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01-17-2010 06:34 PM  8 years agoPost 1
Hamo

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How do you guys protect the gyro and tail mounted servo from nitro fumes
or is this not necessary ? I tried putting cling-film over them but it's not easy to keep it on. Then I thought of a see through stretch material like a codom, what do you think ? Please, no smart answers like "use condom for extra safety"
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01-17-2010 06:43 PM  8 years agoPost 2
wifeorheli

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I dont think many people really put anything on the gyro/servo. As long as you keep it clean after each flight you will be ok.

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01-17-2010 08:48 PM  8 years agoPost 3
GMPCOBRA

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i just wipe everything down never had a problem with a gyro but the spartin is a sealed unit i think and all the other electronics are not getting much fuel on them. keep it clean

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01-17-2010 08:52 PM  8 years agoPost 4
rapitrex

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ive only been flying 2 years but some of the boys in the club been flying 7 / 10 years and ive never seen them cover gyro's or servo's they just wipe heli over after the last flight of the day....

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01-20-2010 07:00 PM  8 years agoPost 5
chopper_crazy

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I have never used anything to cover up my gyros but at one time I remember seeing a company come out with rubber or plastic covers for the popular gyros. Not sure if they make them anymore.

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

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01-21-2010 01:49 AM  8 years agoPost 6
junkpilot

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Protecting servos
High end servos have seals on the output shafts, No need to cover.
Look in hobby mags. for receiver protection. Either receiver wrap or enclosed case.
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01-21-2010 01:53 AM  8 years agoPost 7
airboss

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worste thing you do to your helis is wash em down with alchohol or windex , that stuff soaks into the servos and gyros.

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01-21-2010 02:41 AM  8 years agoPost 8
krashtagain

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I've been wiping my birds down for years with the window cleaner in the aerosol can that comes out in a foam . Works good and keeps the fleet clean .
material like a codom
Are you referring to a peter wrapper ? Those things aren't like duct tape , they have 1 use only .

If you're not living on the edge you're just taking up space !

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01-21-2010 04:24 AM  8 years agoPost 9
vinnielopez

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So if alchohol or windex is bad then what are you guys using?

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01-21-2010 05:42 AM  8 years agoPost 10
airboss

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its not bad to use as long as you dont soak your heli with this stuff. spray onto a rag and wipe.

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01-21-2010 02:45 PM  8 years agoPost 11
dahld

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Question: "How to protect electrics from nitro fumes"

I just try and hover upwind .

Sorry guys, I couldn't resist.

, Dave

(P.S. Now don't anybody turn this into an electric vs. nitro deal. Tired of reading that stuff. I was just having fun) .

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01-21-2010 08:51 PM  8 years agoPost 12
chopper63

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Under the "Precautions" Section of the Jr770D Manual, it is recommended to use "tape" to cover the opening of the switches and pots.

I've used clear tape on both the 770D and Spartan for the last 1+ year without affecting the performance of the gyros.

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01-22-2010 01:00 AM  8 years agoPost 13
junkpilot

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Cleaning
I use "Nitro Force" spray cleaner ,It is designed for use with R/C cars and I figured it would and has worked very well for me.
Can you document you're statement that alcohol is bad for servos ? It would have to either eat through the case or the seals and I haven't seen any of either.
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01-22-2010 12:03 PM  8 years agoPost 14
sky bandit

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for rear mounted servos i use silcon around the wires, that go into the servo above and below the rubber gromit. some build up some grease around the neck, were the horn meets the bearing or bush.

a little insurance is all good.

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01-22-2010 12:43 PM  8 years agoPost 15
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Are you referring to a peter wrapper ?
Ha ha.

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