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12-10-2004 08:59 PM  13 years agoPost 1
xv-townboy

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somebody was just asking what others use to keep things like pitch sliders and so forth working friction free..and my response was triflow oil..but then i remembered i had a real sticky slider on my hawksport, and seeing that i always buzz my own hair with electric clippers that i have here at home.i thought i would give the oil that i use on the blades of the clippers a try..and man i dont know whats in that stuff but i works excellent!! i use the wahl brand oil but i'm sure others would work too.i buy at london drugs..just thought i would share that tidbit with you good folks over here

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12-10-2004 09:01 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Doug

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could be whale oil

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12-10-2004 09:02 PM  13 years agoPost 3
xv-townboy

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hehe not to be confused with whale oil..

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12-10-2004 09:06 PM  13 years agoPost 4
eSmith

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I make sure to keep my tail slider and mainshaft clean and dry, I may oil it after a day of flying from time to time but I ALWAYS wipe off the oil right away.

Oil builds a sticky flim. Sure, it won't make your shaft stick, but it will pick up dust and dirt like a magnet. Dust and dirt mixed with oil is just like liquid sandpaper. you will wear the shafts and create slop by oiling these areas.

Adding Triflow or the oil you mention is ok for lifting dirt when you wipe it afterwards, (q-tips are great) kind of think of it as a cleaning solution and make sure you wipe it all up afterwards.

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12-10-2004 09:26 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Spitfire_mk5

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Boeing T9, its a liquid that drys to a waxy coating -- works a treat. Put some one when its built and every 50 - 100 flights later it gets cleaned and some new stuff put on.

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12-10-2004 09:30 PM  13 years agoPost 6
eSmith

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Never heard of that stuff Dave, how long have you been using it? Where does a guy get some?

-eSmith.

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12-10-2004 09:34 PM  13 years agoPost 7
Spitfire_mk5

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been using it for about 2 years. Its from bike shops for lubing chains ect that you want to keep dirt off.
Can't remeber the brand name on the front but its licensed from boeing if you read the fine print.

Its orriginally designed to lube aircraft control cables.

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12-10-2004 09:37 PM  13 years agoPost 8
eSmith

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Cool, I'm going to hit a bike shop and see what I can find.

-eSmith.


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12-10-2004 09:38 PM  13 years agoPost 9
eSmith

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Sorry, should that read saskatoononions? Or just Shaggers?

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12-11-2004 12:11 AM  13 years agoPost 10
steve69

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I dont use oil for lubrication in these places, what I use is graphite powder.
It can be purchased from local locksmiths/hardware stores for a tiny cost, like about £1.30 here in the UK, comes in a duster bottle so it kind of gets sprayed on.
Nothing sticks to it, lasts for ages and can be re-applied in seconds.


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12-11-2004 12:36 AM  13 years agoPost 11
zagidave

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i just use ky jelly for lubrication

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12-11-2004 01:48 AM  13 years agoPost 12
Sweatum

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Your wife will ask questions!!! Why you have the ky jelly

It's hard to hit the auto s/w

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12-11-2004 02:52 AM  13 years agoPost 13
vinrx7

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I think where you fly makes a difference in leaving it on or taking it off. I always use tri-flow and leave it on. I use red devil grease for the swash. I do clean everything off and re apply every now and then. I never had any dirt stick to the main where i apply tri-flow. It does not attract dirt and dust.

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12-11-2004 02:59 AM  13 years agoPost 14
z11355

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Its from bike shops for lubing chains
I believe you're referring to 'White Lightning' Lubricant.

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12-11-2004 03:02 AM  13 years agoPost 15
YSRRider

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dirt can still build up inside the slider, a quick squirt of fast drying brake cleaner (BRAKLEEN) will clean that up nicely, B sure to spray it AWAY from the tail bearings. Then re apply oil before next flight!

I use BRAKLEEN because its seems to be the same as HONDA brand brake/parts cleaner and it works far better than any other, HONDA stuff is about $6.00 a can, BRAKLEEN is $2.50-$3.00

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12-11-2004 03:41 AM  13 years agoPost 16
Salty

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YSRrider...sounds like a good idea...gonna have to try that you use it just for the bearings though right? I'm using the alcohol in a spray bottle method right now....how is it with the plastic and embrittlement issues?

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12-11-2004 08:07 AM  13 years agoPost 17
Crusty

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finish line dry lube for bikes...the waxy stuff with kryton

I am dsylexia of borg..resistance is fruity...your arse will be laminated

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12-11-2004 09:03 AM  13 years agoPost 18
YSRRider

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I dont spray it on the bearing unless im cleaning them, it will get the grime off very well but wont clean the inside of a bearing, best way for that is still "THE GREASER"

what i was saying, for the tail slider, DONT spray towards the tail case bearings, you will wash the dirt into the bearings and disolve the grease that is inside the bearings, try to spray away from them.


cant say that it does or doesnt make the plastic brittle, i spray the oil off the landing gear, most gear are nylon and i've never had a problem with that. i have shot small areas of the frame but dont like to because of the electronics, for the frames i spray windex on a paper towel and just wipe it down. you will never get it spotless unless you take it completely apart.

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12-11-2004 09:34 AM  13 years agoPost 19
swshshplt

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hey , i think boeing invented there own
grease a long while back because nothing was up to the standards,
so it might be just "boeing t9" lube
any how
hair clipper oil is a pretty darn light oil made to give a whole lotta freedom in the metal parts , the only problem is it doesn't last long on the bearings or sliders like grease would ,
i think it would be ok to use if you re-applied it every few flights
depending on your style?
i'll stick to the triflow man , anything with teflon in it works good for me

BTW ,,, anyone ever heard of using auto transmision fluid in the autorotation hub??? i've used it , i just don't know if its good to do or not?

it says , grease here, huh..... go figure...air is supa-neeto!!!!

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