for the 350 motors have the 3m prop shaft. The black housings are for the 400 size motors and are 4 mm shaft. Hope this helps. The nut they sent you was probably for the 4 mm shaft. By the way, get some extra nuts. The order they go on is, Put one nut on and thread it down as far as it will go and tighten it. Put the prop on over the nut, two washers then the nut that holds the prop on. Tighten it good without stripping it and your good to go.
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Old 10-18-2005, 06:57 PM
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Hey thanks for the help. I think I'm just going to guy out and buy another prop shaft so it will come with the nuts on it. That way I will have no issues at all. I might also get a prop saver just because.

Hopefully this is the last thing I need to do in order to get her in the air!
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Old 10-18-2005, 07:06 PM
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Steve:
Take your prop shaft with you to to match up the length as there are three or four different lengths, just to add to the confusion Spare prop or two wouldnt hurt either:p to make the trip worthwhile
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Old 10-18-2005, 07:14 PM
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When I purchased the kit off the dblades he included an extra GWS 1365 prop so I have a total of two. I think I will be allright with those. I just found a Hobby Express about 450 yards from my house so that helps out a bunch! To top that off, they carry GWS products!!! I think I'm going to be their best customer this month. Hope they don't get sick of me coming in everyday to get things!
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Old 10-18-2005, 09:56 PM
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Didn't realize you had a twin drive on the SS.

It would probably need the nut and the prop off of the Tiger Moth 400, which is the 4mm nut. Its not a slow flyer type prop.
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Old 10-21-2005, 03:01 AM
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Hi Steve

Ace Hardware is also a convenient source for odd sized nuts, washers etc. that you usually can't find at Lowe's or Home Depot.

Good luck with the Slow Stick and have fun. Remember, when all else fails and confusion sets in, pull up!
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