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04-26-2010 12:18 PM  8 years agoPost 21
neilg.

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each to their own. but just because i remove the head and check level and interraction doesn't mean i am wrong. i want 3 points on my leveling tool touching 3 points on my swash.

how do you hack zip tie off when you are done.

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04-26-2010 01:45 PM  8 years agoPost 22
jschenck

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This is a great idea! The plane that is scribed by the zip tie is the same no matter what the zip tie angle is, heck having the zip tie at a 45º angle may make it easier to read.

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04-26-2010 01:46 PM  8 years agoPost 23
jschenck

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how do you hack zip tie off when you are done.

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04-26-2010 02:22 PM  8 years agoPost 24
ssmith512

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04-26-2010 02:44 PM  8 years agoPost 25
McKrackin

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how do you hack zip tie off when you are done.
Didn't even watch the video huh?

He put it on,checked the swash and then snipped it off.On camera.lol...

I literally never use the word literally right.

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04-26-2010 02:56 PM  8 years agoPost 26
Lupus23

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Simple yet brilliant!

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04-26-2010 03:15 PM  8 years agoPost 27
whbell

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mckrackin,

Thanks for sharing this simple trick. It will be so much easier to check without having to pull the head off! I have two birds that both need to be checked and I was just too lazy to go through all the effort.

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04-26-2010 03:50 PM  8 years agoPost 28
raspeitia

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I would have to disagree with your ziptie method as being accurate, but to each his own.

On the other hand, why not use something like what I use. It has a magnet that slides in and out of the inside to hold it against the shaft. You can then check for servo interaction at the top and bottom of your pitch travel, which is what I mainly use it for these days.

Cheers.

Ray A.

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04-26-2010 04:14 PM  8 years agoPost 29
McKrackin

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raspeitia

Cool but the tie is almost free.
That is a better looking tool than the ones that slide on over the top though.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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04-26-2010 04:14 PM  8 years agoPost 30
skint eastwood

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Why not use something like this?

Well maybe because its 10,000 percent more expensive and no more accurate

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04-26-2010 04:16 PM  8 years agoPost 31
skint eastwood

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In fact the zip tie method is actually more accurate than a swash leveller, simply because there will always be some angular movement in the swash leveller , however small, that isnt present in the zip tie

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04-26-2010 04:19 PM  8 years agoPost 32
raspeitia

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Its $15 normally and you can find 50% or 75% off coupon codes right now (go to the compass heli forum).

Ray A.

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04-26-2010 04:50 PM  8 years agoPost 33
GyroFreak

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The zip tie method is great. Glad you posted this method. I made a split collar type so I didn't have to remove anything. But you need a mill and/or lathe to make one like this.

But I really like your zip tie method, what a great way to do a quick check at the field.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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04-26-2010 07:05 PM  8 years agoPost 34
Wingman77

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I would have to disagree with your ziptie method as being accurate, but to each his own.
Why?

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04-26-2010 07:30 PM  8 years agoPost 35
McKrackin

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I would have to disagree with your ziptie method as being accurate, but to each his own.
I missed that before.You just add that?
Why wouldn't it be accurate?
I can debunk about anything about it.lol...

I literally never use the word literally right.

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04-26-2010 07:45 PM  8 years agoPost 36
Wingman77

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from raspeitia a few posts up...

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04-26-2010 07:58 PM  8 years agoPost 37
FenwayRick

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it's just that simple cracked me up

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04-26-2010 08:28 PM  8 years agoPost 38
oteskate

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mckrackin... Now you're just going to have a bunch of guys that are going to TRY to debunk your zip-tie method. Haha.

The method works. Period. Anything would work. A zip tie, an allen wrench, a toothpick shoved into some putty stuck to the shaft... whatever it is. As long as it's not moving up and down and all around as you rotate the main shaft/gear, you're good to go. The reference point will never change, and that is what you're lining up with the swash points.

I generally use a swash leveller that slides over the shaft, just so I can watch the swash as I give collective input and see where there may be some interactions, etc. But I did use this method the other day when I didn't feel like taking my head off to check the swash real quick on the bench and it worked perfectly and I did find that I had an unlevel swash on one side at high and low collective.

Anyways... let the conspiracy theorists continue to debate. It's a cheap method that works (especially when at the flying field) and if you like it, use it.

Jeff
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04-26-2010 09:03 PM  8 years agoPost 39
McKrackin

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Yeah,I had someone argue that if the shaft wasn't straight,it wouldn't work.lmao...If it's not straight,you're screwed anyway

But it would still work to level the swash anyway.

He also said if the tie wasn't a perfect 90 it wouldn't work.
Duh...It will too.

So I made a video for that thick headed guy.
I hope y'all enjoy it.lol...
I apologize for the language.I was a little worked up

Watch at YouTube

I literally never use the word literally right.

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04-26-2010 09:05 PM  8 years agoPost 40
Jlerch

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Your zip tie idea works, but this trap is easy to fall into.

What do you want me to do? LEAVE? Then they'll keep being wrong!"

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