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Radio Ranger Maintenance Tip #1 Oil Propeller Shafts and Replace Propellers

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Radio Ranger Propeller Shaft Removal

YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR NEW RADIO RANGER RC FISHING BOAT IN TIP-TOP RUNNING CONDITION.

Oiling the propeller shafts occasionally will keep things running smoothly.

 

Although dripping oil down the shaft is ok too, you may remove the shaft, clean and oil it. The main thing to remember is not to remove the C-ring, putting that back on is difficult and getting it to stay on rarely works.

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Radio Ranger Propeller Nut Assembly

The propeller assembly consists of 4 main parts. #1 Silicone Washer, #2 Dog Gear, #3 Washer, #4 Nut. A good idea is to apply a small drop of Super Glue or Loc-Tite on the propeller nut to keep it tight at all times.

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Radio Ranger Propeller Rotation

Each Propeller turns in a different direction. When replacing propellers or  the propeller nuts there are two things to remember. #1 is each propeller has a letter stamped on it to identify which side it belongs, L-for Left Side, and R-for Right Side. #2 to keep in mind also it that each of the propeller nuts are different. One of the propeller nuts have left handed threads. For those that are not familiar with left handed threads, instead of spinning to the left to loosen it, spin it to the right. So if one of your propeller nuts seems like it is tightening instead of loosening then just spin the nut the other way. The same goes for tightening the nut, instead of turning the nut to the right to tighten it turn it to the left.

 

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