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02-12-2006 12:54 PM  12 years agoPost 1
Strife

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Portland, OR

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Hey all, just got an EVO .50 and have it all put together for the most part. I have some time before I have enough cash to buy a good radio and gyro/tail servo, so I've just been reading RR and taking pictures of the new bird =)

Anyways, I have marginal experience with nitro, but not really enough to have a checklist of things to do after a good day of flying. Just how oily do these things get? What is the best way to clean it? What about engine maintenance?

That should be enough to get this thread started, feel free to go beyond the questions I asked, though!

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02-12-2006 03:08 PM  12 years agoPost 2
BlakeMcBrayer

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Georgetown, Ky

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Just how oily do these things get?
Dripping, soaked, covered.

I like to use denatured alchol in a spray bottle and compressed air, when I get home. Naturally after they have dripped in my cars. Actually I keep the area the helis are in coverd with beach towels (black doesn't show the drippin's either).

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Don't come off the throttle untill you see your GOD!

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02-12-2006 03:14 PM  12 years agoPost 3
bkervaski

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Birmingham, AL, USA

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Heh... never had one last long enough to do any kind of scheduled maintenance... Usually, for me at least, scheduled maintenance involves a phone call to purchase parts...

Team Synergy Factory Specialist / Scorpion / Thunder Power / Byron's Fuels

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02-12-2006 04:06 PM  12 years agoPost 4
Yug

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UK. Herts

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At end of a session, run engine dry and turn over for a few extra seconds to purge all unburnt fuel. They get completely oily.
Thoroughly clean. Check all screws and bearings where possible. Check all cables for chaffing etc. Check all links for signs of slop. Make sure servo horns are OK. Check blades for cracks. Check belt for missing teeth. Periodically check all clunk lines and everything else you can possibly think of

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02-15-2006 07:24 AM  12 years agoPost 5
RescueHelicopter

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Portland Oregon

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go with electric

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02-16-2006 03:21 AM  12 years agoPost 6
Rcer22

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Somewhere In The Adirondack Mountains

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nitro
I have to one thing about nitro. It gives all it can till the fuels gone! Doesn't slow down and die and need to charged for before going up again.

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