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Heli-Log 6:28:2012

Posted 06-28-2012 at 12:36 PM by rcnut

Last night I finished working on my Trex 700N. I plugged the laptop into the Total-G and ran through the control setup…aileron, elevator, collective, tail end points… The aileron & elevator 11 degrees deflection was off…it was 7 degrees. The collective pitch was low as well. But now everything is back to normal.

I changed the bad link and made sure I couldn’t pop it off by hand! LoL… One of the Radix blades had a chip / nick on the bottom of the blade close to the tip. I filled...
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Heli-Log 6:27:2012

Posted 06-27-2012 at 08:17 AM by rcnut

Yesterday I finished (almost) working on the Compass 3D+. This motor has been modified for more power, better fuel economy, and out fitted with an O.S. carburetor. However, the adaptor plate was drilled and 2 grub screws were used to hold the carb on place. In my case, the carb kept coming loose! And one of the grub screws would no longer work, it was locked in place.

So I heated the adapter plate, removed the grub screw, and cleaned the hole out. Then I drilled and tapped 2 new holes...
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Heli-Log 6:25:2012

Posted 06-25-2012 at 08:02 AM by rcnut
Updated 06-27-2012 at 07:06 AM by rcnut

Yesterday I was prepared to spend some serious time flying my Trex 700n. With 11 flights on a newly rebuilt motor, a new radio setup, and being able to practice some new maneuvers while breaking in the motor without taxing it too much. But things didn’t work out as planned. Switching into idle 2 right after lifting off the ground…the tail started swinging to the left as if a link broke. So I slammed it to the ground before it got out of control.

Creased the boom, broke one tail wire...
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RC Freak Episode 64: Yardbird Helicopters

Posted 06-24-2012 at 10:28 PM by Dicey

Hey all,

The show is now back to the name from where it came. Jonathan from Yardbird Helicopters talks about their new 550-700 class helicopter as well as pricing and when we might expect to see these at your local flying field. Check it out and enjoy.

As per usual, it is on iTunes and right here for direct download:
http://rcfreakpodcast.com/home/RC%20...isode%2064.mp3
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Steady as she goes

Posted 06-24-2012 at 01:54 PM by Jermo

It's been a while since I've flow anything other than a sim.
On my Pantera I lowered my swash pitch down to +- 8 degress rather than the 11 or 12 degrees I had and lowered the others to +- 6 degrees.
On startup the Pantera went WOT, killed throttle, not sure how but my throttle servo was reversed. Fixed that and restarted, started right up . It was 90ish degrees outside and my engine was running rich. I like it that way so left it. A few test hovers gave me the answer I...
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