RunRyder RC
 2  Topic Subscribe
WATCH
 1 page 788 views
Scorpion Power Scorpion Power
Helicopter
e-
Century Radikal E640 - Swift 16 NX
› Swift16 tail assembly
05-17-2008 08:34 AM  9 years agoPost 1
3d-wanna-b

rrApprentice

Strawberry, Ar.​U.S.A

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I just started working on the swift lastnight and was wondering how much preasure should it take to move the tail pitch slider?? Its been a while since I messed with any heli's so I'm not sure, seems to be tight to me. I checked the blade grip's and they move smooth.. It seems to be binding when you hook the pitch slider up to the grip's, you hook one grip up and move the slider and it's smooth as silk you hook both up and its tight. I've worked it back and forth a little and where the slider slides on the shaft it has worn all the black paint off it. Any ideas? I'm also gonna have to contact century and get them to send me another feathering shaft because the one I got in my kit looks like it had been dropped or something and it wouldnt even fit in the bearing. I thought I might be able to file the bad spot off the end and make it work but when It went through the bearing the grip would bind when you went to tighten it up.

<<Beating the air into submission!!!>>

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
05-17-2008 11:13 AM  9 years agoPost 2
Ronald Thomas

rrMaster

Gainesville, Fl, USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

You should be able to put a little trinity oil on the tail shaft and work it to loosen it up. It should be smooth and no binding.....Ron

Team MikadoUSA 480XXTreme, 550SX, 600SX, 700XXTreme, 800XXTreme!!

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
05-17-2008 02:49 PM  9 years agoPost 3
JustPlaneChris

rrApprentice

Austin,TX - USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Also make sure you've resized the links for the tail grip balls (I had to use a resizer on almost every link in the Swift) AND make sure you have them oriented as trailing-edge links. The geometry is wrong for leading-edge links, and it'll bind. When properly set up the Swift slider is butter-smooth until you get right to the very limits of travel.

-Chris

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  Attn:RR  Quote
05-18-2008 12:45 AM  9 years agoPost 4
3d-wanna-b

rrApprentice

Strawberry, Ar.​U.S.A

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Thanks for the info guys... JustPlaneChris I think that's gonna be my problem also. The link's are fitting real tight on the ball's. As a matter of fact I broke the little ball off the pitch slider trying to unhook it I checked the links where they fit onto the grip and they are pretty tight & where the carbon pushrod attaches its REAL TIGHT so I think i'm going to have to resize them like you did. Where did you pick up the resizing tool at??

<<Beating the air into submission!!!>>

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
05-18-2008 01:13 AM  9 years agoPost 5
MAXHSHV

rrKey Veteran

,mn usa

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I broke the links on my first swift also.
The new ones are thicker, haven't broke a new style one yet.
As for the leading edge trailing edge theory, I origanaly had my tail set up as a trailing edge setup, whitch is why i broke the links because i was putting them on backwards.they have a small side and a big side and if you install them backward you can break them.
If you want to run trailing edge you can simply take the links off and flip them over.
Myself however have found that the leading edge works much better.
And i think it is for 2 reason's.
1. you can acheive more pitch to the left to counter the tourqe of the rotor at full pitch.
2. it pulls to the left instead of pushing on the pushrod.

I don't have any issues with my tails now that i've gone to leading edge setups,Before i went leading edge i had trouble's with the tail holding.

Just my 2 cents worth.I'm sure i just opened up a can of worms on this subject.

Almost forgot, i don't get any binding in my tail slider,and i did'nt resize them.

you can get a resizer from heliproz.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
05-18-2008 01:28 AM  9 years agoPost 6
Pistol Pete

rrProfessor

Seffner, FL

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

The link's are fitting real tight on the ball's. As a matter of fact I broke the little ball off the pitch slider trying to unhook it
did you use a ball link pliers?

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  BLOGAttn:RR  Quote
05-18-2008 09:05 AM  9 years agoPost 7
3d-wanna-b

rrApprentice

Strawberry, Ar.​U.S.A

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

did you use a ball link pliers?
Nope.. I thought I'd just be able to pop it off but it was a no go. Looks like I need to invest in a set.

<<Beating the air into submission!!!>>

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
05-18-2008 05:17 PM  9 years agoPost 8
JustPlaneChris

rrApprentice

Austin,TX - USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Where did you pick up the resizing tool at??
I picked up one of these at the LHS:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Product...rodID=JRP960219

Centuryman, that's interesting about the LE link configuration. I might have to give it a try, but my flying style doesn't really make the tail work very hard so I haven't had any issues with the tail not holding.

-Chris

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  Attn:RR  Quote
05-19-2008 04:45 AM  9 years agoPost 9
MAXHSHV

rrKey Veteran

,mn usa

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

i got the idea from a article i read along time ago.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 1 page 788 views
Scorpion Power Scorpion Power
Helicopter
e-
Century Radikal E640 - Swift 16 NX
› Swift16 tail assembly
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 2  Topic Subscribe

Wednesday, November 22 - 9:45 pm - Copyright © 2000-2017 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online