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This worked so well, I had to share.

In My case no disassembly was required.

 

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huh, a paint brush. How about that.

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The visible top surface of the ball, directly under the locknut of the joystick is not load bearing, nor is it a friction surface and does not require lubrication.

 

Check out a disassembly video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQOOoPdmRl8

 

So I am somewhat skeptical that this method fixed your problem (i.e brush + top application of grease = fixed). Maybe shoving the brush in there dislodged some built up grime. Maybe shoving hard on the stick, opening up clearances inside, and moving surfaces against each other allowed more grime to dislodge.

 

But shoving grease into the top does not lubricate the the actual pivot points of the stick.

 

Like I said, check out the disassembly video. The top of the ball joint you can see on an assembled stick has a lip all the way round, stopping the brush and the grease getting into the mechanism underneath.

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First thought - great tip!

Second thought - I didn't know Bob Ross was playing DCS :megalol:

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This might not actually be horrible...when I took mine apart I noticed a lot of friction coming from where the plastic ball meets the part that sits on top of the big spring and thoroughly lubed that area up.

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hahahahaha nice very nice man thanks

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