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Old 04-01-2009, 03:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just asking how much give should there be if any on the blade 400 feathering shaft? As in how much can you move it via the main blade grips?
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you should have 4 shims and 1 step washer per side
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People say 4 but some say 2.. I don't get it really. What is the difference having 4 or 2? (each site that is)

Also how much play should there be?
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4 shims and 1 step washer, play will not be an issue
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People say 4 but some say 2.. I don't get it really. What is the difference having 4 or 2? (each site that is)

Also how much play should there be?
It is a matter of preference/experience really. As you add shims it will make the head tighter, make for more responsive collective responces. This comes in very handy {for me} when attempting manuvers that require crisp/accurate inputs for collective. The less shims will make the more mushy for a less demanding collective input. Less shims, more forgiving for novice pilot with little stick time.
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So as I have still yet to be doing full laps as it were 2 maybe the best?
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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It is a matter of preference/experience really.
Exactly.

Jez, the best advice I can give you is try each combination - two, three and four each side - and see which YOU prefer. It's all pretty much down to how you feel with the heli. It's a 5 - 10 minute job to change it out if your careful so experiment.

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push and pull straight out on the grips. if you feel looseness you need more shims. after that play is gone its just a matter of preferance on how tight you want it.
The tighter it is the more responsive it will be
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I just feel mine has quite a far bit of play which made me wonder. I have 2 each site and don't want it to become to twitchy with more as Im still new. But if some people have 2 I would guess theres would have more play as well then?
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My blade had 4 shims per side out of the box. the stock plastic head is always going to have some play in it.
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