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Old 07-29-2007, 07:57 AM   #1
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Default Heli Skills and Setup 101

This is a place to gather together the best-of-breed How-To videos for basic items that are pretty much common to all (or at least many) helis. While some refer to specific heli models, the concepts and techniques are fairly universal and can be applied widely. Most are Finless videos familiar to many but some are by other talented contributors.

Basics

Ball Links 101 (20 Megs)

Blade Balancing 101 (30 Megs)

Blade Tracking 101 (35 Megs)

Canopy Trimming 101 (28 Megs)

CCPM Setup Part 1 (58 Megs)

CCPM Setup Part 2 (58 Megs)

Pitch and Throttle Curves 101 (58 Megs)

Servo Repair 101 (30 Megs)

Soldering Bullet (Motor) Connectors 101 (50 Megs)

Soldering Deans Connectors 101 (30 Megs)

Thread Lock 101 (15 Megs)

Gyros

Align/Telebee and similar Piezo HH Gyro setup (46 Megs)

Futaba 401 gyro setup (48 Megs)

Futaba 401 gyro setup with DX7 (42 Megs)

Futaba 611 gyro setup (35 Megs)

Logictech 6100T setup videos

SpartanRC DS760 setup videos

ESCs

Align ESC setup (30 Megs)

Castle Pheonix 85HV setup videos

Radios

DX7 Setup video
DX7 Throttle cut switch

Programming the Futaba 9Z for a heli (78 Megs)

Chargers

Thunder Power 1010 and 210 videos

References - Some valuable info
Electric Helicopters Beginners Guide (EHBG): http://www.swashplate.co.uk/html/ehbg.html
LiPo Basics: http://www.bladebusters.com/batteryguide.html
RADD's School of Rotary Flight: http://www.dream-models.com/eco/flying-index.html

References - How To guides
How to: Assorted: http://www.archeli.com.au/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=60
How to: Charge LiFe (A123) packs with CCCV power supplies: https://www.helifreak.com/viewtopic.php?t=43454
How to: Convert a Computer ATX Power Supply to a Lab Power Supply: http://www.wikihow.com/Convert-a-Com...b-Power-Supply
How to: Wire up battery packs: http://scriptasylum.com/rc_speed/_lipo.html
How to: Setup a piezo gyro: http://www.natew.com/rcheli/frame_ma...H#why.behavior and http://www.x400tuning.com/aligngyro.htm

References - Headspeed Calculators
MrMel's (excellent generic tool for LiPo and A123/LiFe): http://www.dacsa.net/heli/Calculator/default.aspx
DarkHorse (very complex modeling): http://www.dhrc.rchomepage.com/calcAdvanced.htm
ReadyHeli (standard single stage and two-stage for Hurricane550): http://www.readyheli.com/Online_Head...lator_s/81.htm
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Old 08-01-2007, 06:46 AM   #2
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Nice compendium Ken - Thanks for the work involved
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Old 08-01-2007, 07:07 AM   #3
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Ken is going to be my "organizer"

While I do vids I am not very organized and I really need someone to take care of this. I VOTE KEN!

KEN YOU GO FOR IT MAN! Feel free to ORGANIZE my forum as you see fit man! I made you a forum supprt here so you have the POWER

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Old 08-04-2007, 03:54 AM   #4
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The DX7 Setup Vid is Currupt :|

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Old 08-04-2007, 04:37 AM   #5
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just download again it is ok!
well it was when i downloaded it!
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Old 08-04-2007, 09:03 AM   #6
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this is very helpful . thanks !
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Old 08-05-2007, 08:54 AM   #7
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I dont see a video on governor setup. BTW this new forum is sweet.
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Old 08-06-2007, 04:26 PM   #8
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The link to 'Thunder Power 1010 and 210 videos' is giving a 404
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Old 08-06-2007, 04:50 PM   #9
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I fixed that! Should work now

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Old 08-06-2007, 08:36 PM   #10
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The vid to the DX7 isn't working either.
Thanks for all your work Bob!
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Old 08-10-2007, 07:08 PM   #11
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Some of the links were broken in the transition to the new HF site, I think I have fixed them all now.
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Previous rides: HX242, W5-4, TRex450(HDE), TRex450(SE), QJ-EP8v2, BCX2 ,Logo10, Hurricane550
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Old 08-12-2007, 10:50 PM   #12
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Hey, Great job Ken...... don't forget that charger reference guide.... you know that's a must !!!
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Old 10-13-2007, 07:35 PM   #13
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Added a link to the new "How to: DX7 Throttle Cut switch" video to the Radio section.
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Previous rides: HX242, W5-4, TRex450(HDE), TRex450(SE), QJ-EP8v2, BCX2 ,Logo10, Hurricane550
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Old 10-14-2007, 05:11 PM   #14
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Added "Futaba 401 gyro setup with DX7"
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Previous rides: HX242, W5-4, TRex450(HDE), TRex450(SE), QJ-EP8v2, BCX2 ,Logo10, Hurricane550
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Old 10-15-2007, 05:41 PM   #15
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I wish I had a way to make this stay on top..... kgfly, you and I might have to bump this from time to time.....

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Old 11-01-2007, 11:12 PM   #16
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What a great post here. It took me a year to learn part of the stuffs by my own but only few hours here.
Thanks Finless!
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Old 11-04-2007, 08:17 AM   #17
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Added link to SpartanRC DS760 Gyro Review and Setup Vids
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Previous rides: HX242, W5-4, TRex450(HDE), TRex450(SE), QJ-EP8v2, BCX2 ,Logo10, Hurricane550
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:38 PM   #18
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Hi all, i am logged in and account activated (hense how i can post) but still says i cant watch the video's because i am not a member or registered...
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:38 PM   #19
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is there any movies on how to program the dx7 with the 2100 gyro, perhaps with the JR DS3400G servo???

and does anyone know if the 3400G servo can handle 6V??? thanx
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:25 AM   #20
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No (on the video) and Yes (on the 6V for DS3400G).

Setting up the DX7 for any gyro is much the same. The only trick with the L2100T is ensuring that it has recognised your Tx as "JR". If you have problems getting it to recognise a Spektrum Tx as JR then:

a) Disconnect the Rudder (not Gear) channel from the gyro
b) Power up Tx with zero sub-trim/trim on the Rudder channel
c) Power up Rx and wait for it to connect to the Tx
d) Hold full left rudder on the Tx and plug the rudder channel into the gyro

The gyro should now recognise the Tx as "JR". Turn off the Rx power.

The other thing to remember with a DX7 and ALL gyros is to be sure to rebind the Rx if you make any sub-trim changes to the rudder channel otherwise the gyro won't see them at power-up and you will get drift.
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Previous rides: HX242, W5-4, TRex450(HDE), TRex450(SE), QJ-EP8v2, BCX2 ,Logo10, Hurricane550
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