One of the most commonly over-looked, but important maintenance points on a RC boat is its stuffing tube and prop shaft. Keeping these parts properly serviced to avoid common driveline problems.
Done on a regular basis, the cleaning and lubrication of the hull’s stuffing tube, drive cable and prop strut will allow them to function friction-free.
Tips to Remember:
• To clean dried grease out of a flexible drive shaft, a small wire brush will quickly dislodge the crud from your cable.
• A stuck coupler grub screw (due to thread compound) can be loosened by applying heat.
• Always leave a small gap between your greased shaft’s drive dog/strut junction to allow for flex cable movement.