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04-02-2005 05:04 AM  13 years agoPost 1
safesurfer

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Hi all

I've just aquired a problem with my Honeybee FP. The lower swashplate (outer) moves vertically up and down the shaft, it looks like there's a bearing missing above it between the upper swashplate. I've removed the 2 small screws that hold on the main blade mount, but it still doesn't want to come off. How do I remove the complete head assy. Bear with me Im a newbie.
Thanks

Mark

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04-02-2005 11:07 AM  13 years agoPost 2
jaseyshef

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Mark,

if it's the same as the Hummingbird, once you remove the two screws the yoke (blade mount) should just pop off.

I had the exact same problems as you with that assembly separating. It totally knocks out your cyclic control right?

The thing I did was get some really fine modelling tape (the HB came with some) and wrapped it really tightly around the inner part of the two piece assembly. (Just once around)

Once this was done I forced the outer piece over it - hey presto it worked a treat and hasn't happended again in three months.

Hope this helps.

Jase

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04-02-2005 12:11 PM  13 years agoPost 3
safesurfer

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Honeybee Head Removal
Thanks Jase

I noticed there was a small pin going though the upper assembly, I removed this and it came off. I put a small piece of fuel tubing (2-3mm) above the swashplate and the upper part. Not sure if this has worked as the tail motor has just fried, ! I've got a replacement but not a soldering iron, I'll get one tomorrow.

Cheers

Mark

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04-02-2005 12:45 PM  13 years agoPost 4
jaseyshef

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Mark,

the fuel tubing idea may not be your best route, I think it has the opportunity of causing it's own resistance to the rotattion of the head and also the movement of the swashplate.

I've just got my HB back in the air last night, I'd fried my electronics, and seeing as though I was installing new ones I replaced with Honeybee 4 in 1, seems more stable than my V2 HB elecs, althought the tail does seem to skip round rather than smoothly rotate.

Also fitted a Graupner 300 and a LIPO voltage light for the battery, the soldering was driving me nuts at 10pm.

Jase

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