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03-04-2008 10:22 AM  10 years agoPost 1
StevenT

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I balanced my new wood blades and noticed the tracking was off. Out of previous 3 wood blade sets, the tracking has never been off. What could the problem be?

Anyway, I fixed the tracking by adjusting the ball link rods, which are connected to the bell mixer arm. Ok, so the blades are tracking properly now, but my heli won't lift off the ground until I reach approx. 3/4 power. It used to rise at just over 1/2 power. Did I mess up the pitch on the blades by messing with the rods that control tracking?

Steven

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03-04-2008 11:59 AM  10 years agoPost 2
RPMATLANTA

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Did you have a crash before you installed the new blades?
You can shorten both rods a equal amount to try to get the pitch to throttle positon your looking for or you you need to buy a pitch gauge! When you get it unplug any two of the motor wires under the battery tray. This will allow you to power up the radio system so you can check the pitch of your blades in all three modes, normal, stunt,hold, in relation to your throttle stick position. Refer to the radio and helicopter manual or the threads here for a good baseline set up. Good luck!

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03-04-2008 08:19 PM  10 years agoPost 3
StevenT

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Yeah, I did crash before the new set of blades. Also, I have a pitch gauge, but I thought that the rods that control pitch and tracking are the same. How do I get the blades to track and fix the pitch? I wonder if the blades are bad somehow. Like I said, the current ones are the first to have any problems at all.

Steven

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03-04-2008 09:37 PM  10 years agoPost 4
tonyn

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when you adjust for tracking you are either taking out pitch or giving pitch depends on the side your working on. try and meet in the middle when you adjust for tracking also you really shouldnt have to go that far to track a good set of blades. Is your feathering shaft bent. I always replace them if the blades brake, that will also have an effect on tracking. keep us posted.

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03-04-2008 10:50 PM  10 years agoPost 5
StevenT

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Tonyn,

I think I got a bad set of blades. They came w/ the heli as a crash kit, and I've had tons of problems getting them to track. I had to adjust the control rods way to much just to get them tracking properly. They are balanced perfectly and they don't look warped, so I'm not sure of the problem. I guess they'll work for now, until I get paid.

After the crash and I did replace the feathering shaft, so that can't be the problem. Thanks for the advice.

Steven

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03-19-2008 06:32 AM  10 years agoPost 6
XtremeInk™

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might wanna check your main shaft

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03-19-2008 07:35 AM  10 years agoPost 7
StevenT

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Main shaft is good, changed it when I changed the feathering shaft. Thanks for the advise though.

Steven

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