How to replace the cross on the gimbal shaft: step by step instruction

Preparatory stage. Selection of means

 To change the cross, you will need the following:

  • ¬†electric drill;¬†
  • ¬†grinder (Bulgarian);¬†
  • ¬†cutter;¬†
  • ¬†vise;¬†
  • ¬†round drinker for fine works (superfille);¬†
  • kerner (kerno);¬†
  • ruler or steel circular.

Initial stage. Dismantling

First of all you need to remove the gimbal shaft To do this, you will need to find the ends of the cross head pressed into the gimbal shaft and cut them with the help of the bell. Next it is necessary to gently knock inside the trimmed ends. When examining the resulting bearing holes, you can notice that they are fixed in a manner similar to kerning.

Preparation of the flange

The next step will require a drill and a 3-5 mm diameter cutter. The flange, in which the piece of cross is preserved, must be placed in a vise and clamped. With the help of a drill cutter, the traces of kerning on the flange are gently cut off on one side. Bearing caps are not taken into account. The main thing is to make sure that the landing diameter is not spoiled.

Measuring the failed


The remaining straight part of the cross is knocked out only on the reverse side, it will interfere with the flap on the front side. Then it is put on the preserved looms. Using a ruler or rod, the most accurate measurement of the parameters of the damaged part during the operation is made. Element for replacement is better purchased in specialty stores.

Handling with superfils and planting of frames

It is necessary to get rid of the points on the flange and the cardan. To do this, you should apply a round superfille. Then it is necessary to drown deep into the hollow. This action is performed on opposite landing holes. The depth of the cartridges must be equal to both sides. The durability of the part will depend on it. This operation is performed especially accurately and hastily.

Rackage and final mounting In the final

stage, it is carefully, without the use of excessive force, the casings are unchecked. To do this, two points in the gimbal and flange holes are created using a kerner (core). It is necessary to strictly adhere to the parameters of factory points. At the end of work, the gimbal shaft is installed in place and checked for performance.

Tip from the master 

After independent repair of the gimbal shaft it is recommended to check it periodically for defects. Such a difficult but very useful prevention will avoid unpleasant situations with this detail at the most inappropriate time of the trip 

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