Online since 2002. Over 3300 puzzles, 2600 worldwide members, and 270,000 messages.

TwistyPuzzles.com Forum

It is currently Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:10 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Lubricating the Helicopter Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 8:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:54 am
Hi all

Just wondering what's the best and/or easiest method for lubing the helicopter dodec. Is there a standard way to do it well? Will I need to pull it apart to get it done properly? Thanks for any advice.

_________________
Youtube Twisty Puzzling
Blogger Twisty Puzzling - Simple Solutions for Puzzling Twisties
Tutorials: Pitcher Octo-Star Cube | GERANIUM | Wheel of Wisdom


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Lubricating the Helicopter Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:18 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:28 pm
I lubricated mine by turning the edges 90 degrees and applying lubix directly to the exposed surfaces. I did one edge on each face and then worked it in by scrambling the puzzle without jumbling. I haven't played with mine for a few months, so I just picked it up and it still turns great.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Lubricating the Helicopter Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:04 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:04 pm
Location: Sioux Lookout, Canada
ft38 wrote:
I lubricated mine by turning the edges 90 degrees and applying lubix directly to the exposed surfaces. I did one edge on each face and then worked it in by scrambling the puzzle without jumbling.
This is exactly what I did. It made a huge difference in the functionality of the puzzle. I can turn an edge with my thumb, using the same light touch I would use to turn the upper layer on a cube; out of the box it took all my strength and a vice-like grip. No need to disassemble the Helicopter Dodecahedron (and I think it is very difficult anyway).

_________________
PeteTheGeek196 on YouTube


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Lubricating the Helicopter Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:48 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:54 am
Thanks for this info. It's just what I needed to know. :)

_________________
Youtube Twisty Puzzling
Blogger Twisty Puzzling - Simple Solutions for Puzzling Twisties
Tutorials: Pitcher Octo-Star Cube | GERANIUM | Wheel of Wisdom


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Forum powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group