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Old 04-10-2018, 08:05 PM   #41 (permalink)
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To get loctite off a bolt.... More loctite and spin it between your fingers. When you let go, old loctite is melted and can be wiped off. I dont use heat anymore.
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Old 04-10-2018, 08:22 PM   #42 (permalink)
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To get loctite off a bolt.... More loctite and spin it between your fingers. When you let go, old loctite is melted and can be wiped off. I dont use heat anymore.
Never heard of that one....

but when I was flying regularly, every flight would end with 5 or 6 full autos just for practice ....... that's one thing you can do to hone in your skills to really help you in a real emergency when you have to auto for real!!!
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Old 04-10-2018, 08:36 PM   #43 (permalink)
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At least with Permatex blue from Autozone it does. I had a bunch of white in the threads when taking out a frame bolt. I wiped the dusty stuff and used more loctite on the hard stuff and it spun off the threads. It has worked on car bolts before too (low torque bolts).

Speaking of car bolts, why cant someone use a fine wire brush to clean threads?
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:25 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Install the battery but donít plug it in. Use a voltage checker to ensure your pack is good. Then continue.

Hold the Heli after all on and TH engaged. Pick a horizontal spot on the background. Tilt the Heli front, rear, left and right. The swash should move to keep itself to your reference horizontal plane.

Place your Heli on the ground to prepare for takeoff. Looking at it tail-in and close nearby ensure you have TH (not only low collective/throttle) and test your directions. Move the pitch up and down then do it quickly. Move the cyclic an ensure the swash moves the correct way. Move your pitch and cyclic to extremes and do it quickly as well. This will test proper servo directions but also catch a possible servo issue. Trust me I have lost two helis and none after doing this. Also since you are at it test the rudder.
That's a standard pre-flight inspection. Everybody should be doing this before every single flight.
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Old 04-11-2018, 07:47 AM   #45 (permalink)
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That's a standard pre-flight inspection. Everybody should be doing this before every single flight.


Yes. I agree. But doesnít hurt to place it here in case someone doesnít.


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Agreed, which is why I pointed it out so bluntly
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Once on a preflight check i noticed my feathering shaft bolts seemed to be loose, as in there was slop when i pulled out on the blades. So i got my allen drivers out to pull the shaft and reassemble with thread lock. When i went to remove the bolts it took like zero turning pressure and one of the heads twisted off. It was totally going to fail and send a blade zinging at me, and destroy my heli. I had noticed a slight vibration the previous flight so i was kind of looking for something, can't say enough about preflights.
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Once on a preflight check i noticed my feathering shaft bolts seemed to be loose, as in there was slop when i pulled out on the blades. So i got my allen drivers out to pull the shaft and reassemble with thread lock. When i went to remove the bolts it took like zero turning pressure and one of the heads twisted off. It was totally going to fail and send a blade zinging at me, and destroy my heli. I had noticed a slight vibration the previous flight so i was kind of looking for something, can't say enough about preflights.
Any idea what could have caused that? Over-torquing the bolts maybe?
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Any idea what could have caused that? Over-torquing the bolts maybe?
Probably about 2000 flights, i don't torque them down like a mad man. i try to let the thread lock do the work. Can't rule out over torquing though, but it could have been flawed to begin with, or just reached its life expectancy.

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Old 04-21-2018, 08:13 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Use Dry Lock Lube to wash out all your bearings when they are out for repair. 3inone makes it.
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:37 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Don't perform any maintenance or repairs at the field:

Fly with those that don't either - It burns your flying time - It's precious

Go Prepared / Be prepared > Before you get their, spend the time flying.

If some one needs a bit of Help > Serve but don't do it for them - Let them Learn
{ Key word } you must allow or { LET } or they do not advance.

If they are their just to itch & scratch for vanity / pride or / meisium : Don't plan to fly ?


Look for the ones that Want Too ! They just need a Nudge in Confidence & wish too learn
: They will Listen which is different than hearing. See if they are PREPARED .

You got a Hat and Sunglasses ???????????

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Old 04-30-2018, 07:14 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Go fly some big freaking air, punch some holes in the tree canopy, and buy a dual charger.
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Great info for a newbie like me. I am learning a great deal from this forum so far.
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:07 PM   #54 (permalink)
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The procedure for flying in the sun / or getting the aircraft out of it - when your temporary blinded by it.

It's a OLD Sailplane trick.
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