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Old 02-27-2011, 07:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to level your Flybar at Home Depot (Under $4)

I've learned so much on this board, I wanted to give back. So here is my first installment. This is not a huge tip but it works nicely if you are tired of waiting for parts in the mail.

How to create a small/simple bubble level for aligning the pitch of your blades. For under $4. With double sided tape $8.00

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1.) In the Tools department, grab the "Post and Pipe Level" tool.

2.) Buy some double sided tape if you don't already have some. I bought the heavy duty one which is located near the paint department.

3.) When you get home, punch out the bubble tubes from the leveling tool. They come out really easy.

4.) Cut two narrow pieces of double sided tape. Then stick them on the bubble tubes like shown. This way the tubes do not roll around when you are trying to level your blades. Even if the sticky stuff wears off, they will stay in their place. Unless you bump the heli of course.

5.) You're finished. You can make two more with what is left over.

Note: I know the bubble level may not be correctly placed in my pictures, but just for example.
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Now how are you checking that to the main shaft?
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ya after I posted that then realizing it doesn't work for everything but does assist when leveling the flybar while aligning the pitch. Of course you can hold the flybar steady with your other hand, but can still help. Maybe I can come up with a way to make sure it's aligned to the main shaft, then post it here. Any ideas?
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Yea they call it a flybar lock, do a search.
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Next time get this

http://www.readyheli.com/RDLohrs-T-R...l_p_32026.html
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I for one thank the OP because I will use this for travel case. Its good to know little DIY things like this when you are out and about. Maybe you will be on your way to a funfly and realized you left your lock at home, or you simply dont own one. Here is a very cheap and reasonable solution.

Thanks alot for the info, appreciated.
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Yea they call it a flybar lock, do a search.
I already have one of those. Bob uses bubble levels on his flybars when doing his training videos. "Do a search"
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I already have one of those. Bob uses bubble levels on his flybars when doing his training videos. "Do a search"
LOL touche!
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