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  • Ball Link Pliers

    Increasingly, new models from several manufacturers are using ball-links instead of snap-on clevises for their aircraft's control surface hardware. Pilot Ryan and Captain Mike filmed a very helpful video showcasing ball link pliers, a simple tool which makes connecting and disconnecting ball links a snap! Literally! It's much easier than prying the ball link off with your fingertips, and using this tool prevents against bending or otherwise damaging the control surface. We strongly recommend using ball link pliers to disconnect and reconnect ball-links.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrpcQ9EYaYs

  • #2
    RE: Ball Link Pliers

    Received my new pliers today. They work great!
    Lon

    Youtube channel:* https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKc...goSkIdw85eZfPA

    Hanger 9 Spitfire
    SIG T-Clips 70
    Freewing A-10 80mm, F-86 80mm, P-51D Iron Ass
    Fliteline P-38L Pacific Silver
    Flyzone DHC-2 Beaver Island Wings
    Freewing Pandora

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    • #3
      Got mine on Friday. I waited to install ball links on the P51B until I got them, compared to the struggle when I changed them on the P51D, it was like night and day, the job was done in half the time. As I now have four planes with ball links, these are a must, good investment!!

      Grossman56
      Team Gross!

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      • #4
        Ughh! These would have been great for me when connecting the ball links on my Durafly EFX Racer.
        You might be able to fly it, but can you land it?

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        • #5
          Just received mine. I only have one plane with ball links, Roc MXS, but I'm sure there will be more. Doc

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          • #6
            I've changed all my planes over to the ball links. Love it.
            Lon

            Youtube channel:* https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKc...goSkIdw85eZfPA

            Hanger 9 Spitfire
            SIG T-Clips 70
            Freewing A-10 80mm, F-86 80mm, P-51D Iron Ass
            Fliteline P-38L Pacific Silver
            Flyzone DHC-2 Beaver Island Wings
            Freewing Pandora

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            • #7
              Man!... that would be quite a job! Doc

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              • #8
                Doc, It really didn't take too long for me. don't have that many planes. And the Freewing P-51 already had them.
                Lon

                Youtube channel:* https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKc...goSkIdw85eZfPA

                Hanger 9 Spitfire
                SIG T-Clips 70
                Freewing A-10 80mm, F-86 80mm, P-51D Iron Ass
                Fliteline P-38L Pacific Silver
                Flyzone DHC-2 Beaver Island Wings
                Freewing Pandora

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                • #9
                  Just got my pliers along with some ball links yesterday, great tool! I'm going to convert all my planes.

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                  • #10
                    Funny how "specialty" tools can make such a difference in a modelers world. The usefulness of a tool remains long after the price is forgotten.

                    Mike
                    \"When Inverted Down Is Up And Up Is Expensive\"

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                    • #11



                      I'll nitpick, but the actual quote is the quality remains long after the price is forgotten. But your right that the right tool can make life a lot easier.

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                      • #12
                        Same here Doc, changed both FMS P-51's over to ball links and it's really not a hard job, and a lot safer...

                        Grossman56
                        Team Gross!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by dennis View Post


                          I'll nitpick, but the actual quote is the quality remains long after the price is forgotten. But your right that the right tool can make life a lot easier.
                          Your right. I normally use that word for word but occasionally take liberties depending on the situation.

                          Mike
                          \"When Inverted Down Is Up And Up Is Expensive\"

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