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02-13-2006 12:19 AM  12 years agoPost 1
canardman

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Waco, TX

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I have a new SE. After about 20 minutes of total flight time, the blade grips have considerable amount of play in them. I checked the bolts into the feathering shaft..Tight. At the tip of the blade I have about 3/4 inch play. Anyone have a fix for this?
Thanks for any advice.

Enrolled full time A&P school... No time for flying :-(

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02-13-2006 12:50 AM  12 years agoPost 2
kookboy

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Check to see how many o-rings you have on there.
3 is the way to go.

... But honey it was only $$$

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02-13-2006 01:24 AM  12 years agoPost 3
AV8TOR

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3 is the way to go.
Is that 3 plus the aluminum rings too? Does that make it stick out too far or do you just compress them tightly?

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02-13-2006 02:38 AM  12 years agoPost 4
canardman

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Thanks a million!! It is solid now. Easy fix.

Enrolled full time A&P school... No time for flying :-(

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02-13-2006 02:43 AM  12 years agoPost 5
aircare84

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Marysville,OH

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AV8TOR,
I'm using 3 o-rings + the standard 1.5mm alum.spacer each side.

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02-13-2006 03:33 PM  12 years agoPost 6
chilipepper

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Dickinson, ND

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With 3 o-rings do you ever run into the problem where the center one gets force into the center part of the main hub? I have the align aluminum main hub and when I tighten down the grips they do not center and upon taking them apart one of the o-rings has slipped by the shaft and into the main hub?? Anyone else? Thanks!

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02-13-2006 04:30 PM  12 years agoPost 7
Willie 300S

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Birmingham, Al, USA

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If you are a beginner just learning to hover, how many o-rings would you recommend? How many o-rings are installed from the factory on the SE? My SE came with some different spacers which are intended (according to the instructions) to provide quicker response but did not mention the o-rings.

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02-13-2006 04:41 PM  12 years agoPost 8
lbowen

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York S. Carolina-USA

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The head should be "snug" but IMO not solid/tight to get beginner hovering comfort. Head speed also plays a big part - experiment a bit to find whether two or three o rings and try different pitch power curves to get what your blades etc. work best for you - my 14 year old son learned rapidly at @ 2100 rpm and a loose but not as a goose teeter on the head - now we are much tighter as he has progressed. The new Heliup head may be a good way to go - I look forward to hearing on that.

lbowen

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02-13-2006 04:53 PM  12 years agoPost 9
Willie 300S

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Birmingham, Al, USA

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My setup is the way it came from the factory. I used the flybar weights and the spacers that came installed in the head and am using the middle motor gear which I think is 13t but I don't know what headspeed that gives me. It seems fast to me but I don't have any experience to draw from. I also have been using the wooden pro blades. Compared to my Blade CP it is so solid that I really haven't thought much about improving the Rex. At present I can hoover tail in, right and left and am working on nose in.
The rex sure seems solid but you certaintly can't hoover hands off. Would that be possible with any Rex if set up perfectly?

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