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10-05-2005 07:13 PM  12 years agoPost 1
jackheli

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On glow-powered helicopters this is not an issue, but with gassers there is not enough oil coming out from the exhaust to lubricate the shafts.

How many of you regularly put a drop of oil on the shafts in order to have the sliders running smoothly?

It's easy to find an excuse to do wrong. Hard is not to find an excuse to do right.

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10-05-2005 07:34 PM  12 years agoPost 2
SteveH

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I put oil on the mainshaft and tail rotor shaft before each flying session on glow machines.

The government cannot give you anything without first taking it from someone else.

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10-05-2005 07:37 PM  12 years agoPost 3
AceBird

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I am finding oil is spraying out from the mast bearings and dust and dirt is sticking to everything. I am more concerned about the abraisive dust.

My feeling is a dry lubricant is better for the mast sliders (graphite, silicone even a wax film.

Ace

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10-05-2005 07:57 PM  12 years agoPost 4
rob10000

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I have used a solid graphite film with great results.
It sprays on, and dries out, leaving a thin, graphite film behind. It's dry, and doesn't attract grit. It's commenly known as a solid film lubricant.

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10-07-2005 03:40 AM  12 years agoPost 5
Ts8103

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I use a drop or two of oil on each at the start of each flying day.
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10-07-2005 03:58 AM  12 years agoPost 6
rbort

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Only when needed

I only lubricate when I think its needed. Certainly not every flight, and in general if I'm working on the heli and feel like the slider is not as smooth as it should be then I add a drop of oil on it. If I had to guess probably every 25 flights on average.

For the record, never had a main shaft or tail shaft wear out prematurely because it wasn't lubricated enough...

-=>Raja.

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Spectra 27 3DMax, 3200 flts
Whiplash V1 Hanson 300, 1430 flts
Whiplash V2 Hanson 300, 196 flts

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10-07-2005 04:01 AM  12 years agoPost 7
DaOne

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I put a drop of triflow on the shafts when needed.... not very offen.

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10-07-2005 04:22 AM  12 years agoPost 8
GREYEAGLE

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powdered graphite,& moly disulfide, syn teflon lube from permatex in box, douch with triflow and wipe down, switching to Chevron Polyrex EM in box, and bearing re-pack pm.

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