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Old 05-12-2012, 12:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I am going to start on my Trex 450 kit very soon. Wondering about what thread locker to use. I bought some Hobby King TL-242, is that good enough or should I buy some certain type of Loctite? Appreciate the feedback.
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That is equivalent to "blue" loctite which is most often used for heli screws so yes, that's what I would use.
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Dont use loctite "red", as you will have a hard time getting the parts apart without breaking them, although most kits include a small bottle of red color loctite, its not the same super strength as loctite brand "red".
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I use Hondalock blue from the dirtbike shop. They have low-med-high strength loctite.
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Hello, I am going to start on my Trex 450 kit very soon. Wondering about what thread locker to use. I bought some Hobby King TL-242, is that good enough or should I buy some certain type of Loctite? Appreciate the feedback.
I'd check out that Hobbyking threadlocker first.

I have a friend that bought a bottle of the blue stuff from HK. However we couldn't get the "locktited" bolt out afterwards for a repair of his HK450 heli--actually it was impossible, he had to cut the feathering shaft to remove the grips. And I was using my MIP/Thorp drivers!

So if you have it, I'd do a test case first. Blue is suppose to be medium, not permanent!
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