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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:55 am

    Where's the best place to buy rubber bellows, chaps? I always used to get them from Prestwich Models, but he seems to be stocking a different sort now, they're made from a much thinner material, and as such, seem to be worse than useless.
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    Post  david f Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:56 am

    I got a large number some years ago on ebay and they have been very good. (Haven't had to replace one in years.)

    Not much point in giving the supplier now - best to do a bit of a search.
    Thin material is not necesarily bad as long as the servo movement does not stretch them too much. (I detect splits using my "connect an inflated balloon to the WTC method!)

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:09 am

    Thanks David, just ordered a pair of Graupner bellows, they look very good. I've installed the MMB watertight push rod seals for a test, if they don't do the job, then I can always retro fit the bellows.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:17 pm

    One of the regulars on Facebook posted these up these earlier on...cheap, or what? You can't go wrong at these prices, can you?

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    Post  profesorul Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:55 pm

    @RICHARD
    If I would knew you have a good source for this I would ask you to buy for me 2 packs before You send me the package. DESPERATE....CRAY.

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:30 pm

    Let's see what I can do for you, Marius..
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    Post  profesorul Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:55 pm

    You are GOOD'S HAND on EARTH!.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:02 pm

    Thank you, kind sir...
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    Post  david f Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:20 am

    Those ebay ones look like the ones I have used.
    A bit cheaper than the Graupner ones I bet.

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    Post  david f Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:20 am

    Pleased to see that these bellows are still available on eBay. Thanks for the earlier link.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Waterproof-Push-Rod-Rubber-Seal-Bellow-Normal-Size-12-Pieces-37mm-For-RC-Boat-/350628291097?pt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&hash=item51a3132219

    I've used up my stock of bellows, not because  I've had to replace any (fortunately) but through building. (2 more have just gone into the Darnell Type XXI)

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:24 am

    I've bought from that seller, they are very good bellows, I'll be fitting those in the X craft radio box.




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    Post  profesorul Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:47 am

    SPECIAL THANKS to RICHARD for show me the point where to buy these :

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    An EXCELLENT SERVICE if You ask me , not to mentioned the PRICE !...On December 14 , 2013 I made the Order and Yesterday , January 06 , 2014 I have it in my hand !....in only 22 DAYS from CHINA to ROMANIA taht's realy fast in my opinion !.

    THANKS again MATE .

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    Post  david f Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:31 pm

    They are very good.

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