RMG 280 GEARTRAIN NOISE

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edmorales
RMG 280 GEARTRAIN NOISE

Post by edmorales » 03 Jan 2004, 12:40

I have recently purchased a pre-owned IOM fitted with an RMG 280 sailwinch. Is it normal for the geartrain to make noise while operating? I just want other's opinions , because the Futaba S3801 sailarm servo on my Tamiya W60 is more quiet when operating. It is noisy even with no load, e.g. the sheets unattached to the jib/main booms. Any advise for a newbie from a person with more experience shall be appreciated. Thanks :?:

edmorales

RMG 280 GEARTRAIN NOISE

Post by edmorales » 03 Jan 2004, 13:57

JB-
thanks for the advise, i was just checking the RMG page and a new winch, model 280D cost $225 (export). i'm not sure if its USD or AUS$.
regards, ed :)

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Post by ron » 04 Jan 2004, 00:33

Also, you should use no grease on the gears. This attracts dirt which is noisy and causes wear, accordly to Rob Guyatt.
Ron

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Post by edmorales » 04 Jan 2004, 07:29

that's exactly what the owner's manual says, no grease and wd-40 as it can damage the plastic gears. i was just concerned about the noise but now that i know that its normal i can sleep better :)

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