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After fumbling about a bit in my toolbox.. I suddenly realize where the perfect screws for this task were. The HS55 and HS50 servo's come with an extra horn screw, it's small and has a low profile flat head. Apply a bit of CA, put it in and it looks good to me.
The pitch servo doesn't quite line up with the pitch control arm if you use an HS55, you have two options. Rotate the pitch linkage arm, OR buy a pair of Dubro E/Z links from your hobby shop. Use the screw side of the links through the frame (make sure to loctite!) then install the servo on the studs. Apply a small amount of CA to the studs and slide the rubber washers on. The servo aligns almost perfectly after this mod.
06-29-2004, 12:39 PM
Hmmmm, I'm going to have to take a look at my swashplate. Just what I need - something else to self-destruct on the Zoom! :roll:
Some people say it's not needed, some people say it is. I'd rather spend a few mins fixing it than risking it.
06-29-2004, 03:15 PM
No kidding Sar. It is amazing on a heli how one lack of attention to a part turns into a big replacement part order sometimes. :arggg:
07-15-2004, 05:13 PM
check the gear mesh of both the main gear to motor, and tail to motor. With the correct mesh, they will last a long time! (as long as you don't bash it!)
I set things up so there is just a very small amount of free play on both. To loose, and they will strip very quickly. To tight, and you will loose a lot of power.
One more. Space the tail control rod out with something (I used zip ties) so it is as straight as possible. This will let the tail work eaiser.
07-15-2004, 10:16 PM
Will, what would you know about that? :wink:
Since I had to rebuild anyway, I went ahead and put the screws in the swash. Why not?
Good news, even if you crash your R60 the Zoom makes a suitable temporary replacement.. Just another tip ;)
07-30-2004, 08:18 PM
I know theres several parts need some attention after purchase but one I know of that can cause a crash... you want add a drop of ca to the pin on your tail pitch slider then re insert it.
I should have known that one would have been covered already :)