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11-24-2006 10:53 PM  11 years agoPost 1
Gizmo

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After getting bored with FP, I decided to move up to CP and bought a Blade CP Pro for myself and a Blade CP for my son.

Everything I've read says that the heli will drift to the left at liftoff, but both of these helis seem to drift to the right. The left landing skid raises before the right side skid does, and then the heli raises in an arch to the right.

I've gone through the pre-flight instructions and setups from the manual several times. Anybody know what's going on here and/or what I’m doing wrong please? (I'm sure the answer is probably in one of these forums already, but I haven’t been able to find it.)

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11-24-2006 10:57 PM  11 years agoPost 2
Gino CP

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See to it the the swashplate is parallel to the main gear when viewed from all sides. If it still lists strongly to the right it may ba a balance issue.

But if you can hover it with just a few deg of stick that should be normal. It will never be perfect? But set it up so it hovers a second or two with hands off.

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11-26-2006 03:36 AM  11 years agoPost 3
DougBonham

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Hi Gizmo

Make sure your battery is centered and the swashplate is close to level side to side and front to rear. If the condition prevails, center the trims, lengthen the right rear servo rod 1/2 turn & shorten the left rear by 1/2 turn. Do this until it settles down and use the trims to fine tune. BTW.... the swashplate doesn't always end up level, but it should.

Doug
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11-26-2006 02:38 PM  11 years agoPost 4
dignlivn

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Gizmo

Can we assume your flying tail in ?

Bob

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11-27-2006 08:02 AM  11 years agoPost 5
Gizmo

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Hi Gino, Doug, and Bob; thanks for your replies.

Yes, I'm flying tail in and both of the helis center of gravity are correct front to back and left to right. When I do manage to get one of these in the air, they fly pretty much normally. As you’ve suggested, I’ll pay a little more attention to the swashplate and see if that gives me any clues.

Instinct tells me to kick the cyclic stick a little to the right upon liftoff, but if I do that with these helis that’ll drive them into the ground. Other Blade owners don’t seem to have this trouble, so it’s probably not a model issue.

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Gizmo

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11-27-2006 11:59 AM  11 years agoPost 6
Gino CP

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Check servo links. Arms should be symmetrical for rear servos. Holes used should be same spots for each. Check for movement too. Observe what happens to these arms in flight. If one moves independently of controls it maybe a bad one.

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11-28-2006 01:17 AM  11 years agoPost 7
Stompy

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Gizmo, I just wanted to let you know that my Pro does the same thing. Once it's up it flies just fine and if I've been doing my "trim homework" it'll even go hands off for a few seconds. But every time I lift off, it always leans to the right. That's what caused my first crash, since at the time I didn't have training gear, and it REALLY caught me by surprise. Now that I expect it, it's not a big deal, but I always did wonder why the rest of the world drifted to the left and I didn't.

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11-29-2006 08:04 PM  11 years agoPost 8
Gizmo

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Thanks Stompy. It's nice to know that I'm not going insane.....well, not yet anyway!

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