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HelicopterKyosho Caliber/Quest Neo-Caliber series › Caliber servo tray brace...revisited!!!
06-01-2004 02:02 AM  13 years agoPost 1
cmsilvoy

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Hi guys,
I went to the King, NC fun fly this weekend.
Most of the guys from the region ended up going to Chatanooga, so we had a slim turn out.
A couple of gems though:
Wayne Mann showed up and did a demo flight and talked about setup and delta correction....
A guy from Charlotte named Tom West (incidentally he taught me to hover some 14 years ago) tore up the skies with a Venture 30. I have NEVER seen anyone turn it up like he did with a 30 class machine.
And I learned a tough lesson about the servo tray weakness.
In my gallery, note that Caliber 1 and 2 have servo tray stiffening of some sort. Caliber 3 never got a brace because I was just too damn stupid to put it on.
Anywho, Wayne Mann walks out with me to the field to hover this three blade monster. Upon liftoff, all three blades go madly out of track and I bail out into some high grass. Upon inspection, we find that the servo frame can not hold up to the force of the three blade head and connection directly to the swashplate. The tray moves a full 1/2 inch when the grips are flexed.
Crap! Time to put the 3 blade heli back in the truck until I can stiffen up the tray. I missed an opportunity to have Wayne fly my ship, but more importantly I almost crashed the most bad ass Caliber 30 around!
Lesson of this story, if you are using eCCPM, you had better use a _ck frame stiffener or engineer something yourself.
Fly safely!

Chris

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06-01-2004 09:54 AM  13 years agoPost 2
cootertwo

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Hummmm, I'm wondering if this problem is why Kyosho came out with a new model Caliber 30? I just got mine, and have it on ECCPM, and I can't get any flex at all out of my servo tray. In fact, the way it's designed, I don't see how it could flex. I assumed all this flexing talk was about the sliding tray thing, when you use the mechanical set-up. Perhaps some close-up pictures of the servo area will answer this question.

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06-01-2004 09:11 PM  13 years agoPost 3
elta68

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look here:
http://www.waltercedric.com/Helico/...ebracingmod.htm

main
http://www.waltercedric.com/Helico/.../tips/index.htm

best regards, [url]http://www.waltercedric.com[/url] caliber 30 sections

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06-14-2004 05:23 PM  13 years agoPost 4
cmsilvoy

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cootertwo,
If you could please post pictures of the top and side of the servo tray of your newer caliber 30.
I can establish any design changes from those pics.
The caliber suffers from vertical and lateral weakness.
_ck and others have developed unique solutions to this problem, I designed my own attempting to address flex in all planes (seen on caliber 1).
I will implement the same design into caliber 3.
I would find it interesting to see if and how Kyosho addressed this issue in a design change for the calibers made in China.

Chris

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06-14-2004 07:58 PM  13 years agoPost 5
d-n-jensen

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One thing I have found is when you build a servo tray glue the two halves together. This does stiffen up the assembly. It still needs a brace but it does help.

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06-15-2004 10:04 AM  13 years agoPost 6
cootertwo

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I'll get some pics soon, but I don't know if anything is different or not. I'm still wondering why they (Kyosho) discontinued the old model number, and came out with a new one?

"TOWER"
LXCDK6 Kyosho Caliber 30 ARF w/O.S. .32 SX-H
Accessories Needed Possible Substitutions
Discontinued

LXFFG2 Kyosho Caliber 30 ARF w/OS .32 SX-H
Accessories Needed Combo Available Add to Wish List
379.99 In Stock

One Day At A Time

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06-15-2004 11:01 PM  13 years agoPost 7
Farmerboy

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Hi!
The new Caliber is made in Japan, the old one was made in China. This might be the reason for the new model number. I don't know of any changes in the design. The only change i know is a price increase of aprox. 10% here in Norway

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06-18-2004 12:41 PM  13 years agoPost 8
nheli

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