RunRyder RC
 21  Topic Subscribe
WATCH
 4 pages [ <<    <     1     ( 2 )     3      4     NEXT    >> ] 3530 views POST REPLY
Scorpion Power Scorpion Power
HelicopterMain Discussion › Tuning a nitro on top of a ladder
09-05-2009 08:28 AM  8 years agoPost 21
shawmcky

rrElite Veteran

Isle of Wight,United Kingdom

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Rays helicopter maual

had a pic of Ray tuning a heli this way complete with open face crash helmet.Just the thought makes me shudder.Would you tickle a Samurai,s armpits,even wearing a crash hemet?

Team- unbiased opinion.K.I.S.S principle upheld here

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-05-2009 01:13 PM  8 years agoPost 22
thtoyman

rrKey Veteran

Gone ,Flying.

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

not the frist time I hear of it.lol

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-05-2009 01:55 PM  8 years agoPost 23
GMPheli

rrElite Veteran

W. Bridgewater, MA USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

The resonance thing is real! Did it with a Concept 30 years ago and thought it was going to explode it shook so violently. Never again!

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-05-2009 02:43 PM  8 years agoPost 24
jgunpilot

rrKey Veteran

Pollock, LA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

had a pic of Ray tuning a heli this way complete with open face crash helmet
Safety first!

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-05-2009 07:08 PM  8 years agoPost 25
jschenck

rrProfessor

La Vista, NE.

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

One of the problems I imagine with tying a heli down is you are trusting the landing gear to be able to take the pull. LG struts are not really designed to be pulled on like that.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-05-2009 07:28 PM  8 years agoPost 26
Steeltoes

rrApprentice

Mankato MN

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

What happened to common sense??

AMA #913061

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-05-2009 07:40 PM  8 years agoPost 27
dkshema

rrMaster

Cedar Rapids, IA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

GMP -- those Concept 30's were scary on spool up. They'd go through resonance every time. It's a wonder they didn't self-destruct. But it did teach one to get the heli off the ground quickly and cleanly!

-----
Dave

* Making the World Better -- One Helicopter at a time! *

Team Heliproz

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-05-2009 08:19 PM  8 years agoPost 28
BarracudaHockey

rrMaster

Jacksonville FL

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

My buddy Ralph Dalusio told me about a guy trimming a heli by holding the tail boom, gust of wind caught it and blew it up and into him, nearly cut his arm off.

There's no good reason to try to tune a helicopter like that, like Dood says, it's not an airplane engine.

Andy
AMA 77227
http://www.jaxrc.com

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-05-2009 09:26 PM  8 years agoPost 29
McKrackin

rrProfessor

Lucasville,Ohio

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

What happened to common sense??
It has been dieing a slow death lately all over the world.lol...

I literally never use the word literally right.

PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-05-2009 10:22 PM  8 years agoPost 30
tamro

rrApprentice

Fort Mill South Carolina USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Sorry for starting this discussion, I told one of my friends that I will take the butt wiping for this one just to proof how outrages the idea is.

HeliPoPTer

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-05-2009 10:40 PM  8 years agoPost 31
thtoyman

rrKey Veteran

Gone ,Flying.

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

what no pics of it?

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-05-2009 11:03 PM  8 years agoPost 32
Sonic88

rrVeteran

Murfreesboro, TN

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

At least you had the sense to ask here before taking his word for it. After about 2 pages of replies from some of the most respected members of this forum, I would say you have plenty of proof to prove this guy wrong. Best of luck.

Procrastinators of the world unite ... tomorrow.
AMA #: 912822

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-05-2009 11:14 PM  8 years agoPost 33
Funky Trex

rrElite Veteran

Westerville, OH - USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

There was a time we would grab the tail boom of the helicopter and hover it to check tracking. I wouldn't do that today.
That is the way I was tought. The guy showed me how to hold the tail of my .60 Competitor to check the tracking. He also told me I needed to check it every time I fly (I have no idea why ) so I was grabbing the tail of my heli and spinning it up until it wanted to come off the ground every time I flew it.

.... and I hate to admit, but we also tuned the motor while it was strapped to the top of a ladder. I was around 14 years old and just didn't know any better. This guy knew how to fly my dad's heli and owned 3 of them himself. Looking back I can't believe how dangerous that was!!

I have learned so much since I came back to this hobby many years later... at least I think I have

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-05-2009 11:15 PM  8 years agoPost 34
Sonic88

rrVeteran

Murfreesboro, TN

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Would you tickle a Samurai,s armpits,even wearing a crash hemet?
Haha I love that.

Procrastinators of the world unite ... tomorrow.
AMA #: 912822

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-05-2009 11:18 PM  8 years agoPost 35
MartyH

rrProfessor

USA

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I think we've all helped establish that tying the heli down is a really dangerous thing to do and the consensus is, DON'T DO IT. Perhaps we can close the thread now. I'm glad we didnt run across folks that thought this was still a good idea.

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-05-2009 11:20 PM  8 years agoPost 36
Dood

rrProfessor

Wescanson

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Here ya go
Since the heli isn't strapped down, I'm guessing this is the safe way to do it.

  ▲
▲ ▲

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-05-2009 11:53 PM  8 years agoPost 37
Raptor Pilot

rrVeteran

Northern Ireland U.K

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

And to think that in the mid 80's i saw schulter champions and juniour 50's being held above peoples heads by the skids while his buddy was in fiddeling with the main needle! Thinking about it now my blood runs cold at the thought of what could have happened but luckily didnt. We didnt know any better at the time and like the saying monkey see's, monkey do's.
Never ever tie the heli down while running it up to flying speed.

If it doesnt move and its meant too... use WD 40. If it moves and its not meant too...use duct tape!

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-06-2009 12:07 AM  8 years agoPost 38
Yug

rrMaster

UK. Herts

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

I have to stand up and be judged - when I 1st got into helis I used to strap them down to a gimbaled stand which would allow me to setup various bits and bobs as it could more or less be flown without going anywhere. Resonance was scary, the learning curve was steep and I was an idiot that thankfully enjoyed this madness without incident. It was quite an experience lying on the ground under the heli with it screaming at full power. Later i did the maths. Where do I collect my darwin award ?

Vegetable rights and Peace

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-06-2009 12:38 AM  8 years agoPost 39
thtoyman

rrKey Veteran

Gone ,Flying.

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

want a real pic, or do I got do it myself.lol

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
09-06-2009 02:41 AM  8 years agoPost 40
GimbalFan (RIP)

rrProfessor

Big Coppitt Key, FL

My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

Where do I collect my darwin award ?
Being as how you survived unscathed, your Darwin Award collects only dust.

op-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-thwop-t

PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 4 pages [ <<    <     1     ( 2 )     3      4     NEXT    >> ] 3530 views POST REPLY
Scorpion Power Scorpion Power
HelicopterMain Discussion › Tuning a nitro on top of a ladder
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 21  Topic Subscribe

Friday, October 20 - 5:19 pm - Copyright © 2000-2017 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online