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Old 06-17-2011, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up 0-pitch setup - thank you GimpyGolden

Ok, I'm probably going to expose myself for the idiot that I am right now, but i have to give a shout-out to GimpyGolden.

I've always been an advocate of turning the blades 90 degrees and making the blade tips touch to set 0 pitch on a flybarless heli. In fact, I've argued the point on this forum a few times. Recently I saw a video & post about this by GimpyGolden and he uses the same technique, with one minor, but important difference:
He lays the heli on it's side on the edge of his workbench and lets the blades hang down instead of loading up the servos.

Honestly, never ever occurred to me to do that... Without the servos buzzing and begging to be put out of their misery, adjusting 0 pitch becomes a much more relaxed affair .

So yupp, I'm a tool, I would have never in a million years come up with this simple-yet-effective idea. Thanks to Gimpy for pointing out the (almost) obvious for thick people like me!

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Old 06-17-2011, 01:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if this is indeed a good idea (meaning it wont affect setup by being on its side) then i say THANK YOU !

every time I had to do set up I cringed as the servos buzzed like crazy !
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Can you post the link of the video please?
Tired to set 0 pitch with buzzing servos!

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Old 06-17-2011, 02:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the kind words but I can't take credit as to it being my idea.
I read somewhere here on HeliFreak, may have been Mr.Mel.
I sure does give a better outcome since no matter how hard we try the linkages always have some slop which really affects setup. With Gravity out of the way we get a proper setting of Zero pitch.

The Vid refereed was concerning another issue but you get the idea
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm0iX0bPdN0[/ame]
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thank s for the vid! awesome!

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