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01-07-2013 12:35 PM  7 years ago
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Propwash3D

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oiling belts
hey guys, what spray(silicone

) or other is ok to use on your heli belts? Im looking for known safe brands.
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01-07-2013 12:43 PM  7 years ago
G-Limo

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Use a Dry PTFE based rather than silicone!

/Limo
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01-07-2013 12:43 PM  7 years ago
Chuck Bole

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I use CRC silicone spray lube.
from Walmart.

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01-07-2013 01:02 PM  7 years ago
Propwash3D

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@G-limo
what is a ptfe? what kind of products. i have always used triflow on my bearing and shafts..would that be ok
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01-07-2013 01:23 PM  7 years ago
Simmer

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01-07-2013 01:43 PM  7 years ago
Propwash3D

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oh good thanks
would Molykote greese be good to use since its recomended for plastic gears and things..just want the best possible lube
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01-07-2013 02:28 PM  7 years ago
Simmer

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me personally , I would not use any grease. It attracts dirt which will eventually cause the issue your trying to avoid ?
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01-07-2013 02:49 PM  7 years ago
G-Limo

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Dry PTFE as the name suggests dries to a powder... The belt should be run dry - no grease definitely!!

Only use a dry lubricant if you feel you have to - a belt should run OK dry anyway! What problem are you having??

/Limo.
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01-07-2013 03:07 PM  7 years ago
Propwash3D

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noone
none at all...actually i had read that you should oil belts
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01-07-2013 03:30 PM  7 years ago
Sherman89

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I have a belt drive 600 with over 400 flights with no lubriction.
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01-07-2013 03:38 PM  7 years ago
rpat

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propwash,
You are using the wrong terminology. You do not grease a belt ...you dress a belt, and does not mean that you use a liquid or grease on the belt. I will give you an example, go and slop some grease on your serpintene belt on you auto ,amd see how long it is before the thing starts slipping! I could go on about this but I hope that you got the message that I am trying to tell you.
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01-07-2013 03:40 PM  7 years ago
MNNightflyer

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Man, I haven't run belt in sooooo long. But the dry Ptfe works wonders for belts and tt.
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01-07-2013 05:34 PM  7 years ago
HeliOCD

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i had read that you should oil belts
Funny, I read you should belt your oil..
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01-07-2013 06:06 PM  7 years ago
Propwash3D

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oh thanks
Thanks man...I will try and dress my belt...the whole belt drive heli is new..i just am finish up with the goblin...I actually thought that oiliing the belt sound odd. I mean with slipping and and malfunctioning...I kinda am starting to think that you shouldnt have to..Its a gates belts that should be replaced after every 100 flights
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01-07-2013 06:08 PM  7 years ago
darren heaver

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I think G-limo is 100% oil or grease on belts should be avoided a correctly tensioned clean belt should not need anything on it.
Vee belts can be treated with belt dressing if you are getting a slip but only as a short term measure. But not the toothed belt we use.

Hope this helps.
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01-07-2013 06:14 PM  7 years ago
Santiago P

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Lubricating the belt drive
This depends on the belt/helicopter manufaturer specification.

I know industrial UAV helis like the Yamaha RMAX require the belt to be lubed (spray oil) almost every flight or flight session.

Santiago
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01-07-2013 06:23 PM  7 years ago
BladeStrikes

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Propwash3D
hey guys, what spray(silicone

) or other is ok to use on your heli belts? Im looking for known safe brands.
Buy a bottle of Losi Silicone Shock Oil..Take a Q-Tip,dip it in the bottle and spin the rotor head while holding the Q-Tip on the belt..Re-apply every 300 or so flights..

Doesn't pick up dirt because it soaks into the belt.
The belt will never dry rott or crack.
Belt stays lubed.
Extends the belt life 2X longer.
You'll never have to worry about static.
Loosens the belt so its not stiff which allows the drive train to spin just as free as the TT drive..

Bought a bottle from the hobby shop about 5 years ago and still have 1/4 of it left.This 1/4 bottle will last me another 2 years..
Ive been putting this on all my belt drive helis close to 5 years now and never has issues and it doesn't collect dirt ect....

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