The ball joint in my swashplate that slides up and down the mast now has about .010-.015 inch vertical play in it. I have read something about this in other post but I am not sure it is exactly the same thing. I am not trying to bash Century, I would just like to know if this problem is common.
FYI I have had my first blade strike which resulted in a bent mast (about .014 TIR). The blades appear to be fine. The shaft has been straightened to .002 TIR but I am waiting for the new shaft to arrive before I fly any more. I am mentioning this because it may have something to do with the swash problem although I don’t see how it can.
I believe that there was a procedure of squashing down the top aluminum flange to tighten up this ball. Is this true?