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Old 05-19-2011, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do you use a pitch gauge?

I am brand new at this and I was wondering if anyone had a video of how to set pitch.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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https://www.helifreak.com/forumdisplay.php?f=60

this is a great place to start. take a look at the 450sev2 vids, as he goes through setting up the head.

basically, to use a pitch gague, you line the top edge with the flybar when the flybar is level with the ground and take a reading.
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One follow up question. Where on the blade do you put the pitch guage? I've seen some people put it on the blade tracking marks. I've seen most put it about 1/4-1/2 inch behind the blade tracking marks. Other's I've seen put the pitch guage in the middle of the blade. Does it make a difference?

Last question. If I'm binding a new heli (out of the box) to a transmitter, do I measure pitch right out of the box. Or, do I input the pitch curve first and then take the measurement. Or, both?

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Last question. If I'm binding a new heli (out of the box) to a transmitter, do I measure pitch right out of the box. Or, do I input the pitch curve first and then take the measurement. Or, both?

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With a new RTF heli right out of the box, the first thing you do is an entire head setup. Including setting your radio. They are never set properly at the factory.

What heli did you get?
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Thanks. A few weeks ago, I got a BNF Walkera 4F200. I only took pitch after I had bound it to my 2801 transmitter.

So, does it matter where on the blade you put the pitch gauge? I'm confused with all the places I've seen people put the pitch guage - although I'm following the majority rule of about 1/2 behind the tracking marks.
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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to measure pitch on my helis, i have a blade that i have cut off. you dont need to use a full length blade. but if you have just the one set, then id measure pretty close to the bolt. maybe like 3-5 inches or so. after your first wreck, then you can cut off a blade and use it. two things to keep in mind, also:

1. make sure the blade is straight out, no lead or lag.
2. make sure the gague is perpendicular to the blade. i mark a line with a carpenters square that i line the gague up with
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I found the pitch gauge hard to use and inaccurate. Now I just like to measure the distance between the folded-back blades when the heli lies on its side on the edge of the table (blades hanging down). Just do the math: Pitch = Sinus (gap / blade-length) , then divide by 2 and you get the pitch of one blade.

Or use the pitch tool in this program: http://www.rcrotorz.com.au/showthrea...ful-Calculator
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if you wanna be REALLY accurate, ive used a digital angle gague:

http://www.micromark.com/Miniature-Digital-Level,9409.html

i put that on the blade grips...accurate to a couple decimal places. just make sure the heli is perfectly level first, by putting a level on the main gear. really the regular align pitch gague is plenty accurate enough, tho, if your a little careful about it.
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