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HelicopterAlignT-REX 600N › Which Swash tool
07-12-2008 01:06 PM  9 years agoPost 1
Helijockey

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Guys which swash leveling tool do u recommend and where can I get it? I'm running the Quickuk swash on both my helis. Thanks!

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07-13-2008 05:28 AM  9 years agoPost 2
Helijockey

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Nobody knows??

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07-13-2008 05:32 AM  9 years agoPost 3
george0079

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http://www.helidirect.com/product_i...roducts_id=4237

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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07-13-2008 05:53 AM  9 years agoPost 4
Helijockey

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Thanks Steve

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07-13-2008 04:29 PM  9 years agoPost 5
monster8

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I just use an allen tool and tie-wrap it to the main shaft. Works fine for me.

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07-13-2008 05:27 PM  9 years agoPost 6
helical

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Yep, L-shaped allen.

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07-13-2008 05:44 PM  9 years agoPost 7
Helijockey

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Guys can u explain how that works?

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07-13-2008 10:07 PM  9 years agoPost 8
helical

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Attach the long end of the allen to the mainshaft (ziptie) and touch the swash with the short end of the allen. Rotate the main shaft thru 360 degrees and adjust the swash so that the short end of the allen makes contact through-out the rotation.

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08-12-2008 08:38 AM  9 years agoPost 9
Helijockey

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Thanks helical Also I've just got the swash leveling tool from GrandRC part # HR1025.

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08-13-2008 05:00 PM  9 years agoPost 10
fluffhead

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Why is this important? cant you just eyeball it? in the end you will need to adjust you trims to how the heli flies anyway right?

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08-13-2008 05:38 PM  9 years agoPost 11
kingair

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I've never added even one notch of trim after using a swash leveler on any of my helis. Even with removing the head a swash leveler takes less time than the hit and miss approach of "eyeballing". Granted, "eyeballing" will work, eventually, but using a swash leveler results in a dead nuts setup with the first try imo.

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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08-13-2008 05:59 PM  9 years agoPost 12
Sam2b

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Why is this important? cant you just eyeball it? in the end you will need to adjust you trims to how the heli flies anyway right?
I completely disagree on the eyeballing technique for swash leveling. For the swash plate specifically, eyeballing is impossible.

That said, the swash leveler tool shown above clearly shows the gaps that exist at all levels of the swash movement. Any gaps whatsoever is the evidence of interaction as we know it.

If anyone is interested, I've created a swash leveling checklist document for use with this leveling tool. It covers most CCPM helis. All the steps listed are truly necessary. Hope it helps.

http://www.runryder.com/helicopter/...p=1218646755#RR

_Sam B_
Team MSH USA * Protos Max * Xpert servos * Cyclone Blades * ProgressiveRC * VoltMagic * Ecalc

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08-13-2008 09:13 PM  9 years agoPost 13
Nate735

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Do these swash leveling tools work with the quick uk swash ?

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08-13-2008 09:49 PM  9 years agoPost 14
Sam2b

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I would think so, but you would have to measure the distances from the main shaft to the swash linkage ball and compare with the tool's distance specifications. Otherwise theoretically it should.

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08-19-2008 05:08 PM  9 years agoPost 15
fluffhead

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OK you guys convinced me to properly level my swash, maybe it will help eliminate some interaction. Im looking at my allen tools, and I think the corner or elbow of the tool is going to getin the way of the hub on my swash, so the short end wont sit flush on my swashplate. How do you work around this?

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08-19-2008 05:19 PM  9 years agoPost 16
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I think the corner or elbow of the tool is going to getin the way of the hub on my swash, so the short end wont sit flush on my swashplate. How do you work around this?
Here's one I made for my 500. This idea should work for any swash. I used a junk, soft allen wrench. A decent tool would probably break if you try to bend it without some heat.

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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09-12-2008 12:15 PM  9 years agoPost 17
RICH.L

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I bought a swash leveler from helidirect and it doesn't fit on my trex600 nsp!!

I ended up eyeballing the setup and it works great but ticks me off that this tool I bought won't work!!

here is the one I bought.

http://www.helidirect.com/product_i...roducts_id=4237

rich

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09-12-2008 04:27 PM  9 years agoPost 18
IcemanCharlie

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http://runryder.com/helicopter/t457448p1/

OK I HAVE this ones on order now :-)

http://www.ronlund.com/Merchant2/me...ct_Code=ELRC500

http://www.ziprc.com/products/swash...eler-10mm-shaft

http://grandrc.com/inc/sdetail/116366

Then IT can't be wrong :-)

I'm going to check this out, one and for all !!

Overkill, oh yezzzzzz....

Thank's.

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09-12-2008 04:47 PM  9 years agoPost 19
Funky Trex

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The Trueblood levelers work great. You can level low, mid and high stick easily in under 5 mins. It fits the Quick UK swash too. They are available at Readyheli.

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09-12-2008 09:34 PM  9 years agoPost 20
Bruser

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Hi. Another positive vote for the Trueblood swash tool. Its so EASY!. Cheers from NZ

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