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04-02-2005 09:57 PM  13 years agoPost 1
MrMel

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Everyone says 6-7 degrees pitch is needed for hovering.

But, when I measure my pitch degrees where I hover its 4.9 degrees.
On my other T-Rex which have a little more headspeed its 4.5 degrees.
Both have standard woodies on them.

Cant be I thought, so I got another pitch guage of a different brand, that reads the same.

Ok, I must be running crazy headspeeds and my tach must be broken so I borrowed another one, mine is fine, im running 2350-2450ish headspeed.

So I guess 6-7 degrees is for a "normal" throttle curve where you have alot less headspeed (60% throttle or so).


Now, it does not really matter, my heli's fly great, but I just needed to know (old habit)...

- Fredrik

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04-02-2005 10:23 PM  13 years agoPost 2
FLY JCW

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pitch for hover
Yes as a newbie this worried me for some time..... I to have the same figures around 4.5 to 5 degrees with woodies and the Align motor.

I have tried every combination of pitch and throttle curve that I have found on this board but I guess each heli is slightly different and it is more of what works rather than hard and fast figures!!

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04-03-2005 01:17 AM  13 years agoPost 3
ringram2077

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Birmingham, AL

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It does vary from heli to heli and is related to headspeed. My Raptor 70 in an auto will hover at +10 degrees just before it settles to the ground, but the head speed is very low.

Richard

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04-03-2005 01:33 AM  13 years agoPost 4
RICHW

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Cupertino, CA

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Don't forget that the weight of the heli is also a factor. Are you using 2100's or 1320's?

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04-03-2005 09:33 AM  13 years agoPost 5
MrMel

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Gotland

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Using TP2100, both my t-rexes are eCCPM , the heaviest one (stretch kit) weighs in at 688 grams with battery.

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