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Old 12-23-2009, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Guys has anybody owned multiple pitch gauges, and can verify the better, easier to read gauge, for bigger birds. I own my stock e-flight gauge, kind of hard to level with flybar, especially on bigger birds. Thanks.
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Guys has anybody owned multiple pitch gauges, and can verify the better, easier to read gauge, for bigger birds. I own my stock e-flight gauge, kind of hard to level with flybar, especially on bigger birds. Thanks.
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Old 12-23-2009, 01:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I like this one (Align):

http://www.freakware.de/shop/artikeldetails.php?show_artikel=22017


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Old 12-23-2009, 01:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Take a look at post #13 in this thread:

https://www.helifreak.com/showthread...ighlight=table

It's accurate to a tenth of a degree, repeatable, and works without having to level the heli.
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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nightflyr,

Dumb question but when using the digital gauge do you still need to use a regular gauge to set zero pitch first?
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have had a couple of the smaller $10 gauges but recently got the Align $20 gauge and it's great. Very easy to use, fits all my blades (450, 500, 600) and gets the job done first time every time!
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Dumb question but when using the digital gauge do you still need to use a regular gauge to set zero pitch first?
Nope, I just bubble level the flybar, and set the gauge in the grip it self.and adjust for 0 @ midstick.

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Old 12-23-2009, 04:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Post #13 referenced above looks to be an excellent answer. If you don't want to buy the flybar lock, once zeroing the angle gage on the main gear, you could use it on the flybar for a good alignment of true 0.

The reason I like this method is that it should be more repeatable from person to person. When different people measure pitch angles at the field on the same heli, sometimes we disagree up to 2 degrees.
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Old 12-23-2009, 04:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Ah I get it. Cool idea.
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:18 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Cool deal on the digitals. I never thought the digitals would work worth a shit, because my bird never sits level on its skids, or my work bench for that matter, but never thought about being able to zero to make up for it. Cool.
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