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#1 Bryan Fowler

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 12:40 PM

I have an EFP arm with a stuck aircraft pin.

The one that you switch from goofy to regular with?

I don't think it's been changed in like.. 5 years or something, but for whatever reason, it's stuck.

I've tried to tap it out with some soft wood and a mallet, but I don't want to hurt anything.

Any ideas?

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#2 RobVanGelder

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 02:11 PM

Brian, leave it overnight in a bowl of WD40, the whole block and pin.
Then gently try to tap it out, use wood (hardwood) between hammer and pin.

If that doesn´t work, , wipe off excess oil , let it dry for a while and heat it up with a hot air blower, no flames!
Than tap again with wood and hammer.
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#3 Bryan Fowler

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Posted 26 October 2005 - 02:14 PM

Brian, leave it overnight in a bowl of WD40, the whole block and pin.
Then gently try to tap it out, use wood (hardwood) between hammer and pin.

If that doesn´t work, , wipe off excess oil , let it dry for a while and heat it up with a hot air blower, no flames!
Than tap again with wood and hammer.


Thanks Rob, I'll try the hairdryer method first.

The WD scares me. =)
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#4 RobVanGelder

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 09:52 AM

Well, it probably needs a bit of both.....

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#5 BRIANBUSBY

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 05:19 AM

rob
in my experance of repairing these make sure
when you re assemble this you clean all the
holes and polish the pin and add a coating
of a teflon based grease failing that a small
ammount of vasaline to act as a water repelant
also check to see if the pin is bent and all the holes
line up.
if in doubt i would be happy to look at it for you.
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#6 RobVanGelder

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 10:34 AM

Thanks, but I am ok, it was Brian Fowler who had something stuck. Brian, did it come loose now?
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#7 Bryan Fowler

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 10:37 AM

Thanks, but I am ok, it was Brian Fowler who had something stuck. Brian, did it come loose now?


Still working on it. I haven't had time to try very hard, but I need to.

I think it's a great excuse to get a G50 or G70! =)
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#8 Imran Naqvi

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 05:32 PM

Thanks, but I am ok, it was Brian Fowler who had something stuck. Brian, did it come loose now?


Still working on it. I haven't had time to try very hard, but I need to.

I think it's a great excuse to get a G50 or G70! =)


Get in line Fowler!
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#9 joe mcnally

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 12:01 PM

Hi Bryan
I have not seen a price for the G70 but I bet Brian at Bees could make your arm dance and sing for a tiny, tiny fraction of the G70 cost.
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#10 Bryan Fowler

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 12:59 PM

Hi Bryan
I have not seen a price for the G70 but I bet Brian at Bees could make your arm dance and sing for a tiny, tiny fraction of the G70 cost.
Joe


yeah! I'm sure you are right! =)

But think of all the looks I would get with a G arm...I would be the envy of the town.

On second thought, I think there are 2 others that would know the difference. heh...one is my wife.

Maybe if I can get a week long job, or even a two week gig! boy...that'd be nice.
I guess for now I'll keep on working on the EFP arm. Becides, Imran gets one first. He deserves it too. =)

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