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« on: January 03, 2022, 05:49:20 PM »

Hi
I'm after some advice/guidance on making an S or Z hook
A step by step pictorial would be great
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2022, 05:58:00 PM »

Try this Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlebZPDdVSQ
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2022, 06:28:36 PM »

There's this one too

https://youtu.be/4VYkG76APW4

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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2022, 08:40:02 PM »

And yet one more:

https://youtu.be/oXPzswgb-Fg
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2022, 10:34:53 AM »

Are you making these for duration models? If so what type?

For models like LPP and A6 with short motor sticks and motors that are a lot longer than the hook to hook distance, I've found that using oval hooks with sleeves to be the best solution. For F1L the motor sticks are longer so I use reverse S hooks without sleeves. For rubber limited events like F1M I use a reverse S hook.

My method of making reverse S hooks is more simple than the ones in the preceding videos but I throw away a lot than don't come out the way I want. I'll try to post a video if it would be of any value.
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2022, 05:48:11 PM »

Thanks for all the video's and advice much appreciated
The models I fly are indoor scale up to about 18" wingspan I've been having problems with the rubber knotting up on the motor shaft and was told an S hook would help
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2022, 09:33:29 PM »

Since I started using sleeves as shown in my photos I've never had a prop fouled by motor knots.
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2022, 02:06:14 AM »

I will try the sleeves
Thanks for your help
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2022, 07:05:30 PM »

The Boehm video shows by far the simplest procedure I know of. He even makes it look like fun. I find round jaw needle nose pliers to be of great help.
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