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Old Nov 02, 2012, 06:39 PM
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Thanks guys!

Joe - we need to get together for some flying again soon. We keep saying that but we just need to make it happen!
In deed! Let me know when you're free to fly. Maybe we can do 70/71 Slick flyin!

I just turned 29 and have yet to start with munchkins... I'm starting to think I'll be that 70 year old when it comes to graduation time for my kid(s).
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 08:03 PM
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Hey has anyone had issues with the new Extreme Flight spinners? Mine lasted 3 flights, it appears that I torqued down the 3mm socket head bolts a bit too much so be careful of that! I thought I had it just right but here is a picture.
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 08:08 PM
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gasser or electric?
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 08:11 PM
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Hey has anyone had issues with the new Extreme Flight spinners? Mine lasted 3 flights, it appears that I torqued down the 3mm socket head bolts a bit too much so be careful of that! I thought I had it just right but here is a picture.
The Loctite is melting the plastic.
It happened to me on another brand.
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 08:28 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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It is pretty much the rule to never use Loctite on anything that can contact plastic, as it will make the plastic deteriorate... That said, I have had a couple of Extreme Flight spinners crack like that, even without Loctite...

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Old Nov 02, 2012, 09:58 PM
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Electric, never happened before but if I get another Extreme Flight spinner I'll just use a smear of CA.
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 10:13 PM
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If you feel you must use a Loctite material....use Tamiya thread lock..

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Old Nov 02, 2012, 10:16 PM
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Electric, never happened before but if I get another Extreme Flight spinner I'll just use a smear of CA.
I don't use any thread lock on my spinners, never had one come loose either. I use it on absolutely every other metal screw, but never on a spinner.
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Old Nov 02, 2012, 10:29 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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I don't either, which is why I said "if you must"...

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Old Nov 02, 2012, 11:22 PM
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Hmm crazy..I thought for sure it would have been a gas spinner that came apart but loctite is some toxic stuff. I do prefer the dab of thick CA instead.
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 02:40 AM
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If you feel you must use a Loctite material....use Tamiya thread lock..

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as funny as it could be, im using UHU por, (wich would be welders for USA guys)

it gives rubber like feeling and doesnt melt anything!
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 09:35 AM
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Zap goo works wonders too. Strong stuff but stinks to high heaven
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 01:09 PM
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Ready for the maiden!!! I'll get to fly late today. Hopefully some video coming later.
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 01:12 PM
Team Twisted!
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Can't wait to hear what you think. You got yours after me but get to fly it before me
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Old Nov 03, 2012, 01:23 PM
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Finally got to fly my slick with the new servos. They are sweet. Running 8 volts to the hitec 7954. Got all 4 of them for $300 from chief. What a deal and what a servo! Happy l was able to fly again. It was a bit windy but l want to fly really bad.
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