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Iowmg
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Morning all what’s the best way to lubricate the control cables as mine are very stiff (first time ul450 owner)


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Jabiru Support
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Hello,

The push pull cables that are used on Jabirus can't be disassembled.  The plastic lining inside provides the lubrication. 

If they are excessively stiff there is a good chance they will need to be replaced.  In the airframe tech manual there is more info on checking your cables as part of the 5000hr inspection.

 

Jabiru Support.


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toby
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What is the best way to lubricate the olives at the ends of the cables?


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Jabiru Support
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By olive I think you are talking about the thing we call a rod end.  The rod ends that Jabiru uses don't have any means provided to lubricate them and are intended to run dry.  

That's not to say you can't, I would try using some sort of penetrating oil.  If you can't get the rod ends to move freely it is should be replaced.  


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toby
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Thanks.  Always check they move as part of my pre-flight.  

 


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