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10-13-2005 11:45 PM  12 years agoPost 1
MattRandom

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I can achieve a decent hover in G3 using the Watt-not and a Maxir model I downloaded. I even have decent control in G3 with the HH parameters turned off but I can't seem to gain any sort of control over my Blade. As soon as it gets light on the skids it takes off in an often random direction. If I apply a little more throttle it often dips back and to the left until the hits the ground. Inputting forward or forward-right cyclic doesn't stabilize the heli before it crashes into the ground.

I recently noticed that the swash isn't perfectly level (looks like it is tilted back a little). Unfortunately, I won't know if this is the root of my problem for a while since I need new blades. Is there anything else I can check that may be causing my problems?

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10-14-2005 03:24 AM  12 years agoPost 2
biggster

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i have a blade cp and it flys well, read your manual as far as setting gain and proportional goes.......before you lift off you should have control of the tail.....if it's uncontrollable back off the throttle and play with the pots on the 4 in 1 unit.....this will save you some blades...also buy some spare tail motors, it can only take a few hits, then it's shot. I'm on my 5th tail motor, it is the worst part of the blade cp.....good luck

biggster

Fly the blades off it !!

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10-14-2005 03:24 AM  12 years agoPost 3
c mark smith

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Mt Vernon, Indiana

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First off, do you have the orange ball training gear ?

Are you doing your flying on smooth concrete ?

You neeed to be able to slip and slide, skid, etc, until you can control the Blade just at liftoff.

I played with a G2 sim this evening for the first time and did very poorly except with the P 51 sitting in the cockpit.

It takes time,,,,,,

I'd also add that with the price of the G 3 near 200 bucks, a Blade will teach just as fast for the same bucks to really fly, given the two items above, training gear and smooth concrete.

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10-14-2005 04:54 AM  12 years agoPost 4
MattRandom

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I have no trouble scooting along in the garage with the training gear. Tail control is no problem and I can get the heli to go in any direction that I want. The one ball that often stays on the ground provides a lot of stability. When all four balls did leave the ground it did often try to head off on it's own but it was generally easy to get under control. Outdoors (grass or concrete ) is quite a different story. I have to get a little more air under the skids to keep it from tipping or launching the training gear rods and balls. This is when I start to have the problems.

The swash is definitely tilted toward the rear of the heli. I have to move the trim to 3/4 forward to level it out. I also noticed that the L/R control arms are attached to different holes on the servo horns. The lengths are different to compensate and mostly level the swash plate (except for a slight leftward tilt). I'll probably go ahead and change it to be consistent. The Blade in the manual uses the center hole for both the left and the right servo.

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10-14-2005 05:33 PM  12 years agoPost 5
spencer

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Arcadia Nebraska

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Matt, this is what I did to mine. I am only telling you what I did so you do what ever.
My swash was tilted forward. So I leveled the swash front to rear and side to side.
It is now perfectly level all the way around. I also moved all three control rods to the next inner hole on the servo horn. I had to use a sharp hobby knife to make hole bigger in the horn. When doing this leveling of the swash, make sure the tx and rx are on and center your two trim tabs on the tx before adjusting the rods. You can also unplug your motor leads for safety reasons while working.

Just my two cents worth.
spencer

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10-14-2005 06:07 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Stack

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Bethlehem, PA

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Your swash should definitely be level. Level everything out, you have to have the swash level or it will drift on you!

Did you buy this one used? If so that could explain some of it.

If your heli is not set up properly , this will explain the huge difference between G2 and the real deal. I am not saying that G2 is as realistic as it gets (because I don't beleive it is!) but it can certainly help you a lot with things like orientation, nose in, etc.....

Anyway ... get that swash level. It is the first step in fixing this issue.

Keep us posted.

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