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09-07-2003 05:49 PM  14 years agoPost 1
airwolf

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Hanna, Alberta, Canada

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I have a Raptor 90 with the metal head from Rick's. I am running 27g black Xcell 3D paddles. It flies very nice, but when I am in a hover with any wind it seems to want to hover into the wind, meaning if the wind is coming at the left side, I have to trim 3 clicks right cyclic, and if I spin it around and face me, now my trim is probably 6 clicks left cyclic. Another way of putting it is when the wind hits the nose instead of the heli coming backwards toward me, it tucks the nose forward. Now I understand that a good heli will react a certain amount, to counteract the wind, but not to the point that it should start heading into the wind. It just bothers me that if I am doing hovering manuvers I am continually out of trim. Everything seems square on the head. When I read some of the information that has been going on about Positive Delta, I thought maybe it had something to do with it. I tried running heavier paddles, no difference.

I wished my Raptor 90 hovered like my Raptor 30. I can turn my R30 in any direction hovering with a 5 mph wind and trim doesn't seem to change, or if it does, it is very little.

Another thing I noticed is when I am flying upside down backwards that I need to hold a bunch of left cyclic in.

Anyone had this problem with their R90 or R60? How do you find yours when hovering in a breeze.

Dave

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09-10-2003 01:09 AM  14 years agoPost 2
airwolf

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Hanna, Alberta, Canada

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Thanks, good to know that this is common on the big Raptor's anyway. All my Xcell's that I owned over the years all seem to be more trimmed in a hover. I love my Raptors other than this problem.

Dave

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