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Old 01-03-2008, 10:34 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I just finished installing some Dubro Skis on my LT-40 and I'm wondering if I need to put some Loctite or equivalent on the mounting hardware.

In fact, is it a good idea in general to use Loctite on all hardware on the plane or is it not really necessary?

Thanks for any help.
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:42 AM   #2
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Personally, on glow I generally do NOT use it.

Having just got a gasser, I didn't...till the bolt holding the horiz stab worked out till only about 3 turns were left holding it on.

I would say the more vibration, the more you should consider using blue loctite. The red is the permanent version, blue is temporary.
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:18 PM   #3
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Personally, I use the Blue loctite on everything.
Never had a problem. I would put it on, it is
easy to do and is still removable when you
want to take apart.

I have used the red on some bolt on mufflers
and was easily removed when I wanted to remove
the muffler. This may be because there is lots
of heat involved.

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Re: Loctite

Originally Posted by ottawaguy
In fact, is it a good idea in general to use Loctite on all hardware on the plane or is it not really necessary?

Thanks for any help.
If you fly glow/gas/*wet* fuel, then use it. Electrics don't have to deal with the hammering up at the front of the fuselage.

Mine is not to reason why; I just wire them up to fry...I mean Fly!
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Loctite is any modellers friend!!! I recommend using it on every fastener that may involve vibration from your engines. If you are using a steel to steel fastener application... loctite is the only way to go. Blue for any fastener under 1/2" (this probably applies to most modelling applications) red for anything above 1/2". Loctite makes a stick type thread locker(similar to lipstick) this is the one that i recommend as you need very little of this stuff to be effective. If you need to remove your fasteners after applying red loctite use a solder iron and heat the head of the bolt for 5-10 seconds and this will loosen the bond on the red and allow you to turn that fastener out. I use blue loctite on every fastener that I can every time and I have NEVER had a problem! Cheers,

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Not sure what Loctite you are using but I use #222 which is purple looking and is service removable for threads under 1/4". The #242 I have is blue for over 1/4" and is also service removable. Both of these do not require heat for removing. The red bearing type I have in my tool box needs heat and lots of it for removing. It is for bearing races that started to turn before you caught it.
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