> I just discovered that two of the t/r grip bearings on my C30 are a bit
> knackered and need some knowledgeable input before replacing them. Here's
> the scoop:
> Several years ago I threw an entire t/r grip assembly, complete with
> bearings and blade, which I was unable to find after a marginally
> auto. I replaced the two missing bearings with a pair I had from an old
> Shuttle and rather than putting both of them together in the new grip, I
> mixed them so that each blade had one of each - an original Kyosho bearing
> and one of the Shuttle bearings.
> As far as I could tell the bearings were identical in form, fit, and
> function; but interestingly it is the two bearings from the Shuttle that
> have failed. Is this just a coincidence, or is there something special
> about the Kysoho bearings spec'd out for the t/r grips on the SR-X?
Greg, I don't think there's anything significantly better about the original
SX bearings over the Shuttle's but as I see it, you're still using the
original STLYE of tail blade holders on your SX. I'd suggest you ditch the
holders and wring out the wallet for a tail hub, blade holders and bearings
for the Concept VR. (32 or 46, they're both the same) The VR is also what
was originally fitted tothe Concept 60, so it's plenty man enough for the
For your money you get twin bearing supported holders that really ARE "fit
and forget" and they don't get that typical Concept "floppy holder" problem.
You get a SLIGHT increase in blade diameter too, which is always helpful and
the holders don't snap the bolt at the hub.
I can't remember for sure, but you MAY need the VR pitch plate too, but
that's a far better item than the SX too.
Well worth the cost IMO.
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