Well after a long time getting parts paid for, and getting my setup correct, today she took to the air!
Soooo smooth, I was so excited it was ridiculous!! lol
I just flew one tank, and she never missed a beat, ran like a dream.
No foaming of the fuel at all, horizontal fin was rock steady.
Tail fin had a medium frequency wobble side to side.
At first I thought it must be vibration, but apon inspection I just deemed that the tail fin is pretty flexible, and on a gasser it would move a bit anyway.
I will check everything over to be sure though.
No subtrim needed at all.
No expo dialled in, still a very smooth bird, but needed very small measured stick movements.
Had plenty of pop to it as well, just gentle varation of the throttle, but I liked how it fealt.
Now to anyone with their first gasser, who may have the same question as me "how much should the butterfly be open for it to idle?"
I can now tell you lol. I had to screw the idle screw in until it bottomed out.
Then it was a very nice idle, not too high, just a nice burble without cutting out.
So I set my throttle linkage up to match the throttle arms position with the screw still in, took the screw out, presto, she's set.
Next flight I may richen her up just a tiny smidge.
I set both needles in between 1 3/8 and 1 1/2.
Nothing came loose, tightened the muffler bolts down after the flight.
It was eveident that it was leaking a very small amount, as there was fine line of oil at the front of it.
I'll keep my eye on it.
After my next flight I will retighten the Z-RC insulator down so the gaskets take there proper shape when hot.
All in all Im absolutely extatic
There is nothing like the sound of a gasser, and no video will really let you in on how much blade noise they make when changing direction.
So to recap my exact setup.......
Realheli Maxum gasser
Hanson 26cc 3d Max
Realheli muffler and muffler mount (they supply there own copper gaskets)
Futaba 9255's on cyclic
Futaba 611 gyro and tail servo
Hitec HS-325HB throttle
Spectrum DX7 and AR9000 9 channel RX
Align 2in1 voltage reg with stepdown reg for the tail, 5.8v and 5v
1800mah 2s flight pack
Regular unleaded fuel
Belray H1R full synthetic oil at 32:1
Radix mains, tail and Stubz paddles
No governor yet.
Wet weight, no canopy 6.65kg or 14.63lb
No idea on head speed
Throttle curve 0 20 22.5 25 100
Swash % 60/60/60
Getting plus and minus 10 deg pitch, this is with the head setup for F3C. Can be adjusted for more stability or 3d.
These things fly forever on 1 tank!!
I know that my learning curve has just started, but Id really like to thank everyone here on this forum for answering all my newb questions, and for helping steer me in the right direction.
It is very much appreciated
All going well, I will get some video this weekend.
Will just be hovering and SFF, but at least you will see one fly lol.
For the love of the hobby