Club Clown

How To Remove The Fan Assembly From A West Thread.Club Clown on Model-Helicopters.ComMost clubs always have at least one member who is a right laugh. Maybe your club has a Club Clown, who has messed up, done something really silly or funny.
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Stan Stan's icon
 2007-07-08 08:59:42
1. Put the rustiest screwdriver you can find into the carb

2. Wrench the engine nut off and try and drop the washer in the mud.

3. Now to unscrew the fan hub, hopefully there will be plenty of redlock on the fan so heat it up with a cigarette lighter and get some grips on it. Try and put as much pressure onto the screwdiver in the carb as possible.

4. Now you how successfully remove the fan assembly.

5 Remove the the screwdriver from the carb and have a look inside also turn the engine over you will feel how smooth it really is.

6. Now sell the engine to ya best mate. He will never know LOL




( Please Don't Follow this or you will have an engine similar to mine)


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Alex Alex's icon
 2007-07-08 09:16:21
sounds good to me stan, i will try it on my ys 50 when i need to take it out of the model, not sure if i have a rusty screwdriver so i might have to leave one out in the rain for a few days, i will keep you posted smilie

ps you will have to keep that hyper mate and use that , are you and alvin going to the field today mate?

alex smilie
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Sbrown5925 Sbrown5925's icon
 2007-11-05 22:26:51
yoh.
Thats funny stan.
I remember some years back that we had a guy at the field who needed a little "help" with removing his clutch and fan from his engine. This was from a Millennium helicopter.

We found the best way was to ram two big flat head screw drivers in either side, hitting them hard with a hammer to get them in there.. as the metal fan bends out of the way, this was not too hard.
Then grab the whole assembly with huge mole grips and twist and pull and grind.

Apply some serious heat from a plumbers blow torch helped to melt the fan blades and distort the fan some more.

After some kind help we did manage to get the whole assembly off for him.

What are friends for eh smilie smilie

 
Shuttlespanker Shuttlespanker's icon
 2007-11-10 21:34:14
(Quote)yoh.
Thats funny stan.
I remember some years back that we had a guy at the field who needed a little "help" with removing his clutch and fan from his engine. This was from a Millennium helicopter.

We found the best way was to ram two big flat head screw drivers in either side, hitting them hard with a hammer to get them in there.. as the metal fan bends out of the way, this was not too hard.
Then grab the whole assembly with huge mole grips and twist and pull and grind.

Apply some serious heat from a plumbers blow torch helped to melt the fan blades and distort the fan some more.

After some kind help we did manage to get the whole assembly off for him.

What are friends for eh (/Quote)





yo dude, i remember that incident smilie

was well funny smilie

especially the look on the owners face smilie smilie smilie smilie smilie
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Sbrown5925 Sbrown5925's icon
 2007-11-10 22:28:55
Well Shuttlespanker.

It was rather funny was it not. I mean, this guy who owned the heli was the current "Club Clown" of the time.
I heard this "un named clown" was refused membership from one club, chucked out of another, not welcomed back at another previous club before finding a club hell and gone that did not know him.

But hey, I bet they realised all he needed was a big pair of shoes and a red nose.

In that funny incident, he did ask for help and he sure got it smilie smilie

 
Helidude Helidude's icon
 2007-11-10 22:31:19
No names on this person huh?
Sounds familiar to me. Did he make "exceedingly good cakes" by any chance?
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Sceadu Abuser Sceadu Abuser's icon
 2007-11-10 23:07:03
I remember that one

Infact at the time I think was using some of my work tools to help out, I used to fit tyres to JCB, dump trucks etc, came in handy for helicopter repais at the feild. smilie
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Shuttlespanker Shuttlespanker's icon
 2007-11-10 23:19:51
wasn't it the same chap that pirouetting flipped a Millennium into the ground and then claimed it only cost "200" to fix smilie


it was such a shame that someone else who flies there walked into the shop where he was buying the spares just as he was handing over a credit card for an 800 bill smilie smilie smilie smilie smilie smilie
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Sbrown5925 Sbrown5925's icon
 2007-11-10 23:24:10
Hmmmm.

Could be.. this might be the same chap you was running his new 90 size machine in with black blades. He has never flown a 90 before and was not used to the size of the rotor disk. So while he was flying it around, he flew the disk into the deck.

If I remember right he said that crash cost 33 including blades.. Seeing as I saw the bill and it was more than that, without the blades, he was definitly earning his "club clown" status.

 
Shuttlespanker Shuttlespanker's icon
 2007-11-10 23:29:43
Yo Si, do you remember the "never crashed" heli he had for sale and some photos shown to the shop owner smilie

he was well p%$$d at that one smilie

and then the follow up "interest" in buying the heli from a Mr R. Krayneum

smilie smilie smilie smilie smilie smilie smilie smilie smilie
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