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11-11-2014 12:40 PM  3 years agoPost 1
don s

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How much gear "snow" is too much?

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11-11-2014 12:49 PM  3 years agoPost 2
raholek

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Snow?
You shouldn't see snow if gear mesh is set properly. Check your gear run-out.

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11-11-2014 12:51 PM  3 years agoPost 3
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+1
ANY snow is too much!

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11-11-2014 12:54 PM  3 years agoPost 4
Ronald Thomas

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Some older Avants specified "snow" for the first few flights. What Heli? If it has a felting gear you will see it at first

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11-11-2014 01:05 PM  3 years agoPost 5
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Guess I should have said...on any heli I know of.

I'll stick to helis without a "felting" gear...whatever the heck that is.

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11-11-2014 01:42 PM  3 years agoPost 6
don s

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Delrin main gear. Both delrins I had "snowed". One was a nitro (not adjustable). This one is electric.

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11-11-2014 01:50 PM  3 years agoPost 7
HeimD

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A little "gear powder" is perfectly normal during break-in. Most main gears aren't exactly perfectly round, so the pinion will wear down the high spots. I always set my initial mesh as closely as I can get to the middle of the lowest and highest spots around the main gear. The tighter mesh areas (high spots) will go away in a few flights and the "powder" will stop. You might even be able to tighten up the mesh a tiny bit, too.

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