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09-16-2009 04:46 PM  11 years ago
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yeehawtex

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belt adjustments
hi my name is yehawtex im new to the 6 channel helicopters i own an e sky belt driven cp v2 i was wondering how do you tell when you need to adjust your belt and how to tell?
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09-16-2009 08:38 PM  11 years ago
Jim Deadly

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Look from the top down to the belts gears drive (the front of the boom).

Poke a screwdriver or some other suitable small long object in and press from the outside of the belt. See if the belt will touch the belt on the other side.

If it is very easy to make the belt touch itself it is probably too loose.

Don't manhandle it. It's just a little belt and gorilla strength can easily force the belt sides to touch.

You really should have someone at your local field take a look at it for you.

Also ask them to show you their belts deflection.

This is one of those thing where an explanation in words isn't really going to help you that much.

Maybe someone knows of a video and will link it for you.

If I were you I would ask for a bit of help at your local field.
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09-17-2009 03:59 AM  11 years ago
yeehawtex

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thanks for the help i upriciate, i haver a hobby stor down the road but they dont realy like to do work on my heli sence its an e sky i dont know what the big deal is about e sky helicopters.
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09-17-2009 04:10 AM  11 years ago
jschenck

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good info from Jim there, especially about finding some local flyers.

Also, to add to the belt tension, it shouldn't be too tight. The belt should nearly touch the other side without too much pressure but not quite reach there. If you run it too tight you'll put a lot of pressure on things and add a lot of drag that is not needed.
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09-17-2009 05:04 AM  11 years ago
Jim Deadly

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Don't sweat the hobby stores. You might just get someone the could tell you everything about rc trucks or planes but may not know diddly about helis.

Seriously, go to your local field. I started with an esky King 3.

I didn't know diddly except from what I learned from Finless's videos.

At first I was worried I wouldn't be taken seriously with my cheapo "toy" helicopter.

Not so at all. Go on a weekend. Not everyone is going to be charging to the line to fly every minute. Plenty of guys will just be sitting around shooting the shat.

Walk up, introduce yourself and tell em what you have and what you want to know.

In no time at all your head will be swimming with so much good info that the hard part is working thru it all.

If you show you are willing to make an effort, the vast majority of heli pilots will gladly help you.

Just ask and listen, you will be pleasantly surprised I am sure.
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