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10-13-2011 01:15 AM  6 years agoPost 1
Stephen Born

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Here is a Belt and Torque Tube checklist a buddy of mine sent me. Hope this comes in handy!

RC Electric Helicopter 1EH-6-WC inspection checklist
(Belt Drive) V 2.3

CAUTION
If loose screws are found on items screwed into metal, remove and add blue loctite.

WARNING
Use minimal amount of loctite in areas of bearings. Loctite seeping in bearings may cause damage to equipment or injury to personnel.

1. Inspect main rotors
a. Check for general damage
b. Ensure blades are snug on grips (loose blades can cause boom strikes)

2. Inspect main rotor head
a. Inspect for loose screws
b. Inspect blade grips/dampening for tightness and general security
c. Inspect ball links for looseness and general security
d. Inspect swash plate for general condition
e. Clean/oil swash plate

3. Inspect main gears for missing teeth and general condition
a. Inspect gears for excessive play
b. Ensure screw and nut are secured

4. Inspect motor for general condition and security

5. Inspect frame for overall condition
a. Inspect frame for loose/missing screws
b. Inspect landing gear strut/skid for overall condition and security

6. Inspect wiring for fraying and overall condition
a. Check electrical connectors for security
b. Inspect cyclic servos for security and overall condition
c. Ensure servo arm screws are installed and tight

7. Inspect tail drive belt for proper tension and overall condition
a. Belt should be pressed with light pressure to approximately half way in
b. Spray anti-static spray or oil belt every second flying day

WARNING
Over tightening the tail rotor belt may result in failure

8. Inspect tail servo for overall condition and security
a. Inspect gyro for overall condition and security

9. Inspect tail boom for overall condition and security
a. Inspect tail rotor push rod for overall condition and security
b. Inspect horizontal fin/support rod screws for security
c. Inspect vertical fin screws for security

10. Inspect tail rotor assembly for overall condition and security
a. Inspect for loose screw on tail rotor pitch lever
b. Inspect tail rotor shaft for straightness
c. Clean/oil tail rotor shaft
d. Inspect tail rotor blade grips for security
e. Ensure tail rotor blade grips move freely with no binding
f. Inspect tail rotors for overall condition and security

RC Electric Helicopter 1EH-6-WC inspection checklist
(Torque Tube) V 2.3

CAUTION
If loose screws are found on items screwed into metal, remove and add blue loctite.

WARNING
Use minimal amount of loctite in areas of bearings. Loctite seeping in bearings may cause damage to equipment or injury to personnel.

1. Inspect main rotors
a. Check for general damage
b. Ensure blades are snug on grips (loose blades can cause boom strikes)

2. Inspect main rotor head
a. Inspect for loose screws
b. Inspect blade grips/dampening for tightness and general security
c. Inspect ball links for looseness and general security
d. Inspect swash plate for general condition
e. Clean/oil swash plate

3. Inspect main gears for missing teeth and general condition
a. Inspect gears for excessive play
b. Ensure screw and nut are secured

4. Inspect motor for general condition and security

5. Inspect frame for overall condition
a. Inspect frame for loose/missing screws
b. Inspect landing gear strut/skid for overall condition and security

6. Inspect wiring for fraying and overall condition
a. Check electrical connectors for security
b. Inspect cyclic servos for security and overall condition
c. Ensure servo arm screws are installed and tight

7. Inspect tail drive gears for overall condition
a. Inspect for missing teeth
b. Ensure drive moves freely

8. Inspect tail servo for overall condition and security
a. Inspect gyro for overall condition and security

9. Inspect tail boom for overall condition and security
a. Inspect tail rotor push rod for overall condition and security
b. Inspect horizontal fin/support rod screws for security
c. Inspect vertical fin screws for security

10. Inspect tail rotor assembly for overall condition and security
a. Inspect for loose screw on tail rotor pitch lever
b. Inspect tail rotor shaft for straightness
c. Clean/oil tail rotor shaft
d. Inspect tail rotor blade grips for security
e. Ensure tail rotor blade grips move freely with no binding
f. Inspect tail rotors for overall condition and security

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10-13-2011 01:50 AM  6 years agoPost 2
Solmanbandit

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How funny, I am the author of that checklist. I made up a while back and sent out to a bunch of people.

Trex 700E / Trex 500 ESP - Ikon/ HD 500 - Ikon 2/ Goblin 500 Ikon 2

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10-13-2011 02:00 AM  6 years agoPost 3
Stephen Born

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How funny, I am the author of that checklist. I made up a while back and sent out to a bunch of people.
Here is a Belt and Torque Tube checklist a buddy of mine sent me.

And you are my BUDDY!

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10-13-2011 02:06 AM  6 years agoPost 4
Solmanbandit

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I used the same concept as doing inspections on military aircraft. I have it on MS Word if you want that format.

Trex 700E / Trex 500 ESP - Ikon/ HD 500 - Ikon 2/ Goblin 500 Ikon 2

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10-13-2011 02:09 AM  6 years agoPost 5
Stephen Born

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I have it on MS Word if you want that format.
Thanks for the offer. I actually printed it off and have it in my heli carrying case. I also copied and pasted it on Word document so I will always have it. Again, thank you so much for the detailed info. I decided to post it here on RR because it has helped me.

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10-13-2011 06:03 AM  6 years agoPost 6
Solmanbandit

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No problem, that is why I passed it out before. Glad to see that I could be of help.

Trex 700E / Trex 500 ESP - Ikon/ HD 500 - Ikon 2/ Goblin 500 Ikon 2

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10-13-2011 03:27 PM  6 years agoPost 7
James Allen

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South West, OH USA

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Section 8a, checking to see if gyro is secure would have saved me a set of blades,
and a feathering shaft.

To much exhaust oil had ruined the glue on the gyro pad. The gyro fell off while lifting off. Heli tipped right on over. Lesson learned the hard way!

TT Raptor E700, TT Raptor 50v2, Rave Ballistic 700, Rave ENV nitro, Rave 450 citizen #210

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