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Extending prop shaft on E-flite 300 outrunner

Old 12-28-2006, 12:29 AM
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I have the E-flite 300 outrunner and I can't seem to extend the prop shaft to install a spinner. I removed the two front screws as well as the c-clip and lock ring from the back of the motor as per the instructions but the shaft won't budge. I gently tapped it and it didn't move. Anyone know what I can do here?
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:25 AM
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there are 2 set screws did unscrew both
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:22 PM
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Unscrewed them both. Also I can start to pull the outer casing foreward so it's not catching on the rear bearing. Would it be safe to try to heat the hub to expand it? I think that's where it is stuck.
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:41 AM
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can u push the shaft back the other way thenremove the case and inspect 4 burs wich could be holding it back..
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:56 PM
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Won't budge in any direction.
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Old 01-06-2007, 03:22 AM
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If new, you have a factory reject.

Leave it alone. Use it on some other plane.
Press too hard and buckle a shaft or ruin some threads. You choice.

I know everything. And it sounds like I would leave it as is.
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:43 AM
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Well, thanks for the help anyways. I threw an rubber band on top of the regular prop saver and it seems to be keeping it in place better during aerobatics.

Stupid gyroscope effect.
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:22 PM
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Dave,

Do you know anyone with a small arbor press? You need firm, even pressure to break that shaft loose from the bell.
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