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fi-bluedragon
06-05-2004, 05:55 AM
I have had an x45 for a while but am still finding that the joystick is quite stiff. I read somewhere that you can add candle wax to it make it more free flowing. Is this serious and if so how do I do it.

fi-bluedragon
06-05-2004, 05:55 AM
I have had an x45 for a while but am still finding that the joystick is quite stiff. I read somewhere that you can add candle wax to it make it more free flowing. Is this serious and if so how do I do it.

Lav69
06-05-2004, 06:06 AM
Yes it really works. Get some candle wax and push your stick to the right or left. When you do this the black ring, at the bottom-under spring, will rise up. Then rub the wax up under the black ring on the stick itself. Push the stick in the opposite direction and repeat process. This is the best way to take the jerkiness out of the stick.

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Chuck_Older
06-05-2004, 06:48 AM
You can use a lot of different stuff. Out of desperation I tried a suggestion to use a paste-type deodorant. It worked great. I am going to get a few scraps of adhesive backed teflon film from work and just put it under that black cup.
I've used Pledge furniture polish (spray on a rag first), deodorant, WD-40 (spray on a rag), and dry moly lubricant. The deodorant actually lasted the longest

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AtomicRunt
06-05-2004, 06:57 AM
Here's what ya need to do...I use Lithium Grease and haven't had any problems. Hope it helps.(adding wax to the bottom of the "disc" works but doesn't seem to last to long)
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trumper
06-05-2004, 09:20 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gifIs there any risk of doing any harm to any electronics under the lowest black seal[ just before it leads into the blue base.]

BPLIzard
06-05-2004, 10:05 AM
This setup is the bomb.

http://img48.photobucket.com/albums/v147/BPLizard/Chino/IMG_0004.jpg

http://img48.photobucket.com/albums/v147/BPLizard/Lizard/BlitzPig.jpg (http://www.blitzpigs.com)

[This message was edited by BPLIzard on Sat June 05 2004 at 05:20 PM.]

Cragger
06-05-2004, 01:28 PM
The best way I've found is to cut a cardstock circle somewhat bigger than the black base ring and then stick wax paper to both sides waxed side up. Now cut a hole in the middle to get the shaft thru and cut a straight line from the outside to the hole. Now all you have to do is slip this under the base and above the ring the wax paper provides permanent lubrication and the cardstock keeps the paper from getting torn.

The pictures two posts up are the best way to let some tension out of the spring as its not feasible to try to change the spring like the cougar stick.

http://redspar.com/redrogue/cragger_sig.jpg

Cragger
06-05-2004, 01:30 PM
And lizard would you please resize your image so it doesn't stretch the forum border out. 800x600 is the practiced size so it doesn't inconvienince viewers at lower resolutions.

http://redspar.com/redrogue/cragger_sig.jpg

Dash_C.
06-05-2004, 02:48 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BPLIzard:
This setup is the bomb.

http://img48.photobucket.com/albums/v147/BPLizard/Chino/IMG_0004.jpg

http://www.blitzpigs.com
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nooo!!! I thought I was the only one who used that! Time for something new.

tenmmike
06-05-2004, 04:51 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Dash_C.:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BPLIzard:
This setup is the bomb.

http://img48.photobucket.com/albums/v147/BPLizard/Chino/IMG_0004.jpg

http://www.blitzpigs.com
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nooo!!! I thought I was the only one who used that! Time for something new.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> lots of us use that..

http://www.2-60inf.com/2-60_crest.gif 84-91

BPLIzard
06-05-2004, 06:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Cragger:
And lizard would you please resize your image so it doesn't stretch the forum border out. 800x600 is the practiced size so it doesn't inconvienince viewers at lower resolutions.

http://redspar.com/redrogue/cragger_sig.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Done. I'm just too lazy.

http://img48.photobucket.com/albums/v147/BPLizard/Lizard/BlitzPig.jpg (http://www.blitzpigs.com)

altstiff
06-06-2004, 01:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BPLIzard:
This setup is the bomb.

http://img48.photobucket.com/albums/v147/BPLizard/Chino/IMG_0004.jpg

http://www.blitzpigs.com

[This message was edited by BPLIzard on Sat June 05 2004 at 05:20 PM.]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Agreed, it looks EXACTLY like mine http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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Tully__
06-06-2004, 11:27 AM
Do NOT use hydrocarbon oils or greases on your X-45, they're bad for the plastic.

Do NOT use graphite, it may get into the electronics.

Silicon based oils or greases in VERY SMALL quantities are ok. Candle wax is excellent.

I used the paper disc thing for a bit (plasticised card from the fancier breakfast cereal boxes works well) but mine has now loosend up to the point where I use none of the above (or I just got used to it http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif)

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