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02-11-2006 10:14 PM  12 years agoPost 21
DR YEN

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deekoi515: If i use the same oil i use for my paintball gun is that okay?
I think the oil for a paintball gun will be adequate. The oil is 100% synthetic and is designed to be safe on plastics and rubber o-rings. It gives good lubrication for metal parts, just don't over oil the heli.


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02-11-2006 10:30 PM  12 years agoPost 22
Ozydego

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Just a note on oiling the bearings... not really needed as the bearings are sealed, so you are basically just oiling the cover. Now, the sliding brass bushings.. on the main shaft at the mixer levers swash and tail do need oiling... and I oil my belt because it just seems to make it spin smoother.. ie longer autos and spindown... I agree it should be used in moderation, and before I got the new steel ball ends.. I lubed my ball links... I never saw a difference one way or the other with those, so I stopped.. lube IS a good thing tho, not a bad thing like some think...

But Honey, I can't live with just stock.....

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02-12-2006 12:25 AM  12 years agoPost 23
martinic

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According to the BOCA FAQs, only rubber sealed or "Ultra" shield (metal shields with teflon seals) are permanently sealed and lubed. The stock bearings have metal shields and are not permanently lubed. "Shields" are not "seals". So, in general, metal "shielded" bearings (such as the stock Align bearings) do require oil or grease regularly and are not immune to dirt penetration.

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02-12-2006 12:34 AM  12 years agoPost 24
Jay Mowl

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If anyone is oiling there bearings then you are breaking down the grease that is allready in them. Technically you should remove the shield and regrease them. You can however remove the shields spray the gease out with contact cleaner and just use oil on them but you will have to oil them about every flight, however their will be less drag so you may get a little more head speed at the price of maintenance.

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02-12-2006 12:42 AM  12 years agoPost 25
martinic

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Sounds right Jay - the only ones we need to worry about are really the main shaft and tail shaft bearings as they're high speed. So - if you don't grease or oil them, you will have to replace them. If you clean and maintain them, they will last longer. If you replace them, use sealed bearings which do not require maintenance (but cost more). So the key is that the bearings must remain clean and free moving and your maintenance routine needs to include periodic bearing checks and oil/grease and/or replacement as required.

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02-12-2006 05:09 AM  12 years agoPost 26
Jay Mowl

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Yes! We used to remove the shields from the bearings of our touring cars, spray the grease out and just oil them about every run cuz this freed up the drive train quite a bit which is a good thing on a 4 wheel drive touring car. Keeping the carpet and foam shavings out of them was a pain in the butt however. Same goes for the heli at the expense of maintenance.

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02-14-2006 03:38 AM  12 years agoPost 27
Ozydego

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Hmmmm,, point taken... I guess I will start checking my covered bearings every now and then to see if I need to clean and re-grease them.... Thanks for the info, I thought they were sealed...

But Honey, I can't live with just stock.....

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