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12-20-2013 06:22 PM  3 years agoPost 41
McKrackin

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Why buy all the expensive grease then?
I don't know...Why?

I literally never use the word literally right.

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12-20-2013 08:29 PM  3 years agoPost 42
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And it will be because YOU steered it
Somebody was bound to

I'm proud of myself for resisting!

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12-20-2013 11:43 PM  3 years agoPost 43
4cyclic

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Special dielectric grease , maybe but I have not noticed any difference in flight with regular bearing grease vs. no grease. Connectors are not any warmer after a flight. We're talking about a minute coating here, not smothered in it. Whatever works for you.

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12-21-2013 02:08 AM  3 years agoPost 44
gcm2

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Well, I have tried a thin little coating (not a blob) of Vaseline in the female connectors and plug/unplugging from the chargers. It really helps.

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12-22-2013 01:38 AM  3 years agoPost 45
Chance

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Using C-clip pliers makes it really easy to unplug EC5s. No way would I use any grease on an electrical connector.

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12-22-2013 03:38 AM  3 years agoPost 46
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Greasing electrical connectors is a very common practice...greatly extends the life of contact points, especially in damp, dirty, or corrosive areas.

Chet

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12-22-2013 03:59 PM  3 years agoPost 47
1helimech

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You can also use "Di-electric" gease like for spark plug wires....

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12-22-2013 04:14 PM  3 years agoPost 48
RyanW

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Don't quote me on it, but I think it was IBM who came to the conclusion after extensive research that Vaseline was the best electrical "grease" for contacts. I remember reading a long article on different types of coatings/plating and different types of 'lubricants' to keep contacts in the best working order.

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12-22-2013 04:15 PM  3 years agoPost 49
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I would not use dielectric grease on connector contacts, it's made to insulate.

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12-22-2013 04:59 PM  3 years agoPost 50
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Dielectric grease insulates the flow of electricity to rubber, plastic, covers...etc...not from electrical contact to electrical contact.

Here's one of many places to read about it.
http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-dielectric-grease.htm

Chet

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12-22-2013 05:56 PM  3 years agoPost 51
rpat

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OK I am showing my age. I have used Vaseline for keeping the connections on your car battery protected from corrosion for years. I work part time for auto Zone and they sell this grease in little pouches for protecting the connections on the car battery. Vaseline is what it is, because it has no smell to it and it is the same consistency as the Vaseline.

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12-22-2013 06:06 PM  3 years agoPost 52
Heli 770

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NO-OX-ID

Is what I use, no smell. But, brown.
http://www.sanchem.com/aSpecialE.html

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12-22-2013 06:11 PM  3 years agoPost 53
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Vaseline is what it is, because it has no smell to it and it is the same consistency as the Vaseline.
Yep, I've used vaseline on battery terminals for 50 some years.

Chet

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12-22-2013 06:55 PM  3 years agoPost 54
rpat

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Were showing our age hippie.

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12-22-2013 09:36 PM  3 years agoPost 55
Ronald Thomas

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Old farts!!!

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12-22-2013 09:55 PM  3 years agoPost 56
HeliNutAndy

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Old farts have a special smell

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12-22-2013 10:00 PM  3 years agoPost 57
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Old farts!!!
You young whippersnappers are all alike!

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy Kwanzaa,
(whatever your preference).

Or just HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all of you guys!

Chet

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12-22-2013 10:25 PM  3 years agoPost 58
Blax1

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Be careful using metal circlip pliers that could bring a bright spark to your Christmas
Vaso all the way down here on EC3/5's
Merry Christmas Guys

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12-23-2013 11:27 AM  3 years agoPost 59
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Be careful using metal circlip pliers that could bring a bright spark to your Christmas
Good point...Thanks!

I believe I'll un-stick with the vasoline.

Chet

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12-23-2013 02:17 PM  3 years agoPost 60
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http://www.corrosionxproducts.com

warning...not for old farts unless they fly electrics

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