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08-08-2007 05:47 AM  10 years agoPost 21
OICU812

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Again,,,, there is no need for lube on the belt of this heli.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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08-08-2007 01:20 PM  10 years agoPost 22
Boidman (RIP)

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08-08-2007 02:35 PM  10 years agoPost 23
helimatt

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Boidman,
Science and data win out over opinions and theories. Thanks for the helpful inputs!

By the way, can you give more details about the tissue or thin plastic to demonstrate the static?

Never, ever, ever, ever give up.

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08-08-2007 02:36 PM  10 years agoPost 24
kingair

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There many not be any need but if you want a noticably freer spinning head use silicon. There's no downside to using lube only an upside so why not. It can't be denied that many people feel their short lived belt problems were solved with silcon spray. I've been using silicon since I started with the 450 and I get many hundreds of flights on stock align belts.

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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08-08-2007 03:28 PM  10 years agoPost 25
TRex888

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Luck has a lot to play in the life of the belt, but a simple test 3-5 spins without silicon spray, 7-11 spins with. Must be something in it

Didn't want to curse myself by adding to this thread, but I'm sure it will help others to decide wether they will give it a go.

Current belt started life as a bad belt with a few filaments of thread sticking out. CA it down overnight, sprayed it with silicon spray and it's gone on for 300-400 flights with several crashes.

Hope I'e not jinxed it now.

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08-08-2007 11:22 PM  10 years agoPost 26
TomRex

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Melt it off with a match, Kevlar melts easy. I've seen the fray on friends heli, I'll take a Bic at the tail box while turning the tail rotor exposing the fray'd belt edges to the flame then grease it up for longevity and no static cling.

Ignorance is the absence of facts.Stupid is lacking the intellectual capacity to comprehend the fact

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08-08-2007 11:50 PM  10 years agoPost 27
turboomni

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Well I guess if you don't use lube and fray and break belts either loosen or tighten the belt or use a lube. If you have no problems either way keep doing what your doing!

Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them

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08-09-2007 02:44 AM  10 years agoPost 28
trevortraffic

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Are you spraying the toothed side or just the smooth side of the belt?

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