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01-19-2010 09:37 AM  8 years agoPost 1
Romak

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Hi Guys

I am going to be changing the top and bottom case on my Futaba GY401 gyro. There is a small crack on the lower part of the case.
If any of you have changed the case have you had any problems doing so? Any pitfalls or things to be watching for? Any comments would be appreciated.

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Rod
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01-19-2010 01:45 PM  8 years agoPost 2
2LTime

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The top is easy, the bottom is RTV'd to the lower circuit board. It will come off pretty easy, just be prepared for it to stick a little.

Jeff

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01-19-2010 02:37 PM  8 years agoPost 3
Romak

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Thanks for your reply Jeff. What does RTV mean? Is it some kind of silicon adhesive? does it have to be replaced as well. Would any kind of silicon do?

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01-19-2010 02:55 PM  8 years agoPost 4
1275mini

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use the right stuff or you will upset the pcb

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01-19-2010 02:57 PM  8 years agoPost 5
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Or use a hot glue gun !

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01-19-2010 03:50 PM  8 years agoPost 6
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RTV is like is a rubber like adhesive. It probably doesn't need to be replaced, it will stick to the circuit b oard and release from the case. So it will stay where it needs to. I would just put it back together. You could use hot glue but I don't think it's necessary for the bottom case to be glued at all.

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