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07-20-2002 07:03 PM  16 years agoPost 1
Son Heli

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[RANT] Grr. I am not doing well so far at this hobby. I want to fly and I want to take my time and all but I'd also like it if I had some help. I wish i could drive to another city for it but unfortunately I cant. I have a Super Tiger 34 engine and I had it set so that it would start right away.... but at full throttle it wouldnt come off the ground at all. At least the engine ran then...hah. I messed with the pin setting and the throttle setting today and now i cant get it started. I really need help. I dont even know if the main blades are at the right angle to generate lift. I am extremely willing to learn if there is someone here to teach me. Unfortunately i dont have any manuals on the engine whatsoever and I cant seem to find any on the internet. [/RANT]

My nexus sits in my room and looks at me...yep.

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07-20-2002 07:24 PM  16 years agoPost 2
Scotty740

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Hello,

I have some old notes on setting up Super tiger engines that may help you. I used to run one and it was a good engine.

Email me and I'll forward them to you.

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07-20-2002 07:48 PM  16 years agoPost 3
rcpilotsteve

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Have you found the Super Tigre homepage??? There's a lot of info plus manuals. Here is a link, hope it helps
http://www.supertigre.com/manuals/index.html
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07-20-2002 08:25 PM  16 years agoPost 4
Parsifal

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Hmmm...as for your blades, do you have a pitch gauge? refer to your instructions for how much pitch you need at various settings and then use your pitch gauge to get you in the general vicinity, then adjust your tracking once the heli is in the air by checking if you blades are in track.

Whats the deal with your engine? which needle are you adjusting? Generally, your engine should start unless the needles are way way away from the correct setting...ummm...when it did start, what happened as you raised the throttle?

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07-20-2002 09:20 PM  16 years agoPost 5
Son Heli

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AHH! Thank you for that page!!!
*happy dance*

I dont have a pitch guage and i know i need one. I'll be getting one as soon as i can afford it.

Well there are two things i messed with on the engine. One of them is where the throttle is, there is a little place to stick a flathead screwdriver in and turn it and so i did (adjusted it so that full throttle would be higher). I also changed how the servo was adjusted on the arm that moves the throttle because it was getting caught a bit. Before I did anything to it it would start up just fine and when i got it to full throttle it would just sit on the ground. I dont really have any way of telling if it should have been lifting. I guess I should have left the engine alone and worried about the blades more.

Right now it wont start up and i was too stupid to take note of where everythign was set before. I guess after it cools down outside i can go back out and tinker some more. At least I'll have some information on the engine this time!

If there is a wa to set the blades up for hover training without the balancer i would appreciate that! I will eb getting one as soon as i get the extra $

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07-20-2002 09:39 PM  16 years agoPost 6
Son Heli

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Yes, I used that and there are pleanty of people in Phoenix but unfortunately I cannot drive there. I have not emailed any of them because I dont think they would like to drive all this way! One of them lives very close but he is extremely busy all the time and has cancer and has to drive out of town almost every day for treatments.

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07-21-2002 01:20 AM  16 years agoPost 7
DMShanks

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Son Heli, you can go it alone and learn to fly, buy you need information. Do you have the book "Ray's Authoritative Helicopter Manual"? This is a good one. Go slowly. Use the TT owners manual to put the needle settings back to factory spec. The low end (Idle) setting is sensitive. A small rotation of this needle makes a big difference. It MUST be put back to where it was or to the factory setting. Get the pitch guage as soon as possible in order to set the main rotor pitch to the heli manual suggested pitch angles (for low stick, mid (hover) stick and high stick). Things will go much better for you then. Do you have a simulator? Good luck! Best, Dave

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07-21-2002 01:52 AM  16 years agoPost 8
heli kid

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Columbus OH

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hey i think i would have the same problem you are having if i didn't find someone to help me with what i was doing. i am 15 and started flying in january of this year. i thaught i knew alot of stuff about helicopters when i got into it because i spend days on the internet searching and reading page after page of stuff. after all that i found out i knew nothing compared to what i needed to know. i met up with someone for a club and he went through my heli and found everyting that i did wrong. and let me tell you i felt like an idot. small things that would have caused a crash. after that he test flew it and made sure everyting was all right. if it wern't for him i would have a heli sitting in my room in a ball of mangeled parts and i would have been pissed because i just spent all that money and i have no clue what to do. also GET A SIM. i use G2 and it works great. here it is july and i am hovering inverted about 6 inches off the ground doing loops rolls etc. if it wern't for someone who knew what they were doing helping me i would have been S.O.L. trust me it would be worth driving a good hour or two to get that extra help.

kyle

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07-21-2002 05:11 AM  16 years agoPost 9
Son Heli

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Well I have not been able to find out what to set the Idle screw to. I am going to call around tomorrow and see if anyone can help me out with that. As for the pitch guage and the sim... I guess I'll have to wait to get those. Im out of fundage right now as im getting ready to start my sophomore year of college. I would drive a few hours to get some help but unfortunately I dont have a vehicle! I can do this, I know I can. I just need the literature for everything and a helping hand. I'm gonna see if any of the fixed wing guys around here can help me at all.

Thank you all for your help and suggestions. That online manual helped a little...at least i know what to call things now. I have a used OS engine coming to me in the mail (one of these days) and I'll get to work puting that in instead. Hopefully it will be easier to tune and set up.

I'll look in my nexus manual to figure out how to set the blades. Is there any way to set them without a pitch guage? I dont really want to order one of those off the net and im not going to be able to drive two hours for the nearest hobby shop...

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