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10-19-2009 06:50 PM  8 years agoPost 21
KC

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Another year round WA flyer...but I don't fly in the rain anymore

If you have to store a fuel heli up north, the best thing to do is take the motor apart and clean it dry, then store the heli at room temp.

Don't hang it on a hook and leave it there if you live north of the Mason Dixie.....its use it or lose it up here for motor bearings, the nitro is like a magnet for water.

an alternative is to hover the heli 2-3 times a month if you do not want to strip the motor.

Lipos...theyre real easy to store: I run my batteries to about 60-70% discharge each flight (i.e. I fly 3000-3300ma from a 5000ma battery)...at the end of the flight, if I will not be able to fly for awhile, I just leave them like that and keep them at room temps.

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10-20-2009 02:27 AM  8 years agoPost 22
billm

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Liberty Lake, WA

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Good call KC,
A bit of run out oil will help in the engine department. That way you don't have to pull the engine apart. Then again if your flying all year long...no problem. The nice thing up in our neck of the woods is the dew point is very low. Very little H2O gets into the fuel.
A few posts back somebody asked why the table is tilted. Yup, to keep the snow off of it. Yes we get lotsa snow. The cool thing is that all you have to do on the flight line is kick a bit of snow off for the chopper and go! The plume of snow durring punch out is cool!

My name is Billm. Cough, and I'm a Heli Holic

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