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Old 11-04-2013, 12:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DX6i Sticks are Sticky? Maintenance?

Hello,
It appears that my DX6i sticks are getting a little sticky – not a lot, but when you are trying to hover a twitchy Nano CPX in a small living room, you start to notice the little things. The DX6i TX is about 9 months old now, and I’ve used it pretty regularly. Are we supposed to lubricate/oil the Potentiometers/sticks at all? Maybe I should just loosen up the stick tension/resistance a bit more? (they are already pretty loose which is the way I like them). But I don’t think the spring tension causes any level of “stickiness”. So that’s why I think there might be some form of TX maintenance that I should do? Any advice?
I will go ahead and answer the obvious question: no, I have never spilled any soda on the TX, and never left in the rain, etc.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: DX6i Sticks are Sticky? Maintenance?

Is it just on the collective, or all of the sticks?

You can open it up and put some servo gear lube on all of the contact points between the little metal pins and plastic "cams", there should already be some there.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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it is mostly the collective stick. But a little bit on the cyclic stick too. I haven't taken it apart yet (prob tonight). For the collective stick, i guess i could loosen it up even more. But for the cyclic, There have been a few times when i had cyclic forward-left and i raised up my thumb pressure, and the stick stayed there, i actually had to nearly lift my thumb all the way off of it to get it to move back to center. It was cold outside, i wonder if that has anything to do with it. I didn't actually have to pull it back to center, but certainly a little more friction. FRICTION, That’s the word I’m looking for. Sticky implies old/dried soda. Excessive friction is what I’m experiencing. But this is alleviated on the collective stick by the screw adjustment, but there is no adjustment for “Friction” on the cyclic sticks, just spring resistance.
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