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09-20-2009 03:08 PM  11 years ago
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heliaddiction

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has anyone used this?
Hey has anyone used this tool for set up? was wondering how well it works.If someone has one i was needing the measurements for the height and lenth i wanna try to make one out of alum. thanks.

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09-20-2009 03:32 PM  11 years ago
ttsingram

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Never even seen that one before. It would be ok as long as the frame were 90 degrees from the main shaft. It would at lest it would get you close. I usually have to add a twist of the link after anyways for trimming.
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09-20-2009 06:53 PM  11 years ago
whbell

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One of the guys at the field pulled one out of his tool box to check the setup on my T500 when it was brand new. He found a ball link one thread too long. I was impressed. I have not purchased my own, but I have not needed one yet anyway. It is on my list to have one, the only issue I think is that each model of heli will need a different one, right?Gravity is what makes flying so much fun!
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09-20-2009 07:18 PM  11 years ago
FenderBean

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i have one for my trex 500 the more ok
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09-20-2009 07:34 PM  11 years ago
utahbob

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swash leveler
seems like you could power up your model and set the blades to 0 degrees and take a rough measurement with a scale and then cut your two plates a little wider and whittle them down until they were both the same width and your blades were exactly 0 degrees; not quite as nice as the one's that ride on the main mast as you will not be able to check for interaction as you raise and lower your pitch.
I do a great decending funnel!
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09-20-2009 07:54 PM  11 years ago
Busher

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I use something very similar, for checking swash level at 0 degs.

When I make one up from scrap, and have a level swash I then measure the correct distance and then make a proper one from plastic similar to the one shown, and put it away for when I have to re build after a crash.
Good luck
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09-20-2009 08:47 PM  11 years ago
curbina36

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never
never seen that tool
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09-21-2009 02:18 AM  11 years ago
heliaddiction

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yea you have to have diffrent one for every heli but i was hoping to get the measurements off of someone and make one out of alum i think that it looks like it would have some flex maybe.Failing to prepare is prepareing to fail.
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09-21-2009 03:10 AM  11 years ago
badbill

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It is a Fortune Model Products ( FMP ) Swash Leveler. Works great.
http://www.fortunemodelproducts.com...esetuptool.html

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09-21-2009 05:52 AM  11 years ago
GyroFreak

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Here is my home made swash leveler and level set.
Foe a 10 mm shaft and no links need be disconnected.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?
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09-21-2009 06:15 AM  11 years ago
spiccolli99

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only have
i only have the 1 you need to take the links appart...i know people that just get it close and make adjustments on there new helis during set up....personal preference it seems to be again. whatever gets you flying dude!! a good set up = a good flight..a poor set up = poor flight right....
which way is it going dude!!!!!!?? am i inverted??
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09-21-2009 02:57 PM  11 years ago
GyroFreak

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poor flight right...
or a flight fright
I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?
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09-21-2009 03:36 PM  11 years ago
nofear

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I have those and they work well for leveling the swash and are only OK for setting zero at center stick.

The only issue I have is that unless you are using the stock plastic main shaft bearing blocks which sit flush with the top of the frame you will end up being about 1 degree off from having even + and - throws.

The metal bearing blocks for the T500, and 600 sit about 1-1.5mm lower than the top of the frame.

I usually set the head up using the FMP tool, get everything level, then go back and adjust the links a couple turns all the way up the head to get even throw in both directions and 0 at center stick.
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09-21-2009 04:40 PM  11 years ago
misfits0311

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+1 for nofears method. That's what i did on my ESP.╘ₒ₲ₒ 6°° ƺƉ ṾЪ∂®
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