New 550 with BeastX - tail help - HeliFreak
Fun, Learning, Friendship and Mutual Respect START  HERE


Unregistered
Go Back   HeliFreak > R/C Helicopter Support > 550 Class Electric Helicopters


550 Class Electric Helicopters 550 Class Electric Helicopters manufactured by Align, Tarot, SYMA, Airhog, Chaos, HK and similar.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-04-2011, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Default New 550 with BeastX - tail help

Guys,

please can you help, i have a new 550 with BeastX which is awesome.

It flies great with no obvious flaws except the tail fin lower part is a blur, my gyro gain on JR is at 35%, but the tail assembly itself has a lot of slop including, slop in the tail slider, slop in the little brass bushes, and slop at the grips - i,m sure the slop is causing the issue, has anyone found ways of reducing this, or upgrades that help??

David
v58fuy is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-04-2011, 06:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
Registered Users
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Default

No one??
v58fuy is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2011, 08:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Orange county CA usa
Default

fwiw..

Sounds like something out of balance in the t/r....Try balancing or changing out the t/r blades.Be sure there is no binding of gears anywhere in the drive system for the tail....

Good luck, vibes can be hard to track down....


John.
bmlasater is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2011, 08:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 1,147
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Seattle WA USA
Default

Tail fin vibration is common on the 550 with the 1.6mm tail fin, even with a new heli. Some will argue that there is a vibration issue, but I think it's more of a resonance issue. I fixed it by going with a 700 tail fin. It's 2mm and provides more protection for the tail.


Rich
__________________
Rich
Synergy E5S VBar
Synergy 516 VBar Neo
horigan is online now        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2011, 08:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Orange county CA usa
Default

fwiw...

+1 on resonance.....The old go-to for High freq vibes was the fuel in the tank...But that was way back when we had nitro........If switching out the fin is the answer, no worries...The MB doesn't seem to be particularly vibration sensitive...Mine was happier the more solid my mounting was....


John.
bmlasater is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-04-2011, 08:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 2,194
 

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Western North Carolina
Default

I have the 700 fin, 2 torque tube bearings, and the KDE tail upgrade. Mine seems solid as a rock though I'm not a 3D'er. Also, running 2200 governed and 550's. BLS 251 on the tail.

G.
__________________
T-450 Sport FBL, T-550 V1 FBL, Red Goblin 700. Goblin 500. 350 QX. Bunch of little Blades, and Planks. DX8, Retired Full scale Jet Plank Driver, U.S. Navy Ret.
garyji is online now        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-05-2011, 03:18 AM   #7 (permalink)
Registered Users
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: United Kingdom
Default

Guys,

Thanks a lot, I too thought it might just be the tail fin as it seems super flexible on the ground, and the heli seems to fly vibration free everywhere else apart from the fin.

From your comments about getting the 700 tail fin cos it's 2mm thick, am asuming that the fixing holes are all the same as the 550. But is the fin not tailer, wouldn't a 600 fin be better?

David
v58fuy is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-05-2011, 04:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 2,560
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Margate, England
Default

hi guys...i just put x2 tail fins on then put a m2 bolt and nut through the 2mm hole in lower part of the fin..... works ok..
chris
__________________
warp 360-ds92-ds525m-polaris bec-beastx-edge 50 lite-yummy
Synergy E5-castle 100 ice-bec pro-beastx.
futaba T8FG--R606FS/R617FS
chrismechanic is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-05-2011, 05:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 1,147
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Seattle WA USA
Default

The 700 fin is taller, but it still clears the ground with the main skids flat on the ground. The 600 fin is the same length as the 550, I believe. The hole pattern is common for all three.
__________________
Rich
Synergy E5S VBar
Synergy 516 VBar Neo
horigan is online now        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-06-2011, 01:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
Registered Users
 
Posts: 4,052
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: New York / Florida
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by v58fuy View Post
Guys,

Thanks a lot, I too thought it might just be the tail fin as it seems super flexible on the ground, and the heli seems to fly vibration free everywhere else apart from the fin.

From your comments about getting the 700 tail fin cos it's 2mm thick, am asuming that the fixing holes are all the same as the 550. But is the fin not tailer, wouldn't a 600 fin be better?

David
You can always look into a 2mm aftermarket fin from Tarot or Fusuno. The Tarot you can get off eBay and the FUSUNO you can get from Helidirect. Hope this helps...
mtuccio is offline        Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply




Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the HeliFreak forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your REAL and WORKING email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself. Use a real email address or you will not be granted access to the site. Thank you.
Email Address:
Location
Where do you live? ie: Country, State, City or General Geographic Location please.
Name and Lastname
Enter name and last name here. (This information is not shown to the general public. Optional)
Helicopter #1
Enter Helicopter #1 type and equipment.
Helicopter #2
Enter Helicopter #2 type and equipment.
Helicopter #3
Enter Helicopter #3 type and equipment.
Helicopter #4
Enter Helicopter #4 type and equipment.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




Copyright © Website Acquisitions Inc. All rights reserved.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
 

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1