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Inspire 1 Proper Maintenance Question

Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by Kevin Cabral, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. Kevin Cabral

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    I'm a new owner of the inspire 1. Love the machine! However, I hear it needs maintenance. Especially on the main center screw where the landing gear goes up and down. I see DJI applied some sort of lube or grease. What is a safe lube to use on this center screw?

    One last thing. I'm wondering what is a safe surface for the inspire when going in travel mode? I'm worried of stressing out the motor when it enters travel mode. This is the table I used an hour ago when it went in travel mode. If the inspire detects a rough texture where the legs can't slide outwards when travel mode is engaged, will it refuse it at all? I would assume rough texture not allowing the legs to slide would cause stress on the motor?

    I apologize if I'm asking to many questions. I'm just worried and would like to care for the machine so it lasts long.

    Thanks in advance :)
     

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  2. Talon Six

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    Lynn Phan posted a good article here on what types of lube to use. For going in and out of travel mode, just make sure you are using a smooth surface like a tabletop and you will be fine.

    That being said there are a number of very good landing mode cases out there. I have the Inspak and love it.
     
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  3. Kevin Cabral

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    Has everyone followed this article at all? I may consider buying the lube for when I need to apply it.
     
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    Yes me, and it works. Well.
     
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    I'll pick up the tri flow. If I can't get one locally, I'll get the dry fluid gear grease