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03-08-2017 05:05 AM  32 months ago
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Jamovich

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Dry graphite lube on belt
Hi guys,

Would putting dry graphite lube on the belt control static discharge? I read this somewhere and just want to confirm again

Thanks!

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03-08-2017 11:33 AM  32 months ago
Heli Fanatix

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Any type of lubricant will reduce the possibility of static electricity.
- grease is one of them
- I personally use dry silicone, will nicely preserve the belt
- keep in mind how much the graphite will "fling"

BTW
Making a wired connection from boom to motor mount
- will keep static charge from building up
- "grounding the boom" in conjunction with the lubricant on belt will reduce the chances of an Electrical Static Discharge

Also ... the amount of humidity plays a role aswell. Hope this helps
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03-08-2017 11:56 AM  32 months ago
Jamovich

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Thanks. I was thinking of using the electrically conductive graphite in place of going through the motions of grounding the boom using a separate wire
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03-08-2017 12:56 PM  32 months ago
JuanRodriguez

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Not sure how good of a "ground" you'll get by applying the graphite to the belt....Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....
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03-08-2017 03:04 PM  32 months ago
Anton123

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I thought Goblin booms where self grounding by design.... Does it say to ground or spray the belt in the manual?
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03-08-2017 03:55 PM  32 months ago
Ronald Thomas

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Run the wire, never worry..Team MikadoUSA 480XXTreme, 550SX, 600SX, 700XXTreme, 800XXTreme!!
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03-18-2017 11:53 AM  32 months ago
artimus

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Graphite power is good but messy....take care where you put it and a little goes a long way...it is goog when you dont want to attract dirt and grime....oils and sprays lubes attract crap dry lube wont.Fly Hard......Team Viagra
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03-18-2017 03:53 PM  32 months ago
BeltFedBrowning

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Wouldn't this increase the chance of the belt slipping? Do you have to run them tighter after they are lubricated?
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04-10-2017 04:30 AM  31 months ago
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normal installation of tail boom should provide ground.
Easy to check with multi-meter. continuity test from tail shaft to frame aluminum components. If meter beeps there should be not static issue.

For belt I use "belt conditioner" Fleet Farm sells a spray can, spray on brush and apply.
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04-10-2017 01:28 PM  31 months ago
Ronald Thomas

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normal installation of tail boom should provide ground.
Not true...you have to install the static kit....
Team MikadoUSA 480XXTreme, 550SX, 600SX, 700XXTreme, 800XXTreme!!
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04-10-2017 03:45 PM  31 months ago
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um sure...if you say so.
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04-10-2017 03:50 PM  31 months ago
Ronald Thomas

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CF is conductive but the layer of epoxy used to bind that material is not. unless you shave the epoxy away on all surfaces, there is a never a 100% contact surface. As soon as you start to fly, the boom moves, breaks contact, static hit, you go in. Just add the wire and be 100% assured all is well...Team MikadoUSA 480XXTreme, 550SX, 600SX, 700XXTreme, 800XXTreme!!
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