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05-02-2010 01:04 AM  8 years agoPost 1
racin06

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I've been meaning to ask this. For example, the blade grip screws. Aside from crashing, which usually means removing these screws and reapplying thread lock anyway, how many flights do you go until you remove these screws and reapply thread lock just to be safe?

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05-02-2010 01:18 AM  8 years agoPost 2
DougsRC

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47.

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05-02-2010 01:20 AM  8 years agoPost 3
racin06

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Seriously, there has to be some rule of thumb.

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05-02-2010 01:29 AM  8 years agoPost 4
DougsRC

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Seems to be the " magic number" for me racin all kidding aside Dude, 47 is what has worked for me in the past

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05-02-2010 01:33 AM  8 years agoPost 5
DougsRC

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It has to do with with Mercury being in Retrograid or something or other, I would Not kid you Bro

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05-02-2010 01:40 AM  8 years agoPost 6
racin06

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Thanks, Dougie. Then I am OK because I always entirely strip down my helis and inspect all parts every 50 flights. Perhaps, I should decrease that to 47 flights .

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05-02-2010 02:03 AM  8 years agoPost 7
DougsRC

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and inspect all parts every 50 flights.
OMG Jim Please, please, don't wait till 50 OMG , that is far too long, 47 is pretty much the Max, there is no reason to put it off another 3 flights to "save a dime" it's not worth the heartache that follows. Please Jim, for the Love of Pete, don't go beyond 47 if you want to be Healthy, Wealthy and Wise. I Kid alot but this time it's for Real, don't you care about Pete ??

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05-02-2010 02:19 AM  8 years agoPost 8
Gregor99

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This depends on how its applied. If you thoroughly clean in the inside of the shaft as well as the screw, it will hold longer than your dampers will last.

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05-02-2010 02:41 AM  8 years agoPost 9
fenderstrat

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Doug, after all this time you still dont know anything,everyone KNOWS its 46 flights.....DUH?whats wrong with you???

seriously though,interesting question.I have spindle bolts that have a few hundred flights on them and the locite is still holdin

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05-02-2010 03:28 AM  8 years agoPost 10
toolman18

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seriously though,interesting question.I have spindle bolts that have a few hundred flights on them and the locite is still holdin
I havent torn the MT down in a really long time. At least a couple hundred flights and everything is still tight. Links are starting to get a little loose. Ill probably do a tear down in a few weeks. Loctite should last years unless improperly placed on the threads.

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05-03-2010 02:23 AM  8 years agoPost 11
DougsRC

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Loctite should last years unless improperly placed on the threads.
Yep, a crash or "incidental" will probably happen long before the Loctite fails.

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05-03-2010 03:07 AM  8 years agoPost 12
Twrecks600

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I had loctite last 200 flights on the tail and head of my nitro. Only had to re-loctite crashed / replaced parts.

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