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    MX8 Gearbox Modification

    Anyone care to hear how I modified my MX8 gearbox?

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    Re: MX8 Gearbox Modification

    Sure
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    Re: MX8 Gearbox Modification

    suspense
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    Re: MX8 Gearbox Modification

    Sorry gang ... it's a little long so I'll post it to a web page ... then share the link.

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    Re: MX8 Gearbox Modification

    Quote Originally Posted by LouieLouieOhOh View Post
    Sorry gang ... it's a little long so I'll post it to a web page ... then share the link.
    OK ... Here it is ... proceed at your own risk ...

    http://avianwd.com/mx8/MX8_Gear_Mod.htm

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    Re: MX8 Gearbox Modification

    Nice write up. Very well done. I hope others are able to use it.

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    Re: MX8 Gearbox Modification

    I hope so too ... I followed another posters suggestion for adding washer to the "drive gear" and that worked for awhile.
    Next year I might just buy a new unit ... but this method helped in a pinch. Already 70 degrees in California!

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