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Re: Rotor grease



Hello Roy,
This is a good point.Lithium Grease is not the ideal grease because it will
mix sooner or later with water and deteriorate because the rotor axle's do not
have seals and water enters freely. I think you may find molybdenum based
grease under the brand name of Molycote in outlets witch handle parts for
boilers
and steam related material, valves etc.It is not immune to water, but it will
not size .
your parts.
An other place where you may find real high quality grease which suits the
purpose,
is in a aircraft maintenance shop.There you ask for wheel bearing grease.This
type
of grease withstands temps. from -50 up to +75 degs. centigrade and at no mo-
ment mixes with water.It is a microgel based grease, ex AeroShell Grease 5 or
si-
milar from Exxon or Mobil
73
Nicolaus Sallay-PP8DA
E-mail : n.sallay@internext.com.br
----- Original Message -----
From: <rdwelch@swbell.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Monday, June 04, 2001 12:15 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Rotor grease


> Has anyone ever used a Lithium based grease in their rotors?  I would like
> to hear from anyone with first hand knowledge on the qualities of this
> grease.  I have looked around for a molybdenum based grease and the dealers
> don't seem to have ever heard of it, probably because few of the labels
> give this specification.  Any idea of where it could be obtained?  Auto
> supply stores, etc?
>
> --
> 73, Roy
>
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> Home Page: http://home.swbell.net/rdwelch
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