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04-02-2005 09:27 PM  13 years agoPost 1
barney0810

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Ive just assembled my first Raptor 30 and would like to know should I grease some items like the main shaft, drive gears and tail shaft or use some other form of lube.

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04-02-2005 09:32 PM  13 years agoPost 2
dave

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If you already have it together, then I would wait until the next disassembly takes place. I presently use tri-flow grease, but plasti-lube works also (used on firearms as a lube).

daveed

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04-02-2005 09:34 PM  13 years ago •• Post 3 ••
MattJen

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Hi Barney

welcome to hellies,you dont need to grease any of the bits you mentioned especially the gears, as it is belt driven.
you do need to add a couple of drops of tri flow oil the main shaft both above the swashplate and below it, ie switchon reciever and move throttle stick to full, and then add a couple of drops of oil, then bottm the stick and oil the top of the main shaft, the same again with the tail shaft, move the rudder to full left and oil and do the same again full right
i do after every flying session,

All The Best

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04-02-2005 09:38 PM  13 years agoPost 4
barney0810

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Thanks guys, I'll get some Tri flow oil.

Barney

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04-03-2005 01:28 AM  13 years agoPost 5
CBenslay

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Would 3 in 1 oil work for the main shaft? Also, do you need to oil the swash itself? I can't find triflow but I did find another spray lubricant that has teflon in it. Should I try it? I guess any lube is better than no lube!

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04-03-2005 03:21 AM  13 years agoPost 6
dave

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Go to Walmart and go to the sporting section. Over where the gun cleaning stuff is located. Look for Rem Oil (it has teflon in it). It will work just as good. If you have your heart set on Tri-flow oil, then most bicycle shops carry it. Also, Rick's carries it in their inventory.

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04-03-2005 08:28 AM  13 years agoPost 7
crowfly

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For a while, You'll spend so much time going up-down-up-down trying to learn to hover, you'll have oil dripping off of everything.

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04-04-2005 07:21 PM  13 years agoPost 8
CBenslay

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Thanks for the tip!

Chuck
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