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Old 11-08-2006, 11:04 AM
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I've been struggling with a tail glitch, and I'm sure it's caused by static build up / discharge in the tail. I've read that silicon spray can help reduce the static build up. What spray products are safe for using on the tail band?

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Old 11-08-2006, 05:04 PM
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Look for a product called Jig-A-Loo, you can find it at home depot and other hardware stores, it works quite well.
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Perfect! Thanks.

BTW does Great Nothern Hobbies have a retail outlet in Brampton?

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Default RE: Static buildup

You could also try running a very soft pencil on the drive belt for a couple of Minuit's to coat it in graphite, I tried this when my t-rex had a violent glitch problem ( in this case it didn't work, but a lot of people say it's cured the problem ) In the end I just changed the RX to a pcm one instead
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Perfect! Thanks.

BTW does Great Nothern Hobbies have a retail outlet in Brampton?

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Nope, sorry .

I'm strictly an online seller, but if you do need anything, don't hesitate to throw me an email.


Trying to open a hobby store in Brampton would be financial suicide!
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Default RE: Static buildup

I encountered a problem with static last fall as the temps dropped along with the humidity. The heli quickly became unflyable. The glitches were quite violent. I solved the problem by attaching two thin wires to the idler pulley mounting screw on the tail. One is bared, wrapped around the boom just forward of the tail, and taped in place. The other is attached to the negative of the LiPo. All gitching ceased. I lube the belt with a silicone/teflon spray which also reduces/eliminates static problems and lengthens belt life.
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Aces!! I flew 6 packs this weekend without a single twitch. Jig-A-Loo did the trick.

Thanks everyone!

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