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01-15-2009 11:05 PM  9 years agoPost 1
stocky

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Hi,

Does Loctite hold up in cold weather?

The reason I ask is I flew in 10-15DegF nothing dramatic just some sport flying, post flight inspection revealed many loose screws in the head an a couple in the tail box. I know for 100% these were loctited and tight before the flights.

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01-16-2009 12:14 AM  9 years agoPost 2
legoman67

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was the heli sitting in a warm car right up to the flight?

It may just be normal characteristics of metal shrinking in the cold.

If the screws were expanding and shrinking this may have loosened the locktite.

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01-16-2009 01:24 AM  9 years agoPost 3
stocky

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In the trunk, so not warm, warm
see your point though

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01-16-2009 02:15 AM  9 years agoPost 4
JRjoe

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Very good question. I don't fly much in the cold but i'm interested in what others have to say about his..


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01-16-2009 03:43 AM  9 years agoPost 5
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01-16-2009 03:48 AM  9 years agoPost 6
bigdog714

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It is said that the heli should sit for about 15-20min. in the cold, to adjust to the temp before flying.

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01-16-2009 03:53 AM  9 years agoPost 7
GREYEAGLE

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It's not the loctite - Delta T
Difference in temps and various coefficent of expansions of all the disimilar materials = changing tolerences and dimensions amoung the parts and their combinations as temps change

?? Is a a bearing tight or loose when its cold ??

Does an old engine start easier than a new engine, when it's bitter cold

? Or if a bearing gets very hot does it get tight in the housing, on the shaft, or when you cool the housing down to try to cool the bearing down ?? H'mmm:

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01-16-2009 05:02 AM  9 years agoPost 8
TMoore

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http://www.loctiteproducts.com/prod...bid=48&plid=153

I highly doubt the loctite is giving up the ghost. Maybe something else.

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01-16-2009 01:01 PM  9 years agoPost 9
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Difference in temps and various coefficent of expansions of all the disimilar materials
Sounds good to me, but can you say it three times fast.

If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter.

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