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03-07-2012 10:43 PM  6 years agoPost 1
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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is it a good idea to use red Loctite on every screw instead of blue ?

red is permanent right ?

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03-07-2012 11:29 PM  6 years agoPost 2
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Definitely NOT a good idea. You won't be able to take it apart for repairs. If you never crash, never will crash, don't car about ever being able to repair it, the red is your choice. For all of us mortals, use the approprite grade for the approprate part.

Some screws you use blue, some you may use red, some you may use purple, heck mounting bearings in bearing blocks you might use green. They are all for specific things

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03-08-2012 12:02 AM  6 years agoPost 3
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Its a great Idea.

But you must use it very sparingly and moderately, and I still do not recommend using it on small 1.5mm 'ish hardware.

All you need to do is wet the threads, and wipe the rest off. And no need to heat, or anything else for removal. You will get the positive "Snap" when you go to take apart the assembly. I have used it for years, and built countless machines.

Please be aware, dont judge threadlocker by color alone. I only use Loctite Brand products, and I use Red 262.

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03-08-2012 12:05 AM  6 years agoPost 4
OICU812

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Red on say tr hub set screws sure, and the "REALLY" important points, otherwise blue is the glue. As said use common sense don't over due any color, no need for full out double rainbow.

...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...

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03-08-2012 12:05 AM  6 years agoPost 5
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Just get a good set of allen wrenches and you wont have any problem geting it apart.

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03-08-2012 01:04 AM  6 years agoPost 6
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WC,

I started a similar thread a couple of days ago. Good info.

https://rc.runryder.com/t687116p1/

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03-08-2012 03:21 AM  6 years agoPost 7
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AerialSkyCam
WC,

I started a similar thread a couple of days ago. Good info.

https://rc.runryder.com/t687116p1/
i just saw it

when i saw BS comment about using red on every screw couple days ago i decided to ask using red on every screw just went against
everything that's has been told to me and what color to use.

red has been told to be permanent why would BS use red on every screw omg hard do believe he does not know better then that.

and there are screws that i dont use loctite on you just have to know how to properly tighten screws .

not real tight dont want to stretch the bolt it could snap = Jesus bolt but nice and tight i tighten the Jesus bolt with the socket driver and not the hex driver if i over tighten with the hex driver i could strip my driver the socket end tighten my Jesus bolts good and tight.

i dont use on the jesus bolts all other screws are fare game for blue loctite

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03-08-2012 03:27 AM  6 years agoPost 8
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why would BS use red on every screw omg hard do believe he does not know better then that.
C'mon now, that's hearsay :P

It's blue for me, always will be, works great! I even use the Harbor Freight blue loctite and it's perfect. No need for overkill unless they start marketing T-Rex 1000s :P

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03-08-2012 04:20 AM  6 years agoPost 9
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VKGT
why would BS use red on every screw omg hard do believe he does not know better then that.
C'mon now, that's hearsay :P
see for your self
BladeStrikes

I use Red on everything (whole head,whole tail,motor mounts,bearing blocks ect..) and never had issues taking bolts and reuseing anything..
BS uses it on everything even his lipos lol

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03-08-2012 04:23 AM  6 years agoPost 10
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Lol reel it in

Maybe he has method that works? I don't do it though..

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03-08-2012 04:25 AM  6 years agoPost 11
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VKGT
Lol reel it in

Maybe he has method that works? I don't do it though..
same here the rc elders say red on everything is a no no

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03-08-2012 04:35 AM  6 years agoPost 12
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I use red on the places where the instructions say to use red.

I also use red on the tiny screws that are sometimes part of the tail assembly. Especially because frequently you can't put any torque into setting those tiny screws, otherwise they tend to bind. So since I can't put the screw in firmly, I want it to stay put.

Everywhere else, where it's a metal screw going into a threaded metal hole, blue.

If it's a screw into plastic, I use a bit of CA.

EDIT: Oh... and if it's a nyloc nut. Nothing.

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03-08-2012 04:41 AM  6 years agoPost 13
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On my E birds I only use Blue
on the nitro heli's I use red on the muffler screws and pinion.

on Plastic I don't use any locktite or ca.

Richard

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03-08-2012 04:41 AM  6 years agoPost 14
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lol he has to use a torch to get the screws off

Watch at YouTube

Watch at YouTube

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03-08-2012 06:21 PM  6 years agoPost 15
rcmike

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Notice how big the bolts are though. Loctite isn't going to have the same strength with the tiny bolts we use on helicopters. I have used it on key points that tend to loosen even with blue and never had a problem getting them apart.

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03-08-2012 06:36 PM  6 years agoPost 16
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It's actually the other way around according to the manufacturer. Bigger bolts get the stronger adhesive.

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03-08-2012 06:46 PM  6 years agoPost 17
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For our helis I don't see an application for red. If you properly clean the fastener first, I have yet to find where blue was not strong enough.

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03-08-2012 06:53 PM  6 years agoPost 18
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It's actually the other way around according to the manufacturer. Bigger bolts get the stronger adhesive.
I guess I should have clarified that a little. I meant if you use a tiny drop on our small fasteners we use they aren't going to require a blow torch to remove like the ones in the video in which they put an inch long bead of loctite on.

There are some places where it is a good idea to use it. I had the boom supports come loose on my TRex 700E a couple of times using blue loctite and tightening them up real well. I used some red on them and they haven't came loose since.

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03-08-2012 06:55 PM  6 years agoPost 19
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but still have we not been told not to use red blue is for helicopters ?

and the loctite 263 seems pretty kewl i thought all blues were the same.

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03-08-2012 07:20 PM  6 years agoPost 20
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There are some instances where it may be appropriate IMO. Like in a situation where the screw is smaller than it should be, or the number of threads engaged is inadequate, or where proper tightening causes distortion. Of course, all this starts to become model specific.
Now add, quality of hardware, tools and the mechanical experience of the end user. I suppose in the end, it would be impossable to say what should be used. Use what works in your situation. Only it should be understood that when things are optimal, then permanant works for areas meant to be permanent and removable is meant for areas intended to be removable.

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