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Old 09-17-2010, 10:35 AM
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Hello,
I have a clone of a Trex 450 and I have had problems in ocassions with the tail because I fly it on a sand field (without no grass) and with several flights the tail shaft begin to get a black dirty.

In order to get the tail movement smooth, it is necessary to clean this shaft with alcohol, but is really tedious so I wonder if there is some kind of oil or any other thing that could prevent this part of the heli to get dirty so it is not necessary to get cleaned from time to time.

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Old 09-17-2010, 11:52 AM
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In all my flying sessions with crashes, dirt, sand, dust  not once has my 450's tail stuck or binded because of dirt on the tail shaft.  I just put a drop of triflow once in while and i'm good.  if your tail is holding fine , try not to worry so much on this one.</p>
Old 09-17-2010, 11:59 AM
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Well, I worry about that because in ocassions my tail is not going good and the gyro is not able to fix it, so I have needed to clean the tail in order to get working ok again, hehe.

By the way, what is triflow? I don't know that product.

Thanks in advance.
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this is triflow:  

http://www.amazon.com/Flow-Teflon-Bi.../dp/B0002ITTK2

its a light oil.  works wonders!
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I use either Triflow or White lighting MTB ( Mtn Bike Lube ) Get it on line or in any quality Bike store Teflon impregnated sinthetic self cleaning lube see attached
http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/TopCate...12_-1_200278_N
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And what is better? Triflow or MTB?

And thanks a lot both.
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Tri-Flow is better. White lightning (at least the stuff I used to use on my bike) leaves a kind of wax behind.

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