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04-24-2014 07:51 PM  6 years ago
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pitmaster

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Proper use of Deoxit
I have a fleet of micros and instead of taking a part servos and cleaning them by hand I decided to buy some Deoxit. What is the best way to use this product? Can I just spray it in the slot and then move the sticks with TH engaged to makes the servos go up and down? Do I need to spray and then let dry before plugging in the battery? Just want to make sure I don't do anything stupid to the all those servos.
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04-25-2014 01:41 PM  6 years ago
rpat

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I don't know if it is right or not, but I just spray it in the servo and work the servo a few times. I haven't had any adverse problems doing it this way.trex 700fbl cal30,minititan,, trx600fbl,trex250,logo 500,Velocity N2
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04-25-2014 02:05 PM  6 years ago
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I don't know if it is right or not, but I just spray it in the servo and work the servo a few times. I haven't had any adverse problems doing it this way.
That's what I was hoping would work. When you drop one of those little servo screws they're pretty much lost.
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04-25-2014 02:16 PM  6 years ago
rpat

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agreedtrex 700fbl cal30,minititan,, trx600fbl,trex250,logo 500,Velocity N2
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04-25-2014 04:28 PM  6 years ago
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I was getting a lot of the "twitchy" servo shakes on my mCPX. I disabled the servos and cleaned them with isopropyl alcohol. The shakes were improved but still there.

Picked up some Deoxit and sprayed into the open slot on each servo. Worked it in by manually rotating the gear on the bottom. Let it sit over night as it too dark to fly anyway. After that, the shakes where totally gone.

As for proper application, the instructions say to spray in on and then work it in. Follow up with another application, then allow it to dry for at least a minute.
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04-25-2014 06:49 PM  6 years ago
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You are doing it correctly. However, in my experience, opening up the servo and cleaning the track up with a q-tip soaked in Dexoit is the way to go. Don't get me wrong, when I don't have time or want to be bothered with taking apart the servo, I too just spray it in the slot.

But soon I noticed that I had to do it again after a few months so I decide to open it up. Wow, the head of the q-tip was completely black with deposit after cleaning. Now I noticed that taking it apart to do a full cleaning lasts longer between cleanings.
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04-27-2014 12:05 AM  6 years ago
HeimD

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You don't need to let it dry. I just spritz some in the slots, work the servos back and forth and then immediately fly. It will dry out in no time and this procedure works every time.
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04-27-2014 03:04 PM  6 years ago
pitmaster

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Thank you everyone. Looks like I will go with the squirt, move servos and fly for the most part and then maybe every other month do a q-tip method.Sweet Blades (Logo 600SE) and the Micro Harem - 4 x MCPX BLs | MCPX v2| 2 x NCPX | 130X | Trex 150
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04-27-2014 04:52 PM  6 years ago
HeimD

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Since I started using Deoxit F5 fader lube, I've never had to take the servos apart and clean them with a Q-tip again.
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04-28-2014 05:34 AM  6 years ago
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Where do I find this stuff? PleaseUprite and able to take solid food
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04-28-2014 07:56 AM  6 years ago
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RadioShack, Amazon to name a few.Revolectrix Beta Team
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04-28-2014 03:39 PM  6 years ago
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Which Deoxit do you use? I see they have several version.*** Real Pilots BEAT the air into submission! ***
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04-28-2014 03:46 PM  6 years ago
pitmaster

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Which Deoxit do you use? I see they have several version.
I bought D5S6 but wasn't sure which one I needed to get. Based on the description, it sounded like a good one to use since it says it doesn't harm plastic.
Sweet Blades (Logo 600SE) and the Micro Harem - 4 x MCPX BLs | MCPX v2| 2 x NCPX | 130X | Trex 150
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04-29-2014 01:27 AM  6 years ago
HeimD

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F5 fader lube. Good stuff. It's specifically designed to clean/lube faders like the sliders on a sound board. A fader/slider is a linear potentiometer, which is exactly what those metallic/carbon strips and wipers are on the 130X servos.
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05-07-2014 02:02 AM  6 years ago
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To revive this thread. I've been using CRC contact cleaner on an mcpxBL, however after 3-5 flights the twitches are back. Could I expect better results with Deoxit? I think I saw it at radioshack for $25? Are there better servos by spektrum?

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05-07-2014 02:09 PM  6 years ago
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I think I saw it at radioshack for $25?
Ouch! That sounds like a RadioShack price. I bought mine off Amazon for a little less than $15.
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05-07-2014 02:46 PM  6 years ago
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Jason, you may want to try disassembling the servo and clean the tracks with a Q-tip. From what I've heard the CRC stuff is pretty good but just a notch below Deoxit. I noticed that if the twitch comes back after 5 flights or so I disassemble the servo and do the Q-tip cleaning. After that, it lasts much much longer (until it returns to the 5 flight pattern of twitch).
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05-08-2014 12:44 AM  6 years ago
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Deoxit F5 fader lube is great stuff. (Guitar Center stocks it)
It Has a slight lubricant added and can be used on all electronics. Also there is no wait time. You can spray and fly right away. Although you may want to give it some time to evaporate so as not to attract particulates.
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05-08-2014 03:08 PM  6 years ago
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To add, if you find yourself cleaning it more and more frequently, it probably means your servo is worn out and time to get a replacement.
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