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04-08-2010 08:55 PM  8 years agoPost 1
mmc205

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Okay, i've got my logo 600 flying and i love it. Because i love it so much and don't wan't to see it crashed for no good reason, can anyone give me good guidelines on maintenance? Something like check this so often, replace this so often, etc. I know i've heard some talk of replacing the belt every 100 flights or so. I'f it makes any difference i'm a sport/3D flyer that pushes it around the sky pretty good but can't really put it through its paces like kyle or the pros, so suffice to say i don't put any undue strain on it i guess (running 600mm at 2000 rpm)

Thanks guys!

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04-08-2010 09:37 PM  8 years agoPost 2
Zaaaguy72

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The Logo's are about the most hassle free heli out there in my opinion. I check belt tension before each flight along with making sure there isnt any fraying. Before each day of flying I do an overall check of all screws and motor mesh along with putting a drop of Tri Flo on moving parts of the heli. Every 15 - 20 flights I regrease the bearings.

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04-08-2010 10:51 PM  8 years agoPost 3
helicraze

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Pretty basic stuff, check your tension, belt i would replace after 200 flights max to be sure.
Dampers and bearings in grips every 100 or so. The parts are pretty cheap. Depends on how hard you fly really. Drop of oil and swash and tail shaft every 5-10 flights.

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04-09-2010 05:52 AM  8 years agoPost 4
dahld

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Zaaaguy72 said: "Every 15 - 20 flights I regrease the bearings."

Man, that's one well loved heli .

Too loved I think. Kyle has one Logo 600 with over 1800 flights on it, and the radial and thrust bearings in the tail rotor blade grips are original...and never been oiled or lubed!! We won't lube them now, because we want to know just how long they're going to last

Concerning bearings in the Mikado kit, we don't lube any of the sealed ones. The only ones we've ever found to get rough (not counting crashes), are the two flanged tail rotor shaft bearings (caused by belt tension and high speeds I suspect), and the main blade grip inside radial (lots of leverage focused on that one, but you got to fly really hard to affect it).

The one-way auto rotation bearing gets lubed every 100 flights or so, and the main blade grip thrust bearings get changed (or lubed if still looking good) every 100 flights.

Dave

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04-09-2010 12:44 PM  8 years agoPost 5
mmc205

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thanks guys, i'll put that in the maintenance book!

1800 flights!!! i'd love to see a trex do that on original bearings!

dave, what kind of batteries does kyle fly nowdays and what kind of cycle life does he get out of them?

Any data logs? i'd love to see what his flight routine data logs look like compared to us mere mortals

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04-09-2010 01:54 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Zaaaguy72

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You can never love a Logo too much!!!!

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04-09-2010 02:55 PM  8 years agoPost 7
LaurenceGough

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By repacking sealed bearings you risk pushing dirt or other particles inside, once grease is in them they should be greased for life, and that's how Mikado send theirs out (good, well produced bearings, not like some Align ones etc).

Thrust bearings on the other hand lose their grease after some time and need re-packing due to the nature of them.

Dave, have you ever greased the one way bearing instead of oiled? I use oil but on my 450 I used to use grease with no ill effects.

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04-09-2010 03:10 PM  8 years agoPost 8
dahld

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mmc205,

Kyle is currently flying Thunder Power Gen.4 (45C) packs in the Logo 600, both in 4400mah and 5000mah size. We started flying them in December, but have been slow adding flights on them, as we've been trying to use-up and retire all our older "other" packs.

Our last remaining "other pack" left the battery box on Friday having 119 flights on it, having started showing signs of being over the hill in the 90-100 flight range.

That being said, we now have 135 flights so far on our oldest TP pack.
No change yet in performance. Still like new.

The 4400's are the "sweet spot" in size, as the CG is good, the heli is light, and flight times are good. But recently they have been hard to get, but that will change as TP catches-up.

For Kyle, we've settled on the 5000's. Although an ounce of weight is needed at the tail to balance, the heli carries the extra weight of the packs well, and when the whole flight is aggressive 3D, the extra flight time is nice.

Dave

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04-09-2010 03:20 PM  8 years agoPost 9
dahld

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Technex,

I've never used grease in the one-way, not because I have some expertise that grease in a one-way is bad, I just started using oil with them back in 1978 (first heli, Schluter "Heli-Boy", because the instruction probably said so.

I switched to automatic transmission oil in the 90's as recommended by Miniature Aircraft X-Cell in their kits, and haven't changed since.

I'd like someone who works in the bearing industry who really knows what he's talking about, to tell me what's the best lubricant for torrington one-way type bearings.

Dave

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04-09-2010 04:07 PM  8 years agoPost 10
Zaaaguy72

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I run the Kaos frames so they are not sealed.

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04-10-2010 06:19 PM  8 years agoPost 11
mmc205

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great, thanks for the input dave!

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