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06-11-2012 01:20 AM  9 years ago
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lunitac

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some noob questions
Doing my first solo Heli and I was wondering how far down the blade should my pitch gauge sit like how close or far away from the grip... my next question is what percent fuel should I use for an os 37 and an os 55... and finally after I've fully charged lipos. How long if not used can they set before having to recharge and should I ever discharge them on my charger. Thanks for the help
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06-11-2012 02:10 AM  9 years ago
airdodger

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It is the outer most third of the blade that does the most work so that is what I would use. The small engines like high nitro and thirty is easier to adjust. Use a quality plug like an Enya or OS. The norm for lipo is to leave them about half charged, most chargers have a storage charge available in the programs.Chris
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06-11-2012 02:13 AM  9 years ago
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http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/...rns_with_li_ion

http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/...m_ion_batteries

Watch at YouTube

I don't discharge the batteries with the charger, you can use the charger to discharge the batteries.
But I prefer to charge them a day before and use them the next day.
Buy your self an ammo can as a storage and drill some holes in it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/50cal-US-mi...=item256f9c1f9c
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06-11-2012 02:13 AM  9 years ago
wrongler

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I usually put my pitch gauge about three inches from the tip of the blade. The distance shouldn't matter.
My lipos usually get discharged by flying, But you can discharge with the charger, Its your choice.
Bill Whittaker
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06-11-2012 03:26 AM  9 years ago
lunitac

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Thanks a Buchanan... I will check out the links.. the only reason I ask about the lipos is like for today I charged four batteries last night and it ended up being too windy to fly and I won't get another chance to use them for at least. 4 More days I just wasn't sure how long you can leave them charged or if I do get out in a few more days will they be fine or need topped off with a charge
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06-11-2012 03:40 AM  9 years ago
greenboot

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They will be fine to fly in a couple days without recharging. You will lose only a small amount of capacity. For longer storage, it's best to discharge to around 3.8 volts per cell.Tom
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06-11-2012 11:40 AM  9 years ago
airdodger

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I thought someone would remark where you place the gauge does not matter. It matters, if the blade has washout you need to check near the end. Most blades don't have that today but some still do. Also when checking both blades, a twist in one will be easier to spot.Chris
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06-11-2012 11:32 PM  9 years ago
lunitac

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Thanks. Everyone that helps a lot and I guess a twist in the blade would be a bad thing right
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06-12-2012 12:51 AM  9 years ago
Gyronut

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I always measure at the blade grips.. Works for me so far and I guess I have been lucky as I have not had to make any tracking tweeks.Rick
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