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01-26-2007 09:13 PM  10 years agoPost 1
u.k. sailor

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Any one know if TRIFLOW oil is a good choice to lubricate the sprag bearing please, as it will tend to run out

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01-26-2007 09:15 PM  10 years agoPost 2
tris_heli

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Hi ya,

As per my Raptor 90 auto unit experence, ive always used Automatic transmission fluid in my synery, rather than triflow..

So far its been great with no problems

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Tris

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01-26-2007 09:22 PM  10 years agoPost 3
j5coat

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I second that

Trex 700, Trex 600n

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01-27-2007 02:03 AM  10 years agoPost 4
hansking12

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triflow works well for me

not the same type of bearing as in a raptor. these units are really overkill for this application. . .

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01-27-2007 02:24 AM  10 years agoPost 5
bobc1

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I have been using TriFlow. An inspection after 120 tanks revealed absolutely zero wear.

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01-27-2007 04:23 AM  10 years agoPost 6
inkspot1967

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i used triflow also in mine no problems at all

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01-27-2007 06:39 AM  10 years agoPost 7
sharam

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Triflow in three birds - no problems and well over hundreds of flights.

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01-27-2007 07:15 AM  10 years agoPost 8
u.k. sailor

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thanks for all the replies, I have spoken to an engineering friend and he also said it is a very different bearing to the one that can lock up in the Raptors and it could be run dry, and not lock up.
I wonder though whether it would run freer with the suggested automatic transmission fluid and so give better auto performance?
anyone able to pass comment please?

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01-27-2007 07:54 AM  10 years agoPost 9
hansking12

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the manual calls for oil

i wouldn't run it dry. what sort of engineering degree does this friend of yours hold? it runs noticably freer with triflow compared to completely dry. if i'm not mistaken, auto trans fluid may be of higher viscosity, generally speaking, thereby inducing more drag.

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01-27-2007 08:25 AM  10 years agoPost 10
u.k. sailor

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Hi Hansking 12, my friend does know his stuff, and wasn't recomending no oil but was trying to make a point for me, he thought triflow would be fine but did comment atf was also frquently used with this sort of bearing.
My question regards the ATF was really so I used which would make it run with the least friction and I did wonder whether as you say the higher viscosity would drag or ease things.
I ask the question to save cleaning the Triflow out and putting ATF in only to find it was no better, looks like the triflow stays

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01-27-2007 09:06 AM  10 years agoPost 11
RockDoc

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I use thin bicycle chain oil on my one way bearings and they run smooth as silk.

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