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11-09-2012 11:18 AM  7 years ago
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Tbird

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Looking for setup tips..
So I have been into this hobby about 7 months now, and have assumed I have been setting up my swash/pitch etc the correct way... would like to see some advance guides on making sure I have everything 100% perfect...

Basically I get some drifting in my heli's not a lot, but enough to make me wonder if I am do everything correct thanks.
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11-09-2012 12:19 PM  7 years ago
Auddiss

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What type of Heli is this ? You can adjust linkage to Swash, be sure servo horns are 90 deg at mid stick, follow the manuals specs for lengths of linkage
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11-09-2012 12:31 PM  7 years ago
Tbird

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Kinda just talking in general, not a specific heli.

when you guys set zero pitch on the blades, do you check one then swing the other one around to you or check it from the other side or does it matter?
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11-09-2012 12:45 PM  7 years ago
greenboot

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You should start out with both pitch links the same length. Then with the swash level and zero pitch both blades should be equal all the way around. The way to fine tune this is by checking tracking during your first flight. That's when you can see if both blades are actually at the same pitch.Tom
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11-09-2012 01:58 PM  7 years ago
wrongler

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Swing the blade to the position of the first one you checked, Then watch the tracking. I know it is done both ways, but I have not seen a difference.

I also am still in the learning stages of a complete set up. Too many different options in electronics.
Bill Whittaker
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11-09-2012 02:32 PM  7 years ago
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This has been posted several times, but I will do so again, as it is really simple and accurate.

First, get your servos at 90 degrees at mid stick. 90 degrees might not be the correct orientation depending on the servo arrangement, but the goal here is to have them centered at mid stick and then level the swash.

Set approximate swash to grip lengths as appropriate for the specific manual/heli. Now take a hex driver/screw driver of the same size as the blade grip bolts and insert it into the blade grip holes. Now simply sight along the driver and adjust the link until it is parallel with the main shaft. You will be amazed at how small adjustments you will be able to see this way. Now rotate the head and do exactly the same with the other blade grip.

That's it. Unless you have a defective blade, they will be tracked perfectly during flight. Out of all the helis I have set up this way, the only one I've had any problem with not being in track was my Trex 700 that Align had failed to counterbore the grip for the bolt head, and my driver didn't sit true in the grip, so the blade pitch on one side was different. As soon as I got the replacement, I zeroed it out and the blades have tracked perfectly ever since.
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11-12-2012 03:21 PM  7 years ago
abwomack

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?
what equipment are you using, specifically FBL unit
Allen Bryan
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11-12-2012 03:43 PM  7 years ago
rcflyerheli

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Specifically, I am running Spektrum DX8 (soon to be DX18) Vbar silver and blue with dual DSMX sats, CC Ice 2 120/160 esc., and various helis in my signature.Logo 700, Specter 700, Goblin 700, Trex 700DFC, Gaui X7, Logo 690SX, Logo 600SX; Trex 470 Trex 500
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11-12-2012 04:21 PM  7 years ago
Santiago P

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been into this hobby about 7 months now
would like to see some advance guides on making sure I have everything 100% perfect
You are asking for the world in a hand basket and plus personal service from Santa, the Tooth fairy, and the Fairy Godmother.

You are doing great for 7 months if you are not crashing every week.
There are thousands of setup "tips" and there are hard, setup basics that apply to helicopters.
Personal individual setups or twaeks for flying styles vary from individual to individual.
That includes equipment brand and type.

Dont ask ramdomly or you will get ramdom advice.

Where to begin:

Look into the smacktalk videos, check out the issues on how-to that you want to learn about. http://www.smacktalkrc.com/

OR

if you want read, and like to learn some helicopter flight theory with basic setups check out Ray's Hostedlers guides.
http://www.rayshelitech.com/#/home

Third option is to attend a heli clinic or make friends with a pro or veteran that has time to "mentor" you into best practices.

Another option would be to patiently go about RunRyder and search about setups, this has been posted about 1000 times here.

The next step is to apply what you learn, in a productive manner.
Most folks nowadays want to run before they can even crawl. Learn the basics, advance at a pace where you can master one segment before moving to the next.

Have fun learning!

Santiago
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