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glass nylon bearings
« on: February 14, 2018, 02:26:58 PM »
did anyone try these for weight reduction??

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Re: glass nylon bearings
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 02:33:19 PM »
and these save a little 1.50 on eBay
also had a thought maybe if i made a mold from a Trapezoidal rod and made a carbon resin version or a solid carbon rod machine a thread on it (i have a lathe) i have 1mm pitch rods and 4 start 2mm not sure which is best, due to weight and downward force of arms  pulling down on the Trapezoidal rod making it to lower by gravity. Combo of nylon nut and carbon screw would be a massive difference in frame weight only other option would be. stainless steel (really heavy smooth no to little wear) mild steel (not as heavy not smooth wears rod and nut) nylon (very light unsure how much wear you would get) carbon fiber (bulletproof strength 10th of the weight of stainless steel or brass.let me know what u think..regards Andy
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Re: glass nylon bearings
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 11:07:38 PM »
Although my Inspire is completed assembled and flying, I'd those plastic parts and try them eventually with vaseline to see what happens. I know for certain that stainless steel and bronze match perfectly with low friction when there is too much moment which doesn't happen when moving the inspire arms.
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