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HelicopterThunder TigerOther › How to Remove Gyro...won't come off!!!
12-11-2004 05:19 AM  13 years agoPost 1
nojohnny101

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hey
if you guys could just give me some quick responses on this one....
i know it might sound dumb but here....i am trying to replace one of the mounting posts on my raptor 30v2 and the gyro is in that little platform ya know....right where the mounting posts are
well i can't get the gryo to let go of that double sticky stuff...it just won't come off (GY401)...i don't wnat to damage it but i can't get my allan wrench in to be able to loosen the post so that is why i have to remove the gyro...how can i get it off...???
ANY SUGGESTIONS AT ALL ARE GREAT!

Let me know


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~Will~

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12-11-2004 05:32 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Tek

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Flat head or use some acetone to loosen it up.

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12-11-2004 05:40 AM  13 years agoPost 3
nojohnny101

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hey
thanks for the response....shoudl i pry between the sticky pad and the heli or the stickpad and the gyro....also what is acetone???

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~Will~

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12-11-2004 05:52 AM  13 years agoPost 4
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just pray some alcohol on and around the tape and wait about five minutes, itll virtually fall off on its own.alcohol just eats through gyro tape.

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12-11-2004 05:54 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Tek

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acetone=nail polish remover

Is it the stock tape on the gyro? It comes off real easy and prying slowly works.. or you can just stick a razor blade/hobby knife under it.

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12-11-2004 05:56 AM  13 years agoPost 6
nojohnny101

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hey
ok will try...if your still on in 15 min...i'll let ya know


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~Will~

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12-11-2004 05:57 AM  13 years agoPost 7
3Dflyer442

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Removing Sticky Tape

Hey Guys!

Another great method is to use some Goo Gone. It works great all the time!

Have a good day!

Justin Costilow

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12-11-2004 05:57 AM  13 years agoPost 8
cdrking

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I wouldn't use acetone within ten feet of the gyro. I know you could probably do it safely enough but no need for such a caustic approach.

Just use a little alcohol (70%) and a flat blade screwdriver (very thin blade). Start working the screw in underneath the gyro and spray some alcohol as you go too. Don't really pry on the gyro just try to loosen the sticky back foam. Take your time and it will work loose.

Jeff

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12-11-2004 06:22 AM  13 years agoPost 9
nojohnny101

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hey
thanks for the responses guys....MISSION SUCCESS!!!
you all contributed greatly...yea the remaining stuff that was left on the heli when i got it off just rubbed right off with your fingers (and i was trying to scrap it off)!
a flat head screw driver seemed to work...it had some exhaust residue around it so it was soft and came off easily...thanks again you guys are great!!!
and yes i am using the standard gyro tape they give ya...seems to work fine i don't know why people go out and buy new tape because the supplied one isn't good enough....don't get it????

Let me know

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~Will~

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12-11-2004 07:02 AM  13 years agoPost 10
TMoore

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and yes i am using the standard gyro tape they give ya...seems to work fine i don't know why people go out and buy new tape because the supplied one isn't good enough....don't get it????
How would you know?

TM

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12-11-2004 05:06 PM  13 years agoPost 11
nojohnny101

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hey
guys i have been flying for about 6 months now and have seen no problems....and if i would replace it with what???

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~Will~

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12-11-2004 05:23 PM  13 years agoPost 12
dragonlord

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your lucky m8

I couldent get mine to stay on

ended up super gluing vecro to the gyro and gyro tray on mine.

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12-11-2004 06:05 PM  13 years agoPost 13
TMoore

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Does this look like the stock gyro tape?

There's a few reasons that the stock tape is still in the box.

TM

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12-11-2004 06:16 PM  13 years agoPost 14
Tek

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nojohnny101,

Trust us the stock tape is bad news. Do a search and hear some of the horror stories.


Tmoore ,

Where did you buy that type of foam tape?

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12-11-2004 06:22 PM  13 years agoPost 15
TMoore

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It's 3M. I buy a 100' at a time from my local rep. Min Air and Rick's have it too.

TM

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12-11-2004 06:33 PM  13 years agoPost 16
Tek

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Thanks for the tip. My double layered car molding tape does not look as clean.

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12-11-2004 06:57 PM  13 years agoPost 17
nojohnny101

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hey
ok yea i heard something breifly on how it is bad...i guess i will get it...is it bad news to do velro....i have about 1' of that....but i'll look into it...thanks guys....
yea and tmore....no mine doesn't look like that thankfully

Let me know


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12-11-2004 11:40 PM  13 years agoPost 18
TMoore

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yea and tmore....no mine doesn't look like that thankfully
The first time your 401 quits because it got filled up with engine oil from the exhaust don't say I didn't warn you. You might need a drainplug on the case.

Under the hood is a lot better place for the gyro, plus it's stiffer and less vibration.

TM

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12-12-2004 04:47 PM  13 years agoPost 19
nojohnny101

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hey
now we're getting into a whole nother post!!!... i think i'm going to keep it in the back because that is what i chose...ok everyone you warned me thanks!!!
but can someone post a link or something expalining the problem if you use the stock tape....i was having a tail problem....don't know if the gyro was the cause ...what do you guys think???

Let me know


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~Will~

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12-12-2004 06:12 PM  13 years agoPost 20
Tek

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The front location is indeed a better place. I had my gyro glitching at high gain on my R70 until it was relocated to the front.

As for the stock tape it tends to come loose in flight.

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