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04-02-2005 05:41 PM  13 years agoPost 1
mcoccia

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Hi,

Anybody using this tool for thier Rappy. I ordered it to service my logo and Rappy. Just wondering what people's thoughts were.


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04-02-2005 06:06 PM  13 years agoPost 2
SPB

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Bought it three weeks ago. It's an awsome tool. I am now greasing all my bearings.


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04-02-2005 06:12 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Park_IT

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It's a great tool. Haven't greased my R50 yet, but I also run an RC monster truck. With all the water/dirt it gets into, it's great to be able to re-grease the shielded bearings (both rubber and metal). My only piece of advice is that you might want to warm the grease up somewhat to avoid putting undue stress on the races.

My rubber shields were popping off my car bearings when I was re-greasing them. Now I just heat the greaser's alu cylinder a bit with a hair dryer. Makes things much easier.

Indispensible tool.

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04-02-2005 06:24 PM  13 years agoPost 4
mcoccia

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Thanks folks!!!

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04-02-2005 08:37 PM  13 years agoPost 5
w.pasman

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Works great, first year I flew without greasing bearings in my raptor 50. After a year flying I had to replace some 20 bearings of the 50. This year i greased them and after a year flying only 5 or so had gone bad.
I use union 76 and no need to heat that up to get it in.

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04-02-2005 09:28 PM  13 years agoPost 6
Al Magaloff

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Yup, had mine since Pete came out with them.

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04-02-2005 09:47 PM  13 years agoPost 7
chuckhager

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Do any of you recommend re-greasing the brand new bearings that come in a new kit before you even use them for the first time?

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04-02-2005 09:50 PM  13 years agoPost 8
11290

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All of you must have stock in paper towel products.

Guess I don't use mine properly as it is the messiest thing I have ever used. Grease comes out everywhere and I really doubt if the bearing is getting any grease.

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04-02-2005 09:52 PM  13 years agoPost 9
Al Magaloff

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I always do. If you wait until they "need" grease, you'll be doing the new bearings you buy!

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04-02-2005 09:53 PM  13 years agoPost 10
chuckhager

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Makes logical sense Al. I should have thought of that. Thanks.

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04-02-2005 09:54 PM  13 years agoPost 11
Al Magaloff

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11, you learn to be neat, in time. Have you ever changed diapers?

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04-02-2005 09:55 PM  13 years agoPost 12
Al Magaloff

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Chuck, the high speed bearings are the ones to go first. The one in the clutch bell needs to be knocked out and done for sure! In four or five years of Raptors, I've never replaced a bearing that didn't get killed in a crash.

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04-03-2005 01:37 AM  13 years agoPost 13
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Al, I have but it's been awhile. Girls are 30 and 24 now.

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04-03-2005 05:34 PM  13 years agoPost 14
JGP54

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"The Greaser"
Don't know how I got along without it. Truely amazing tool that is very practical. If you fly heli's it won't take you long to pay for the tool by replacing bearings. You really see a difference when you shoot grease into a bearing that is needy. I did not want to spend the money when I first saw them, but after a few bearing failures I invested. Glad I did....

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04-03-2005 08:16 PM  13 years agoPost 15
ginge

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Hi Guys

Where did you get the greaser from ?. Any pictures of it


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04-03-2005 08:47 PM  13 years agoPost 16
lightningrc

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Yes what is this tool , do you need to remove the bearing as if thats the case I would rather carefully prise the dust cover off , some times I leave the covers off if there easy to get to and give them a squirt of oil once and a while instead.

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04-03-2005 08:59 PM  13 years agoPost 17
chuckhager

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04-03-2005 09:11 PM  13 years agoPost 18
Al Magaloff

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The "dust covers" are shields to keep the grease in. The Greaser is not a tool for the lazy, sorry.

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04-03-2005 09:20 PM  13 years agoPost 19
SPB

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I'll 2nd Al.
some times I leave the covers off if there easy to get to and give them a squirt of oil once and a while instead.
Doing that you are not helping your bearings at all. On the contrary you are helping them to tear apart faster. The oil attracts the dust. The dust finds the door open (no shields) and enters to meet the dust. This mixture is catastrofic for your bearings since it acts like sandpaper.

Also the oil is liquid and the Gs inside the bearing send the oil somewhere close to the end of our galaxy within the first seconds of their operation.

This is why the greasser does so good job cause it stucks the bearings with fresh clean grease and pushes all the old used grease out.


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04-03-2005 09:41 PM  13 years agoPost 20
lightningrc

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Sorry guys but Im not going to strip my heli down every now and again to grease the bearings , call me Lazy if you want I love to be insulted
Its a good idea if the bearings are out because of a repair , but if it is then new parts are normally needed , then I find it better to renew the bearing the same time, I locktite every thing well , so dont really want to take apart.
I must admit , I left my self open to critisim , leaving the sheilds off inside plastic carriers I some times do as I stuff the carrier with grease which then goes through straight into the bearings.
Works well inside tail gear boxes , but only leave the inner sheild off as like you said the dirt will get in.
Sorry to sound an idiot in the earlier post

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