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#21 Posted : 27 December 2018 05:02:00

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HI, I am also having a problem with the left side legs. They work during the testing but once it is all together the left gears slip and the legs get all wonky

I have attached several photos of the left side crown gear. As you can see I have about a 5 mm space between the side rail and crown gear. I have followed all the suggestions in this post but I still have gear slippage. I did notice the the ribs on the lower side rail that hold the drive shafts in place might be causing the gap in the crown gear Pictures 74.1 and 75.1 shown the ribs I am talking about. Picture 79.1 and 82 show the gap in between the crown gear and the rail
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#22 Posted : 27 December 2018 10:47:43

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Hi

I`ll study your photo`s and get back to you very soon.

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#23 Posted : 22 January 2019 12:28:17

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I have not long finished my build of the Thunderbird 2. I have also experienced the legs not working correctly once the model has been fully assembled. But the model had worked correctly for 30 plus lifts and retractions of the legs before the upper body was screwed into place. The first time the body was screwed into position the legs on the left side stopped working correctly.
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#24 Posted : 22 January 2019 16:02:07

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Bickie wrote:
I have not long finished my build of the Thunderbird 2. I have also experienced the legs not working correctly once the model has been fully assembled. But the model had worked correctly for 30 plus lifts and retractions of the legs before the upper body was screwed into place. The first time the body was screwed into position the legs on the left side stopped working correctly.


Hi Bickie,

I have sent you a PM.

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pharrison
#25 Posted : 01 February 2019 19:19:56

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Good evening, I recently completed my Thunderbird 2 and have the same trouble with the raising and lowering i.e. works fine until the top is fitted and all screws are fixed. I have tried the fixes suggested in previous posts with no luck. Any suggestions?
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#26 Posted : 01 February 2019 20:13:01

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pharrison wrote:
Good evening, I recently completed my Thunderbird 2 and have the same trouble with the raising and lowering i.e. works fine until the top is fitted and all screws are fixed. I have tried the fixes suggested in previous posts with no luck. Any suggestions?


Have sent you a PM.

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#27 Posted : 19 February 2019 22:01:29

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This is for dellboy....i see you are sending pm's...could these be solutions to the problem?
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#28 Posted : 19 February 2019 22:20:46

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Virgil Tracey wrote:
This is for dellboy....i see you are sending pm's...could these be solutions to the problem?


It`s for guidance as per that already noted into the forum.

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#29 Posted : 17 March 2019 20:59:10

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I am also having a problem with the legs working properly. Things seemed to work OK until I installed the top. Pretty much what has been reported in the other posts. I reinstalled the guides, th4 leg housing, etc. but nothing helped.

I tried checking to see why the gears were slipping when I noticed that if I pushed up on the nose of TB2, the gears starting slipping. What I could see was that the top gear moved up a bit. This is when the slipping occurred. I checked the black guide to see if it was loose or not installed properly. I could see that the guide was as far down as it could go as the feet on the guide where sitting on top of the green guides that are used to guide the axis from the motor box to which the gear is attached. So I can't make the guide fit any tighter. I then checked the gears and I could actually push the top gear down on the two side gears. It is as if the top gear isn't being pushed down far enough by the black guide. But I don't see anyway to adjust the black guide any further.

Any help getting these legs to work correctly would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

-- Gerry
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#30 Posted : 17 March 2019 21:36:41

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I used washers where the crown gears are both top and bottom and although not perfect reduces the problem significantly.
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#31 Posted : 30 May 2019 13:52:52

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Hello,

I also get into trouble once the top part is assembled with the rest. The feet do not rise up properly, one side going slower than the other with loud snapping.

I read all the recommendations in this topic, but nothing works. Regarding the addition of washer, I would have to try but if a more formal solution could be found it would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance ! :)
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#32 Posted : 30 May 2019 15:10:02

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make sure the clear plastic over the gears is tightened down properly, failing that it has to be fibre washers which are available from amazon.
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#33 Posted : 30 May 2019 16:41:26

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Yes he is well serried ! BigGrin
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#34 Posted : 05 June 2019 20:57:29

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Hello
I just made a complain at the customer service about the problems with the raisin and lowering from the Legs
I read all topics here and I notify that it is more then only a small problem
I think that the system is to weak to lift the heavy top , without the top it works fine but with the top it gets wonky
For this price it should be better then this , if the rails are not good connected why does it lift wel without the top and when you pu the top on it its going wrong
I made many models and this model is outstanding good for building excellent manual but the system for raising and lowering is wrong , its A construction failure in my opinion
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When I built mine (the Custom build on this forum) I replaced the fixing screws at the very front of the side rail mechanisms.
I drilled out the fixing holes a small amount and used much heftier screws so I could tighten it all down MUCH more so that nothing could move where it shouldn't.
When the upper body was finally fitted, all was well.
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#36 Posted : 06 June 2019 17:24:34

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I also posted another fix using washers under the gears if Roys fix does not work for you.I couldnt use Roys fix because I disassembled and reassembled by Tb2 several times and the threads in the plastic were getting worn and I worried they would crack with a bigger screw.

see here;

http://forum.us.model-sp...amp;m=311775#post311775

Carl

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#37 Posted : 14 June 2019 13:42:18

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darbyvet wrote:
I also posted another fix using washers under the gears if Roys fix does not work for you.I couldnt use Roys fix because I disassembled and reassembled by Tb2 several times and the threads in the plastic were getting worn and I worried they would crack with a bigger screw.

see here;

http://forum.us.model-sp...amp;m=311775#post311775

Carl


thank you for the picture and help but i think its strange that its not included with this expensive product ...now you have to improvise for A failure in the construction..after many times searching what the problem is...im stil waiting what for answer i wil get from the helpdesk of this model about this problem....otherwise I leave negative feedback and A warning on this model from the Modelspace site......thank you for your help
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#38 Posted : 17 June 2019 11:28:23

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Just completed the final build stage. During testing, the raising and lowering of the unfinished model was fine. Only when the body was added did it start to exhibit the drunken sailor behaviour, one side leaning. Disassembled and readjusted the long gear strips a few times, but to no avail. Horrible sound from gears every now and then when it is rising. This is pretty sad for such an expensive model.
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rblafosse wrote:
Just completed the final build stage. During testing, the raising and lowering of the unfinished model was fine. Only when the body was added did it start to exhibit the drunken sailor behaviour, one side leaning. Disassembled and readjusted the long gear strips a few times, but to no avail. Horrible sound from gears every now and then when it is rising. This is pretty sad for such an expensive model.



IF you follow my post above there is a fix for this issue.It doesnt happen when the top is off.I think the extra weight of the top causes the gear slipping and that is what makes the noise.Roys fix for tightening the rail screws or adding washers under the crown and middle gears usually works.

Carl

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