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HelicopterHIROBOOther › Shuttle head upgrades
11-12-2005 02:01 PM  12 years agoPost 1
bobkins

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Hi,

I am having a lot of problems with slop in the original shuttle plus head.
It flew fine in the beginning with his slop. But now it causes some woofing problems. Wich upgrades on the shuttle could help to take this slop out and hopefully cure the woofing. I don't want to buy a entire metal head but only the "essential" things.

Thank you for your time

Greets Rob

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11-12-2005 02:21 PM  12 years agoPost 2
BarracudaHockey

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Start with the radius block. I had to nix mine before I ever flew it.

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11-13-2005 02:48 PM  12 years agoPost 3
bobkins

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Hi,

thank you for your response, I am going to take your advise and order the radius block. And also the metal swash from quick UK.

Greets Rob

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11-15-2005 12:26 AM  12 years agoPost 4
gkoutsis

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I am full QUK on my shuttle as well. No slop at all and it can hover hands down for a few seconds before it starts to slightly drift.

George

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11-15-2005 02:07 PM  12 years agoPost 5
bobkins

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Hi,

Well I broke down a bit for the shiny metal. So I bought the metal swashplate, the washout mixers base with the arms, some new washout driver arms, the 2 pin anti rotation guide, the see saw carrier with the mixer arms. I still have some plastic in the head but I don't think that the plastic hub, headblock, grips or flybar control arm are going to make much difference. And I am still learning so I thought it was better to leave some plastic in. But hey christmas is comming so maybe...


Greets Rob

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11-15-2005 10:27 PM  12 years agoPost 6
gkoutsis

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Which part of Belgium are you from?

George

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11-17-2005 09:36 AM  12 years agoPost 7
bobkins

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Hi,

I am from Bocholt in Limburg.

Greets Rob

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12-09-2005 02:33 PM  12 years agoPost 8
BruceSM

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Hi bobkins. I am a new Shuttle Plus learner. Can you explain what you mean by "woofing" so I know what to look out for? Many thanks.

*** Don't make the same mistake twice - you'll never get around to making all the rest!! ***

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12-09-2005 03:23 PM  12 years agoPost 9
BarracudaHockey

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woofing is when the blades go out of track. Its caused by cheap blades and or slop in the head. It makes a very distinctive sound. If your lucky they don't chop off the tail boom which is woof and poof, first you hear the woof then the helicopter looks like it explodes in mid air, its kind of fun to watch if its not your heli.

Andy
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12-09-2005 03:53 PM  12 years agoPost 10
bobkins

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Hi,

Woofing is exactly how barracudahockey explains it. The plastic head from my shuttle had 3 crashes on it and had some serious slop in it. This was the cause of my woofing. Fortunaly I didn't have the poof. . If your shuttle hasn't crashed yet and is relativly new it would not be a problem. The wooden Hirobo blades are cheap but I guess they will not be a problem since I am still using the same set as before and the woofing doesn't occur anymore after the metal upgrades and stiffer dampers. May be that changing out the bushings for bearings and replacing the plastic washout with a metal one would have helped too.
But I fell in love with the shiny blue parts.

Greets Rob

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12-09-2005 04:22 PM  12 years agoPost 11
BruceSM

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Many thanks for the detailed (and quick) replies. I've now learnt something new!

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