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06-07-2009 06:12 PM  8 years agoPost 1
FiSHman

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Thorne Bay, AK

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Anybody have any advice about routine maintenance? I fly a Belt CP but this is really more of a generalized question for proper heli care; what can be done to keep this thing running smooth?

What goes up must come down...and when it does it'll probably be expensive.

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06-07-2009 07:27 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Gyronut

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Really just check for notchy bearings, sloppy ball liks, frayed belts, damaged gears, cracked blades, bent mainshafts, bent spindals.

Should I keep going..??

Rick

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06-07-2009 07:56 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Heli Bob

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Really just check for notchy bearings, sloppy ball liks, frayed belts, damaged gears, cracked blades, bent mainshafts, bent spindals.
adding to that is battery cell check,esc,resevers,gyros hh locking good on all conditions,servo horns and nuts & bolt check fpr locktite were is need it.

Beam E4(md-500e),Gaui 200,T-Rex 500,E-flight MCX.

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06-07-2009 08:47 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Gregor99

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Beyond what has already been said, there may be some heli specfic items that need checking. For instance, the ball links on the blade grips for the T500 are notorious for coming loose, even with loctite. Its happened to me at least once and it also happened to another guy I fly with. I caught mine on bench in a preflight check.

A check I will periodically do is to grab both blades, and twist them against each other. Then reverse the twist. While you doeing this look up and down the head at every connection (ball/balllink/mounting screw). I've found a number of loose screws and ball links this way.

Revolectrix Beta Team

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06-07-2009 09:02 PM  8 years agoPost 5
FiSHman

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Thanks guys. How does one check servos, esc, and gyros? Do you need special equipment like servo testers?

What goes up must come down...and when it does it'll probably be expensive.

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