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10-13-2005 11:12 PM  13 years agoPost 1
TZack

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What is your recommendation for weekly maintenance on the millen2?
Last week on the field, just before taking off, I noticed that one of the aileron link bolls are almost screwed out...

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10-14-2005 02:30 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Sparkhead

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Make sure you have used loctite on the metal to metal parts. If this happened I'd be doing that before flying it again.


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10-14-2005 11:20 AM  13 years agoPost 3
rappy112

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Robbe machine for the most part are 0 maintenance machines, it is all in the way you build them..I do very little maintenance on my machines, I have owned different machines over the years and the Robbe's I have found to be the best for very little maintenance.


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10-14-2005 07:46 PM  13 years agoPost 4
Barney

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I'll second that..If built properly they are very low maintenance...almost boring!!!

BUT... You must always do a basic check regardless of what make/type model you fly ..as you have already found, it saved you a crash or worse still.

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10-17-2005 10:14 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Smooth3D

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Barney,

That's very Funny :-)) '.. very low maintenance.. Almost Boring !!" LOL .. LOL

But its good to know that Millie is a solid machine, if built properly .. :-))

I'm building the 90-SE .. can wait to get it in the air.

Cheers !!

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10-18-2005 09:25 AM  13 years agoPost 6
Barney

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I'm sure you will enjoy it...I've never had any screws work loose..I used a tiny amount of suprglue where the scews go into the plastic etc &..screw friendly loctite on the metal to metal ones..just take a bit of care lining up the clutch, motor etc

I was told to use THREADLOCK on very good authority (the red stuff) between the main drive pinion (on top of clutch) to the bearing to eliminate any problems with the pinion spinning in inside it.. which I did..it does mean heat would be required to disassemble. DO NOT USE ELSEWHERE

NOTE this is the only place on any heli I know of where red loctite should be used...as I said it needs heat to shift it at a later date but is easy to remove the whole assy should it ever need to be dismantled.

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10-18-2005 10:05 PM  13 years agoPost 7
Smooth3D

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This is a good thing !!
I am very excited about getting the Millie SE in the air and feel what its really like.

What length start shaft do you guys use so to reach down through the bearing block and to the engine.

maybe the thing to do is to change this setup to the Millie-1 starting system - Any experience with the older start system on the 90 size machine.

thanks.

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10-19-2005 08:51 AM  13 years agoPost 8
Sparkhead

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I use the genuine Robbe one because its nice and strong. Great quality as well.

http://data.robbe-online.net/robbe_...001_1-S1387.jpg

Its part No. S1387. I just turn the shaft around because there isn't a ball on the opposite end. I think the starting adaptor on the heli lasts longer this way.


Mick.

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10-19-2005 09:45 AM  13 years agoPost 9
Dr Lodge

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I use the same shaft and Robbe starter - and you HAVE to turn the shaft around otherwise the pressed steel hex adaptor in the clutch won't grip. I've had my for years and its still working great. A buddy of mine broke his and the LHS told him they "don't last forever".

Go figure...

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10-19-2005 12:35 PM  13 years agoPost 10
Barney

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Beware ..."The poor man pays twice"..

forget the rest buy & the best...Robbe start shaft S1387.. ..German engineering.. I got mine from http://www.ercmarket.com/

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10-20-2005 11:03 AM  13 years agoPost 11
Smooth3D

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Thank you very much for the Robbe Link and the part numbers.

The Robbe shaft does not seem to have a oneway bearing. I can't tell how long of a shaft is it. Seems as if one will need quite a long shaft to reach down through the bearing block to connect to the motor. From what I can imagine, during process of starting the motor, this would leave the starter's cup real close to the grips / head assembly. No room to flex/angle the shaft away from the head while running the starter... any problems with this?

Based on above concern, I was wondering if the Millie-I start shaft coupling maybe an alternate solution. Any thoughts on this? with the Millie-1 setup, no need to reach the start shaft down through the frame to reach the engine.

On my other machines, I have been using a start shaft ( It's Approx 20cm long) which has a oneway bearing. Do you guys think this may work on the millie as well?

Cheers!!

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10-20-2005 11:37 AM  13 years agoPost 12
Jarno

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The Robbe shaft does not seem to have a oneway bearing
I does. There actually is freewheel inside the S1387.

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10-20-2005 12:19 PM  13 years agoPost 13
Barney

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The Robbe start shaft is pretty long at 28cm from top to bottom, (including the one way bearing housing..) The housing is also tapered so it fits no problem...It can be used on any of the Robbe range of Heli's ...including Millie 2 etc as I have

As it is NOT ball-ended it prevents the start cone wearing prematurely & the shaft also lasts a lot longer than any other I have used..

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10-20-2005 01:20 PM  13 years agoPost 14
Dr Lodge

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As it is NOT ball-ended it prevents the start cone wearing prematurely & the shaft also lasts a lot longer than any other I have used..
er...it is ball ended, on one end at least.

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10-20-2005 02:22 PM  13 years agoPost 15
Pelos

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I have one too, has one-way bearing and it's NOT ball-ended; maybe there are two different models.

Is there a life outside the sim?

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10-20-2005 03:54 PM  13 years agoPost 16
u.k. sailor

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i bought two robbe start assemblies knowing from past experience that they would wear out like my KS etc, after a lot of hard starting the second one is still in the packet unused!
mine does have a ball end but was turned around so as to use the plain end. like this it will last almost indefinately. however if you use a ball end both the ball and the adaptor can wear out quickly, possibly even from one bad start, and yes i speak from experience

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10-20-2005 04:01 PM  13 years agoPost 17
Dr Lodge

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I have one too, has one-way bearing and it's NOT ball-ended; maybe there are two different models.
The shaft has two ends, have you taken it out and looked?

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10-20-2005 06:06 PM  13 years agoPost 18
Futurac

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Start Shaft
Robbe start shaft S1387 comes without the Ball head
the Ball head was destroying the start adaptor S4651, and the new version is perfectly fit without making any damage

Alex (Formerly Known as RCMarket )

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10-20-2005 08:56 PM  13 years agoPost 19
Dr Lodge

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Are we talking about the same thing ie the round "ball" at one end of the start shaft? If so, how can the ball on one end be a problem when the obvious and simple solution is just to take the shaft out, swap it round and reinsert with the ball end first?

Supplying without the ball end at all means you no longer have the option of using that end with other helis where its an advantage due to having a slight angle to the hex start adaptor.

Or am I being dumb?

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10-20-2005 09:28 PM  13 years agoPost 20
u.k. sailor

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not dumb but spot on in my opinion

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