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HelicopterMain Discussion › help! new trex se v2 swashplate slop. what should i do?
09-16-2007 04:58 PM  10 years agoPost 1
eggmcmuffinplz

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i just upgraded to a se v2 and it seem that theres a tiny gap in the swashplate. will this effect my flying what should i do. any recomendations.

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09-16-2007 05:03 PM  10 years agoPost 2
ckoelliker

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Mine had a little bit of a wiggle, and it is still going strong after 250+ flights. But maybe yours has more slop than mine. I would just fly it and see how it does. Keep a close eye on it to see if it gets worse. I do not think that mine had enough slop to affect the way it flies.

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09-16-2007 05:24 PM  10 years agoPost 3
eggmcmuffinplz

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ok but it seems to go away when the throttle goes up but im just worried that the servos will make it worse and it blowsup when im flying.

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09-16-2007 05:31 PM  10 years agoPost 4
ckoelliker

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Well anything can happen. The first version of the se had problems with the inner swash. It was not glued properly to the inside of the bearing. Although I did not have any problems with mine, a lot of people had their swashes separate in flight. Is the gap that you see in the bearing? That is where mine wiggles.

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09-16-2007 05:33 PM  10 years agoPost 5
eggmcmuffinplz

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exactly, i can move the paddles a little bit both ways. but it seems fine once the blades are spinning.

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09-20-2007 04:05 PM  10 years agoPost 6
eggmcmuffinplz

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should i buy a new one?

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09-20-2007 04:16 PM  10 years agoPost 7
Mark C

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Mine is identical to yours. A little swash gap and play on my SE V2.

It has not gotten worse after 25 flights or so. I'm gonna keep flying it. It does not seem to affect the flight characteristics whatsoever.

I was one of those that had the first version swashplate separate on the maiden flight a couple of years back. The friggin thing tried to kill me at full pitch/headspeed.

BTW... Don't ask me why but I really like your screen name

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09-20-2007 04:43 PM  10 years agoPost 8
helimatt

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The Align swashes have a lot of variability in how tight this bearing is. If the inner and outer races are well attached to the swash inner and outer parts (I don't think there have been issues with the V2), then there should be no problems other than the flight characteristics being somewhat affected by the additional slop in the system. I had about four new swashes on hand a while back, and the plastic XL version had the least slop, so I built with it. The heli did fly really well until I crashed it and broke one of the ball arms on the swash.

Metal SE swashes both old (no serial number) and new (has s/n) are mostly not as tight as I would expect, but generally still fly acceptably. I am going to install a MicroHeli swash, or Duzi, to see how I like them after I am done spending money on my 600.

Never, ever, ever, ever give up.

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09-21-2007 04:04 PM  10 years agoPost 9
Furyous

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Ton of slop

My friends V2 swah has a lot of slop, but mine has twice as much. It doesn't seem to effect the helis performance, but you have to wonder how much better it would be slop-free.

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