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05-11-2011 08:59 AM  7 years agoPost 1
KevinMag

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I was just wondering if I am the only one that have to trim the tail every flight?

I start out with no trim and the tail is solid but after a couple minutes it will start drifting. When this happens a couple clicks to the left will stop it from drifting. If I land, disconnect the battery, reset the trim and connect the battery again it will be solid for a while but starts drifting again after some time. Not a huge deal but somewhat annoying

If it doesnt work, throw money at it...

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05-11-2011 11:45 AM  7 years agoPost 2
Mitchilito

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Never
Nope. After about a thousand batteries, two main boards and three of everything else I've never had the slightest amount of tail drift.

I can't imagine what your problem might be.

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05-11-2011 11:56 AM  7 years agoPost 3
cwright

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No trim needed here either. This is the first tail motor heli I have seen that don't need tail trim added as the battery goes down. Chuck

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05-11-2011 01:01 PM  7 years agoPost 4
shizack

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Aiken, SC USA

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No trim needed here either. Make sure the tail blade is pitched/bent correctly (they can start to straighten out after a while and lose authority); ensure it's not pressed all the way against the motor (binding); and make sure there are no hairs or fibers wrapped around the tail shaft like used to happen all the time with the Air Hogs Havoc helis.

I suppose your sig line sums it up: "If it doesn't work, throw money at it..."

If none of the above suggestions work, I would guess that either your main board or tail motor is less than perfect. If it doesn't bug you (much) just live with it. All RC vehicles have their individual quirks.

Nothing to lose by calling HH to see what they say. Otherwise "throw money at it" starting with a new tail motor and work up the $ scale 'til it works to your satisfaction.

A soul in tension is learning to fly

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05-11-2011 02:20 PM  7 years agoPost 5
KevinMag

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If it doesn't bug you (much) just live with it. All RC vehicles have their individual quirks
Lol, you got that one right

I've tried the spare tail blade set and I'm sure the tail spins smoothly. I've also noticed that if I do lots of flipping back and forth it will start a cyclic drift - needs a couple clicks forward + left to get it trimmed again.

Could be a vibration issue, or just a bad main board...

I'll contact HH and see what they think of it.

Thanks for the info guys!

If it doesnt work, throw money at it...

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05-11-2011 04:24 PM  7 years agoPost 6
Gardner

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Call HH. Be nice, explain the issue and I bet they will send you a new board. Worked for me.

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