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Post  microflitedude on Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:17 am

My .010 spring is acting like a cam starter - it constantly rubs against the prop, and whenever you wind it back it catches on the prop. Is this normal? I'm thinking I need to bend the loop end back a little.

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Post  microflitedude on Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:20 am

Also, the coil is rubbing against the drive plate, which can't be good.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:23 am

Bend it back, the .010 springs are pretty tiny and go out of shape easily. I had a couple do that to me and I just bent the tang back.

I had an .049 that did that too and I decided it was no big deal until I saw what it did to the prop after a run. Nearly wore right through the prop!!!!

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Post  microflitedude on Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:02 am

Thanks Ron. I was able to bend the tang back, but not the coil - nowhere to bend it.
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