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03-15-2003 07:56 AM  14 years agoPost 1
doo

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i wanna get a pitch gauge....what one do i want?????

the heli-max is nice and cheap.... anyone reccomend it??? or what one should i buy??? thanks for the help....

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03-15-2003 07:59 AM  14 years agoPost 2
Chef

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Get the best you can afford even if it means spending a lot. They are an invaluable tool that should last a life time if looked after correctly. Get one that has the numbers, etc easy to read.

One other thing.........remember to take it off the blades before you go flying.

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03-15-2003 08:09 AM  14 years agoPost 3
inventory

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I haven't used it for very long, but I'm a big fan of the Vario gauge on Rick's site. $40.00 doesn't seem to be too much at all.

I had a century gauge, threw it away really quick, absolutely useless, I'll bet the helimax is the same way.

The Vario is super nice, built in level, no guesswork and very accurate.

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03-15-2003 01:04 PM  14 years agoPost 4
Ace Dude

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I agree with Inventory. I have the Vario gauge and really like it.

The scale on the MA gauge is actually off a bit. Somewhere on the Net there is a replacement gauge to put over the existing MA gauge to

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03-15-2003 01:18 PM  14 years agoPost 5
BladeStrike

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What about the Robart Heli Blade Pitch Meter . I love that one

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03-15-2003 02:12 PM  14 years agoPost 6
omurru

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Australia

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I have the robbe one, very nice to use and quite precise. Think the hanging ones are the easiest and best to use though, put it on the blade and ya don't have to touch it or line it up or anything....

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03-15-2003 02:20 PM  14 years agoPost 7
tailwhip

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Pitch

I have a JR pitch Gauge and like it. It Is accurate,but almost $40 too.
I had a century gauge,it was okay,but seemed to be a degree off.
http://horizon.hobbyshopnow.com/pro...?prod=JRP960326

Dennis M

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03-15-2003 05:10 PM  14 years agoPost 8
Jagboy69

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Miami

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tailwhip... I have the same gage.. but it says Quick on it... I think the clear plastic sucks.. after a couple of beers.. it's hard to line it up with the flybar.... How about this.. someone compose a list of most of the pitch gages on the market.. kinda like a pitch gage shoot out.. I read somewhere about an old fart in florida (no offense if it's you) that uses a laser line level or something for setting pitch.. sounds like a brillant idea to me...

Jason /// Sceadu50/9chp WWW.Jagboy69.com

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03-15-2003 05:17 PM  14 years agoPost 9
inventory

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I havn't tried the Robart, but it looks to be high quality too.

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03-15-2003 05:19 PM  14 years agoPost 10
FinnDave

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I bought a Vario one when I got back into helis in 2000 and it has been used to set up my helis, to reset them after the crashes and to set up friends helis and has never let us down. Can't remember what it cost, but it was worth it!

David S., Kouvola, Finland

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03-16-2003 12:41 AM  14 years agoPost 11
tailwhip

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Southern WI

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JR Pitch Gauge

Jag ,
They seem to be the same Gauge but mine is not clear.
It has a champagne tint to it.
Here's some pics.

Dennis M

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03-16-2003 01:21 AM  14 years agoPost 12
Thomas L Erb

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Alliance ohio

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the best pitch gauge i ever used was a schluter in fact i just bought 2 off of ebay. but the miniature aircraft is also really nice . Tom

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03-16-2003 06:58 AM  14 years agoPost 13
doo

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washington state

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ok thanks for the replys.... i was thinking the heli-max, becouse i have a $25 rebate on my next order from tower....so all i would have to pay is shipping..... so bassically i would be free(just shipping) was wondering if anyone is using it or not. well sounds like its not a decent guage, so i will get something else... and save that 25 buks for something else......

thanks for the info

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03-16-2003 11:43 PM  14 years agoPost 14
Gary Jenkins

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I have a Heli Max and it no accurate, about 1.5° out.

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