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11-29-2005 10:09 PM  12 years agoPost 21
saahbs

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L0stS0ul,

RC car shock oil is a pure synthetic oil. As long as you get the light (almost water thin) stuff, it will work.

Mike

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11-29-2005 10:43 PM  12 years agoPost 22
stealth916

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USE THE RC CAR SHOCK OIL!!

It is merely pure silicon oil (usually) - and it is EXACTLY what I use to lube plastics - including $1000 Jap airsoft pistols. Use it very, very sparingly.

It is EXACTLY what I used on my Esky BH head when I was building it - after I had worked smooth to my satisfaction before mounting.

I try to impregnate it into the plastic, without leaving any sheen or visible oil behind.

Also - almost anything you would find at home depot will be petroleum based - even if it says SILICON - and could cause the plastic to breakdown, swell, etc.

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11-30-2005 01:11 AM  12 years agoPost 23
L0stS0ul

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Hehe, I wish I would have known that when I was at the hobby shop lol. I thought the guy was on crack haha. Luckily I saw what you all said and Home Depot didn't have anything other than WD40 anyway. I'll head back to the hobbyshop tomorrow and get some of the shock oil.

Thanks so much for the help. If the thing doesn't work better after all of this nothing will

This is the first time I've seen anyone mention the shock oil for lubrication. That's good info to know.

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11-30-2005 06:43 PM  12 years agoPost 24
L0stS0ul

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Well I managed to find some Trinity 100% Pure Silicone Shock Oil 30wt. That was the lowest weight I could find. it looks like it flows pretty easily. Not thick at all.

So what is the best technique for applying this stuff? Is it best to use something like a Q-Tip or would something like a small paintbrush be better? I assume you would put it on both surfaces and then put the surfaces together after they have been lubed.

Hopefully I'll figure out what you mean by impregnate into the plastic. I'm sure it's one of those things that once you start applying it everything starts making sense heh.

Don't mean to ask so many questions. I'd rather be over inquisitive than screw something up.

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12-01-2005 01:54 AM  12 years agoPost 25
L0stS0ul

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I just want to say thank you so much to all of you. The Center hub and Rotor head was my problem. Without the tips on the RC Car Oil and helping me pinpoint the stickyness in the head I probably would have gone nuts.

I fired the heli up after getting the head rebuilt and it was smooth as silk in standard and idle up. I kept the pitch at 0 degrees with it in idle up at 50% throttle now. I used to give some extra pitch cause I flew the heli around in standard alot and liked having it light on the skids at half. Now I plan on using idle up constantly and standard is just the spool up for me now

Thank you again so much. The only issue I had was having to bore out the rotor head with the recommened drill bit. Out of the package the brand new rotor head would not slide on the new hub.

It's not showing images for some reason from exernal sites so here's a link to my post on RC Groups with my pictures of the repaired heli if you care.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...117#post4668823

Thanks again so much

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12-01-2005 02:19 AM  12 years agoPost 26
Cameron

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St. Johns, Florida

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Congratulations on fixing it, i was hoping you would get it fixed up so u could fly it again. I like the other canopy you have on it. I think it looks better. Where did u get it from?
Hope you have good luck flying it now

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12-01-2005 03:00 AM  12 years agoPost 27
L0stS0ul

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I got the canopy from Balsa Products.

http://www.balsapr.com/common/keywo...ductId=NESKV037

It does not fit completely on the Blade. It only uses the rear posts to hold the canopy on. I'm not conserned about it flying up though. Apparently the Blades gear is farther back than the latest CP2.

Thanks. It's great to see it flying again. It sounds SOOO much different now. With the Direct Drive tail and the smoothed out head it's completely different.

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12-01-2005 03:15 AM  12 years agoPost 28
stealth916

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Here's mine w'Esky canopy - fits awesome - and easier to get on and off. I don't have a problem fixing it to the front legs - but I am using a CP2 frame

click for expando

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12-01-2005 03:23 AM  12 years agoPost 29
stealth916

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Rocklin, CA

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here's a funky/different canopy @ tower - similar in shape to the old Honeybee CP.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXLAW5&P=7

And how long until we see these flyers in this forum:

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...?&I=LXLJH8&P=ML

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12-01-2005 04:15 AM  12 years agoPost 30
BikeNBoatN

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Santa Ana, CA USA

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Yes, I was quite surprised how sensitive these things are to the slightest amount of up/down binding of the rotor hub. It makes all the difference in yo-yoing up and down in the air.

Brent.

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