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04-07-2010 11:51 PM  8 years agoPost 1
hbk2owner

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I am new to nitros and i am just trying to figure out the best ways to set it up. I am not going to do my old tricks to set up my elctric helis on the raptor. The blades were off center. It was scary hearing thoses blades off tune. I am going to get a dry erase marker and when i get it going i am going to look at which is higher. I also need to go out and by a pitch gadge for the heli so i can check it. the one i use on my electrics are to small. what do you guys do? anything diffrent?

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04-07-2010 11:56 PM  8 years agoPost 2
BarracudaHockey

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Everything you need or want to know about Raptor set up can be found at http://www.raptortechnique.com

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04-08-2010 01:09 AM  8 years agoPost 3
hbk2owner

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ok. thanks.

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04-08-2010 04:16 AM  8 years agoPost 4
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I bought an inexpensive pitch gauge from Heliproz 5 years ago and it still works great. Set both blades to be 0º pitch front/rear/side-to-side and your heli will track right when you get to the field. When set like this all the levers should be at 90º.

Another great Raptor setup site

http://myraptor.net/

http://myraptor.net/r50V2/r50v2_collective_linkage.html

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04-08-2010 11:27 AM  8 years agoPost 5
Ben-T-Spindle

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If you spend some time to set both blades to 0 with a pitch gauge your tracking should be good. I have used this method for years, if you due it right it will always be good in flight.

... BTS

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04-08-2010 04:23 PM  8 years agoPost 6
hbk2owner

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yea i was going to see if my little electric heli pitch gadge would fit but i am preaty sure it won't fit.

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04-08-2010 04:54 PM  8 years agoPost 7
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Not sure if this helps or not, I tracked my carbon fiber blades as usual, flight was good, tossed on some woods and the tracking was off a bit....wtf. So I tracked it again. Later I tossed on my carbon fibers again and I swear it flies alot better. I feel if you track your blades do it with a more flexible blade so you can fine tune it to perfection......anybody else see it this way or am I just going above and beyond or just being an A$$.

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04-08-2010 06:38 PM  8 years agoPost 8
BarracudaHockey

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Different blades, especially crappy ones need different tracking adjustment, track the blades you're flying. Any good carbon blades can be tracked with a pitch gauge and are usually within a gnats a$$

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04-08-2010 11:28 PM  8 years agoPost 9
hbk2owner

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Well i am going to tell you this i am never going to track those blades again. The stupid heli killed its self! I was powering it up and the blades all of a sudden hit the tail boom and just destroyed the heli. Well this is a good way to start off with nitro! I am scared how much its going to be to fix the heli. Do any of you know anything about mavrikk blades? Those were the ones on the heli. I thought they were carbon fiber but on the inside there was foam. this is the list of what i have to get for it.
blades
fly bar
feathering shaft
main shaft
tail boom
support shafts
the gear the belt is on
belt
tail blade grips
the fin that is on the boom
servo horns

I am going to have to do a tare down to see if there is anything else to add to the stuff i got to get.

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04-09-2010 02:38 AM  8 years agoPost 10
jschenck

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I learned to do flips, loops and auto's with wood blades. The Mavrikk blades work just fine, they are foam cored. The Mavrikk wood blades work pretty well for me too. Just make sure you glue the roots on with epoxy and don't run them above 1700 RPM.

$40 for the crash kit including the blades, good deal.

http://www.heliproz.com/prodinfo.asp?number=804627

The other parts can be replaced with Mavrikk parts too, they work well (belt, tail blade grips, ect...)

You need to find what happened though. Did you have the controls backwards (servo reversed)?

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04-09-2010 03:45 AM  8 years agoPost 11
hbk2owner

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servos were in the corect order. i found one of the screw to the servos some how came loose. i think that did it. But then the alerons counld of done it also. i have no idea which came first. i have a filling it was the elevator servo.

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04-09-2010 06:59 AM  8 years agoPost 12
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Sorry about what happened! Maybe I can help you get back in the air Spence!

Dan

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04-10-2010 09:38 AM  8 years agoPost 13
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hbk2owner
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My Posts This: Topic Forum Well i am going to tell you this i am never going to track those blades again.
when i got my raptor i didn't know anything about it i was barely flying 450 size heli just hovering only.

decided to strap on the training balls just in case for some reason
and just like your accident it happened

Watch at YouTube

but i stuck with it and some good mentors tracked my blades for me
it took two people.

the pilot me , and the tracker fixer guy , lets just call him that
id hover bought 3 feet they would see which blade was off id lower the heli then they would tweak it some more until it was good.

my electric heli i track on a table but a nitro heli is to big and dangerous to be to close to while the motor is running for 1 person.

but took me a while and i rebuilt her with runryder forum members help and omg i love it .

its a total custom rappy 50 now rr members did a great job so you hang in their man and good luck.

Watch at YouTube

Watch at YouTube

still cant fly but im trying my wreck made me a rc mechanic before pilot lol

Watch at YouTube

thats the road i took .

Insha Allah made in america

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04-11-2010 04:42 AM  8 years agoPost 14
hbk2owner

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thanks guys.

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04-28-2010 03:26 AM  8 years agoPost 15
hbk2owner

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I got the heli half way together now. I will need about till this weekend to get it ready to test. I turned the head today with the belt on. It was acting up but tomrrow i am going to figure out what it is.

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04-29-2010 01:39 PM  8 years agoPost 16
TachyonDriver

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Checking tracking? Well, I use a small piece of coloured tape on one blade, then just hoist her into a hover, see whether the blade is high or low and adjust the link from there. I've already used the other blade as the reference blade, set with the pitch gauge.

Tach.

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05-01-2010 12:47 AM  8 years agoPost 17
ZAC ATTACK

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If your blades are perfectly at 0* in a 360* rotation with the pitch gauge on,Your Blades Are Spot On Track!!!Do this with both blades and you should not need to adjust anything.

MAAC#77677 Medicated daily for your protection

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05-02-2010 06:41 PM  8 years agoPost 18
hbk2owner

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I almost got it back together. but i am really having the 1 step forward and 2 step back thing going on.

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05-02-2010 09:31 PM  8 years agoPost 19
dcbusdriver

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HB2K, don't be discouraged. Whether you realize it or not you are gaining vast ammounts of knowledge about your heli through the rebuild process. After a few crashes you'll be able to put it back together in your sleep. You will also get very good at your setup techniques which has alot to do with how it will fly. 2 100% identical helis can fly totaly different just based on how the're set up. Just be patient and take your time to get it done right and you'll be rewarded with a fine running machine. If you are still in the learning phase, practice, practice, and more practice on the basics. The sim is your best friend! Hope you get flying soon!

beating the air into submission...........cool!

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05-03-2010 04:10 AM  8 years agoPost 20
hbk2owner

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DCbusdriver IM just new to the fuel burning part.

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