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03-29-2005 01:17 AM  13 years agoPost 1
killerg

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Unfortunatly my flying site is dirt area and my heli gets very dirty with dust and dirt. What is the best way to clean my heli? Is there any type of aerosol cleaner that i can use to get into the nooks and crannies that wont harm the plastic or servos and anything esle?

Thanks

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03-29-2005 01:21 AM  13 years agoPost 2
S76 Mech

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I use electrical contact cleaner, blasts it out of there and doesnt leave any residue, kinda pricey, but works good!

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03-29-2005 01:35 AM  13 years agoPost 3
mountaindr3wz

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how about wd40 i use t on my rc car and the dirt doesnt stick

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03-29-2005 01:46 AM  13 years agoPost 4
drmgcm

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I go with Electro 140 Contact Cleaner for hard to reach areas, i also use Rubbing alcohol as it evaporates, and i find that Acetone works very well without damaging the plastic. You can also use Windex which works very well indeed.

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03-29-2005 01:52 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Ted Toth

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Unfortunatly my flying site is dirt area and my heli gets very dirty with dust and dirt
Same here I use 70% Isopropyl rubbing alcohol straight in a pump
sprayer
BTW I have dirt and sand field I fly from my solution was to
get some carpet to fly off of at the end of the day
I roll it up since the carpet the heli stays clean
I now have some in the pits also
Its like flying in the living room but without the misses


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03-29-2005 02:04 AM  13 years agoPost 6
PaulH-MA

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Simple Green breaks down the oil and grease very well. A light coating of WD-40 keeps everything lubricated and repels water.

--Paul

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03-29-2005 02:10 AM  13 years agoPost 7
nojohnny101

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hey
using electrical contact cleaner here .....best stuff around....
then i wipe all the blades, fins, flybar, and paddles with windex...also the canopy and windshield

also use windex and paper towels for skids


Thanks
~Will~

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03-29-2005 02:46 AM  13 years agoPost 8
Ashdec87

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I use 409 to clean my heli...

works great.

ash

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03-29-2005 03:05 AM  13 years agoPost 9
BlakeMcBrayer

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I use denatured alcohol in a pump sprayer. It breaks up the fuel and oil well and then hit it with compressed air. I do try and keep it away from the electrinics. If they get oily, I spray it on a rag and rub them down.

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03-29-2005 03:20 AM  13 years agoPost 10
pcliftonjr

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Windex works for me.

Paul

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03-29-2005 05:43 AM  13 years agoPost 11
killerg

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Eastvale, California

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I used a combination of windex for the large areas and CRC electrical contact cleaner for all of the nooks and crannies. Came out clean.

Thanks for all of the input.

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03-29-2005 05:56 AM  13 years agoPost 12
PacketStorm

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Atlanta, GA - USA

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Denatured alcohol (The Home Depot) in a spray bottle with the nozzle set for "straight shot mode" works wonders. The oil just drips away. A final clean with Windex and she looks good as new.

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03-29-2005 04:22 PM  13 years agoPost 13
lightningrc

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I use my wifes Mr Muscle kitchen cleaner , it works very well , its not for the electrics but great on blades and canopy etc .

It also drives my wife mad .lol

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03-29-2005 05:33 PM  13 years agoPost 14
rjmdubois

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I use a "secret blend": 3/4 of 98% alchool and 1/4 of windex.

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03-29-2005 05:38 PM  13 years agoPost 15
helibird

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St. George, UT

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Rubbing alcohol. The carpet is a good idea too. I took it a step farther and cut a 4' dia circle out of plywood and then glued carpet to it. It's great you can roll it out to the field and keeps your heli clean. Also you don't have to worry about the carpet getting sucked up into the blades.

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03-29-2005 11:31 PM  13 years agoPost 16
Evil_Homer

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Cheap and simple baby wipes, work great for wiping off the muck!

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03-30-2005 12:03 AM  13 years agoPost 17
BlakeMcBrayer

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Georgetown, Ky

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There you go, baby wipes, heck of an idea! Better yet, dump a bottle of rubbing alcohol on the wipes first.

I just tried one of Kendra's wipes with alittle denatured alcohol on it too, works GREAT!

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03-30-2005 12:39 AM  13 years agoPost 18
Scooterpilot

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Southern, California

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Cleaning
Killerg,

I fly in the high desert and there's very, very fine sand here and I have the same problem you have.

I use compressed air and denatured alcohol to clean my models.

Regards,

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