Can G1 seeker rubber nosecones be removed?

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  1. Mark94

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    I have the need to replace one of my seekers nosecones. Can I remove the good one from the donor safely?

    Any advice and guidance is appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Mark
     
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    Yes, you can. :) 

    Believe it or not, the rubber tip is a lot more durable than you might think. The nosecone of the jet ends in a knoblike attachment over which the pointed rubber tip is pulled. I wouldn't go violently yanking on it, but just carefully pull up one edge until it pops off.
     
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    Thank you sir!

    It was a pain to peel them off but they have been switched.

    Thanks!
     
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    It comes off easily enough. I had to take one off an old beat up Dirge I had to replace one on a Thrust I bought off of ebay that was in great condition except for a chewed up nosecone. Just be gentle with it and you should be fine.
     
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    No problem. :) 

    One quick addendum: if memory serves, the rubber tip only fits properly in one orientation. You might have to rotate it around once you get it over your transplant patient's nosecone to make it "look right".
     
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    Yup, the rubber cone has a little square piece that lines up with a channel in the plastic knob on the end of the seeker.

    You just have to line up that square with the channel and it sits correctly.

    Thanks again!
     
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