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Old 01-27-2003, 02:16 AM
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What kind of thread locker should I use on my threads?
Is there anything special that I should use to Help hold my flybar paddles? When I took them off from the factory Installation It looks like they were glued onto the flybar, They were also held on with set screws. Is it necessary to do both...
The thread locker that I'm using is Loctite ,,, hummmm no number on the bottle, but it is purple not the red stuff.
Old 01-27-2003, 01:31 PM
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I use blue threadlock for most control connections. Use red for anything major - clutch, main shaft, etc. I happen to have Pacer threadlock, but anything will work - automotive stores usually have a good selection.
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Lil on thread lock compounds:

Using Loctite on heli's can be somewhat confusing on knowing which color related to strength.
Use LocTite grades at your own risk..
Blue is a common thread-lock compound to be used on helis..Some use red in areas were it is important it will not back out, but should be an area were removal is not frequently needed. But remember removal will much more difficult when using Red grade.

Many times Loctite anaerobic materials are called " the red or the blue stuff". With thread-lockers, colors designate strength.
Red means high strength and is a step-up from blue and is harder to remove you hardware after using.
Blue means moderate strength (can be removed after using tools much easier than red!)
Purple is low strength. Holding properties, not equal to Blue-Step-Down from (Blue)
Cleaning your hardware (nut-blots-etc.) before using LocTite is a good way to ensure you get the proper adhesion of LT. Acetone is a good solvent to use, alcohol is used by others also before appling LockTite. Bolts nuts and hardware usually have a thin coat of oil on them, and if not cleaned properly could loosen.
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Not sure if apllies on your application but info on TL..
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http://www.loctite.co.uk/po-threadlocking.htm#hs

have a browse, might help...
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Hi guys,

What is your take on the muffler? Should hi-temp thread lock be used or is the normal blue or red locktite good enough?

Thanks,
CyberPilot
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Default Re: Hi-temp opinions...

I don't use a thing for the muffler besides, heat loosens loktite.

Originally posted by CyberPilot
Hi guys,

What is your take on the muffler? Should hi-temp thread lock be used or is the normal blue or red locktite good enough?

Thanks,
CyberPilot

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