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stevendavis

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I picked up my first glow driven heli. Its a Concept 30 that is new, never flown. I've finished building it and got it fired up, but had a few issues. I've installed an Align 600 tail pitch slider and grips. 600 tail servo mount and rod guides. And a Zeal aluminum clutch bell. I'm still looking for spare parts and I'm going to try and put as many Align parts on as I can in the future. I was suprized to find that the tail slider and grips were a perfect fit. I think the Main Blade grips will work also. Here are a few photos.

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kcordell

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I hope you don't have the original foam blades on it.

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stevendavis

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Blades

They are stock blades. They look like woodies to me. How can you tell?

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kcordell

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I don't think you have one of the original 30 DX's. They had heavy metal flybar paddles and foam blades, real easy to distinguish from wood, and the decal set was red. Is the canopy pointed a bit in front? If so it is probably a Concept 30 SX.

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Jonty

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Does that have z bends on the servo horns??

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The canopy in the pictures is the Concept SRX one, so I guess its a SRX.
The blades there are not the foamie ones, they are wooden.

I also think the previous SR edition had the different radio tray to the SRX.
Plus larger tank on SRX

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dchekas

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Farmington, CT

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My buddy has a TON of concept 30 parts. PM me if you're interested.

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stevendavis

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The heli is the SR-X. It does still have the Z-bend rods on the servos. I'm planning on switching them out as I get them. I know Z-bend is not the best. It works good for now and every thing is bind free, but I am going to change them out soon.

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stevendavis

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Here is the photo.

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stevendavis

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First Few Tanks

I took it out yesterday and put two tanks through it just hovering and trimming. I think I've about got the engine tuned. I'm only running about 50% on the throtle cure, or the engine seems to run away. Is this normal for a glow unit? I'm used to electric. Also the head shakes real bad if the head speed is too high. I think this might be do to the soft dampners. The pitch also seems a bit mushy. I think I'm running about +8 on normal mode, but it feels prety soft compared to my Trex 450. The tail also vibrates. I think I'm going to try and install some tail braces. Do most of you add tail braces? Other than that, every thing worked great.

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stevendavis

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Just did some checking on my setup and found where the shake was coming from. I had one blade going to +5* full pitch and the other was going to +9* full pitch. I've got them both at +8* full up and -7* full down. This should make a BIG differance.

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greenboot

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Marblehead, OH

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The Z-bends work fine on my Concepts for years. But it shouldn't be shaking. If the blade tracking doesn't help, something is bent or out of balance.

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airdodger

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Johnston USA

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If you had that big a difference in pitch you did not track the blades.

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stevendavis

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I took it out and flew it today. I could not see any tracking issues today. It flys slower than I'm used to and its very stable. I still don't know if I'm setting the throtle curve right. I'm only using about half of what is available for peak power.

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balbs

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Los Angeles, CA

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Sweet SRX man! Nice that you also have the Zeal metal frame. I have the SRX as well including most of the metal Zeal bits. Check out my gallery. Interesting that you used some Align parts as replacements. Gotta take a note of that.

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stevendavis

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Ashton, Id

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Cool helis balbs,
I see you even have the flapping head. I'm still in serch of that elusive Zeal 6mm hex starter adaptor.

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stevendavis

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Put 3 more flights on it yesterday and the blade tracking was still off just a bit. I"ve got them running true now though. I had a buddy tach it last time out and he had his tach set on a one blader, so the reading was way high. I re-tached yesterday with mine and I'm running about 1600 on the head speed and the motor has cleaned up a bit now that I can run the trotle up where its supposed to be. Pitch feels a lot better also. I installed some dual ball links on the aileron and pitch servos, but I can't find any long enough to replace the elevator rods. Heli's flyin much better now.

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stevendavis

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Ashton, Id

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Tail Wag

I also still have some tail wag. I'm running a chinese gyro, 401 type, and have it in HH mode. If I switch to AVCS will it help prevent the wag?

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balbs

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Did you balance the tail blades? Also, make sure that the center shaft guide in the boom is not at the center. It has to be a little closer to one of the other ends.

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stevendavis

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Thanks, I'll have to pull the tail boom and check it out.

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