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Offline hemidakota

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Bushing or Needle Bearing
« on: December 31, 2020, 07:34:12 AM »
For you long glide users, do you use a bushing or needle bearing in your tailshaft in a FED? Just wondering the do's and dont's. Thanks...
If it jams force it, if it breaks it needed replaced anyways

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Re: Bushing or Needle Bearing
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2020, 06:16:34 PM »
I use a bushing. Same bushing and seal for over 10 years. No leaks, no issues.
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Re: Bushing or Needle Bearing
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2021, 11:56:49 AM »
needles bearings require a coupler or yoke etc that is designed for needles and I think is hardened different--Mark Williams and others offer them both ways--I would just go bushing--a needle there can cause premature wear on wrong coupler and any drag reduction would be next to nothing--bushing is way less trouble potential 
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Re: Bushing or Needle Bearing
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2021, 05:52:16 PM »
Yes a roller bearing tail housing requires a different yoke. Either is fine, as long as the alignment is corret the wear should be minimal.

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Re: Bushing or Needle Bearing
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2021, 04:50:38 PM »
Thanks everyone, I have a hardened coupler for needle brg. so that is what i will use.
If it jams force it, if it breaks it needed replaced anyways