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01-25-2007 10:45 PM  10 years agoPost 1
Heavy_Iron

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I picked up 450SE with all electronics at the local store last night and only had one hour to inventory the parts. First thing that surprised me was that head and frames and 60% of the “kit” is factory built. This is my first heli of this size and I’m used to real kits and I have concerns about quality of the assembly. What is the general rule regarding factory pre-built components? Should it be completely disassembled and relocktited or should be left as is?

Oh, one more thing: What is the anaerobic blue and green stuff? Is this just regular blue and green locktite?

“anaerobic” sounds like a Botulism bacteria, should I mail it to my mother in law?

Thank you for your input!

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01-25-2007 10:54 PM  10 years agoPost 2
catfight

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heavy_iron,

Disassemble and relok-tite just as you suspect - who do you trust? You or them Ditch the Align liquids - use "regulation" Blue Loktite for metal to metal and skip the rest (you will probably get different opinions on this last part)

What goes up must come around

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01-25-2007 11:02 PM  10 years agoPost 3
UCGC

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I agree. That's what I did.

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01-26-2007 01:13 AM  10 years agoPost 4
marc8090

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Agreed, mine was built wrong and they missed some screws with the loctite. It's worth taking it apart and checking it. I too use regular loctite, not their stuff.

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01-26-2007 01:14 AM  10 years agoPost 5
VKGT

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The above mentioned is good advice. Take the time to make sure everything from the factory is properly built

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01-26-2007 02:07 AM  10 years agoPost 6
slider46

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Ocala Florida

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Do as posted above Trust no one. I bought a used ship and tore it apart before I flew it... It also gave me the opportunity to oil the bearings and check everything over while it's apart for binding and loose fiting things....

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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01-26-2007 02:52 AM  10 years agoPost 7
fastsc92

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anaerobic just refers to a glue that dries in the abstence of air. Loctite is just that.

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01-26-2007 03:09 AM  10 years agoPost 8
dday27

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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I agree with all the above, Go through the whole thing with american made loctite!

Raptor 50SE, Spektrum DX7

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01-26-2007 08:45 PM  10 years agoPost 9
Darren Lee

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When I was building mine, some of the pre-installed frame screws were in the wrong holes. Had to swap them to match the manual's illustrations.

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01-26-2007 09:46 PM  10 years agoPost 10
Heavy_Iron

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Thanks!

Tore the Head apart last night and put it back together. Found four loose/ undertorqued fasteners without locktite. I was too tired and went to bed after that. This weekend I should be able to finish this little thing completely incluring setup and canopy painting. This little thing should be interesting to fly after getting used to Bergen Gas EB. I’m even thinking to put training gear on it since Bergen is more stable then R-22 and I’ve been spoiled.

One more question: Manual shows to use green Align goo to glue in paddles to the flybar and I’m wondering if this is necessary? Blue goo is certainly equivalent to blue loktite since it’s used for metal to metal, but then what is green goo then? I have green loktite which is thick and is called a gap filler for securing bearings to shafts, but I’ve never heard it was ok to use on plastic

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01-26-2007 09:50 PM  10 years agoPost 11
Darren Lee

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Never used anything on paddles, never had one move by itself!

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