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Old Aug 16, 2012, 09:53 AM
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Is there anyone in this forum that actually has zero wobble during flight?
As I said above, mine's rock solid.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 09:53 AM
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That was actually the last thing on my list to try but thankfully, never got to it. I put it last because it's more labor intensive then all the other things.
Not if you use Deoxit FaderLube F5. You can spray into the servo without disassembling it.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 09:55 AM
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I'd also get some of the red 003 sized silicone o-rings for the swashplate and head. Put them on every ball (7 total). They work very, very well and you get a pack of 50 for under two bucks. oringsandmore.com
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 10:21 AM
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As I said above, mine's rock solid.
I'll wait for a few more to chime in. Also, the mcpx dampeners work awesome and I already have them.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 10:22 AM
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Mine is rock solid too (no wobble upright or inverted), and it is stock.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Got some flying in on the 130x tonight. This camera work is shoddy at best - I had it too low but you can see most of the inverted stuff. I'm getting much more comfortable on my inverted circuits now. I had a massive tail blowout at the end which caused a crash but no damage that I can see.
Looking good! I'm not anywhere near close to being able to do an inverted circuit - even in the sim. I can usually hover inverted in the sim without crashing, but I have yet to try it with the real thing.

Looked like a pretty wild blowout. Have you determined the cause?

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Old Aug 16, 2012, 11:11 AM
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I'll wait for a few more to chime in. Also, the mcpx dampeners work awesome and I already have them.
Mine is also rock-solid. Dynamically balancing the tail assy & replacing the tailcase bearings are the only things I've done to the bird. Over 15 hours of flight-time & I have not had to replace a thing so far. But then I don't fly as aggressively as many on here do, and I am quick to hit TH if I think I'm about to stuff it.

BTW - Grovey is right. Cleaning the servos is simple if you use DeoxIT Fader Series or an equivalent product that's designed to clean, deoxidize, and protect carbon & plastic resistive strips. There is no need to disassemble a thing. Just spray it into the slot area & cycle the servos a number of times. Cleaning these servos periodically is simply SOP. It should be a part of your preventative maintenance routine.

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Old Aug 16, 2012, 11:13 AM
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Is there anyone in this forum that actually has zero wobble during flight? If there's more then one or two, I may just clean those servos.
Well, it's a helicopter, so it wobbles by definition...

But mine flies correctly. It had a little shake when it was new, but it's smooth now. I lubed all the bearings with Tri-flow, and it probably took a couple flights to work it in.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 11:43 AM
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Not if you use Deoxit FaderLube F5. You can spray into the servo without disassembling it.

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Mine is also rock-solid. Dynamically balancing the tail assy & replacing the tailcase bearings are the only things I've done to the bird. Over 15 hours of flight-time & I have not had to replace a thing so far. But then I don't fly as aggressively as many on here do, and I am quick to hit TH if I think I'm about to stuff it.

BTW - Grovey is right. Cleaning the servos is simple if you use DeoxIT Fader Series or an equivalent product that's designed to clean, deoxidize, and protect carbon & plastic resistive strips. There is no need to disassemble a thing. Just spray it into the slot area & cycle the servos a number of times. Cleaning these servos periodically is simply SOP. It should be a part of your preventative maintenance routine.

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Well that works for me! I did a quick search and I don't see any local stores that carry DeoxIT. Do you know of any chains that carry this?

Although I don't agree that cleaning servos should be preventative maintenance. My mcpx wobbled once, then I cleaned the servos and it was fine; responsive maintenance. Although, I lube all my helis regularly and inspect them carefully before every flight.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 11:48 AM
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Well that works for me! I did a quick search and I don't see any local stores that carry DeoxIT. Do you know of any chains that carry this?
I picked mine up from Guitar Center, you can also possibly get it from Radio Shack. Radio Shack may not have Faderlube F5, but other Deoxit series so you would need to check if those would work.

If all else fails buy from Amazon.com
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 11:54 AM
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Well that works for me! I did a quick search and I don't see any local stores that carry DeoxIT. Do you know of any chains that carry this?

Many Radio Shack Stores carry it .

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Old Aug 16, 2012, 11:58 AM
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Is there anyone in this forum that actually has zero wobble during flight? If there's more then one or two, I may just clean those servos.
Mine was smooth out of the box without doing anything but snugging up the blade tension a bit. I get some vibes on the ground before the head speed picks up to take off. Once in the air I look at the tail fin and it does not appear to be resonating in any amount I can detect by looking at it. No TBE wobbles either.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 12:08 PM
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Looking good! I'm not anywhere near close to being able to do an inverted circuit - even in the sim. I can usually hover inverted in the sim without crashing, but I have yet to try it with the real thing.

Looked like a pretty wild blowout. Have you determined the cause?

Joel
I haven't been able to find the cause of that massive tail blowout yet. I can't see any stripped gears (that doesn't mean they don't exist though) and my gears seem properly seated so I'm not sure.

I picked it up and flew it right after that with zero problems though!
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 12:10 PM
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I haven't been able to find the cause of that massive tail blowout yet. I can't see any stripped gears (that doesn't mean they don't exist though) and my gears seem properly seated so I'm not sure.

I picked it up and flew it right after that with zero problems though!
If you punched the collective too much and bogged the motor, that will cause blowout and it would be difficult to get things under control again.
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