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03-31-2012 08:18 AM  7 years ago
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mrloudly

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What's your "Top Tips"?
I'll start with my two ;-)

1, Always set the tail up in rate mode and then heat shrink over
the ball end and pushrod

2, Always us a longer bolt though the tail bell crank and put a locknut
on top

These are lessons hard learned... What's your top tips?
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03-31-2012 08:53 AM  7 years ago
spiderco

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Lots here. Mine is in there somewhere.

http://rc.runryder.com/t649677p1/
fly til its dry
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03-31-2012 12:00 PM  7 years ago
DougsRC

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Take 2 minutes and do a pre-flight check and don't forget to flick into "idle-up" before going inverted.
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03-31-2012 01:02 PM  7 years ago
unclejane

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My nitro tips:
- If your engine is actually 2-stroking, it's too lean . Seriously, to protect your investment, don't try to follow the crowd by running your nitro engine on the ragged edge of lean. Instead, set your high speed mixture on the "knee". this is the point in the power output/mixture curve where the power increase with continued leaning just starts to level off. Don't lean it past that point.
- If you're having to run leaner than the knee to get desired power output, buy more displacement, run higher nitro fuel or go electric.
- don't use grease on the clutch OWB (it can defeat the OWB operation). Instead, just use a thin oil like Tri-Flo or equivalent.
- keep fuel away from your clutch liner. Fuel will destroy it.
- keep a spare complete clutch stack in your toolbox for quick replacement.
- brief, full power climbouts (rich on the HS needle) starting towards the end of the 2nd tank or on the 3rd on a new engine contribute to a good breakin (helps get the ring seated).
- use your governor on breakin and put the governor speed on a slider on your transmitter if possible. This way you can vary the engine speed easily, which also gives a good breakin.

General tips:
- mark one blade and grip with a sharpie. This makes a good reference for doing tracking adjustments and for making sure you put the same blades back on the same grips when you remove/replace the blades.
- secure your 2.4ghz antennas sandwiched with velcro. it'll hold the wires in position without having to glue anything and they'll pull out easily for maintenance or in a crash.

That's all I can think of for now.

LS
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03-31-2012 01:39 PM  7 years ago
CX1

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Tip #1
get a credit card with at least 5000$ available

Tip #2
if you must keep reciepts put them somewhere safe where they won't be found

Tip#3
do your own research, even after you get advice.

Tip#4
buy a sim

Tip#5
if your crash cost is half the price of a new kit, get a new kit at least once.

" Team Protoast "
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03-31-2012 01:54 PM  7 years ago
McKrackin

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Don't fly the nose or tail.
When upright,right rudder turns the heli clockwise in every orientation.
Think in terms of CW and CCW and the rudder will never reverse on you.

Nose in or tail in is the same. Right rudder turns the heli clockwise.
I literally never use the word literally right.
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03-31-2012 02:00 PM  7 years ago
unclejane

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Tip #1
get a credit card with at least 5000$ available
I'd say _don't_ do this because then you'll just keep buying stuff and...

uh... wait a minute......

er, never mind...

LS
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03-31-2012 02:38 PM  7 years ago
HeliSam

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My Tips
1. When you have a problem, make sure to look at ALL of the possibilities

2. Tail servos only do 4.8v unless they're HV.

3. Don't plug a brushless servo in backwards!

4. Always do a pre-flight check.

If I had followed these tips I would have saved lots of money!

Hope this helps
Sam
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03-31-2012 03:08 PM  7 years ago
GetToDaChopper

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what ever you do don't let yourself become FANATICAL about the heli you fly or the equipment you use, nothing lasts forever but friendships can last a lifetime !
Don't fly the nose or tail.
When upright,right rudder turns the heli clockwise in every orientation.
Think in terms of CW and CCW and the rudder will never reverse on you.

Nose in or tail in is the same. Right rudder turns the heli clockwise.
unless you fly upside down of corse...
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03-31-2012 05:35 PM  7 years ago
Scott1115

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#1 - buy and use the sin.
#2 - practice high and don't Wretch what others say.
#3 - when in trouble, bring both sticks to neutral. It buys time to figure orientation and slows all movements.
Compass 7HV, Trex 550E
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03-31-2012 05:39 PM  7 years ago
AtTheCross

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never say 'watch this'ASI Green Mongoose CY29RC - 67 flights
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03-31-2012 07:17 PM  7 years ago
Terrabit

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Based on mistakes that I've made:

Don't obsess on the hottest new gear, setup is much more important.

Your heli budget is better spent on nitro/lipos than new kits and equipment.

A stitch in time saves nine.

Do unto others before they do unto you.

Eat oatmeal, it keeps you regular.

Buy low, sell high.

Never go skinny dipping in a pool of piranhas.
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03-31-2012 08:26 PM  7 years ago
nwmtech

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You will always justify wanting to get a "better" heli by saying you need it but reality is that you can't outfly the one you have

A well maintained heli always flies better

Save the $30 on the bling upgrade and buy a gallon of fuel

Sim is priceless

The better you get the more respect you have for talented pilots

NEVER take a pro pilots word on a product

Buying cheap components and helis will always cost more in the end

75% of pilots can't do 1/2 of what they say they can online

Most people run way higher headspeed than they have talent for
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03-31-2012 08:34 PM  7 years ago
nobato1

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tip:

Never listen or believe a tip from anyone that posted in a Nitro vs Electric thread.
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03-31-2012 10:10 PM  7 years ago
Richardmid1

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Buy cheap twice, you will still save money!60% of the time, it works every time!
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04-01-2012 01:33 AM  7 years ago
GetToDaChopper

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not if you end up buying 9 cheap ones in the same time frame as the 1 that's not cheap lasted........ lol
never say 'watch this'
OMG that has to be the best one so far !!!!! LOL
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04-01-2012 01:38 AM  7 years ago
rpat

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NOBATO,
That leaves every one out in the cold, doesen't it?
trex 700fbl cal30,minititan,, trx600fbl,trex250,logo 500,Velocity N2
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04-01-2012 01:50 AM  7 years ago
GetToDaChopper

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NEVER take a pro pilots word on a product
is another one everyone should live by..... lol
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04-01-2012 02:26 AM  7 years ago
unclejane

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Buy cheap twice, you will still save money!
Good advice! You'd only end up buying expensive twice too, so may as well buy cheap...

LS
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04-01-2012 04:43 AM  7 years ago
GetToDaChopper

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You'd only end up buying expensive twice too
maybe you need to rethink what you should consider expensive if you have to buy just as many of those as the cheap ones.......
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