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08-01-2007 03:49 PM  13 years ago
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gareth82

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Help needed tail rotor problem
I am having a problem with my century swift, the tail blade, ball joint mechanism keeps popping out due to the vibration of the heli. the ball joint is not sitting 90 degrees but I have had a play about with it and cant get it at 90 degrees, i am assuming its meant to be, everytime I fly her it pops out losing control and going into a spin.

I have included a few low quality photos

I tried a cable tie as can be seen in the photo thinking it might put enough pressure of the ball joint to stop it popping out but it didnt, it does feel like a tight fit when pushed in.

Any ideas of how I can fix this problem

Many thanks all help appreciated

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08-01-2007 04:13 PM  13 years ago
JRjoe

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Those pics are way to blury to see anything....
JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!
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08-01-2007 05:13 PM  13 years ago
legoman67

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sounds like your link is warn out, put a new plastic link end on the rod, also remember to put it on correctly, not backwards. and then adjust the length of the rod so its 90 degrees, remember to do all adjusting in rate mode and not HH
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08-07-2007 07:33 PM  13 years ago
gareth82

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Help me plz
hello, I bought a new TAIL PITCH SLIDER and TAIL PITCH LEVER for my swift, the parts came today so i fitted them and everything seemed grand, tho when I tried to fly it, the ball joint on the tail pitch slider broke clean off before it even left the ground, I think its down to the vibrations as the tail end vibrates like mad,

Pics of the parts I bought can be seen on http://www.modelhelicopters.co.uk/a...Sprs_Swift.html

Has anyone any ideas on how to fix this,

Many thanks and greatly appreciated
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08-07-2007 09:08 PM  13 years ago
legoman67

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try moving the rod by hand, detach it from the servo and try moving the blades, it should be very easy and should have little to no resistance.
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08-07-2007 09:24 PM  13 years ago
gareth82

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I am assuming you mean the rod attached to the blades, the slider has little resistance, I am assuming you mean turn the blades left and right and not clockwise, anticlockwise, they have little resistance turning them left or right with the servo detached.

I appreciate your help as its really fustrating not being able to fly, have you any other ideas

thanks

Gareth
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08-07-2007 09:38 PM  13 years ago
legoman67

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i mean the pushrod connected to the servo that changes the pitch of the tail blades, does it move freely?
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08-07-2007 10:05 PM  13 years ago
gareth82

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I just removed the rod (at the servo) running from the servo to the tail, there is no resistance

thanks
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08-07-2007 11:31 PM  13 years ago
garaptor

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check out http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/...?article_id=687 for a swift article. Your tail slider has to be bound up it sounds like. Disconnect the pushrod to the tail. Can you slide the slider?
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