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« on: December 27, 2010, 07:25 PM »

Hi. I Just bought my first Quantum Pro and am interested in acquiring a weight kit, but I find the $30+ dollar price tag a little steep. Unless someone wants to sell me a used one really cheap Wink I'm interested in making my own

I could order the thumb screw, and from there I would just have to design an armature and find suitable weights that match those Prism makes. Anyone have any suggestions or ideas? I like doing yo-yo's which I heard are made a lot easier with the weights in place.  All suggestions are welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2010, 07:51 PM »

If you want the weight on the spine, you can just use some 3/8" hex nuts.

I can't think of any super easy way to get them farther from the spine like the QP does though...
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2010, 08:14 PM »

Hey Aaron,
That's a toughie. Maybe you can use a weight like the ones were used on the Nebula? The kite isn't around anymore but my old standard had a big circular weight that went over the spine, and it had a screw in it to push it against the spine and hold it in place. I usually flew mine with the weight up by the center T. Or maybe the swap meet to see if anyone has an extra weight system?

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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2010, 09:36 PM »

copper pipe or bronze pipe fittings cut to the wieght you want  use some small rubber o-rings to hold them in place on the spine 2 in front 2 in rear works very well although after much trial and error with my set i found that wieghts did not really do much for the cupies hope this helps and have fun KO

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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2010, 10:55 PM »

I would tape about 15 grams to the spine down low on the tail. Gaffers tape works really well - looks decent and it stays put.

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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2010, 02:54 AM »

It's not that hard to recreate the QPro weight set. A quick trip to the hardware store would yield everything you need, including the set screw. The armature is just threaded rod with a little bend in it. Like Will said, you could use nuts as weights, or get crazy machining some solid brass with a drill & a tap & die set. I use the smallest weight from my QPro weight set, cut in half for most conditions.

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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2010, 02:54 AM »

Two thoughts here:-

1) you could use 2 leading edge fittings back to back on the spine with a weight in between like the one used on the HQ infinity. That would let you move the weight up and down the spine as well as changing the amount (size) of weight you use.

2) A way that I have used successfully - get a HQ clip on yoyo stopper - they are available up to 8mm -using a 6mm nut, tap a thread onto the part that usually sticks up. Clip the yoyo stopper to the spine then get some metal washers or similar with a 6mm hole, put them onto the yoyostopper and hold them in place with a 6mm nut. You can get about 20grams on this way.


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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2011, 10:20 AM »

Hi, sorry if this is a bit late, but this might be helpful-


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