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Old 01-16-2019, 09:11 AM
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Setting up a new to me Skylon

Guys, I bought a used Skylon brand pylon extension. I cant figure out why it has a pin through the lower section without having a hole in the upper section to pin it together. What am I missing?
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Old 01-16-2019, 10:58 AM
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OK so looking at more pictures on the web and looking at the wear pattern on the upper I believe the pin is just a stop for the upper section. Please correct me if i'm wrong.
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Old 01-16-2019, 11:35 AM
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OK so looking at more pictures on the web and looking at the wear pattern on the upper I believe the pin is just a stop for the upper section. Please correct me if i'm wrong.
Yes, you've got it right. It's just a height stop.

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Old 01-16-2019, 11:44 AM
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Yes, you've got it right. It's just a height stop.

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Thanks that gives me more confidence. I'm not crazy about Skylon only using 1 small cable. The doubled cable that the Fly High's use seems more sturdy.
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Old 01-16-2019, 12:39 PM
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It looks like you're missing the plastic webbing sleeve that goes on your pylon to protect it from getting scratched.
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Old 01-16-2019, 02:48 PM
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You can get the sleeve at McMaster- https://www.mcmaster.com/plastic-sleeves
Pretty sure I have a leftover piece at home. Color is red, and it fit the pylon of my 88. It's yours if you want it.
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Old 01-16-2019, 03:19 PM
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You can get the sleeve at McMaster- https://www.mcmaster.com/plastic-sleeves
Pretty sure I have a leftover piece at home. Color is red, and it fit the pylon of my 88. It's yours if you want it.
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Is it just to protect the pylon or does it also serve as a bushing for a tighter fit?
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Old 01-16-2019, 04:43 PM
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Bit of both but I wouldn't use it without or you'll scratch up your pylon.
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Old 01-16-2019, 04:56 PM
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Is it just to protect the pylon or does it also serve as a bushing for a tighter fit?
Gweaver, I will take it along with new switch panels for my 88 Prostar. Let me know how much you need. Thanks
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:14 PM
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Bit of both but I wouldn't use it without or you'll scratch up your pylon.
Yea I had one of these on my prostar and within one day it scratched the pylon that was flawless before
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