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Old 06-07-2008, 12:58 PM   #61 (permalink)
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First, let me thank you for your service to our country. Second, thank you for the service to us down here in the surreal hobby world of beautiful helis like the B400. It is people like you who really make a difference in this cool hobby.

I have experienced the types who do not want you in "their" sport and purposely tell you crap to discourage you or worse, make you wreck or damage your gear. Then there are the forums where when you ask simple or uneducated questions everyone dog-piles the flames of scorn on you and never answer the question.

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thanks and i agree people here are really helpful. we may get in to disagreement about lil things but if anyone ask even the left field type question we all answer it the best we know how or that it has happen to us and know your pain. so from us REAL FREAKS thanks
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thanks and i agree people here are really helpful. we may get in to disagreement about lil things but if anyone ask even the left field type question we all answer it the best we know how or that it has happen to us and know your pain. so from us REAL FREAKS thanks
and your welcome so comon in aget a chair the HFA session is about to begin

I Sokal am an addicited...................

but do your self a favor and dont label your self as a noooob
i prefer heli pilot in training

i'm notreallyme and i'm an addict.......... so much of an addict i'm not even myself
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Old 06-13-2008, 12:02 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Hi Sokal,

Thanks for the great videos. I was just wondering if there was a reason why several do not have the Download button.

I downloaded the ones that do have it. Will the others be available to download soon?

Thanks, Newbie George
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:15 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Any more videos in the pipeline? I just had to replace my main gear, feathering shaft, and flybar shaft, and rebuild the three servo's, and I don't even know how to fly yet...

So now I'm left wondering, when I try to fly tomorrow, how do I tell if it's my ignorance of flying, or a possible screw up in re-assembly (no, I'm not afraid to admit I no nothing about this stuff)? Some video's on how to tell if the head is setup correctly, if the blades are tracking properly, and the servo's look good would be awesome!
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:52 PM   #65 (permalink)
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SOKAL"S Blade 400 3d Setup vids






I made these video's to help and share my findings and knowlage ive learned of this RC Helicopter. Im not a pro at video and never will be but iv given it my best attemp.



My videos do not and will not over ride Finless's videos. his videos are very good and full of valuable information. my vids just help relate it to the Blade 400 for the beginer and novice pilots out thier.



Disclaimer. Info provided is based on my experience with the Blade 400
take it as for what its worth but it is at your own risk. ( i promis i will
not lead you wrong, hate to see one not flying).





DX6i
Part 1 , Part 2


Gyro/servo setup
(GY401/3400G) Part 1 , Part 2

BASIC FLIGHT THEORY NEW
HOVER, APPROCHES AND DECELERATIONS , Coordinated Turns, Forward Flight
........more to come tapeing/editing




TAIL SETUP
Part 1(PULLY/BELT); PART 2a; Part 2b; Part 2c (tailrotor)


DUE TO NEW FINDING I WILL HAVE MY VIDS POSTED TO ANOTHER SITE WITCH PROVIDES HIGHIER QUALITY VIDEO
HI-RES VIDEO WITH DOWNLOAD OPTIONS
(not all are downloadable but working on it)
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sokal where did you come up with the idea of using the blade holder? that is a great idea, that was always the hardest part to me i was just holding it woth my hand. it worked but now i can have both hands free. thanks again for all of your hard work on all of the video's.
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:04 AM   #67 (permalink)
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sokal where did you come up with the idea of using the blade holder? that is a great idea, that was always the hardest part to me i was just holding it woth my hand. it worked but now i can have both hands free. thanks again for all of your hard work on all of the video's.
acually someone else came up with it a while back

so thanks to that guy
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:47 PM   #68 (permalink)
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Sokal can you do a video on stock gyro setup pleaseeeeeeeeeee
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:44 PM   #69 (permalink)
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Sokal can you do a video on stock gyro setup pleaseeeeeeeeeee
your going to make me install that (&^#%&@^%#&^#%$) on my bird arent you
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That would be great for the big group of heli pilot in training like me using the stock gyro. thanks sokal I now you will do it.
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Old 06-25-2008, 12:49 AM   #71 (permalink)
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well looks like either sparks has to make a vid for yall or i have to barrow someones old set with gyro servo

mine has now gone away with mu bcpp a friend of mine wants to get in to it and let him have my bcpp with the stock 400 servos and gyro
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Old 06-25-2008, 01:16 AM   #72 (permalink)
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Sokal,
You rock! I hope you don't get sick of hearing all the thanks. Got my b400 back together again and it flies great. Thanks to your vids (and Finless). I had no idea how to get it all back together again before.
Thanks,
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Socal--

Is there a cyclic set-up vid on the HS65mg?
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Old 07-01-2008, 10:32 PM   #74 (permalink)
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Is there a cyclic set-up vid on the HS65mg?
eh bradah no worries k

dey da same kine

for those that dont understand

hey man no problem
thier the same

thats local talk in hawaii

born and raised hawaiian just to let yall know


the 65 setup is the same have to do a lil more tricks with the HS65 like shaving the frame and cut a bit of the servo arm

but generally the same
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brah stay pidgeon!

thanks man..
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:55 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Sokal, I just wanted to add my thanks for these invaluable videos. Thanks a lot for providing such a great resource.
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It seems as tho my Blade 400 is mechanicaly setup right..Im using my own Futaba 6exhp Transmitter.
All electronics and wires are correct.
only thing i'm suffering now if from settings cause i'm used to Flying bigger Heli's like Raptor 50.
I bought this Blade 400 just to fool around with. So when i reset one of my programs in my Radio i do all my basic adjusting like nor, Rev, and so forth. But now when i give it throttle just to test out blades, i notice that when i let down on throttle, the Heli lifts up a little..This only happens when i give it a good amount of throttle and if i let down to fast the heli lifts slightly off the ground..I wonder why it does that. I am not sure i want to give it mid stick Throttle for fear that if i let down on throttle, the heli will Jump in the air...Any feedback on this? Mechanically the Heli is setup right..Could it be my Transmitter settings? my goal is to make this lift off smoothly 1 feet of the ground so i can continue my other testing...

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Old 07-07-2008, 01:21 AM   #78 (permalink)
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im sry i cant even begin to tell you about the futaba TX

im sure the dx6i settings altho the same may have a diffrent term for the futaba

but as for stock throttle curve
normal 0-25-50-75-100
stunt 100-92.5-80-92.5-100

and pitch is
normal 40-45-50-75-100 (my setting dont remember stock)
stunt 0-25-50-75-100
but sounds like you first p curve setting is not a neg pitch
or a gradual increasefrom low stick
or RX/TX may not have low setting programed
hope this help a lil sry did know the answer
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SOKAL"S Blade 400 3d Setup vids

I made these video's to help and share my findings and knowlage ive learned of this RC Helicopter. Im not a pro at video and never will be but iv given it my best attemp.

My videos do not and will not over ride Finless's videos. his videos are very good and full of valuable information. my vids just help relate it to the Blade 400 for the beginer and novice pilots out thier.

Disclaimer. Info provided is based on my experience with the Blade 400
take it as for what its worth but it is at your own risk. ( i promis i will
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DX6i
Part 1 , Part 2


Gyro/servo setup
(GY401/3400G) Part 1 , Part 2

BASIC FLIGHT THEORY NEW
HOVER, APPROCHES AND DECELERATIONS , Coordinated Turns, Forward Flight
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TAIL SETUP
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DUE TO NEW FINDING I WILL HAVE MY VIDS POSTED TO ANOTHER SITE WITCH PROVIDES HIGHIER QUALITY VIDEO
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all downloadable
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:57 PM   #80 (permalink)
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Sokal, I just started in this hobby with the purchase of a Blade 400 a few weeks ago.

After my first flight (even having used the sim, obviously not long enough) I crashed and bent the feathering shaft and Main shaft. Thanks to your videos and the "How to Repair Your Blade 400" page, I was able to make all the necessary repairs. I also appreciate your sharing what you have done to upgrade your Blade 400, I have ordered the 3400G and the three DS285mg servos to do some of the same to mine.

By the way your videos have always been great and easier than reading an article, but your new Hi-Def videos are fantastic.

Once again I want to thank you and all of the others on this forum that share their knowledge and experience. Hopefully some day I will know enough to reciprocate.
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