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10-28-2012 06:34 AM  5 years agoPost 1
Heliflyer69

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Thinking about retiring my Robbe pitch gauge and going digital.

Anyone use this? Does it live up to the hype being able to setup a swash with the head in place?

Roy

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11-01-2012 02:23 AM  5 years agoPost 2
meowguy

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The part that measures angles disconnects from the blade clamp. I suppose you could use that to level a swash plate, but you could also use a bubble level for a lot less money. The handy aspect of this is in just setting the pitch especially doing a fly barless where you need three hands.

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11-01-2012 07:01 AM  5 years agoPost 3
KevinB

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Does it live up to the hype being able to setup a swash with the head in place?
Yup. RcL2 measures angle in 2 axis at the same time so you can tell if the swash tilts at all as you raise and lower collective. I also really like the delay feature for setting a relative zero position.

Doing the swash check on my Embla 450, I couldn't check all the way to full negative because I'm running +- 14 degrees collective and the swash gets too close to the top mainshaft bearing block to clear the pitch guage bracket. I could check to approx. 10 degrees negative. You could easily come up with a modified mounting bracket to work in more confined spaces.
On larger helis like my Vibe50, there is no issues with testing swash level over the full pitch range with the supplied bracket.

I thought I had my swash set up pretty good on all my helis. My Embla was really close ( but now it's better ). And my Vibe50 that I just checked, is off way more than I thought. I'll have to do some adjusting before the next time out! I never did do a trim flight on the Vibe because it was already flying pretty good. I guess it could be better

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11-22-2012 09:39 AM  5 years agoPost 4
Heliflyer69

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I always thought my Vario pitch gauge was all i needed. Although reading a bubble has always been hit and miss..it still worked.

After picking up the std rclogger gauge, im impressed. Any tool that alleviates guess work is a win win.

I plan to pickup a v2 next. Im confident it will be a huge help in fine tuning fbl resolution.

Thanks for the feedback!

Roy

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01-06-2013 09:11 PM  5 years agoPost 5
dkshema

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The V2 pitch gauge is a great addition to your setup tool collection. I got one for Christmas, would highly recommend it. It is especially useful when setting up FBL heads that have no horizontal "0 degree" reference point. It makes what was a time consuming chore into a quick exercise.

The swashplate mount tool that is part of the V2 set is a good idea, I'm not sure it's executed particularly well, however. I think this particular component needs some additional engineering to be repeatable, trouble-free, and useful.

The rest of what's in the box is great.

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