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I've never flown in the snow before, but tried it for the first time today.Taking off and landing naturally stirs up snow onto the heli, so what do I need to do after flying to prevent rust and corrosion?Normally I would use WD40 to repel water, but don't want to make a mess as I keep all my helis in my living room and don't want it dripping all over.
|12-14-2016 07:23 PM|
already had a shower so how about hairdryer
|12-14-2016 07:31 PM|
Dry the heli with a rag and wipe bolts/steel with a rag with wd40. Even if you don't cake it with snow usually gets pretty wet from condensation.
We made up some rules can we have your moneys now.
|12-14-2016 07:33 PM|
Surprise, AZ USA
Take it to the ocean and dunk it. Nah don't do that
HeliDirect Field Rep, Synergy N7 w/ OS 105, Torq Servos, Cyclone/ Rail blades
|12-14-2016 09:03 PM|
Next flight should be a nitro hovering over your electric bird. Fatten up the needles.
Enjoy things that money can buy IF you don't lose the things money can't buy.
|12-14-2016 09:20 PM|
...if you fly nitro, it's not an issue. Self lubing....that sounded dirty.-Mike
Team QuickUK Pilot
|12-14-2016 09:22 PM|
If your gonna play in the winter get some CorrosionX or similar to protect the electronics from water . <condensation>
spending time, paying attention
|12-15-2016 12:55 AM|
Id re lube all your bearings too.....
Fly Hard......Team Viagra
|12-15-2016 03:16 AM|
+1 for the corrosionX spray. Works really good for protecting your electronics from moisture.
Take off is optional, Landing is mandatory!
|12-16-2016 02:42 AM|
Holliston, MA - USA
We fly our gassers in the snow every year, never had a problem. Unless you are crashing it into a snowbank on purpose you shouldn't be getting lots of snow in the electronics.Just wipe down any surface water before you put them away. I would NOT spray oil into all the bearings as its only going to flush out the grease they are packed with from the factory.
|12-16-2016 04:19 PM|
I don't fly in the winter all that often any more
We fly our gassers in the snow every year, never had a problem. Unless you are crashing it into a snowbank on purpose you shouldn't be getting lots of snow in the electronics.
Just wipe down any surface water before you put them away. I would NOT spray oil into all the bearings as its only going to flush out the grease they are packed with from the factory.
|12-16-2016 08:39 PM|
Never use wd40, it breaks down Locktite.
Goblin! where have you been all my life?
|12-17-2016 11:59 PM|
blow the white powder off before bringing into somewhere warm where the white stuff will turn to water. A little castor oil or 80/90 on a brush onto all the steel nuts and bolts and a wipe off of the excess and it's almost the same as auto under coating.
|12-18-2016 01:23 AM|
you can fly in the snow if you want, but let me tell you what NOT to do,I for one will never fly over water again, because, the last time/and the only time I flew over the water there was no trouble, but the next day, and shortly into my first flight, my Tail Servo went dead and I crashed, the thing is, while at the lake my friend told me to fuel up a 2nd time and fly again, but I didn't, if I did my heli would have been lost forever
|12-18-2016 04:21 AM|
ya know, servos can be made water resistant by putting an o-ring between the horn and body with some vaseline on it to assist in movement and sealing. Also the servo body can be resistant with using some bicycle or motorcycle chain wax around the seams and/or paste wax rubbed into larger openings. There are spray on solutions that water proof circuit boards on electronics that can be bought at a lot of places.You have to go the extra step to be aware of water damage when flying in snow, only when the heli is taken in from cold to warm will the snow become water, distilled non the less so no worry of chlorine and harsh pipe and ground water chemicals and dirt like that in tap water.Only when water is trapped in electronics does it become a problem, compressed air can both blow it out and in so you have to be patient and store in a warm dry place after to dry things out.I've continued to fly a heli with caked on snow without a problem.snow's good for cooling off hot lipos too.
|12-18-2016 01:32 PM|
long beach calif
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Eau Claire WI
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