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12-02-2006 12:31 AM  12 years ago
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F/S Futaba 6EXH PCM 6 Channel Transmitter New in Box. Perfect for T-Rex !
zrdcorp 3 366 12-02-2006 12:31 AM
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Caguas, PR

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Radio still in the box. PM sent. :PRoger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

04-11-2006 11:57 PM  13 years ago
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Full pitch range but center not at 0deg ... ??
Ibanezfoo 16 804 04-13-2006 05:37 AM
Ibanezfoo
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

ibanez,

Since there is no way to know for sure whether or not you glued the hovering levers exactly in the middle position, then you should use Idle up modes for setting up your heli .....
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04-11-2006 08:54 PM  13 years ago
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Full pitch range but center not at 0deg ... ??
Ibanezfoo 16 804 04-13-2006 05:37 AM
Ibanezfoo
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

You didn't mention if you were using the normal curve or Idle curve in the Transmitter.

If you are in the Normal curve, try the same with the Idle up curve, just in case.
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04-11-2006 07:38 PM  13 years ago
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Full pitch range but center not at 0deg ... ??
Ibanezfoo 16 804 04-13-2006 05:37 AM
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zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Check your transmitter first !!!!

If you are using the Normal curve in your transmitter, then the center pitch will be affected by the Hovering levers at both sides.

Make sure those two are in the center when measuring your pitch.
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04-10-2006 07:43 PM  13 years ago
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Align 35G ESC cutting off too early
soupisgoodfood 11 1911 04-10-2006 08:08 PM
rdalcanto
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

soup,

Start over.

Make sure you have a charged pack (12.6 volts or 4.2 per cell).

When the protection starts to kick in, measure your voltage. If it is 3.6 volts per cell, then that is what you got.

My packs are 10.8 volts when depleted (around 3.6 volts per cell), but they give me 16 minutes or more of hovering.

Short battery duration may be the effect of a bad setup. Measure your pitch, and check your transmitter settings.
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04-10-2006 04:51 PM  13 years ago
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Align 35G ESC cutting off too early
soupisgoodfood 11 1911 04-10-2006 08:08 PM
rdalcanto
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

If the LiPo was at 3.6 volts with no load, then it was depleted already. That seems fine IMO.Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

04-10-2006 04:42 PM  13 years ago
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"Battery Bunker"
Planehazza 18 1580 04-12-2006 03:25 AM
rfaster
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Why is it so difficult to give credit to people's ideas?

I think a ceramic vase or pot is an excellent idea, very similar (if not the same) concept to the battery bunker, but at a DIY availability.

Is it not always about price, it is also the availability of locally supplied materials and the satisfaction of doing things ourselves.

I have seen ceramic vases for burning incense, that may also be used for this purpose... I will look around..

planehazza, I will buy one myself...
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04-07-2006 09:29 PM  13 years ago
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WALKERA 36
crag 13 485 04-07-2006 09:29 PM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

You just did. Use the PM link below every post to PM that person.Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

04-07-2006 09:08 PM  13 years ago
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WALKERA 36
crag 13 485 04-07-2006 09:29 PM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

crag, you can PM me and close the this thread which was open in the wrong place and unfortunately brought aggresion.

bye..
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04-07-2006 09:06 PM  13 years ago
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WALKERA 36
crag 13 485 04-07-2006 09:29 PM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Let the guy reply.

It will be basically a new frame, head parts, and tail. It will be like building a completely differet one, similar to what we do when we use custom frames and head on our T-rexes.

Probably too much money, but he can say he kept it (like we did).

I am sure he can get his heli to fly decent, if only he had a how-to like there is for the T-Rex.

This forum suffers from Ad-populum, just because there are more T-Rexes.

..
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04-07-2006 08:59 PM  13 years ago
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WALKERA 36
crag 13 485 04-07-2006 09:29 PM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

You can actually convert the walkera 36 into a T-Rex 450 if you are willing to invest. It will still be old tecnology, but will fly good.

In our Our Heli group we still own our walkera 36, but have acquired 6 new T-Rexes after that.

The main shaft has a rod that moves inside it (just like the shogun or zoom). It moves a mechanism for pitch. You will notice in the upper portion of the main shaft ther is a slot.

For 0 degrees pitch (at 50% pitch in your remote, left stick fully down in Normal curve) the sleeve for the pitch should be in the middle of that slot. You must adjust the EPA of your remote (channel 6) so with full collective throw (100% pitch in your tansmitter, or left stick fully up) it will reach the end of the slot to the top.

Please reply and let me know if y ou understand what I meant.
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04-05-2006 06:28 PM  13 years ago
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anyone have spare CDE mixing arm to servo linkages?
quattrokid73 1 361 04-05-2006 06:28 PM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

I am sure a lot of peple will have them .. spares.

Unless you get in touch with somebody local to you, you are better off buying it.. it will be quick and inexpensive .. $3 or $4 may be.
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04-04-2006 04:46 PM  13 years ago
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EMoli cells
leslie 18 2119 04-07-2006 10:08 AM
ozace
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

I am unsure what is inside the V28 drill packs.

But the prismatic cells spec'ed on the sites look very promising !!

Catfight,

NO, our packs do not weight 120 grams, by far !!. The best packs I have weight 146 grams without connectors.
Also, the 39 grams may include some wraping and connectors, so it could be less at the end.
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04-04-2006 04:15 PM  13 years ago
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EMoli cells
leslie 18 2119 04-07-2006 10:08 AM
ozace
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

I'm confused... (not rare)

Here are the specs following the above links:

ICP103450 For OEM Only 2000maH 10.4 x 34 x 50mm 39 grms 3.75 volts

SO it is 2,000 at only 39 grams !?

That seems to be very light, not heavy..
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04-03-2006 05:48 PM  13 years ago
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Align 3550KV Motor - Sheared Motor Shaft - PICS ­čôĚ
rfaster 12 1095 04-04-2006 11:43 PM
I3DM
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

rfaster,

Unless you have had the motor with you since it was assembled in factory, there is no way to be sure if anybody dropped it or forced the shaft.
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04-03-2006 04:38 PM  13 years ago
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Align 3550KV Motor - Sheared Motor Shaft - PICS ­čôĚ
rfaster 12 1095 04-04-2006 11:43 PM
I3DM
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

The motor should not have the torque to break the shaft if the bearing fails, it will stall and burn your ESC or battery first.

The only explanations I can think of is that the shaft was broken by letting the motor fall to the ground (unmounted to the heli) or by a crash, or by forcing it with a tool.
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03-26-2006 10:15 PM  13 years ago
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best radio for t-rex?
zorlac 16 993 03-28-2006 04:27 AM
zorlac
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Futaba 9HC Super will be my choice.

Regarding the mods and mixing diffrent brand components, the 'signal' or protocol should be the same for FM. If the Transmitter supports FM mode, then I guess we can mix stuff.

I am worried about the signal level , though. The manufacturers design the modules and boards assuming certain levels ...
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03-26-2006 09:53 PM  13 years ago
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SE Glitching Problem Solved ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
PhunnyPharmer 22 2581 03-28-2006 10:12 AM
clive45
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

The BEC should not be connected to the ESC.

Regarding the TX, I lost around $200 in parts before deciding to change my Transmitter. It turned out the glitches were caused by a faulty transistor in the transmitter.

How much money is in your heli?

Your 5 cents magic tube could turn up costing a lot ...

Transistors are used to amplify the signal within the transmitter. Without it, the signal can still be generated correctly, but with no gain the range will be very short and limited.

It all looks like glitches when the distance form the heli increases and your range is not good.
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03-26-2006 03:13 AM  13 years ago
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SE Glitching Problem Solved ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
PhunnyPharmer 22 2581 03-28-2006 10:12 AM
clive45
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

PhunnyPharmer,

Your transmitter is probably slightly out of frequency, and that makes you require maximu gain for no glitches.

Try a different transmitter, and then without the magic aquarium tube, and let us know.

Bye !!
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03-24-2006 08:50 PM  13 years ago
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Shaft Ring
Terry1229 5 398 03-24-2006 08:50 PM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

..EDITED... Sorry about that. Just a joke.Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

03-23-2006 06:53 PM  13 years ago
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Align New 30/50 Heli ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 3 4 ... Last page )
kyoshooo 180 25112 04-13-2006 07:18 AM
K27R
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Manuel,

The weight thing worries me.

I have seen specs here claiming a total weight of 2800 g including electronics and batteries.

How much do you think the motor weights ? 150 g ?

Lets assume on 150 g.

The battery must at least be 600 g or worse.

If you keep adding the weight of things that are 'forward' of the main rotor shaft, it will be nose heavy.

Perhaps thats why the elected to add a battery in the back of the heli for the servos and receiver.
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03-23-2006 03:59 PM  13 years ago
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kyoshooo 180 25112 04-13-2006 07:18 AM
K27R
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

It surely looks very very nose heavy.

Wouldn't it be better to have the battery closer to the center of the heli?
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03-23-2006 01:11 AM  13 years ago
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Optic 6 and remote gain switch ( page 1 2 )
Screamintim 26 1196 03-23-2006 01:32 AM
ozbach
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

ozbach,

You probably have the channel 5 reversed.

10% would be in my radio 90% which is actually 80% gain for the Futaba 401.
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03-22-2006 04:04 PM  13 years ago
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Optic 6 and remote gain switch ( page 1 2 )
Screamintim 26 1196 03-23-2006 01:32 AM
ozbach
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

OK,

The biggest tip from ozbach is that when you INHibit the Gyro function, then the channel 5 functionality is controlled by the Gear Switch !!!!.

ozbach is wrong in the % adjustment though. It is only relative. You have to translate;

For example; Hading Hold HH 60% = 80% in the Optic 6 Gyro Menu.
Normal (Rate) 60% = 20% in the Optic 6 Gyro Menu.

This is actually also explained in the Futaba 401 manual.

When it is not inhibited, it can only be controlled by setting different Gyro gains in different flying modes.

For example, I set Normal as a HH with gain of 60%. (80% in Optic6)
IDLE1 as a HH with gain of 40%.
IDLE2 as a HH with gain of 30%.
IDLE3 as a Normal with gai of 60%,

So I can actually flip the IDLE3 switch and have a different gyro gain.

But the Gear switch usage is a great tip
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03-21-2006 07:01 PM  13 years ago
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Optic 6 and remote gain switch ( page 1 2 )
Screamintim 26 1196 03-23-2006 01:32 AM
ozbach
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

ozbach,

That is probably the best tip I have ever read on the Optic 6 !!.

If it works, then it will let me use the Idle 3 setting for something else such as the Autorotation and also the throtle hold !!

Great !!
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03-17-2006 03:56 PM  13 years ago
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eCCPM Servo Arrangement ­čôĚ
Gazzer 18 798 03-17-2006 03:56 PM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Not only built it, but tried it too.

It is a shame I can't upload pictures right now. But it was all ok.

Try it now, while you wait for the deeteeenterprise ring

Find your toughest, biggest, wider nylon tie.

With a measuring tape, measure the arc between the ball links in the opposed side to the current antirotation pin position.

Cut the nylon tie to that length plus 8 mm or so, but make holes EXACTLY for the length...

Also, cut a small piece (about 3 mm) to be used as a washer for the new elevator ball link., so all the ball links are separated from the center an equal distance.

You will need one of the small nuts we all tend to forget to install on the servo arms and have as spares. The nut will hold the anirotation pin to the nylon tie.

On the rest of the ball links, the screw will go thrugh the nylon to the swash plate holes.

Enjoy !!
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03-17-2006 03:35 PM  13 years ago
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eCCPM Servo Arrangement ­čôĚ
Gazzer 18 798 03-17-2006 03:56 PM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

willy,

I see you still love me.

I hope everything is great for you and your loved ones.

I still like your decals.

I fixed all that. It is straight now. I will post updated pictures.

Also, there is no interaction, and it is by far the best flying heli amogst my T-rex fleet.

for now, here is the famous ring:

Here it is converting an HDE swash to a ccpm swash, but it is the same idea to convert a standard ccpm swash to a Microheli style swash.

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03-17-2006 03:24 PM  13 years ago
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eCCPM Servo Arrangement ­čôĚ
Gazzer 18 798 03-17-2006 03:56 PM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Do a search on my previous posts.

Do a search on google.com for ccpm ring t-rex

It here for $3 !!

http://www.deeteeenterprises.com/NS.T.Rex.SwashRing.php

The nylon ring is hard enough. It only needs to hold the antirotation pin, which only needs to keep the swash from rotating, and since it is on ball bearings it should be ok.

I went for the metal ring though.

By the way, I fixed the weird angle on my links and they are all straigth now.

I could send you one for what it cost me plus actual shipping.

Once you put the ring and 'CONVERT' your standard Align swash plate into a Microheli style swash plate, then you need to put the servos the right way, but it will be easier and will make a lot more sense.

For example the elevator servo will be the one you are currently using for one of the aileron links, and so on. It will also be facing the other way.

Let me know.
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03-17-2006 03:17 PM  13 years ago
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eCCPM Servo Arrangement ­čôĚ
Gazzer 18 798 03-17-2006 03:56 PM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

You don't neeed to spend money on the Microheli swash.Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

03-17-2006 02:56 PM  13 years ago
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Gazzer 18 798 03-17-2006 03:56 PM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Guys,

Please, take it easy..

IT WILL work with a standard swash plate, all he needs is a ccpm ring around the standard swash plate.

The ring will let him separate the elevator ball link from the antirotation pin. Basically, he will rotate the swash from what he has now. Then he will remove the ball/antirotation pin from its place, and put it on the ring in the back and secured with a nut.

In the front, he will put an additional ball.

The ring can be made easily from a nylon tie, or you can buy one fro fxareomodels or any other place. I got it on special for $3.

Check my galley for how it is done in a Superframe, but same idea.

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03-13-2006 05:35 PM  13 years ago
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JR 610UL RX???? ­čôĚ
gpison 9 745 03-14-2006 02:19 AM
dkshema
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Which transmitter are you using?

I have found that we tend to ignore the transmitter as the cause of glitching, when in fact, it has the same chance as the other components on causing it.
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03-13-2006 02:39 PM  13 years ago
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Quick T-Rex SE Question (with photo) ­čôĚ
Hughes500Pilot 3 785 03-13-2006 02:39 PM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Nope, the 'fat' ones are for better 3D performance, more difficult hovering.

The 'thin' are easier to fly.
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03-12-2006 08:16 PM  13 years ago
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My T-rex some times makes a 180 degree turn while on fast descend....
lele 12 595 03-12-2006 11:19 PM
djMidnight
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

The rotation is probaly the tail rotor pitch not being enough to counteract the torque from the main rotor.

Check that you get full travel of the bell crank on the tail shaft.
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03-12-2006 08:14 PM  13 years ago
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Super Frame STK servo layout ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
AV8TOR 28 2493 03-29-2006 01:06 AM
AV8TOR
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Whether or not you put the output shaft in the upper or lower position, depends on what kind of link rod length you have....

With the spares for the T-Rex, the upper position will probably be easier.

If you can get longer link rods, then the lower seems to have a better clearance of the frame.
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03-12-2006 08:11 PM  13 years ago
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Brand New in Box, Used less than 4 times. Futaba 6exh pcm 6 channel transmitter
zrdcorp 3 472 03-12-2006 09:08 PM
HoverPuss
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

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Transmitter, battery, charger,flag, strap, bos, manual, warranty card.

PM only please.
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03-10-2006 06:21 PM  13 years ago
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Super Frame STK servo layout ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
AV8TOR 28 2493 03-29-2006 01:06 AM
AV8TOR
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

I just did not know there was also an STK version of the frame.

Sorry I misunderstood you !!

I could not help you then. Perhaps you are amongst the first to buy it?
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03-10-2006 05:58 PM  13 years ago
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Super Frame STK servo layout ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
AV8TOR 28 2493 03-29-2006 01:06 AM
AV8TOR
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

..EDITED...

THIS ONLY APPLIES FOR V1 SuperFrame

AV8TOR,

You are still confused.

I have the stock swash plate with the antirotationpin and the ball link together in the stud as you said.

I removed all the balls and the stud, and then put them back but going through the ring too, with the exception of the stud, which i put in the opposite side, and in its original place I added an extra ball.

I have the V1 Superframe. The one that made willy famous for his hatred.

There were and are no options for this V1 frame. Only 1 frame, thats it.

If there are options now for the V2, I had no idea.

However,

You CAN NOT mount the stock swash plate by inverting the blocks, because they are not simmetrical, and then the distance from the shaft to the tail pulley gear will not be correct.

Why mounting the stock swash plate the wrong way?

All you need is a ring (made of nylon or metal, does'nt matter .. I can even send you one), and an extra ball.

You will put the original ball/antirotation pin combo in the ring and attach it with a nut, then in its place you will put a regular ball link.

PRESTO !! LISTO !!

Thats all you need Then you can install the servos in the intended location without a single problem. Why going through the trouble of installing it the wrong way?

It is no different if the elevator is on the front or the rear. You only reverse/unreverse channels in the remote.

Bye !!!
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03-10-2006 02:14 PM  13 years ago
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Super Frame STK servo layout ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
AV8TOR 28 2493 03-29-2006 01:06 AM
AV8TOR
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

I honestly think my setup is important to show, since I am using 100% ALL ALIGN STOCK components including the gears.

There is no way I can turn the blocks around to use the stock swash plate without the ring, since the distance betwwen the main gears and the tail pulley gear will not be corrct, because the shaft blocks are not simmetrical.

The ring actually helps in two ways;

1) I can use the swtock swash plate and simualte to have a separate antirotation pin by having the antirotation pin attached to the ring, and a regular ball attached to the stock elevator pin position.

2) The balls will be more separated from the main shaft (by about 1 mm or so) which will help to achieve a better geometry and absolutely no risk of the link rods hitting the frame.
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03-10-2006 02:00 PM  13 years ago
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Super Frame STK servo layout ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
AV8TOR 28 2493 03-29-2006 01:06 AM
AV8TOR
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

WIth all due respect. You are wrong.

I have 100% stock swash plate.

I only aded a ccpm ring.

You can make a nylon ccpm ring out of a nylon tie and put it in yours, or buy the aluminium ring, like I did (for $2).

Please see my post carefully and check the photos.

BTW, if you need the metal ring, I can send you one if you are interested.

You are also wrong with the canopy mounts. They work perfect as they are, with no modifications.

Bye !!
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03-10-2006 03:20 AM  13 years ago
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Super Frame STK servo layout ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
AV8TOR 28 2493 03-29-2006 01:06 AM
AV8TOR
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Please see my previous thread. There are pictures in my gallery too.

http://runryder.com/t240495p1/
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03-09-2006 08:34 PM  13 years ago
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kentj 16 1089 03-10-2006 11:35 PM
rchaas
zrdcorp

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For me is a remainder of the nights I spent in xania ...

A table by the shore, some sea food... hmm.... then .. party !!!!
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03-09-2006 08:06 PM  13 years ago
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WHAT SERVOS ­čôĚ
kentj 16 1089 03-10-2006 11:35 PM
rchaas
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

HS-56 all the way.

And this gyro with it..

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03-09-2006 06:44 PM  13 years ago
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Interesting belt vibration issue ( page 1 2 )
Daniel Wee 23 1513 03-20-2006 05:14 AM
Daniel Wee
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

DO you have a carbon fiber boom on?Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

03-09-2006 06:29 PM  13 years ago
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Start shaft ???? ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
X-Cellant 22 1427 03-10-2006 03:41 PM
Pistol Pete
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

I myself do the manual autorotation gyro start:

1) Manually get the heli into at least 500 feet altitude.
2) Start the autorotation dive, noting the orientation of the Gyro.
3) Command the Gyro to engage the autorotation gear to the motor.

Works every time !!
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03-07-2006 08:12 PM  13 years ago
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zrdcorp 3 366 12-02-2006 12:31 AM
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F/S Futaba 6EXH PCM 6 Channel Transmitter New in Box. Perfect for T-Rex !
F/S Futaba 6EXH PCM 6 Channel Transmitter New in Box.

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Only used 4 times as a replacement while main radio was charging.

Best transmission reception available and interference resistant !!

Includes fail safe functionality.

Bestoffer !

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03-07-2006 08:03 PM  13 years ago
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03-07-2006 07:51 PM  13 years ago
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03-07-2006 07:48 PM  13 years ago
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03-07-2006 07:36 PM  13 years ago
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rushpilot 19 1182 03-08-2006 01:16 PM
Tintin
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

You may have to flip the REV or DIR switch in the gyro.Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

03-06-2006 03:59 PM  13 years ago
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Heli Direct Super Frame
AV8TOR 6 655 03-06-2006 05:21 PM
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zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Are those the stock Futaba control arms that came with the 3103ÔÇÖs?
They are the standard servo arms.
Looks like the linkage comes close to the frame sides.
Nope. it is not even close. It is actually more separated than in the other setups. It looks like that because I used the outer holes. I can actuallly use holes closer to the servo. Since it is flying, I can not get myself to tweak it to perfection yet. Whenever I have more time.
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03-06-2006 03:50 PM  13 years ago
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rushpilot 19 1182 03-08-2006 01:16 PM
Tintin
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

...EDITED...

The remote has a flip swith at the upper left corner. It is called the Throtle hold. If you activate the switch (forward position) the transmitter will not move the motor.

Sorry it is in the left upper corner..

Keep it in the back position when flying..
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03-06-2006 03:19 PM  13 years ago
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Heli Direct Super Frame
AV8TOR 6 655 03-06-2006 05:21 PM
AV8TOR
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Hey,

Please see my post on the superframe heli.

I love it as much as the Align one. Plus it seems to be a harder material.
Nothing broken, even though I hit the door with the tail while flying in my bedroom (wife opened it to enter... ouch).

I have the v1. I only had to install the fixed lower block. I am using the middle (original v1) holes inthe blocks, with Futaba standard micro servos. I also used a 1/16 " tall spacer before the main gear and the lower block bearing.

I also put a metal swash plate ccmp ring for looks and to allow the use of the Align stock metal swash plate.

I am using stock align tail drive and main gear. They all fit perfectly. I am using the provided superframe metal tail pulley.

The canopy fits BETTER than in the Align 450 XL CDE and 450 SE. I actually think I can fit another battery there or a standard size 8 , 9 channel receiver. No modification to the canopy was necessary.
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03-06-2006 02:56 PM  13 years ago
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My willy superframe T-Rex ­čôĚ
zrdcorp 4 1180 03-06-2006 02:56 PM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

It may as well be a copper washer.

The vendor provided an align spacer.

You may also use an old or worn one way shaft from the align heli, and cut a ring 1/16 " tall.

Yes, something from the hardware store that is 5 mm inner diameter will be great, as long as it is not more than 1 mm thick, or 7 mm outer diameter.

I really do not want to disassemble the thing right now, so I apologize but can not show you a photo of the washer.
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03-06-2006 01:40 PM  13 years ago
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My willy superframe T-Rex ­čôĚ
zrdcorp 4 1180 03-06-2006 02:56 PM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

I used the fixed lower block provided by the vendor. No other thing was necessary.

It is 100% unmodified.

I did not use the provided spacer, I just made a 1/16" tall aluminum ring with 5 mm Inner Diameter and 7mm Outer Diameter (1 mm thick).

The metal swash plate ccpm ring was put for looks, I had it working fine with a nylon ccpm ring.

Nothing binds or touches the frame.

I am using Futaba standard micro servos, and a cheap align 6g x servo in the tail to make company to the GY-401.
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03-06-2006 10:59 AM  13 years ago
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My willy superframe T-Rex ­čôĚ
zrdcorp 4 1180 03-06-2006 02:56 PM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

My willy superframe T-Rex
Hey,

Just wanted to share some pictures !!.

I finally had some time to take photos of my custom heli based on the sonic superframe v1 (A.K.A. willy).

I dedicate this t-rex to willy. If not for him, I would have not decided to keep the superframe and install it. I have to say his recommendation was right on !

The wires are all messy, I will make it nice next spare time.

It flies excellent, as good or better than my stock SE.

Here are some pictures of it hovering in my living room (do not try at home).
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02-21-2006 04:08 PM  13 years ago
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AC/DC lipo charger for multiple packs. ( page 1 2 )
Eraser 20 1728 02-21-2006 06:43 PM
nojohnny101
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Where exactly am I wrong?
This is why some chargers include their own power supply internally.
Not most do have inverters.

Only good ones. And $80 is not cheap.
My lipo field charger cost $24

But, you should actually share your charger model and info, so we can all benefit.

I was directing the information to those thinking on buying or making a power supply.

Making it 13.8 volts is the way to go. 12v is many times not enough.
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02-21-2006 02:10 PM  13 years ago
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AC/DC lipo charger for multiple packs. ( page 1 2 )
Eraser 20 1728 02-21-2006 06:43 PM
nojohnny101
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Standard '12V' Power Supplies supply a 'Standard' 13.8 Volts.
This is because they were designed to 'mimic' the alternator charging voltage inside a car.

This is actually to our benefit:

* In order to series charge a 3 cell (3S) LiPo battery, you would need 12.6 (4.2 x3) + ~.7 (circuitry) volts at a minimum, or 13.3 volts.
This is why some chargers include their own power supply internally.

* Keep in mind in order to series charge a 3S LiPo, you would need at least a 13.3 volt supply. Even your car battery might not be enough, if the car engine is not running.

* In order to series charge a 4S LiPo battery, you would need at least a 15.5 volts supply.

* For balance (parallel) charging, you would only need a 5.0 volts supply ! for any number of cells.

This is why you would rarely find a 4S series charger that works in DC.
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02-21-2006 01:37 PM  13 years ago
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Help ! (wt/Trex 450L)
Rickrotorhead 14 735 02-24-2006 09:26 PM
PanX
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Is it a CCPM ? (CDE) ?Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-21-2006 01:35 PM  13 years ago
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New homemade swashplate ­čôĚ
Rocketwiz 11 3576 02-22-2006 03:10 PM
sunfm
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

The satisfaction of building and fixing and fabricating stuff on our own !!

Congratulations..

..Still there are some people that do not understand part of the hobby is the building and fabricating...
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02-20-2006 08:33 PM  13 years ago
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Horizontal fin vibration
Bill Ludwig 8 576 02-20-2006 08:52 PM
Bill Ludwig
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Edited.

How are you balancing the tail blades?
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02-20-2006 03:39 PM  13 years ago
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R146iP receiver
Doc_d 11 1181 02-21-2006 12:17 AM
Chugga-bug
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

This is an excellent question.

The deans antenna or any other base loaded antenna is not guaranteed to work with every receiver.

As a simple rule of thumb, a regular (not base loaded) antenna in a receiver will measure about a quarter wave length of the intended frequency.

For 72 MHz, this will be around 39 to 40 inches ( or roughly a meter).

So one will suspect that if the factory wire antenna is shorter than 39 inches, there should be some base loading.

The thruth is, you would not know unless the manufacturer publishes the specs or circuit diagram.
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02-20-2006 01:58 AM  13 years ago
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Superframe v2 help needed
catfight 9 523 02-20-2006 01:58 AM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Tail pulley: You can hold the inner race of the bearing with any tool (by carefulky holding it around the shaft), and use a thin drill bit to hammer down the shaft to loose the bearing.
Then you can reposition by hand and relocktite.

The main gear: I made a spacer by using a spare one way bearing shaft I had laying around.
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02-20-2006 01:36 AM  13 years ago
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Superframe v2 help needed
catfight 9 523 02-20-2006 01:58 AM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

catfight,

I have the frame. When somebody gives you an advise, ask them if they have a frame to begin with.

Do you have one willy????

oh well...

anyway,

I just created a thread on removing the plastic pulley to install the tail belt pulley assembly in the blocks.

Use a pinion puller, which will take off the plastic pulley and also the bearing, which was probably locktite from factory.

Then you can position the bearing so the whole thing fits ok between the blocks.
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02-19-2006 10:07 PM  13 years ago
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Tail Belt Plastic Gear, pulley
zrdcorp 8 474 02-19-2006 11:11 PM
Rickenbacker
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

OK guys.

I did it !

I used the micro pinion puller. It also pulled the bearing, but no big deal !!

Thanks !!!
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02-19-2006 09:55 PM  13 years ago
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How much do you weigh?
exeter_acres 18 922 02-22-2006 01:07 AM
madcratebuilder
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

I myself about 175 pounds.

My T-Rex.. who knows?
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02-19-2006 09:17 PM  13 years ago
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Tail Belt Plastic Gear, pulley
zrdcorp 8 474 02-19-2006 11:11 PM
Rickenbacker
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

The thing is that I have a whole new assembly that I need to take the pulley off, in order to be able to pass it through a block.Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-19-2006 08:35 PM  13 years ago
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Tail Belt Plastic Gear, pulley
zrdcorp 8 474 02-19-2006 11:11 PM
Rickenbacker
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

I really liked the pinion puller idea. I own one..

But the micro size puller opening is too small for the thin part of the plastic pulley to fit.
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02-19-2006 07:39 PM  13 years ago
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Tail Belt Plastic Gear, pulley
zrdcorp 8 474 02-19-2006 11:11 PM
Rickenbacker
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Tail Belt Plastic Gear, pulley
Any ideas on how to remove the plastic pulley from the front tail belt pulley assembly?
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02-17-2006 01:21 PM  13 years ago
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Where to get 14T pinions for 3.2mm shaft and 0.5mod?
Daniel Wee 4 439 02-17-2006 03:34 PM
Daniel Wee
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

towerhobbies

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXLBM9&P=Z

It is 2mm though. hmm. you may have to drill that one.

or may be this one

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bi...p?&I=LXEX37&P=7
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02-16-2006 08:01 PM  13 years ago
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Question on CDE build...
blackkat98 14 537 02-16-2006 11:25 PM
I3DFU
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

I have never seen an indication in the manual to use threadlock for plastic.Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-16-2006 07:10 PM  13 years ago
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HeliDirect CNC Head.. Opinions? ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
axis 32 1539 02-16-2006 08:58 PM
axis
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

willy,

You are in no position to allow or disallow anything.

Thank you.

In fact, there is no personal attack, only facts. You have yet to have a positive opinion, even the smallest thing, on any of the products of that brand or vendor.

You also are against the presentation of information for those who have purchased the parts and may need assistance or want to share on the success of their builds.

You want to have only negative opinions on products you have not bought or reviewed. hmm...

You know what I am talking bout, hey.. everybody in the forum knows.
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02-16-2006 06:36 PM  13 years ago
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Difference in Gray Pro Woodies (325) weight
zrdcorp 4 465 02-16-2006 07:28 PM
rbiasi
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Most of the pairs had a difference of .02 to .03 grams, which is the equivalent weight of a single sticker, more or less.

You will not be able to tell the difference unless your scale can measure 1/100 s of a gram.

As an example, a mere .1 gram difference means you may have to put 4 stickers in one blade to get them to balance perfectly, assuming you want both blades having the same center of gravity.

If you use the common blade balancer, you have to keep in mind that putting a sticker in the outer end of the blade makes a bigger effect on the balancing, but it will offset the center of gravity.
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02-16-2006 02:59 PM  13 years ago
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HeliDirect CNC Head.. Opinions? ­čôĚ ( page 1 2 )
axis 32 1539 02-16-2006 08:58 PM
axis
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

BE WARNED WILLY WILL BE BIASED AGAINST THIS MANUFACTURER & STORE
Guys,

Be warned that willy is biased against anything coming form this vendor and from the manufacturer.

This has been discussed in many threads and if you do a search, you will get the idea on willy's opinion.

Just ignore his opinion on anything related to the vendor or to this particular manufacturer.
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02-16-2006 02:36 PM  13 years ago
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Difference in Gray Pro Woodies (325) weight
zrdcorp 4 465 02-16-2006 07:28 PM
rbiasi
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Difference in Gray Pro Woodies (325) weight
I decided to buy 5 pairs of PRO woodies (HS1136) .

When I received them,I started to try to match them the best in terms of weight and balance.

I learned the following :

- They are advertised as 20g each.
- The sets I weigthed varied from 20 g up to 23 g.
- The pairs seem to be loosely matched from factory, but 1 pair had a weight difference of .25 grams.
- The center of gravity on all blades seemed to be almost identical, so the balance stickers were always put there. It seems that the weigth difference may be caused by the amount of paint on them.
- Excellent quality feel overall.
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02-16-2006 02:05 PM  13 years ago
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Pro woodies too tight ( page 1 2 )
Berenger81 31 2026 07-08-2006 07:26 PM
chkin11
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

The problem is worse, if you had previously used the metal grips on the white woodies, and then tried to use them on the pro.

This is so, because you actually are bending the metal grips a little to make the white woodies fit tight.

If you use brand new metal grips, the pro woodies are still tight, but not as much as if you had previously tighten them to use regular woodies.

Sanding is OK in my opinon, as long as you re balance them afterwards.
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02-15-2006 07:47 PM  13 years ago
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Servo Linkages
lubepaso 6 531 02-15-2006 07:47 PM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

what about ebay?

I myself sent a part to italy and only charged $4 for shipping, which was a lot considering the postal service charged me $1
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02-15-2006 07:41 PM  13 years ago
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Pitch adjustments on new metal head
AV8TOR 8 665 02-15-2006 08:52 PM
Ozydego
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

One of my radios is the 6EXH too.

I was very disappointed the sucker did not have sub trim.

There is no way to lower the pitch curve below 0 either, or above 100.

Everything being the same, and both heads using the same links, the pitch should be the same. If you built new link rods, then the pitch may change.

I am afraid you have to adjust the control and blade grip links, if you have checked the swash to be horizontal and servo arms to be horizontal.
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02-15-2006 04:45 PM  13 years ago
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Servo Linkages
lubepaso 6 531 02-15-2006 07:47 PM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

so.. you don't like to order parts from the internet stores?

Use the Align internet catalog as a reference to know the part numbers.

Then use froogle.com and do a search on the part number to know where to buy.
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02-15-2006 01:44 PM  13 years ago
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Servo Linkages
lubepaso 6 531 02-15-2006 07:47 PM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

The 450XL and 450 SE swash plate linkages are basically the same, but the link rods between the swash and the servo and control arms are different between the 450 XL CDE, 450 XL HDE, and 450 SE because they will depend on the frame and the servo placement.

With that said, check the specs on all the different Align kits for link rods on those models, you may mix and match until you find the length you need.

Hey, for $3 it is a lot better than having to tool them to you custom size, don't you think?
Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-15-2006 01:30 PM  13 years ago
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Pitch adjustments on new metal head
AV8TOR 8 665 02-15-2006 08:52 PM
Ozydego
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

OK.

Start with your transmitter trims and sub trims in 0. All your EPA s on 100%, all your EXP on 0, and make sure your hovering levers are in the middle position.

Now check to see if you servo arms (horns) are horizontal. If they are not, then first try to remove them from the servo and rotate to see if they get to the horizontal position.

After you have gotten the closest possible to the horizontal position, then use the sub trim function in your transmitter to get exactly horizontal in the servo arms.

AFTER that then check you swash plate and see if it is leveled (horizontal), if not then it means your link rods need adjstment to make it leveled. Normally the suggested lengths are very close, but I found the sugegsted length for the elevator link rod may need to be modified a little.

AFTER doing the swash plate, now check your pitch; it must be 0. If not, then adjust your flybar control and/or blade grip link rods to get it to 0.

My advise is to do it like that. Do not attempt to start adjusting your pitch on the flybar control and blade grips, cause even if you do get 0 degrees, if you did not adjust your swash plate and swash links and servo arms first, it will not be the correct geometry and the pitch will be different for each blade on full positive and full negative.
Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-15-2006 01:14 PM  13 years ago
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High Temp on Battery
elabruna 5 582 02-15-2006 10:41 PM
elabruna
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Put a 12T pinion (can get that from Tower Hobbies.. search for mx-400 parts).Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-15-2006 10:58 AM  13 years ago
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Toasted it! ­čôĚ
TrexZ28 15 1784 02-16-2006 10:19 AM
Tintin
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Artic Silver is conducting. They actually even tell you to use silicon on the pins before using it.

Artic Ceramic is their non-conductive version. I have had no problems at all with it.
Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-14-2006 06:52 PM  13 years ago
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Toasted it! ­čôĚ
TrexZ28 15 1784 02-16-2006 10:19 AM
Tintin
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Which thermal grease did u use?Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-14-2006 12:41 PM  13 years ago
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No more damaged struts ( page 1 2 )
PanX 30 1164 02-14-2006 09:30 PM
kookboy
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

The training gear is useful for that.Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-14-2006 12:17 PM  13 years ago
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Align Gray Anodized Head
AV8TOR 8 634 02-14-2006 05:00 PM
HeliPolski
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Almost looks like one tail grip blue, and one tail grip gray.Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-13-2006 05:18 PM  13 years ago
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Tail Shaft Play
lavarocks 18 707 02-13-2006 05:18 PM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

lavarock,

Sand as much as you need but don't overdo it.

You may glue them in place, but run the risk of them ungluing during flight.

PLease let me know of your results.
Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-12-2006 10:09 PM  13 years ago
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Tail Shaft Play
lavarocks 18 707 02-13-2006 05:18 PM
zrdcorp
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

lavarock,

Sand the silver spacers a little bit. Then tight the screws gthe best you can without stripping them.
Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-08-2006 05:14 PM  13 years ago
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New SE Has Vibration ( page 1 2 )
trex520 28 1757 02-09-2006 05:15 AM
trex520
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Ja ja . It is almost funny how people know what is not causing it or how not to fix it.Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-08-2006 03:10 PM  13 years ago
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New SE Has Vibration ( page 1 2 )
trex520 28 1757 02-09-2006 05:15 AM
trex520
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Yeap itsindilas, I will try balancing again, with the old small piece of tape trick.

SO far, it only vibrates with the tail blades on, so I guess it may be cured like that. I will try to test today.
Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-07-2006 07:28 PM  13 years ago
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New SE Has Vibration ( page 1 2 )
trex520 28 1757 02-09-2006 05:15 AM
trex520
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

We are talking about a brand new heli.

I checked them, and I found them to be OK, having no way or instrument to test them except my opinion on how they look and feel.

Like I said, no vibration except when the tail blades are installed.

COuld it be the rpms are so high it then becomes a must to have the tail baldes perfectly balanced?
Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-07-2006 06:36 PM  13 years ago
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New SE Has Vibration ( page 1 2 )
trex520 28 1757 02-09-2006 05:15 AM
trex520
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

I have replaced everything like I said (even tail blades) and it still vibrates.

I am suspecting balancing the tail blades may help, since it only vibrates with the tail blades on.

But every single tail blade pair I posses ( I have around 12 pairs) will vibrate at high rpm.
Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-07-2006 06:30 PM  13 years ago
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What to use to Balance tail baldes and flybar paddles?
zrdcorp 4 482 02-07-2006 07:01 PM
RV-4Mike
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Great ideas!

Thanks !!

How much is one of those scales?
Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-07-2006 02:13 PM  13 years ago
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Align ESC 35G Acting Up...
zrdcorp 7 604 02-07-2006 03:50 PM
adheli
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

It beeps normally (1 beep, 2 beeps, 1 beep, 2 beeps)...

Then when I try to spool up, it fails to turn the motor and goes into programming mode.
Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-07-2006 11:18 AM  13 years ago
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What to use to Balance tail baldes and flybar paddles?
zrdcorp 4 482 02-07-2006 07:01 PM
RV-4Mike
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

What to use to Balance tail baldes and flybar paddles?
The tail blades or flybar paddles will not fit my balancer..

Any ideas on home made or available devices to balance them?
Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-07-2006 11:15 AM  13 years ago
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New SE Has Vibration ( page 1 2 )
trex520 28 1757 02-09-2006 05:15 AM
trex520
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

My SE vibrates on the tail with the CF boom on. If I remove the tail blades and test spool it, it will not vibrate...I tried all the tail blades I have with the same result. FInally got rid of the CF boom and the vibration went away.

I also tried 3 different tail shafts.
Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-07-2006 11:07 AM  13 years ago
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Align ESC 35G Acting Up...
zrdcorp 7 604 02-07-2006 03:50 PM
adheli
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

OK. The throtle channel is not reversed.

It is not going into programming on power up.
It goes into regular mode with throtle stick low o npower up.

It goes into programing mode with the throtle stick high on power up as it should.

After normal power up, when I try to actually spool up, then it suddenly goes into programming mode...
Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-06-2006 09:05 PM  13 years ago
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Closed ••­čÜüHelicopter e-Align
trex super frame v2
Giggen 8 745 02-06-2006 10:40 PM
barkcollar
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

My lower blocks are not here yet.

I was just told by 'Steve' that he does not have them !

But he surely has the new V2 to sell.. hmmm

He just told me to contact him in a week... WTF?
Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-06-2006 03:31 PM  13 years ago
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How to Make a 6S pack from 2 3S packs ( page 1 2 )
SpeedJunk 25 1307 02-06-2006 07:59 PM
SpeedJunk
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Problem with that is that now you can only use your ESC for a 6s setup.

If you ever want to try 4s or 3s, you would needd to resolder or use a shorted deans in one of the males.

The idea explained previously was to be able to use all individual components in either the original setup or the 6s setup.
Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-06-2006 03:27 PM  13 years ago
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Align ESC 35G Acting Up...
zrdcorp 7 604 02-07-2006 03:50 PM
adheli
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

Align ESC 35G Acting Up...
Hi there,

A friend's Align 35 A (governor) ESC is making al the correct sounds when powering up, but when he tries to actually use it (collective/throtle up), then the ESC will not turn the motor and it enters the programming mode.

Any ideas?
Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 

02-06-2006 02:15 PM  13 years ago
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My new Airwolf ­čôĚ
jaro 7 1097 02-07-2006 12:39 AM
fla_maxx
zrdcorp

rrApprentice

Caguas, PR

I will like to see some feedback on anybody who is actually flying it on the T-Rex.Roger's Law: If it is worth doing it, it is worth exceeding it.
 
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