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08-08-2012 08:18 PM  6 years agoPost 21
adamsz06

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Geilenkirchen Germany

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I've got an old line level that I modified the hooks on so they hang on top of my pitch gauge...works really well. For those using a level on their helicopters, whether leveling the swash or setting up pitch, make sure the table the helicopter is sitting on is level as well.

R.I.P. Roman

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08-08-2012 10:08 PM  6 years agoPost 22
JKos

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Redondo Beach, CA

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> make sure the table the helicopter is sitting on is level as well.

It's not about the surface being level, it's about the mainshaft being plumb. However, I believe the guys using the digital levels are zeroing on the heli itself, either the mainshaft or the maingear.

The level app on my Android phone works really well. I was quite surprised just how sensitive and repeatable it is.

- John

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08-08-2012 10:45 PM  6 years agoPost 23
JPhillips

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Waco, TX

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I zero the pitch gauge to my tail boom first.

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08-08-2012 10:48 PM  6 years agoPost 24
FenderBean

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Fort Hood TX

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I normally lvl the helicopter but if you can zero the meter to what ever the helicopter sits at to zero it will be the same.

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08-09-2012 10:04 PM  6 years agoPost 25
jgunpilot

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Pollock, LA

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I've tried the Harbor Freight route and was nowhere near satisfied. By an RC Logger and it'll make short work of setting your pitch.

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