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HelicopterAudacity Models P6 Pantera - Tiger 50 › yet another nitro newbie question- receiver/ battery foam rubber.
03-07-2006 05:12 PM  11 years agoPost 1
willard

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Hey guys,

sorry for all the questions.

But heres another one: what thickness foam is best for wrapping up the battery and receiver in? My LHS has 1/4 and 1/2 inch foam and foam rubber sheets.

Im guessing the more protection the better so I was going to get foam rubber over foam. I almost got 1/2 inch last time I was there but thought it may be to bulky to manipulate that well.

Also, any recomendations for grease to use on the thrust bearings in the tail and head per the most recent addendum? something plastic safe I guess?

Thanks

Will

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03-07-2006 05:14 PM  11 years agoPost 2
willard

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the reason I ask about the grease, is the amount of different greases they have in the rc car section is minboggling. and most of them arent cheap

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03-07-2006 06:36 PM  11 years agoPost 3
willard

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also, any recomendations on the type of epoxy to use for the blade roots and the fillets around the canopy mounts?

thanks!

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03-07-2006 06:42 PM  11 years agoPost 4
Learn to Fly

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Aero poxy seems to be the choice of many.

The thicker the foam the better IMO, more protection. Add some velcro straps and VIOLA!!!

Tri-Flo on your bearings should be fine.

Jeff


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03-07-2006 07:07 PM  11 years agoPost 5
willard

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Thanks Jeff,

was just wondering if the battery and receiver wrapped in 1/2 inch foam would fit under the canopy?

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03-08-2006 12:59 AM  11 years agoPost 6
alcastan

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Yes Willard 1/2" should be enough and it will fit the canopy without problems,

Alejandro,

Momma used to say, life's like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get!

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03-08-2006 01:17 AM  11 years agoPost 7
perfesser zero

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coffin box...

I've made a coffin box out of a project kit box from Radio Slap. I put that memory foam inside and then put the Rx in it. Cut holes for the leads and the antenna. Works great. Mack truck will have to run over it to break the box. I've got that sitting on top of foam on the radio tray and strapped down with Velcro straps. I found some Velcro in roll form and it holds like glue. Get it stuck together for about 4 inches and you can't pull this stuff apart. It's the real fine stuff, not the big hook and loop type. Lowe's and Home Depot have it. I've used it to hold everything on the front end down. Pics are coming next week on the Tiger. Have to wait till Monday to post them.

Later...

Tiger 50 - OS 50SX-H
Hawk Sport - OS 37SZ-H
Raptor 30 - OS 37SZ-H
JR 10X/R950S

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03-08-2006 02:11 AM  11 years agoPost 8
jvanscoyk

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Tri-Flo grease and oil works great.

I got mine at a local bicycle shop.


Jim

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03-08-2006 02:18 AM  11 years agoPost 9
alvinrc

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Glue for the recomended reinforcement of Toger canopy mounting post.
JB Weld two part epoxy would work well. For something like this, I like the 24 hour cure time type.

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03-13-2006 01:05 AM  11 years agoPost 10
BrandFBoys

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I usually go for the 1/4" foam, as if a heli has enough room in the canopy, I would definatly recomend double wrapping it, otherwise, a single wrap of 1/4" is sufficiant.

As far as the grease for the thrust bearings, 17 years ago when I got into this hobby, I bought a small tub of wheel bearing grease from my local auto parts store,(very cheap) and my now x-wife (partially because of helicpters) is a RN, she brought me home syranges without the needle's. I simplt fill the syranges with grease and use them as an applicator to put the grease into the thrust bearings cup.

It works great and I still have after 17 years more than half the tub left.

Try it, it works.

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03-13-2006 01:07 AM  11 years agoPost 11
BrandFBoys

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The wheel bearing grease is also nice and heavy and does'ent fly out of the bearing's due to the high cyntrifical force very easily as, tri-flow or other thinner greases do.

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