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02-05-2010 06:48 PM  8 years agoPost 1
dhc8guru

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Fort Worth, Texas

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I haven't had to do squat to my Vibe 50 in 1.5 years of ownership(about 4 gallons since last year my flying was next to nil due to weather). I figured it was time to do a serious run through and check what I haven't caught in my field quicky checks.
Nothing major, added a shim to the feathershaft for pinion gear mesh adjustment and readjusted the tail pinion to main gear and same with the clutch pinion. Neither of the later were really that much off. Found one missing bolt on the rear frame behind the fuel tank. I went around and tightend all the nuts and bolts, didn't find any loose.
So IMO, this thing is pretty maintenance free compared to my other heli's.

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02-05-2010 07:05 PM  8 years agoPost 2
mdu6

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If you are really preparing for a new season I would also consider doing the following:

Replace fuel tubing
Clean and re-grease main & tail rotor thrust bearings
Take a look at the glow-plug & possibly replace

And if the machine has being sitting there for a while,
take the carb out - dismantle and clean.

Nothing more then a couple of hours of work but you won't question any strange behavior during the start of the season.

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02-05-2010 07:22 PM  8 years agoPost 3
BLUETHUNDER

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I would also replace the Gyro foam tape.

Lube the head dampers O - Rings also.

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02-05-2010 08:21 PM  8 years agoPost 4
dhc8guru

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Most the bearing were replaced from the last crash and I did just regrease the head dampeners while trying to solve a problem with my blade tracking (see other thread)

I have run it once a few weeks ago and all ran great with the engine.

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02-05-2010 08:28 PM  8 years agoPost 5
Turkana

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Same here this Heli is just awsome. I checked all and all was fine. I only regreased the bearings in the gripps and the dampers. IMO important also checked fueltubing but I use black neoprene tubing and it just lasts very very long. I checked all wires and found a couple rubbing on the frame so just protected them with fueltubing. Replaced glowplug and checked rx battery if still ok. Cycled it to see capacity. Sometimes I just sit infront of my Vibe looking at it and just not knowing what to do with it because it just works lol!!!! Love it!

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02-11-2010 06:55 PM  8 years agoPost 6
dhc8guru

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The cold crappy staying indoor weather continues so I decided to continue my pre-season check ups and went through the set up on all my heli's. The Vibe was off on all the pitch and I had a bit of swash interaction...so I spend an hour resetting everything and then realized my swash expo somehow got set to inactive. turned it back on and set everthing back to the way it was.

Moved onto my Trex 450...this one has been just run hard and put away wet, crashed and repair god knows how many times over the past couple of years with no adjustments. After checking everything I sat back and said. "WTF were you thinking when you set this thing up?". As jacked up as it was it still flew nice. The "MX 400" was a used bargan bin carbon fiber, aluminum Microheli bling bling mobile, I got from a friend who flew it once, crashed it once..then fixed it and away it went into a four year cold storage. So I needed to set it up to my radio.
Both the 450's fly awesome, haven't flown the Vibe yet.

The Trex is so worn out that the cost to get it back to new may not be in the budget so I am thinking of buying a HK450 pro, transferring my electronics to that, gut the good parts for spares off the Trex and use its frame on the MX400 as I don't like the battery placement on the mx400 frame.

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02-11-2010 09:40 PM  8 years agoPost 7
MANCHA

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check all bearings, I just did and will replace them all before spring time; already replaced fuel tubing.

ABSOLUTLY, nothing else !, my vibe 50 is still in great shape after 18 months.

MANCHA

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