Got my heli, GPH 346

Got my heli, GPH 346

Post by 3376 » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00



GPH 346
OS 46FX-h engine (hear 600mm blades and a hatori muff helps a lot)

tomorrow 3 531s, and one hi-tec 525 hi-speed and RX

after that CSM gyro...

Im gonna try to have it all built by Sunday, so I can take it down and get
it checked out at the field (hopefully my super stick will be fixed, just
stripped a bolt on the ground).

I got the two frame sets together, with engine, tail drive, and rotor ***
(much different than cars/planes, don't understand yet).

Its big!, its decals are assume!, and it uses a lot of bearings, maybe 40+!

Ok, so where do I need to use grease on TRsomething it that said not to? Im
not too familiar with helis, so please be specific.

 
 
 

Got my heli, GPH 346

Post by Gp » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Happy B-day, Ara.

Ara Sanders wrote
: Its big!, its decals are assume!

...and they're AWESOME, too!  ;-)

: Ok, so where do I need to use grease on TRsomething it that said not to?
Im
: not too familiar with helis, so please be specific.

Ara, the instructions warn NOT to grease the t/r drive-shaft.  I think it
has something to do with the slipper-style clutch.  Anyway, I followed the
instruction initially, but noticed a slight "squeak squeak squeak" back
there, and thought to myself, "this is nuts!".  Soooo, I disassembled the
tail, greased the shaft, and never looked back.  I haven't had ANY problems
with it, including during auto's.  My recommendation:  grease the tail
drive.

Gp

 
 
 

Got my heli, GPH 346

Post by Aaron Marti » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00


I guess I'm going to have to bring the video camera to the field ;->
    -- Aaron
Quote:

> Happy B-day, Ara.

> Ara Sanders wrote
> : Its big!, its decals are assume!

> ...and they're AWESOME, too!  ;-)

> : Ok, so where do I need to use grease on TRsomething it that said not to?
> Im
> : not too familiar with helis, so please be specific.

> Ara, the instructions warn NOT to grease the t/r drive-shaft.  I think it
> has something to do with the slipper-style clutch.  Anyway, I followed the
> instruction initially, but noticed a slight "squeak squeak squeak" back
> there, and thought to myself, "this is nuts!".  Soooo, I disassembled the
> tail, greased the shaft, and never looked back.  I haven't had ANY problems
> with it, including during auto's.  My recommendation:  grease the tail
> drive.

> Gp

 
 
 

Got my heli, GPH 346

Post by David Feltne » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Im gonna try to have it all built by Sunday, so I can take it down and get
> it checked out at the field (hopefully my super stick will be fixed, just
> stripped a bolt on the ground).

Ara,

Just don't rush yourself. Take your time and give your heli the
attention to detail it deserves. I crashed one of my helis a couple
weeks ago because I rushed through a rebuild in time for the weekend and
overlooked a weak ball link, it wasn't worth it.

Quote:
> Ok, so where do I need to use grease on TRsomething it that said not to? Im
> not too familiar with helis, so please be specific.

I use Marvel Mystery Oil, on the tail output shaft for the pitch slider
and on the main shaft and ball on the swashplate and that's it. If
you're flying in dusty conditions keep an eye after each flight if dirt
is accumulating on the oiled spots, just wipe it off with a rag and
re-oil before each flight, you don't want a grinding paste here.

-Dave   http://www.megsinet.com/fdavid/

 
 
 

Got my heli, GPH 346

Post by CASO » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00


gp , i also did not grease the tail drive wire and got the same squeak . just
as you did i took it apart and oiled it with some lite oil . squeak gone !!!!  
                  dave
 
 
 

Got my heli, GPH 346

Post by Russ Soukoref » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Hi Ara,

Here are 5 tips that most newbies could benefit from:

1) Go slow, read twice - assemble once
2) Do not over tighten bolts (especially metal into plastic)
3) Measure and align anything that spins to 1/1000th of an inch
   (rent, buy, borrow or steal a dial gauge/indicator)
4) Buy some blue or purple locktite and don't forget to use it
   (metal to metal only)
5) Take a picture of the finished work of art before going to the
   field for the first time.  Afterwards may be too late ;)

If "do not oil or grease" things stick or squeak, try using a graphite
based lubricant instead of petroleum based ones.

Russ

 
 
 

Got my heli, GPH 346

Post by 3376 » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Actually, I think it says "No. Use grease"          hmmmm... I used it.

Quote:
>Happy B-day, Ara.

>Ara Sanders wrote
>: Its big!, its decals are assume!

>...and they're AWESOME, too!  ;-)

>: Ok, so where do I need to use grease on TRsomething it that said not to?
>Im
>: not too familiar with helis, so please be specific.

>Ara, the instructions warn NOT to grease the t/r drive-shaft.  I think it
>has something to do with the slipper-style clutch.  Anyway, I followed the
>instruction initially, but noticed a slight "squeak squeak squeak" back
>there, and thought to myself, "this is nuts!".  Soooo, I disassembled the
>tail, greased the shaft, and never looked back.  I haven't had ANY problems
>with it, including during auto's.  My recommendation:  grease the tail
>drive.

>Gp

 
 
 

Got my heli, GPH 346

Post by 3376 » Sat, 18 Jul 1998 04:00:00


I will be one to two weeks before it flys, so....

Im gonna bring it this Sunday though.


Quote:
>I guess I'm going to have to bring the video camera to the field ;->
>    -- Aaron


>> Happy B-day, Ara.

>> Ara Sanders wrote
>> : Its big!, its decals are assume!

>> ...and they're AWESOME, too!  ;-)

>> : Ok, so where do I need to use grease on TRsomething it that said not
to?
>> Im
>> : not too familiar with helis, so please be specific.

>> Ara, the instructions warn NOT to grease the t/r drive-shaft.  I think it
>> has something to do with the slipper-style clutch.  Anyway, I followed
the
>> instruction initially, but noticed a slight "squeak squeak squeak" back
>> there, and thought to myself, "this is nuts!".  Soooo, I disassembled the
>> tail, greased the shaft, and never looked back.  I haven't had ANY
problems
>> with it, including during auto's.  My recommendation:  grease the tail
>> drive.

>> Gp