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Offline Zander

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PRV
« on: 10.02. 2017 08:59 »
I've looked at other posts about the PRV so sorry if I've missed the answer to my question / query, which is:
Among other things I ordered and received a new ball and spring for the PRV.  The existing spring is comparable in size to the new one, but the ball I removed is about twice the diameter of the new one, which I would think affects the operational efficiency of the valve.  I'm inclined to fit the new, smaller ball, but before I do, any comment or advice would be much appreciated.
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Re: PRV
« Reply #1 on: 10.02. 2017 09:19 »
Just a thought but is the one you took out the correct one ?
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Re: PRV
« Reply #2 on: 10.02. 2017 10:09 »
Have to confess to getting it a bit wrong here *sad2*  The removed ball is 5/16 diameter, and the new one 9/32 diameter, so only 0.032" difference in diameter.  Not been able to establish ball size (!) from the prominent suppliers' web sites, apart from Classic Motorcycle Spares who give the size they supply as 5/16" dia. 
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Re: PRV
« Reply #3 on: 10.02. 2017 12:54 »
Draganfly also list the ball as 5/16 so I would go with that.
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Re: PRV
« Reply #4 on: 10.02. 2017 16:32 »
It was Draganfly that supplied the 9/32" dia ball!
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Re: PRV
« Reply #5 on: 11.02. 2017 00:22 »
I've got my 51 A10 motor in bitz & pieces, this pic is of the what I believe to be the standard ball in inches...
 4 U 2 work out  size..  *smile*
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Re: PRV
« Reply #6 on: 11.02. 2017 02:15 »
I'd reset the vernier and try again Woz.

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Re: PRV
« Reply #7 on: 11.02. 2017 02:32 »
 *eek*   Thanx Trev...  Buggered if I know how that happened?   *conf2*
anyway correct measurement below..
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Re: PRV
« Reply #8 on: 11.02. 2017 03:42 »
 Wozz,

 Either your digital "guess-o-meter" is a little off, or that precision ground .3125 ball bearing is off. ;)

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Re: PRV
« Reply #9 on: 11.02. 2017 08:09 »
Wozz,

 Either your digital "guess-o-meter" is a little off, or that precision ground .3125 ball bearing is off. ;)

 Lee

It's a bit tricky measuring the diameter of a sphere using the knife edges of a vernier  *doubt*
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Re: PRV
« Reply #10 on: 11.02. 2017 08:36 »
That's the trouble, these days - you kids totally reliant on technology.  I measured mine by running a piece of string round the ball, cutting it to size, measuring the length and working it out from there. *smiley4*
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Re: PRV
« Reply #11 on: 11.02. 2017 09:57 »
Oh I once could work out the diameter of a sphere from it's circumference off the top of my head, I  would need Googles help these days.

Thing to remember about digital gauges is they all have a certain tolerance, often a thou, which means your measurement of any object twice could be two thou out.(stretching a point),
I was fortunate to get a Staratt/Bsa micrometer off Ebay for very little, no test piece so accuracy is in doubt but good for comparison purpose.
Even with a micrometer I suspect a feel factor that would come from regular use would help accuracy.
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Re: PRV
« Reply #12 on: 11.02. 2017 10:49 »
Seems like a case of ....Who ate all the Pi  *grins*
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Re: PRV
« Reply #13 on: 11.02. 2017 10:51 »

It's a bit tricky measuring the diameter of a sphere using the knife edges of a vernier  *doubt*

There's a flat jaw section. Use that.

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Re: PRV
« Reply #14 on: 11.02. 2017 21:39 »
 *rant*  Thats it...  last time I'm going to show you lot my BALLS...    *eek*  *shh* *whistle*
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