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01-02-2017 10:42 PM  5 months agoPost 21
tommytt1

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Thanks Revmix

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01-03-2017 02:47 PM  5 months agoPost 22
fastrc1

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I use red on pretty much everything except for bearings in sleeves. Yes red; but i've been in the game a while and know what "dosage" to use. Giving hardware the thread lock bath is a nope.

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01-03-2017 03:12 PM  5 months agoPost 23
RappyTappy

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I loctite all bolts, critical bolts I do a little more so it takes a tiny bit of controlled effort to take apart, usually takes a blow dryer on high heat and it softens the loctite to allow it to break free. Seen many a heli come down because of no loctite or lack of a proper amount. Rather it be a little work to take off on the bench than easy to take off in the air.

Some people definitely do go overboard for sure.

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01-03-2017 05:45 PM  5 months agoPost 24
Andy from Sandy

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If you know what you are doing with good fitting drivers then things usually go well.

Take the screws used to hold the frame together on the T-Rex 600 or 700, apply liberal amounts of Loctite to the screw such that it gets onto the shoulder and do up as tight as you can with a dodgy driver.

Now get them suckers out as experienced by the OP.

Even with no Loctite some of those frame screws seem to do themselves up tighter with the vibration of the airframe.

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01-03-2017 07:18 PM  5 months agoPost 25
RappyTappy

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I do agree on Trex frames. On my recent 470L tail block main frame bolts, Ive loosened them at least 4-5 times since to redo the tension on the belt and evertime I loosen them they have that pleasant solid "crack" sound upon the intial turn despite that I have only applied loctite once during the inital build.

I too obtained a used Trex 600LE back in 07'ish where I could not get the main frame bolts out due to the original owners liberal use of loctite.

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01-03-2017 10:40 PM  5 months agoPost 26
Jerry K

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Remember the theory, if a little is good a lot MUST be better.
Some actually go by it!!!

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01-11-2017 06:53 AM  5 months agoPost 27
helidevil

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I've been known to drench my hardware in red loctite. I learn this is too far when the screws "crack loose" multiple times while removing from the heli.

Only a smidge of blue on the first threads, though I will still hit every bolt for my peace of mind.

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