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02-23-2013 12:50 AM  5 years agoPost 1
RICH.L

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I have a 7c 2.4ghz radio that when moving the throttle gimble up and down has a dry squeaky sound to it.

does not affect anything but when i am using my phoenix flight sim it really annoy's my wife!

anything I can spray it with like a silicone spray?

worse case I will send it in to have it looked at before flying season.

thank,s
rich

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02-23-2013 01:55 AM  5 years agoPost 2
fastrc1

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If it's annoying the Misses leave it alone. On a serious note; don't spray anything into the radio. You can use a very minute amount of TFE grease. The noise is probably coming from the plastic in the gimbals rubbing against each other. Move the sticks to the extremes and apply a toothpick sized dab of TFE and work the sticks back n forth. Hopefully that solves the problem.

Happy Hovering.

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02-27-2013 11:56 PM  5 years agoPost 3
RICH.L

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thank's fastrc1, I will give that a try and see what happens.

rich

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02-28-2013 12:39 AM  5 years agoPost 4
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Hope it helps.

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03-02-2013 01:09 AM  5 years agoPost 5
fastrc1

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Hey Rich, Did the problem get squared away?

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03-03-2013 07:39 PM  5 years agoPost 6
RICH.L

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no. I used tfe grease on the throttle gimble and it still squeaks. does not make any noise side to side but squeaks with throttle and collective.

and along with that the warning beep that sounds if you have idle up on when you turn the tx on stopped working.

not sure why that is but the last thing i need is a hot start on my trex600 nitro

I always do a preflight check but you never know at 48 when a brain fart will happen!

rich

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03-03-2013 07:50 PM  5 years agoPost 7
fastrc1

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Wow that's interesting. If the radio is out of warranty I'd tell u to try Radio South to have the problems resolved. If not then back it goes to hobbico service department.

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03-05-2013 06:32 AM  5 years agoPost 8
cabeng

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I had the same thing on my 8fg , opened the back up , on top of the thngy that makes the click click feeling is a white plastic cap that removes/covers the ratchet , also has the steel spring that holds it all together, One wipe with my finger , and worked like fairy dust , squeak gone , I put a dab of botos grease on , and hundreds of flight later still silky smooth

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03-07-2013 11:51 AM  5 years agoPost 9
RICH.L

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thank's for the help guys.
I removed the back cover and removed the metal spring and cleaned it off and the ratchet part. put some grease on and quiet again!

that was such an annoying noise.

my alarm is working again also,I switched from a raptor 50 to a trex600 and not sure why but when i switched swash setting the radio reset my idle ups and throttle hold.

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rich

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