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01-26-2007 02:33 AM  10 years agoPost 1
P-51_D

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Butte, Montana

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how often should i over haul my raptor 50, what should i overhaul on it, and how often.

thanks,
Joe

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01-26-2007 02:43 AM  10 years agoPost 2
JAGNZ

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You'll most likely crash it before you need to 'overhaul' it. You will have to replace things like tail grip bearings etc. as needed but in general they are trouble free birds as long as you don't stack them. Of course you will still need to do the general maintenance and inspections on it that all helis require anyway.


Jason Greenwood

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01-26-2007 02:43 AM  10 years agoPost 3
JAGNZ

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BTW - I used 'The Greaser' on all the bearings as I built mine and they last much longer that way IMO.


Jason Greenwood

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01-26-2007 03:22 AM  10 years agoPost 4
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Pardon my ignorance , but what is 'the greaser'?

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01-26-2007 03:25 AM  10 years agoPost 5
JAGNZ

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The Greaser:
http://www.heliproz.com/prodinfo.asp?number=169165

It forces grease past even shielded bearings. The grease they come with is either non-existent or crap. You get good grease into them and they last a LOT longer and perform better because they run smoother.


Jason Greenwood

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01-26-2007 03:59 AM  10 years agoPost 6
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i have been flying it for a year and havent crashed it and i overhauled it once, but im not sure what to really replace, i like to know its not going to fly apart in midair

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01-26-2007 04:01 AM  10 years agoPost 7
JAGNZ

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A really good pre-flight will catch most things and a thorough bench inspection will almost always turn up anything that needs attention IMO. Just go fly.


Jason Greenwood

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01-26-2007 02:58 PM  10 years agoPost 8
jschenck

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La Vista, NE.

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here are some additional thoughts:

http://runryder.com/helicopter/t311471p1/

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01-26-2007 03:56 PM  10 years agoPost 9
BarracudaHockey

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Jacksonville FL

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Notchy bearings
Loose ball links.
Sinch up all frame and other screws.
Replace the clunk lines and inspect the tank and stopper for leaks.
Lube swash, tail pitch slider, regrease the dampeners.

Andy
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http://www.jaxrc.com

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01-27-2007 02:10 AM  10 years agoPost 10
P-51_D

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thanks for all the help

thanks
Joe

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