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01-30-2012 02:47 AM  6 years agoPost 1
Flyagra

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My Spektrum satellite receiver gets coated with oil almost every flight. I mounted it on the port side of the fuselage just above the muffler opening - which may have been a mistake. Now that I'm doing a lot of inverted hovering the oil spray from the exhaust coats the receiver
every flight. I wonder if this is going to ruin the receiver over the long term.

I realize pure oil has a very low dielectric and is non-conductive, but if anyone has any experience I'd appreciate hearing about it.

Powermaster heli fuel with synthetic oil.

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01-30-2012 04:02 AM  6 years agoPost 2
Evan03

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Mines upfront and only gets a tiny bit of oil over 3-4 flights. I think I'd move it away from the exhaust to be safe.

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01-30-2012 07:14 AM  6 years agoPost 3
aerocal

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Not a good location.They arent really sealed just shielded.If its getting liquid oil on it other than the normal nitro haze you really should move it.

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01-30-2012 02:14 PM  6 years agoPost 4
Flyagra

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My other satellite is up front, on the opposite side and under the canopy, so it gets little or no oil on it. I thought that putting one on each end would ensure better signal strength - but that logic isn't valid if one satellite is damaged or ruined by buildup.

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01-31-2012 03:39 AM  6 years agoPost 5
Dan Minick

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what about just the opposite side of the frame?

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01-31-2012 10:53 PM  6 years agoPost 6
Flyagra

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That would have both satellites on the same side. That's likely not a fatal flaw, but I'll probably move it forward of the main shaft so I'll have a receiver on each side of the fuselage.

Thanks to everyone for all the advice!

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