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Finless Video Catalog by kgfly

Posted 11-13-2009 at 01:57 PM by WillJames

This is a place to gather together the best-of-breed How-To videos, Guides and reference material. Much of the material is universal and can be applied widely regardless of which heli(s) you fly. In addition there a model-specific items for individual helis, radios, gyros etc. If your particular brand/model isn't covered, look at one of the ones that are since the majority of concepts and techniques are fairly universal and can be applied widely.

Most of the videos are from Finless (familiar to many) but some are by other talented contributors.

Ball Links 101 (20 MB)
[ame=""]BEC 101[/ame]
Blade Balancing 101 (30 MB)
Blade Tracking 101 (35 MB)
[ame=""]Brushless motor and ESC 101[/ame]
Canopy Trimming 101 (28 MB)
CCPM Setup Part 1 (58 MB)
CCPM Setup Part 2 (58 MB)
Dual Rates 101 (71 MB)
Exponential 101 (45 MB)
[ame=""]Gyro 101[/ame]
Gyro Gain 101
[ame=""]Nitro Setup and Operation 101[/ame]
Pitch and Throttle Curves 101 (58 MB)
Servo Repair 101 (30 MB)
Servo Wires 101 (41MB)
Soldering Bullet (Motor) Connectors 101 (50 MB)
Soldering Deans Connectors 101 (30 MB)
Thread Lock 101 (15 MB)

Understanding BECs and regulators (47 MB)
Comprehensive BEC database

[ame=""]Bantam BC6-10 Charger and Balancer videos[/ame]
[ame=""]Thunder Power 1010 and 210 videos[/ame]
[ame=""]Balance charger comparisons.[/ame]

Comprehensive charger database

Align ESC setup (30 MB)
[ame=""]Castle Pheonix 85HV setup videos[/ame]
Kontronik Jazz 80-6-18
Comprehensive ESC database

Gyros and Flybarless Systems
Align/Telebee and similar Piezo HH Gyro setup (46 MB)
Futaba 401 gyro setup (48 MB)
Futaba 401 gyro setup with DX7 (42 MB)
Futaba 611 gyro setup (35 MB)
[ame=""]Hitech HG-5000 (Logictech 2100T) Gyro setup videos[/ame]
JR G770 Gyro overview videos (28 MB)
[ame=""]Logictech 6100T setup videos[/ame]
Mikado V-Stabi videos
[ame=""]Skookum Robotics SK360 Electronic Flybar[/ame]
[ame=""]SpartanRC DS760 setup videos[/ame]
Comprehensive gyro database

[ame=""]Aerospire MultiGov Pro setup videos[/ame]
[ame=""]Curtis ATG Governor setup videos[/ame] (in T600Npro group)
[ame=""]GV-1 Governor setup videos[/ame] (in T600Npro group)
[ame=""]Spektrum DX7 + AR7100R + Switchglow (not a video)[/ame]

[ame=""]Airtronics SD-10G[/ame]
Spektrum DX6 setup guide for a Trex450SE (not a video)
[ame=""]Spektrum DX7 Setup video[/ame]
[ame=""]Spektrum DX7 Throttle cut switch[/ame]
[ame=""]Spektrum DX7 + AR7100R + Switchglow[/ame]
Spektrum DX7 Dual Rates and Expo (65 MB)
[ame=""]Spektrum AR7100R Overview and Setup[/ame]
Futaba 9Z - Programming for a heli (78 MB)
[ame=""]Futaba 10C[/ame]
[ame=""]Futaba 14MZ - Hacking the MDL files[/ame]
JR X9303 - Configuring Dual Rates and Expo (50 MB)

[ame=""]Audactity Pantera 50[/ame]
[ame=""]Avant Aurora[/ame]
[ame=""]Beam E4[/ame]
[ame=""]Bergen Intrepid Gasser Build Videos[/ame]
[ame=""]Bergen Intrepid Turbine Build Videos[/ame]
[ame=""]Century Swift[/ame]
[ame=""]Compass Atom 500[/ame]
[ame=""]Compass Knight 3D Nitro[/ame]
[ame=""]Compass 600E[/ame]
[ame=""]Compass Odin 90[/ame]
[ame=""]Dragonus II Plus[/ame]
[ame=""]Gaui 200[/ame]
[ame=""]Ghohbee Phazor 600e[/ame]
[ame=""]HDX 300[/ame]
[ame=""]HDX 450[/ame]
[ame=""]Henseleit Three Dee Rigid[/ame]
[ame=""]Hurricane 550[/ame]
[ame=""]Kasama Srimok 90[/ame]
[ame=""]Logo 14[/ame]
[ame=""]Logo 400[/ame]
[ame=""]Logo 500 3D[/ame]
[ame=""]Logo 500/600 3D & Vstabi[/ame]
[ame=""]MA Furion 450[/ame]
MA Stratus 'Bobby Watts' Special
[ame=""]MSH Protos[/ame]
[ame=""]Raptor e620 SE[/ame]
[ame=""]Rc-Tek Diablo[/ame]
[ame=""]Trex 250[/ame]
[ame=""]Trex 450 Pro[/ame]
[ame=""]Trex 450 SE[/ame]
[ame=""]Trex 450 SE V2[/ame]
[ame=""]Trex 450 XL/HDE[/ame]
[ame=""]Trex 500[/ame]
[ame=""]Trex 600[/ame]
[ame=""]Trex 600 build and repair[/ame]
[ame=""]Trex 600 Nitro Pro[/ame]
[ame=""]Trex 600 Rotorworkz HFX[/ame]
[ame=""]Trex 600 Rotorworkz "Helifreak Edition"[/ame]
[ame=""]Trex 700[/ame]
[ame=""]Trex 700 G-Force Clutch Block setup[/ame]

References - General heli info
RC Helicopter Fun (excellent reference, buyers guide, and FAQ):
Electric Helicopters Beginners Guide (EHBG):
RADD's School of Rotary Flight:
Model helicopter theory: [ame=""]Model Helicopter Theory - RC Groups[/ame]

Fantastic online database of batteries, becs, chargers, escs, motors, power supplies, servos etc

References - Batteries
LiPo Basics:
Complete Guide to LiPoBatteries : [ame=""]Complete Guide to Lithium Polymer Batteries and LiPo Failure Reports - RC Groups[/ame]

All about A123 cells/packs/charging:
AWG wire guages
AWG to Metric conversion
Wire Resistance and Voltage Drop Calculator

References - How To guides
How to: Assorted:
How to: Build an A123 pack: [ame=""]Is There An A123 Build Tutorial - RC Groups[/ame]

How to: Change bearings on an OS 50 SX-H engine
How to: Charge LiFe (A123) packs with CCCV power supplies: [ame=""]How to use CCCV power supplies to charge LiFe (A123) packs - HeliFreak[/ame]

How to: Convert a Computer ATX Power Supply to a Lab Power Supply:
How to: Make your own stepdown regulator for a tail servo: [ame=""]Make your own Stepdown regulator - HeliFreak[/ame]

How to: Parallel charge LiXx packs [ame=""]About parallel charging of Lixx / PB packs. - RC Groups[/ame]

How to: Setup a piezo gyro: and
How to: Engine Tuning OS50 [ame=""]Engine Tuning OS50 - arcHELI V EC135[/ame]

How to: Wire up battery packs:

References - Headspeed Calculators
MrMel's (excellent generic tool for LiPo and A123/LiFe):
DarkHorse (very complex modeling):
Ezfly's Hurricane 550 headspeed calculator
Head Speed/Battery Calculator for Windows: (a good utility you can run on your PC) [ame=""]Head Speed/Battery Calculator for Windows - HeliFreak[/ame]
North Florida BladeBusters (simple and well presented):
ReadyHeli (standard single stage and two-stage for Hurricane550):

References - Free Simulators
FMS (basic graphics and physics but hundreds of models available and good enough for getting started):
Helisim (basic graphics, like FMS, and limited models (heli only) but much better physics): [ame=""]Helisim: New free simulator - HeliFreak[/ame]

Heli-X (fancy graphics more like ClearView and much better physics than FMS. Demo version is free, full version is 39 euro):
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