How To Maintain? Your RC Helicopter

In this video we go over maintaining you heli. What I do and look for every 50-100 flights. Little maintenance will help your model fly perfectly every time!

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13 Responses to “How To Maintain? Your RC Helicopter”

  • Michael Smolinski:

    Very cool! In America there are o many great things for helis. I think I was an American in another life. I'm very drawn there. Can anyone recommend a very good RC Heli parts shop in America? Best for nitro

  • Toby Sexton:

    Very good information

  • nigel thompson:

    Glad no suggestion of lube main gear. That’s a no no. At least if it’s premium Delrin (polyoxymethylene) like SAB use. SABs own manual advise no lube. Maybe occasional wd40 (which is not actually a lube ) ….that’s just to keep gear cool in hot conditions. All lubes just attract grit, the enemy. If gear looks dirty, I use wd40 just as a cleaner. Wipe up any mess with paper towel

  • nigel thompson:

    Consider why apply ANY liquid lube to bearings. They are partly sealed with grease not oil. Greased for life. Oil would only dilute the grease. If no grease, replace bearing

  • nigel thompson:

    Puzzled by flyers using silicon on belts. No manufacturer recommends it. So called dry lube would still risk attracting grit. Typically cars run timing belts way harder and longer without any product applied.

  • nigel thompson:

    Caution about lube on one way. Consider it is not actually a bearing. It’s a clutch. It works by friction. Lube is nearly for life, stops rust mostly. I used Teflon based lube and regretted it. TOO slippery. Lost power and HARD auto a few times. Totally cleaned one way and applied minimum crappy lube. Never a problem again.

  • heed123:

    In the full scale aviation world, nylocks or nylon stop nuts are usually a one time install then tossed. Now that’s a little over kill for a model but as inexpensive these are by the 100, I change mine after three installs. I mark the nut with a dot from a sharpie after it’s tightened each time. If there are three dots when I take it off, then I use a new one. Kinda anal but 40 years of working on airplanes, from models to fighters you tend to get that way. Your videos are really informative. If anyone hasn’t bought Kubler products prepare for sticker shock. The micro lube is cheap at $30 compared to the bearing grease for my CNC mill bearings. That said, it will last a long time and is the most recommended product in many industries.

  • Phil Arena:

    Great video. Thank you. If you had a helicopter sitting for a year, what components should I focus on or shpuld it be ok with just a visual inspection? Thanks.

  • august320:

    great video as always Jeff, thanks you for being such a amazing contributor to this sport!!

  • Jared:

    Good stuff. Ive used scorpion bearing oil and triflow on everything. Never thought to grease the main shaft and tail shaft. Makes sense. The grease is less likely to fling off like triflow. Ive always flown full gear systems and found using a little parafin wax on those gears helps with the chattering.

  • Craig Cupit:

    I live in Louisiana and i dont add oil to anything but the head, tail head and 1 way bearing. Oil anywhere else attracts dirt and the parts wear out even quicker at least in my experience.

  • Rick Sweeney:

    Thanks for this.

  • jeffs:

    Many say leave the belt dry, it does nothing to improve longevity of belt and may allow more dirt to stick

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