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01-16-2010 01:54 AM  8 years agoPost 1
wifeorheli

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Hey guys What do you guys lube up your your heli with i heard triflow but where? And how often? I have a trex600n. Thanx

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01-16-2010 02:27 AM  8 years agoPost 2
TheHeliam

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What,Where,When To Lube? wifeorheli

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01-16-2010 02:34 AM  8 years agoPost 3
JJMAN (RIP)

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Lube the shaft!

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01-16-2010 02:47 AM  8 years agoPost 4
ttrip06

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After each flying session I put a drop of triflow on the tail output shaft on both sides of the slider, move it. The same on the washout base and the swash ball where it moves on the main shaft.

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01-16-2010 03:33 AM  8 years agoPost 5
wifeorheli

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any bearings?

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01-16-2010 05:07 AM  8 years agoPost 6
Helifat

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Man my 700 lubes up by itself, its crazy.

Anyway, a few drops on the basic moving parts that's all I would do, main shaft, tail shaft, and a few bearings if you can reach them.

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01-16-2010 05:35 AM  8 years agoPost 7
wifeorheli

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all with just triflow will be good

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01-16-2010 05:49 AM  8 years agoPost 8
ruddernate

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grease will stay on your bearings longer. with that being said, i only use tri flow. because it's so light it's easily slung out of bearings so i just add a drop before i go fly to all my bearings, main shaft, tail shaft, and i can reach all my bearings easily so all of them get a drop, and the swash. to do all of this only takes a sec and i wipe off the excess and i'm good to go. i've thought about using the greaser but the triflo has served me well thus far and i've never had a bearing failure or anything of the sort. jmho for what it's worth. (about 2 cents)

fly it like you stole it

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01-16-2010 02:02 PM  8 years agoPost 9
JRjoe

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My nitros are pretty much all self lubricating.


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01-16-2010 02:07 PM  8 years agoPost 10
uf-engineer

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My nitros are pretty much all self lubricating.
Same here. Electrics are another story.

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01-16-2010 02:12 PM  8 years agoPost 11
Gyronut

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My nitros are pretty much all self lubricating.
Never really thought about it....

Guess they are..............

Aside from that I lube the sparkies once a season and during rebuilds.

Rick

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01-16-2010 05:04 PM  8 years agoPost 12
jschenck

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Clean the gunk off the tail shaft and main shaft were the parts that slide run. I do this before a day of flying then a few drops of tri-flow. Then look at all the ball links to see if any are loose. Eyeball the electronics and the fuel tubing for anything not right.

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01-17-2010 03:25 AM  8 years agoPost 13
wifeorheli

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sounds good guys so triflow is our best friend?

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01-20-2010 07:05 PM  8 years agoPost 14
chopper_crazy

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I typically don't lube anything on my nitro machines. There is usually enough nitro fuel coming off the machines that it is enough the keep thems smooth. On my electric machines I normally lube the mainshaft and the tail shaft and if it is a belt drive machine I spray that with 100% silicone about every 10 flights just for longevity.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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01-20-2010 07:19 PM  8 years agoPost 15
Raptor Pilot

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Tail out put shaft slider and the swash plate ball is the only two places i would put a wee spot of tri flow oil. I dont put anything on the toothed tail drive belt. I mean, do you remove the timeing cover on your car or truck engine and lube the timeing belt? I certainly dont. I know people who use silicone spray on their tail drive belt and it doesnt do any harm at all to use it if thats your thing.

If it doesnt move and its meant too... use WD 40. If it moves and its not meant too...use duct tape!

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01-20-2010 08:47 PM  8 years agoPost 16
Bundian

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Since it's a nitro, just flip it upside down and hit full negative a few times and you're done

Actually it's not true, since the main shaft and the thrust bearings need to be lubricated, I usually use the Align grease.

Fly it like you stole it!!!

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01-21-2010 12:21 AM  8 years agoPost 17
wifeorheli

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used a little triflow in a syringe works good hope it doesnt more dust and stuff though. Should i put it in all the bearings?

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01-21-2010 03:53 PM  8 years agoPost 18
Bundian

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used a little triflow in a syringe works good hope it doesnt more dust and stuff though. Should i put it in all the bearings?
It's good to have them lubed, if you don't want to see thrust bearing with no metal between the balls, ask me how i know

Fly it like you stole it!!!

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