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  1. Halo_1's Avatar
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    Sep 17, 2007, 5:24 AM - TF Stalk Fitting #1

    Hi Hunters,

    Don't know if ayone else has this problem but I just started work on the servo setup for my TF stalk and found out that it's a little too wide for the earcap channel.

    Does anyone have an idea on what I can do to fix that? Sand down the earcap till it fits? Sand the stalk?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Stay safe,

    Tim.
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    Sep 17, 2007, 7:27 AM - Re: TF Stalk Fitting #2

    Tim,
    I just got done working on a Sgt. Fang helmet and had a similar problem fitting an aluminum stalk. I added a thin shim to the outer ear cap to give it enough clearance.
    If you look for my most recent Sgt. Fang thread, I have some pics and a more detailed description.
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    Sep 17, 2007, 1:48 PM - Re: TF Stalk Fitting #3

    Quote Halo_1 said: View Post
    Don't know if ayone else has this problem but I just started work on the servo setup for my TF stalk and found out that it's a little too wide for the earcap channel.

    Does anyone have an idea on what I can do to fix that? Sand down the earcap till it fits? Sand the stalk?
    I encountered the same issue when I installed my servo. DO NOT SAND THE STALK! I worked with TD-4242 on this one, and we found it was best to sand the inside of the ear like so:


    Notice the sand marks on the inside of the ear? After you're done sanding, then repaint the inside of the ear. If you still need more space, you sand the inner part of the ear cap, but I would strongly encourage you to only do that if you find sanding the inner ear doesn't give you enough space.
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    Sep 17, 2007, 8:32 PM - Re: TF Stalk Fitting #4

    Eric, Scott,

    Thank you so much for the tips! I really appreciate it! I am gonna get on with this ASAP!

    Stay safe,

    Tim.
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    Sep 17, 2007, 11:12 PM - Re: TF Stalk Fitting #5

    Personally I'd just add a piece of styrene to the part of the ear mounted on the helmet, it'd be easy enough to blend in and no one would ever notice.
    Last edited by GrottyFurball; Sep 17, 2007 at 11:21 PM.

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