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Cyclic Coffee

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Starting to get cold again, something that shouldn't but does happen in the A-star, coffee, dirt, sugary soft drinks, whatever is spilled on the floor gets between the friction plates around the cylcic cup at the floor, and if the right amount accumulates, specially in cold weather, it can give a start when you do your C of G check in the hover. You'll go to make an input and it'll feel like a servo is kaput.


A large input might release the stuck grit, but you really have no way to make sure that is what is really happening, so when taking over a machine from a notorious coffee drinker, who like the double-double, take an emery cloth and dip in isopropyl alc, slack the friction nut off take the plates up the cyclic, and clean all surfaces, then put back in action.


With all the Samm and Dunlop servo bulletins we've read over the past few years, I imagine this could reduce paranoia.


My two cents, ciao.

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I was on a sesimic job out of the patch one day and someone had clearly spilt a can of coke or something to the like on the cyclic plates. :down:

It was a hot day so the sugar had a good time to get real sticky.

The bootom plate that was covered with coke and the top plate (with coke as well) decided to meet......NOT GOOD! :(

The cyclic did no want to move at all. It took some force to break them apart.

Scared me.

Did I mention I was going into a confined as well.

If you spill something inside. CLEAN IT UP! :stupid:

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