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Old 01-10-2017, 01:41 PM   #1
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Default Tail neutral setup/ Ikon help please

Hi, I was wanting to know how people are setting up there tail with the Ikon. Do I set the servo to 90* with the tail blades at 0 pitch, and the Ikon adjusts automatically for head speed torque and applies the needed pitch? The instructions show 4mm pitch( bottom of page 23) but that is with the Beast, but maybe I am not understanding this correctly, not alot of info in the manual. Thanks
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Old 01-10-2017, 01:53 PM   #2
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I always do 0 deg at neutral servo. The gyro is supposed to do all the work.

The only exception that I know of is BeastX which is based on older tail gyro systems and does in fact seem to perform better with a slightly angled tail blades at neutral servo. So does 3GX, Robird, and all flybar heli, tail-only gyros.
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Old 01-10-2017, 01:56 PM   #3
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After doing all the mechanical stuff what I do with v-bar is see what the limits are and then if they are different by enough I will alter the rod length to equalise them. I don't actually check for 0 pitch.
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Thanks guys for the replys. So am I understanding correctly to say that if I set the blades to 0* with 90* servo arm and my limits are different in either direction setting them equal with the blades no longer being at 0* at neutral, this will also be ok as the fbl will correct? Sorry if I seem repetitive I just want to make sure I am understanding this. Thanks
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Old 01-10-2017, 02:23 PM   #5
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Yes. Once you get 0deg tail and 90deg servo, use the endpoints in the tail menu to get full travel of the servo in both directions. If you are having a hard time getting perfectly 90 on the servo, go into the servo section of the advanced menu and adjust the tail servo (servo 4) center (my screen is showing 0 because it's in demo mode, in real life it will be somewhere between 1400 and 1600).
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Yes. Once you get 0deg tail and 90deg servo, use the endpoints in the tail menu to get full travel of the servo in both directions. If you are having a hard time getting perfectly 90 on the servo, go into the servo section of the advanced menu and adjust the tail servo (servo 4) center (my screen is showing 0 because it's in demo mode, in real life it will be somewhere between 1400 and 1600).
Great got it, Thanks Number!
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Old 01-19-2017, 06:19 AM   #7
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Thanks guys for the replys. So am I understanding correctly to say that if I set the blades to 0* with 90* servo arm and my limits are different in either direction setting them equal with the blades no longer being at 0* at neutral, this will also be ok as the fbl will correct? Sorry if I seem repetitive I just want to make sure I am understanding this. Thanks
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