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12-09-2011 05:34 PM  7 years ago
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mrloudly

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R22 Back to flight?
Just bought a cracking R22 that was pro built and has done nothing. Thing is it's probably stood for three/four years. I'm thinking new blade grips (main and tail), pushrod ends and flight packs. Got to change to 2.4 anyhow. Am I being over cautious on the grips? How do they age? I know some plastics can brittle, any experiences much appreciated.

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Andy M
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12-09-2011 08:29 PM  7 years ago
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i'm flying one of the early r22's in the uk
i'm sure the original builder will come on here to tell us how old it is
it still has to my knowlage its original blade grips and blades
and there is no signs of the grips or blades starting to reach the end of their life

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12-09-2011 08:29 PM  7 years ago
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Don't think i would bother with the grips. I am flying some older than that. If there is no damage to the grips, and it does not sound like there is, i would not change them.
Joe
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12-09-2011 08:40 PM  7 years ago
mrloudly

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Cheers Guys. I'll change the rod ends and be done then. :-)
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12-09-2011 08:46 PM  7 years ago
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is it the blue one built by rocket rotors that you have?
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12-10-2011 06:42 AM  7 years ago
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How do you know that?
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12-10-2011 08:36 PM  7 years ago
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I knew it had been sold in the Northampton area

I've seen Mick Patterson fly it at Park Hall heli Club on its maiden flights
it looked very good in the air
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12-10-2011 09:13 PM  7 years ago
mrloudly

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Same guy owned it that had it built, I've known him for ages.
Picking it up first thing in the morning ready for a tear down inspection. Must remember it won't 3d LOL!
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12-11-2011 01:42 PM  7 years ago
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Bigger than I remember LOL
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12-13-2011 04:03 PM  7 years ago
mrloudly

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All sorted :-)

Seems to have been built really well 2008

Swapped out the links, over to 2.4 and all bench set.
Servos seem real slow after Align 610's LOL (Fut 9206's all round)
GY401 more than good enough.
Thankfully the previous owner had drained the fuel and run dry, I'm hoping there won't be any carb gunge problems...
Just waiting for a new 5000ma Nimh and we're all set
Hope the wind dies soon :-)
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12-13-2011 10:33 PM  7 years ago
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i would pull the carb off and give it a good clean out
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12-22-2011 07:46 PM  7 years ago
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Getting a lot of tail "bounce" Up and down when off throttle i.e descending. Needs sorting before it does some damage!
Any ideas? Seems rotor induced

Thanks Andy
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12-22-2011 10:40 PM  7 years ago
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if you haven't already strip and clen the thrust bearings and re-grease them and grease the dampers
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12-23-2011 03:23 PM  7 years ago
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have you got the tail linkage to far out, ive had it before when there was too much leverage from the servo horn to the tail. the gyro was compensating to much with the difference in head speed.

gaz
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12-23-2011 03:44 PM  7 years ago
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Thanks guys! I'll strip and lube up the head. Also check blade weights. Tail movement is up and down, don't think it's gyro related. I know what you mean about the servo arm linkage! See loads on the outer hole running low on gain to try and tame it down! Normally mount mine about 12mm out, I'll check this one.

Cheers
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