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02-13-2006 01:39 AM  12 years agoPost 21
Santiago P

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raptor_rick,
The play you described from the axle/head would have caused a really bad vibration, specially on spool up. I am sure if that happened you would have caught it and abort lift off.
If it spooled up smoothly, and when you applied pitch, and/or cyclic, she darted off to one side, then it could have been a linkage problem, (again going back to the tight ball links) or even perhaps the swashplate came undone, and you would have seen the separation after the crash.

You do know about the TRex swashplates comming appart.

Santiago

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02-13-2006 02:11 AM  12 years agoPost 22
raptor_rick

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Thanks for all the replies...

And, Yes I glued the swash plate during assembly. It survived the crash so I dont think that was related to this crash atlest.

What is the best way to free up the ball links?

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02-13-2006 03:50 AM  12 years agoPost 23
lbowen

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I fly in my basement all the time - I do have collar weights on and as all the posts attest every ball link is smooth - I am no 3D flier and yet I and my 14 year old son can hover and do small manuevers very comfortably with one HDE Rex and one Heliup CF eCCPM - being able to hover and nose in in the basement is a great aspect of electric. I run 2100RPM on the HDE and 3000RPM on the eCCPM . Both are no problem indoors - blade wash is no problem . We have striven to get to a set up that is smooth and nearly hands off (for a moment) it is a great experience to fly with 0 wind and in any weather . Another Runryder member came over yesterday and hovered inside with no problem on a Rex he bought used and fairly new to him.

lbowen

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02-13-2006 04:03 AM  12 years agoPost 24
Jim Cimino

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Sticky ball links will cause it. They say that you should be able to disconnect one end of your linkage and the weight of the linkage should cause it to fall. I had this problem with mine and resized the ball links and it flies great now.
Jim

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02-13-2006 04:20 AM  12 years agoPost 25
lbowen

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I just posted a reminder about the Align plastic ball links and the matter of having the "A" to the outside as they are one way snap ons - they sure lead to tight links when forced on in the wrong direction.

lbowen

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02-13-2006 05:36 AM  12 years agoPost 26
davidgp

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After learning on an X-Cell 60 Graphite I could not control the Rex at first. 65% dual rates and 45% expo fixed that. Before someone says it's in the setup I can hover it hands free for maybe 2-3 secs, so the setup is about right. It's just a twitchy little beast compared to a larger/heavier machine. I'm getting there, though.

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02-13-2006 03:25 PM  12 years agoPost 27
twister

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As every one said, stiff links will make it almost uncontrollable.
Try to get the A right if you can but don't worry about it, work on getting everything square at 0 pitch. Don't worry about a link popping off if you hear a SNAP when you install it. These small servo do not have the power to pop off a link even if you try.
Smooooooth ball ends need a drop of oil some time.

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02-13-2006 04:13 PM  12 years agoPost 28
lbowen

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With weights on the flybar and a proper setup as per the previous post you can get fairly close to the X-Cell - I flew them for years and was a Miniature rep. I am loving the electric Rex and my nervous system is starting to sync with the size and quickness - you will always be spoiled by the Graphite but the Rex will win its place with you IMO - Good flying!

lbowen

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02-14-2006 03:27 AM  12 years agoPost 29
raptor_rick

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Knoxville, TN

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Thanks alot...for all the nice replies...

After I swallowed my pride today, I ordered the parts today to put it back together...almost $86 ...to get it back in the air..maybe a tad better than before though..so we will see how it goes. I will definitely pay attention to all the notes above. Heck I may even have to put training gear on the little beast...but whatever I gota do huh..haha. I will make sure its silky smooth with all the links this time.

Thanks Again!

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02-14-2006 04:00 AM  12 years agoPost 30
Kramer

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Glad to see you did'nt bail on it

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02-14-2006 05:00 AM  12 years agoPost 31
Infarcted

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Kaboom.
An old Atari game.

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