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04-03-2005 09:54 PM  13 years agoPost 21
SPB

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Nobody said you have to strip you rheli down to grease the bearings.

We are not doing that either. When we have to rebuild a heli after a crash or when we are installing a new bearing because the old one failed we are using the greaser to stuck them with grease. Even new bearings many times are coming from the factory w/out enough grease and they are failing within the first flights.

Trust me we are spending much less time to use the greaser and grease our bearings than what you need to remove the shield and at the bottom line you are doing nothing more than cause faster tear in your bearings as I told you earlier.


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04-03-2005 11:42 PM  13 years agoPost 22
mcoccia

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Folks,

I got my greaser yesterday from Rick's Great service. Well I did a couple of the bearings and works like a champ but I do not fell like striping the whole heli down to get every bearing, so tell me what are the most important bearings to grease or should just strip and start over?

I Greased all the bearings from the swash on up. My thinkning tells me the Clutch bearings should be done along with the tail bearings. What you guys think?


Thanks again
Mark

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04-03-2005 11:45 PM  13 years agoPost 23
Al Magaloff

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Mark, all the high speed bearings, Tail rotor, mainshaft, clutch bell. Lucky, I agree completely with Sotiris, you're not doing anything to improve the bearing's life. If anything, as he says, you're aiding in their demise. Look at an Xcell tail trans , in your illustration. Packed with grease, and shields removed from bearings, grease is everwhere, except in the bearings.

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04-03-2005 11:48 PM  13 years agoPost 24
mcoccia

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Oh am I missing something here?? I should not be doing this. I will look at his post, sorry I just jumped to give a update since I started the thread. I am confused again

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04-03-2005 11:53 PM  13 years agoPost 25
mcoccia

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Hi,

I read the thread but I am confused! We are supposed be doing this correct?? My comprension of his post says to do it then I see something there about removing the shields, Why would you remove the shields?

Sorry guys I don't mean to sound stupid but I would think greasing all the bearings is a definite need correct?


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Mark

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04-03-2005 11:57 PM  13 years agoPost 26
mcoccia

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Nevermind!!! I re-read and understand now what was being said. I am expecting a new little one within a couple weeks and I am nervous with everything I have been doing EXCEPT Flying (KEEPS ME CALM)


Sorry
Mark

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04-04-2005 12:22 AM  13 years agoPost 27
Al Magaloff

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Congrats bud!

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04-04-2005 03:00 AM  13 years agoPost 28
mcoccia

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Thanks AL.

Well I tore the whole heli down and I am almost done with the bearings just the tail left. I will do that tomrrow since it will be too windy to fly anyway.

Some of the bearings I had were a little gritty already with only 2-1/2 gallons on them. I am glad I purchased the Greaser and took the time tonight to go over everything.


Mark

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