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06-07-2009 06:20 AM  9 years agoPost 1
seeforu57

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I've been away from helis for about 4 years. I learned to hover but did not progress much pass that. I have a Raptor 30 V1 and an ERGO46. I want to get them flying again. Do I need to replace all of electronics, batteries, links, engine, etc. I have two radios - the JRPRO10X PCM and the JR8103. Should I replace their batteries? Any step by step advice will be appreciated. Thank you![B]

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06-07-2009 06:29 AM  9 years agoPost 2
george0079

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I wouldn't replace the electronics unless they're not working.

Try cycling the batteries a couple times, and see if they will take, and hold a charge. The servos should be fine. But you'll definately want to bench test them, along with the radio gear.

The engines will probably need to be taken apart, and inspected. They might need new bearings. But that depends on how, and where, they were stored.

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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06-07-2009 08:22 AM  9 years agoPost 3
HawkProPilot

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+1 definitely good advice to cycle and check that the batts hold charge. I would also tear down the engines and check the bearings( stock bearings are not usually that expensive to replace if you are unsure about them) check the crankshaft for corrosion as well as the connecting rod. If there is some there you may be able to polish it off with a dremel polishing wheel and some polish. I would clean and coat with after run oil afterwards. Look at your piston, ring(if it is a ringed engine) and piston sleeve. check for wear or damage. check the seal around the head, and check compression if you can. If all is well a new glow plug should get you running again.

As for the heli, like said above, the electronics should be good, but check them before you get in the air to make sure the work. Definitely better to fail on the ground then in the air.
Also check the bearings in the heli for corrosion and to make sure they spin freely and smoothly.

That is about all I have. I just did the same a few months ago, Except I did replace all of the servos but just because I had new ones laying around.
good luck.

I need to get a second job just to buy parts.

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06-07-2009 01:46 PM  9 years agoPost 4
airdodger

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I would replace the batteries, they are at least five years old that is about the most they can be trusted, plus it's cheap insurance.

Chris

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