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Old 09-06-2009, 07:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What kind of grease is used for the collective stick inside the DX6i to make smoother?
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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??
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Stay away from petroleum-based stuff. It can slowly degrade the plastic. I suggest white lithium or silicone dielectric grease.
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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.
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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.
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have the same issue. I lightened the tension and it helped alot, but still has a slight sticky feeling.
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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.
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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u need to grease the bushing if anything, or replace it with bearings.RC Heli Forums - Spektrum DX7 - Step-by-Step Bearing Mod
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