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01-26-2012 05:28 AM  6 years agoPost 21
Tyler

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Across the frames if a stacked frame or single frame design.

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01-26-2012 05:53 AM  6 years agoPost 22
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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Bert explains it pretty good

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01-26-2012 08:08 AM  6 years agoPost 23
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so with a fb setup the digital pg works best with a fkybar lock ?

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01-26-2012 01:19 PM  6 years agoPost 24
rpat

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OK after listining to Bert on the logger I guess it would have some use.

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01-26-2012 03:38 PM  6 years agoPost 25
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You don't need a FLAT surface....Drop a long blade screw into the blade grip. Then adjust the links so the screw is centered with the main shaft or the head body, do the same on the other side. Now your blade grips are at a perfect ZERO PITCH. Put the blades on and slide the digital gauge onto the blade. Press Zero and thats it. Even if your on a incline or decline you had already set the blade grip to ZERO.

I've done this plenty of times with 100% success




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01-26-2012 07:38 PM  6 years agoPost 26
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i guess your right

you can zero the gauge on a wall and level side ways

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01-26-2012 09:01 PM  6 years agoPost 27
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I'd be interested in more insight comparing rc logger w/ align.

The price diff seems insignificant, and the Align has a couple of attractive features and I like how it sits centered above the blade.

Every time I bust out my iPhone and try to do pitch with it, I try to think of ways to affix it to a pitch gauge blade mount.

At $30 or so, I am quite prepared to screw it and pony up.

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01-26-2012 09:05 PM  6 years agoPost 28
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I may have made my decision. Barring anybody pointing out a huge advantage of the RC Logger (a ReadyHeli brand) I'm going to penalize ReadyHeli for putting the RC Logger as the top search result for "align pitch" and the actual align digital pitch gauge on the second page of results.

No hard feelings, no lingering ill will, but you mess with search, I vote with my wallet. Don't be going AltaVista on me or I hike.

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01-26-2012 09:06 PM  6 years agoPost 29
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Aligns gauge is nice but it seems to be an item of REVERSE ENGINEERING - the process of analyzing an existing system and recreating representations of the system in another form or at a higher level of abstraction.

AKA

CLONING

I know someone else that does this for a living.




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01-26-2012 09:26 PM  6 years agoPost 30
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I love mine. I made one for by myself awhile ago and now I have the RC Logger as well and love both. Mine it's a bit heavier than the RC Logger so I have to go further in the blade, that's all.

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01-26-2012 09:28 PM  6 years agoPost 31
Chanceyman

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I have an RCLogger digital pitch gauge since Ircha 2011 and have no idea how I lived this long with out it. Since using it I have always just zero'd the gauge on the motor facing in the same direction I intend to read it. IE if I am going to read main blades down the boom I place the gauge on the motor so the face of the gauge is facing the nose of the heli, meaning same direction it will be facing while doing the reading.

If I then need to turn and read the elevator, I simply remove the gauge from the magnetic holder and re-zero it with the gauge facing sideways now. That way if my table is slanted it doesn't matter because its new zero point is in line with the slant.

Again, no idea how I lived without it. Using it on a FB machine though does require you lock the paddles or at least hold them level while taking the reading.

On a side note I also hung a wine rack on my wall and couldn't find my level so I used the digital gauge. Worked PERFECT for that too .

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01-26-2012 09:48 PM  6 years agoPost 32
watdazit

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I always zero my Logger on the main gear. I agree you can aso use the motor. You cannot depend upon the boom or frame being at right angles to the main shaft. It does not matter if the table you are working on is level or not if you zero on the main gear with the logger on a line parallel with the the boom. I adjust the collective pitch and elevator cyclic first with the blades out the side. I then swing the blades in line with the boom and with the blades on zero pitch I zero the Logger again and adjust the aileron cyclic.

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01-27-2012 12:40 AM  6 years agoPost 33
davehour

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Guys,

In order to get ACCURATE readings (practically speaking) from a Digital Pitch Gauge at all times:

If the mainshaft isn't level at all planes (practically speaking), you have to re-zero the Digital Pitch Gauge every time the blade is rotated from a position the Digital Pitch Gauge was zeroed-in.

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01-27-2012 01:09 AM  6 years agoPost 34
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Why would you need to rotate the blades?

Stand in front of the heli with the blade over the nose. Zero the gauge on the airframe. Install on blade and take reading. Make adjustments. Repeat for blade number two, same location over nose of heli. Done.

If working from side of heli just zero out the gauge with the sideframe or motor. Work with blades positioned on left or right side of sideframe at the 3 or 9 o'clock positions.

No need to keep recalibrating.

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01-27-2012 01:37 AM  6 years agoPost 35
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As long as you measure at the same position, no need to re-calibrate. But if the main shaft is inclined, even with the swashplate leveled, the gauge will add or subtract the inclination (depending the slope of the inclination) from the reading when it's off from the original calibration position.

David

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01-27-2012 01:49 AM  6 years agoPost 36
RCHSF

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Yep a nail through the blade grip and line it up with the main shaft is all you need. Just make sure it's a snug size so it want have any wobble. P.S Just don't use a nail you just pulled out of a dryed oak board, then straightned with a claw hammer.

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01-27-2012 02:11 AM  6 years agoPost 37
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+1 for the RC Logger unit,works great...

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01-27-2012 02:17 AM  6 years agoPost 38
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Just bought this today and am absolutely loving it.

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01-27-2012 07:47 AM  6 years agoPost 39
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blueprint
oh my god im jealous
thats very nice

dont you hate when you buy something and two days later they come out with something better.

i am glad i made this post

i was ready to chuck my rclogger to the dumpster

lol i think i know how to use it now thanks to all of your professional comments

thank you

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01-27-2012 09:17 AM  6 years agoPost 40
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Just bought a RCLogger.

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