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04-04-2009 04:02 AM  9 years agoPost 1
zackesch

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What is a good way to level the swash without a swash tool?

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04-04-2009 04:07 AM  9 years agoPost 2
Saint728

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Use your eyes. You can get pretty close just by eye balling it.

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04-04-2009 04:13 AM  9 years agoPost 3
zackesch

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Ive never been good at eyeballing it. I tried making a level out of .25 inch cherry wood, but i dont have the proper sized drill for my shafts. If i remember right, wasn't there a method with zip tie a allen wrench to the shaft.

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04-04-2009 04:55 AM  9 years agoPost 4
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Get a small allen wrench and zip tie it to your shaft (remove head for more room if needed).

It will get zip tied upside down, the L facing the swash. The slide it down. You can then use it to level eveything. Get one, the rotate the shaft so the allen is now above the next swash link, keep adjusting links or travel until you get them all the same.

The only bummer is you can really only easily do it at zero pitch. Unlike a swash leveler that slides up and down on the shaft so you can check for level at all collective ranges, checking for CCPM interactions.

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04-04-2009 08:54 AM  9 years agoPost 5
mchammer

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You can use two identical blocks under the swashplate.

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04-04-2009 09:13 AM  9 years agoPost 6
Skarn

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[quote]Use your eyes. You can get pretty close just by eye balling it.
I agree! This is a hotly debated topic, but from my own personal experience of using eyes and a tool, I noticed zero difference in flight! You will always be making constant corrections anyway...

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04-04-2009 01:33 PM  9 years agoPost 7
nappyroots2182

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i also use wood for blocks but i cut some out in the shape of a C and make it the hight i need it to be for 0pitch. that way it sets level and center pitch everytime. free and works better then anything ive bought

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04-04-2009 03:13 PM  9 years agoPost 8
zackesch

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So if i set it level for zero degree pitch, then the travel should be level?

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04-04-2009 08:31 PM  9 years agoPost 9
Saint728

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So if i set it level for zero degree pitch, then the travel should be level?
Yes it should travel in a level fashion, but this isn't the case all the time. It also depends on your servos reacting at the same time as well. I know even some digital servos don't all travel at the same speed even if they are the same brand and model. You can tell if they aren't moving at the same speed by moving your throttle stick very slowly up and down. Faster servos you probably won't be able to tell the difference in speed as you would a slower one. You also have to make sure your servo arms are exactly 90º, if they aren't you will see them move at a different rate as well or end up at a different end points.

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04-06-2009 09:08 PM  9 years agoPost 10
ShankBones

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Swash Level
RayoVac Get a small allen wrench and zip tie it to your shaft (remove head for more room if needed).
I always use a swash level tool, I don't trust my eyes without one and for sure anybodys else. But the allen zip tied wrench method works great.

If you don't start with a "O" stick level swash plate, you may start chasing CCPM interaction issues.

Adjusting control arms,flybar cage upto blade grips at 90 degrees will almost give you a perfect trim before you even spool up.

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04-06-2009 11:24 PM  9 years agoPost 11
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04-06-2009 11:25 PM  9 years agoPost 12
DSW

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Duplicate

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04-07-2009 12:14 AM  9 years agoPost 13
zaw

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You can also check the swash level after you put the baldes on by doing. put the pitch to 0 at center stick.
Make the main blade align with the boom and check the pitch from the front of the heli. Make sure its level with flybar. if not you just adjust a linkage on swash to make it level.. that helped me alot!

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04-07-2009 03:12 AM  9 years agoPost 14
zackesch

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DSW, thats too simple...I gatta try it!

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04-07-2009 04:24 AM  9 years agoPost 15
redvtr1000

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the allen wrench tip rocks, the only way to go.

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04-08-2009 10:27 PM  9 years agoPost 16
Jacoub

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Nice pic thanks

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04-08-2009 11:24 PM  9 years agoPost 17
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DSW, that's awesome....and it works great!!

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