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Old 12-06-2010, 12:39 PM   #11
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Re: "Winterizing" engine questions.

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... store the plane in a vertical position....
All good info so far; vertical := nose down so the oil will naturally flow over the front bearing/bushing.

A dehumidifier is also a good idea, especially if the temperature varies in whatever storage are you plan to use.

I also like to block the carb and muffler to keep dust and crap out.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:21 AM   #12
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Re: "Winterizing" engine questions.

I'll add my 2 cents...

My favourite product by far is Corrosion-X. Its a mil-spec product used in the aviation and marine industry. It runs about $20 per 16oz can but will last a long,long time. You can use it on anything, including radios (di-electric) and electric motors. As an example, we had an old fan at work that took about 10 or 12 minutes to slowly come up to speed once it was switched on. A shot of Corrosion-X had that fan instantly start up and it still (several years later) is running like a new fan. Another example, I have an old radio (listening type) that had horribly dirty pots, to the point of being unuseable. A bit of Corrosion-X and that old radio is still performing like new.

I think it was RCM magazine that had an article on engine bearings treated with this product, surviving a hot salt air bath for days, totally unscathed. Bearings treated with other oils didn't fair so well.

Incidentally, Corrosion-X is the American product. The original product was developed by Lear Chemical in Missisauga and is called Corrosion Block and the aviation name for Corrosion Block is ACF-50.

Anyway, SUPER stuff and worth every penny.
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:13 AM   #13
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Re: "Winterizing" engine questions.

I like Corrosion Block and use it when I store my planes for the winter. Never thought of using it on bearings. Thanks for the tip. I coat my servo lead plugs with it (including extension plugs) and then wrap them in Aluminium foil for winter storage. (DO NOT wrap battery plugs in aluminium foil - just give the ends a shot of Corrosion Block and leave them bare) The few minutes it takes is, in my opinion well worth the time and peace of mind. Cheers p.s. I also put a drop or two into the ports of my receivers before storing them for the winter. . . Corrosion Block is available at LHS
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:16 PM   #14
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Re: "Winterizing" engine questions.

hello Valhalla your right corrosion x is a fantastic product i use it on all my electrical contacts on my planes.It has many many uses.I have seen servos submersed in salt water came out still working.I recommend this product to anyone in r/c.All those gold pinned connections keeps them from oxyidizing you will find in humid conditions especially in hot summer months.
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