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Old 10-06-2010, 08:56 AM   #1
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I have an aircraft that looks like it was designed about 1910, it has those Williams white Antique wheels on it. One started to squeak., When I pulled it off I found some of the white plastic embedded in the steel axel. I put a little silicone grease on it and the aircraft was much smoother on the ground. I tried this on my ME 109 with retracts and it does not nose over as easy, now If I could stop those set screw axels from going into "duck walk" I would be quite happy.

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Good idea! Especially on taildragger warbirds!
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Thanks Kip. I'll do mine tonight.
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Re: Grease them axels

It certainly helps. I've used teflon dry lube and it works well.
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:12 AM   #5
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I use the dry powered graphite.


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