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04-08-2010 02:58 AM  8 years agoPost 21
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I've heard the float plane guys spray all of their electronics in Corrosion-X which prevents water damage. Personally, I like the Tri-Flow as well. Seems to keep the rust away pretty well for me.

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04-08-2010 03:33 AM  8 years agoPost 22
Shawn Behrens

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I live in central Florida which has a similar coastal climate (humidity and salt air etc) and personally I wouldn't worry about it. I know alot of folks like to oil stuff in the long run that just attracts more dirt imo and is not really worth it. I mean how long do you plan on keeping a main shaft or the its bearings, most crash require replacements.

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04-08-2010 03:37 AM  8 years agoPost 23
jkennamore

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naval jelly can be bought in Home Depot at the paint department or any other hardware store.
also try a gun cleaner/oil like remington oil. it will remove rust and provide a silicone layer to prevent it in the future. If you buy in an aerosol, spray on a rag and wipe it on. works great and safe for plastics too. best of all it's cheap. no RC specific, LHS markup. I also use CRC's QD electronic cleaner to spray down my heli after flights to clean oil off. it blasts grime away and dries immediately and is safe for all plastics. Best of all if you accidentally spray any of your electronics, it won't hurt a bit (i suggest removing battery first to be safe).

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04-08-2010 04:14 AM  8 years agoPost 24
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I like using that electronics cleaner as well, but it is quite expensive.

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04-08-2010 05:19 AM  8 years agoPost 25
helidoc2

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I use corrosion-x..great stuff
Use the speed x for my bearings..and mast, swashplate slider

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04-08-2010 05:43 AM  8 years agoPost 26
erick420

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use em all
I just came back from beach flying and had to wash my helis. Dissassembled and washed in the sink (no tub around). Sprayed all with WD-40. missed 1 screw head and it had superficial rust next day. Makes a mess but takes care of water issue.
For electronics, use Corrosion-X, nothing better, period! I have used speed-x and corrosion x both for years. Dumped one heli into a retention pond, cleaned her off, took apart electronics to dry sprayed with Co-X, still flying well today.
For general lube you cant beat Triflow! never new it had anti-rust properties. but then that explains why my helis dont have rust.

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04-08-2010 06:47 AM  8 years agoPost 27
surferguy

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Cool we do have ab ACE here. Not much else...

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04-08-2010 06:49 AM  8 years agoPost 28
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Eric,

only thing is... beach flying for me is... everyday!

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04-08-2010 01:01 PM  8 years agoPost 29
LaurenceGough

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I would apply light oil to the main and tail shaft (and motor bearings).

Using loctite on all bolts should prevent the threads from rusting as air can't get to them.

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