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08-11-2007 03:22 PM  10 years agoPost 1
Dblex

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Which one are you!?

Builder #1, Everything is weighed and measured to the .000001, you spend hours lining things up, weighing everything to see whats just right for you, even down to the weight of your clunk. and you wont stop til its just right? Shimming, micing to perfection?

Builder #2, Build the kit, measured your links, eyeballed engine line up, blade pitches and set up, all by feel and eyeballin....fire er up, "it'll be alright"

Im just curious whos out there....Ive just been reading alot of posts about weighing this and that, Ive listened to people talk about blades and weight perfection....

But I have to be honest..Ive never weighed anything out of the box...and I have to say that all of my machines have been smooth as silk flyers.....out of the box. I say this cuz my latest build "Synergy" was a flying machine without all the micing, measuring..built her, 90deg all mechanics and BAM shes a machine!

LOVE MY N9!

Saturday morning curiousity!! thats all!

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08-11-2007 03:25 PM  10 years agoPost 2
MrMel

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Im in the middle, taking it very slow on key parts (controlsystem, vibrationproducing and headsetup), rest goes fast.

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08-11-2007 03:39 PM  10 years agoPost 3
jester4

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Not quite option #2 for me, I like to just build them and fly them. I don't just "slap them together", but I don't use my micrometer either..

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08-11-2007 04:01 PM  10 years agoPost 4
balsabasher

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I am like the other two posts. Between #1 & #2. Been a mechanic for a long time, experience shows you where to spend your time and where payback is low. You also must keep an open mind and adjust your methods as experience dictates. Failure is not from mistakes, but from failure to learn from mistakes!

Blades; what goes around, comes around!

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08-11-2007 09:28 PM  10 years agoPost 5
Patriot

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Between no1 and no2, build it quick and set it up carefully.

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08-11-2007 09:40 PM  10 years agoPost 6
chase

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I weigh the blade grips, tail blades...ect But I dont go over bored. So I guess I am between 1 & 2

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08-11-2007 10:01 PM  10 years agoPost 7
Bad Karma

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Somewhere in the middle is right, those are two extremes, but the first is nearly an excercise in futility, there is one person I know that is like that, but there is no need to be, its just sad, and the people that do that and make a point about it are sad aswell, these things are fairly tollerant, and they have to be made to be by the manufacturer.

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08-11-2007 10:27 PM  10 years agoPost 8
crphillips

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I agree.......somewhere between the two but nearer to #2. You gotta get out there and fly these things. Chances are you'll stuff it into the ground fairly shortly anyways. All the weighing and balancing won't stop those dumb thumbs:-)

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08-11-2007 11:20 PM  10 years agoPost 9
RCMed-x

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Back in the day you needed to balance ,weigh and shim now most kits come more perfected with better machining and more quality parts and blades are made the same so I'm in the middle depending on heli raptors don't need as much as synergy ,vibe ,avant ect but you still need to pay attention to detail

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08-11-2007 11:40 PM  10 years agoPost 10
legoman67

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Nanoose Bay B.C,​Canada

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2 for the build, 1 for the setup and adjusting

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08-12-2007 01:01 AM  10 years agoPost 11
Shoego Heli

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San Diego, CA, USA

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I'd have to say that when I'm low on fuel or can't fly for awhile I am builder number #1. I like to use my digital calipers depending and a scale that measures to 1/100th of a gram. Sometimes I'll work on my wiring until it looks just right.

On the other hand I've been around some flyers who can just eye ball their settings ie. pitch, mixture and do a quick change over at the field and I have learned that can be just as fun. I have noticed that many of "those builders" are the ones who have the better 3d flying skills. So sometimes I'll go for that approach. This has taught me to do things by feel and that is when I'm builder #2.

Having my heli: Cool, Having a working heli: Awesome, Having a day to fly: PRICELESS!

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08-12-2007 03:18 AM  10 years agoPost 12
DarkSideSimba

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Alaska

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Dont go about weighing anything really sep blades. My builds are nice and slow, taking me time giving every heli/plane its own personality. I do dial indicate the motor, and take as many measurements as I can. Dont kno sometimes I have more fun building then I do flying either heli or plane. But for a number would say 1.3

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