AR Drone squealing bushes

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Michaelflat1
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AR Drone squealing bushes

Post by Michaelflat1 » 19 Sep 2017, 18:36

I can't find any replacement Bushes, I bought some new rods off EBay but there is a lot of Friction and it squeals like mad, sometimes it locks up and flips the drone around since the engine cut out. It is very un-nerving and I don't want to fly it very high at all.
I think this is because before it had a bad crash and I had to replace the big gear and the rod. When I replaced the rod loads of black dust came out, is that normal? Its all over my fingers too! I think the bushes failed as even before the rod replacement it was the one with the highest Friction (out of the 4)

digitalmouse
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Re: AR Drone squealing bushes

Post by digitalmouse » 02 Oct 2017, 12:57

During replacement, did you add any oil to the rods? If not, try some. Also add some oil to the bushings, but might be better to just replace them with proper bearings (and add some oil to them too when installing). There are a variety of bearing/rod upgrade kits you can find on eBay.

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