Q-500 Racing Discuss AMA 428, AMA 424, and any other variants of Quickie 500 racing

DX-6i elv trim malfunction

Reply

Old 07-10-2008, 02:01 PM
  #1  
jaka
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Upplands Vasby, SWEDEN
Posts: 7,791
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default DX-6i elv trim malfunction

Hi!
Were out flying my Viper/Nelson LS and all went fine until when I landed after the second flight I tried to use the elevator trim. Nothing happened?
(Spektrum DX-6i radio), tried again and nothing happened!
Went to the pits and tried again ...nothing. All the other trimlevers worked. Showed a fried what had happened and suddenly everything worked again.Then nothing...no response from the elevator trim lever.
Went home and took the radio apart ...second time this week as the roller drum axle broke 3 days ago.
Had a look at the trim lever which sat with 2 screw and decided to remove them to have a look. Under the plastic cap (trim lever) sat two push buttons...nothing happened when I pushed those. Used some 5-56 contact oil ...and lo and behold ...it worked again.

Wonder if Horizon will have many of these DX-6i radios in return???
jaka is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 03:29 PM
  #2  
gunfighter
Senior Member
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Canyon Lake, TX
Posts: 671
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: DX-6i elv trim malfunction

Before you took it apart, I would have said "Send it back and they will send you a new one". Now, I do not know but suspect they still will. Horizon has the very best customer service on the planet!

Even the very best company has the occasional glitch. No mater how good their QC is.
gunfighter is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2008, 12:03 PM
  #3  
LS171Malibu
Senior Member
My Feedback: (16)
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Azle, TX
Posts: 483
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: DX-6i elv trim malfunction

What is 5-56 Contact oil?
LS171Malibu is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2008, 03:49 PM
  #4  
jaka
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Upplands Vasby, SWEDEN
Posts: 7,791
Gallery
My Gallery
Models
My Models
Ratings
My Feedback
Default RE: DX-6i elv trim malfunction

Hi!

Same as WD-40 ...some kind of universal contact spray oil...there are many others.
jaka is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service