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Old 01-27-2013, 05:52 PM   #21 (permalink)
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On the Deoxit....

* Do you wait for servo's to act up before use or??
* Do you just shoot a little into the servo and let it set or work the collective up and down with TH on?
* Is there a drying time for this stuff?

Any help here gang would greatly be appreciated due to my vision issues and the micro surgery. It';s worth a try in my case! Thanks in advance!

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Is this "Deoxit" a replacement treatment to the Alcohol/Match stick trick in the video? Or is this supposed to come after or before it or something..??

My servos twitch up and down causing the blades to move and im guessing its because theyre dirty??

I was gonna try the Alcohol/Matchstick cleaning but maybe this??
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:30 PM   #23 (permalink)
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It's a replacement. Some like to just squirt into servo without dissassembling them. I for one still like to unscrew mechanics and clean with Deoxit and a Q-Tip, Seems to do much better.

The only one I just "Squirt" is the forward servo on my 130x pair.

twitchy servos are definately as sign that they need cleaning
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:36 PM   #24 (permalink)
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On the Deoxit....

* Do you wait for servo's to act up before use or??
* Do you just shoot a little into the servo and let it set or work the collective up and down with TH on?
* Is there a drying time for this stuff?

Any help here gang would greatly be appreciated due to my vision issues and the micro surgery. It';s worth a try in my case! Thanks in advance!

Tony
ditto... same questions here as well
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:03 AM   #25 (permalink)
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ditto... same questions here as well
Yes, wait until servos act up.

Shoot into servo and move the servo through full range using throttle hold, full stick deflection in all directions.

No need to dry but you will have excess that can be cleaned with a paper towel.

I do not recommend taking the servos apart. Screws go into plastic and wear out too easily. I have had several servo motors fall out in flight due to stripped threads.
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If i have twitching servos causing the blades to twitch up n down whats the best way i should clean them? Disassemble and clean w/ 99% Alcohol & a Matchstick or just spray some Dexoit into the servos? Also... Dexoit or Dexoid?
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:13 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Yes, wait until servos act up.

Shoot into servo and move the servo through full range using throttle hold, full stick deflection in all directions.

No need to dry but you will have excess that can be cleaned with a paper towel.

I do not recommend taking the servos apart. Screws go into plastic and wear out too easily. I have had several servo motors fall out in flight due to stripped threads.
cool, thanks!
one more question... the standard deoxit or the lubricated D5? i see several types mentioned.
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cool, thanks!
one more question... the standard deoxit or the lubricated D5? i see several types mentioned.
I use D series Deoxit.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:07 PM   #29 (permalink)
 

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Default Easy ID for servo plugs

I have used black, yellow and green textas to color code the servo connectors - a dot on the plug on the back of the main board and a strip of color on the top of the raised edge on the plug. They always end up back in the right place and the right way up.
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:15 PM   #30 (permalink)
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This thread is still super relevant in 2019!
The video was great. Felt like a Bob Ross tutorial.

I just cleaned my servos and the strips were pitch black and I was getting insane jitters. I wiped them with rubbing alcohol and I feel as if they are about 80% clean compared to brand new and now the jittering is gone.
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Old 12-19-2019, 10:40 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I use Q-Tips and lense/screen cleaner. Works great.

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Old 12-19-2019, 11:54 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I use Dexoit D5...

Spray downward from just above the white servo rod hooktab…

Work the sticks...dry it out with canned air

Spray a second time - work the sticks...Fly
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