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Old 07-02-2023, 11:29 AM
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I'm new to using Electron Retracts.
Is there anything special that is needed to be done to treat the brake discs to prevent them from rusting? I think I remember someone telling me that this could happen. I do fly when the grass is wet in the mornings.

Have any of you users experience this?

Thanks for any input.
Old 07-02-2023, 03:34 PM
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Hey there Joe…. On the Rebel, all of my flying has been on asphalt. However, on the Leo, the first full year was on grass with Electrons. I’ve found the new Electrons have more stopping power than the older versions and I did change the brake pads on the Leo once. So, going into the “guts” of the system, I never saw any rust and only had to clean the drum a little and slightly sand the disc. It’s a tight enough system, that I certainly wouldn’t worry about water from the grass, unless you have a flood and standing water on the field.
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Originally Posted by rc4flying
I'm new to using Electron Retracts.
Is there anything special that is needed to be done to treat the brake discs to prevent them from rusting? I think I remember someone telling me that this could happen. I do fly when the grass is wet in the mornings.

Have any of you users experience this?

Thanks for any input.
Hey Joe! You might contact Greg at Electron ([email protected]) to see if he has any recommendations or suggestions. With some of the flooding under tents the last couple of years at a few jet events from thunderstorms, I know his jets stood in some water with nowhere to go. I'm not sure whether he treated the Electron gear and brakes with anything, but worth asking!
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Originally Posted by fmrsdtr
Hey Joe! You might contact Greg at Electron ([email protected]) to see if he has any recommendations or suggestions. With some of the flooding under tents the last couple of years at a few jet events from thunderstorms, I know his jets stood in some water with nowhere to go. I'm not sure whether he treated the Electron gear and brakes with anything, but worth asking!
Thanks for the info, Jenni
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