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12-23-2008 03:15 AM  8 years agoPost 1
CUJO

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So I'm reading Ray's Heli guide and what seems to be a couple of hundred dollars in tools later, what ones do I really need and wich ones are over redundant?

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12-23-2008 03:29 AM  8 years agoPost 2
MagicFingers

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I personally use a 5 lb. tack hammer and a 12" adjustable on
most everything. I never saw them in the recomended tool list.

You really need the tools, or you can't set it up right.
I take my flight box, and a tool case, with me to the field.
If I need it, I have it there, I don't go home to fix it or adjust it.
Bill

Each one, teach one

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12-23-2008 04:41 AM  8 years agoPost 3
CUJO

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How about "The Greaser?"

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12-23-2008 04:55 AM  8 years agoPost 4
what_the_helli

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You'll want it at some point. Especially when you have a bearing that just bearly has a notchy feel, a lot of times you can repack them and they'll be "ok" for a while longer (read till next crash) Vibrations can be a pain to track down at times and replacing or repacking bearings is sometimes required.

check out this thread, remember this is ONLY what they take to the field, so you can imagine what the real shop looks like

http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/...light=field+box

I put the fun in dysFUNctional :)
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12-23-2008 09:12 AM  8 years agoPost 5
JetFire

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The Golden STATE

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what ones do I really need and wich ones are over redundant?
Never read Rays guide, but as far as helis in general IMO.. the following:


Trex700N Pro
DX8-2.4
Spartan/BL9088

-The ONLY way you fail is when you quit.-

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12-24-2008 12:49 AM  8 years agoPost 6
dave75d

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Jacksonville, FL

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buy em all. you know you want too. at least thats what i thought. hundreds of dollars later, i'm still happy.

ten grand in helis and all i can do is hover

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12-24-2008 01:28 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Heli0228

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tools

Here are some MUST have tools. You will use them all the time.
1. Sears ignition wrench (Small) Model# 42339 $19.99

2. Screw drivers phylips japanese(heliproz # 888101) $19.99

3. Ball link pliers (heliproz#803115) $17.99

4. Glow plug wrench (heliproz#805425) $8.99

5. Hex key set metric (heliproz# 104399) $3.99

6. Ball end hex wrench set metric(heliproz#803880) $28.99

These are tools that will make the core of the tools to buils helis and you can buy more if you like. I think you can NEVER have enough tools so get what you want, but buy good quality tools, I think the heliproz tools I listed are the best I have seen. Go to
http://www.heliproz.com and look at all the tools.

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12-24-2008 02:27 AM  8 years agoPost 8
CUJO

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So does anyone use the "Dial Indicator" suggested to check shaft straightness?

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12-24-2008 03:43 AM  8 years agoPost 9
RaptorBee

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No - roll it on a flat table, save your money for fuel/batteries.

T-Rex 550E Flybar
T-Rex 450SE
E325 Mini Titan

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12-24-2008 04:22 AM  8 years agoPost 10
CUJO

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Ya, I have a plane of glass that I'll use and take the dial back. I can spend that money on a good starter and shaft.

Does anyone use the True-spin? I saw the technique with the glasses so I'm not too worried about getting a blade balance.

How anal is getting a chord balance scale? That I have to say is going too far. LOL

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12-24-2008 04:47 AM  8 years agoPost 11
Gregor99

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Western Wa

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How about "The Greaser?"
I have and love it. Apart from the essential tools (pitch gauge, hex wrenches, mulitmeter, ett), I tend to only buy tools to solve problems. With the greaser, it all started when I had a higher then normal rate of bearing failures.

It all came to a head one day when I put some Triflow on a motor that 300 flights on it. The Triflow was the first lube ever to be appled to that motor. 10 flights later, a bearing goes. I searched and eventually found the FAQ on the greaser's web page. The triflow washes out the factory grease and most likely carried some dirt in with it.

I tried to fabricate something because the cost was hard to swallow. After I found out its harder than it looks, I went ahead and got one. It works well and is easy to use. It stores grease inside so you are always ready to go. It is the right tool for the job. The best part, I've had no bearing failure since I've started using it.

Revolectrix Beta Team

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