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12-02-2005 11:37 PM  12 years agoPost 1
nguyen23464

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Just got done finished building my raptor 50 v2. Got a question.
When the swashplate is level, does the "ailreon control levers" have to be also level (90 degrees) also when at center? Assuming collective is also at center.

Because I measure the links exactly like the manual says (58mm) and the levers are no where near level (90 degrees). I know how to fix it, decreasing the size of link. But I would like to go with the manual settings. Is the manual wrong?

RAPTOR50 (Sorry cant seem to get pics any larger, trust me the numbers are there )
58mm


Link to Manual: "PAGE 9"
http://graphics.tudelft.nl/~wouter/...or/50v2high.pdf

Thanks,

Jamie

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12-03-2005 12:04 AM  12 years agoPost 2
iflybyu77

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Don't follow the measurements that the manual suggests. Just setup the heli so that when the flybar and mains are at 0 degrees, all the linkages are at 90 degrees to one another or perpendicular. That also applies to all the other linkages coming from below the swash plate too, all the way back to the servos.

I would guess due to certain setups they might recommend certain lengths, but they only should be guidelines to get you close. There may be variations in manufacturing or other things. I'm beginning to trust the setup of my helis to the way they fly more over using pitch gauges etc. But that's just me..

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12-03-2005 12:11 AM  12 years agoPost 3
nguyen23464

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alrite will do,

I was picking my brain over this one. I thought that the manual should give you exact settings.

Also, is there any way of eyeing if the swashplate is completly level without a swashplate leveler?

thanks,

Jamie

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12-03-2005 12:17 AM  12 years agoPost 4
AGRAV8

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not really

trust your eyes.......you'll be surprised how accurate they can be. NOT uncommon to build one and be within a turn on the linkage.

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12-03-2005 12:29 AM  12 years agoPost 5
nguyen23464

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sounds good to me.

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12-03-2005 12:38 AM  12 years agoPost 6
AGRAV8

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it is

much easier to do than on an Eccpm setup...your elevator fore/aft is set already on the arms going to the swash.

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12-03-2005 02:14 AM  12 years agoPost 7
M`honri

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Take your main blades off and your canopy off and with no servos connected, hold your bird down to the table or a flat surface with your left hand and with your right hand, spin the head (blade grips/flybar) and watch the swash assembly slowly level itself out. If the swash assembly dosen't stop moving, then try adjusting the cyclic movment with your left hand while you keep the head assembly turning untill you can get the swash to level.

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12-03-2005 02:16 AM  12 years agoPost 8
nguyen23464

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cool,
ill try that out tonite when i get home.


Colin bells setup video helped me alot too.

thanks,

Jamie

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12-03-2005 01:54 PM  12 years agoPost 9
BarracudaHockey

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Those bell cranks aren't going to be at 90 degrees when the links are set up right. I know it looks weird and it has to do with the geometry of the aileron linkage but its right.

Andy
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http://www.jaxrc.com

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