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Water Viper
09-06-2009, 07:52 PM
What kind of grease is used for the collective stick inside the DX6i to make smoother?

GunnyGlow
09-06-2009, 08:03 PM
Shoot....WD-40 with a touch of 90W gear oil orta slick it up James Dean style.


JUST KIDDING. I would clean it and check the tension before I just lubed it. Or...mayybe you have an aircraft radio with a ratchet throttle??

cbdane
09-06-2009, 08:30 PM
Stay away from petroleum-based stuff. It can slowly degrade the plastic. I suggest white lithium or silicone dielectric grease.

ping
09-06-2009, 08:34 PM
Put a piece of heatshrink tubing over the metal strap and use a silicone grease on it. Mine is super smooth with absolutely no notchiness.

Water Viper
09-06-2009, 09:00 PM
No ratchet action. Itís just a little sticky at times. Iím trying to learn inverted hover on the sim. When Iím inverted and input small collective, it sticks. I noticed it when hovering my Trex 500 but it was manageable. I figured I need to cure the problem while Iím on the sim.

How often do you replace the lubricant?

Thanks for the help.

Guardian-1
09-06-2009, 10:17 PM
I have the same issue. I lightened the tension and it helped alot, but still has a slight sticky feeling.

GunnyGlow
09-06-2009, 10:53 PM
Stay away from petroleum-based stuff. It can slowly degrade the plastic. I suggest white lithium or silicone dielectric grease.


Or food grade silicone. If you get it all over your fingers....you can just lick it off. :shock:

JackdaWack
09-06-2009, 11:36 PM
u need to grease the bushing if anything, or replace it with bearings.RC Heli Forums - Spektrum DX7 - Step-by-Step Bearing Mod (http://www.rchelimag.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6343&page=1&pp=1)