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Old 03-19-2008, 01:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2,3 or 4 Shims Per Side?

My heli came with two on each side and I understand newer ones are coming with up to four.

So, for me, I'm still using +10% Expo on aileron and elevator, would adding shims be a good idea or would it just negate the Expo I'm using?

I like the idea of improving cyclic response because my heli seems mushy and there seems to be a delay when I give inputs.

What do you think, should I add a shim or two per side?

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Old 03-19-2008, 02:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have mine set up with 3 shims on each side and it seems just right for me.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Mine came with the equivalent of 22 shims per side. I tried 2 shims and thought it was too soft. Now I'm flying 4.
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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mine came with 2 but after a crash and some slop and with Sokal's suggestion I have 3 per side. Feels good to me.
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input, guys.

For those of you that have more than 2 per side are you using any Expo or have you moved past that?

Mike,
I'm no expert so I think 22 shims would be a little stiff for me.
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Mike,
I'm no expert so I think 22 shims would be a little stiff for me.
Was for me too - I crashed. 4 is fine for me.

On another board I think youthflier said to add shims until the head felt notchy, then back off one or two shims per side.

FWIW, I'm flying with 20% expo.
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I actually upped my expo flying in these winds I prefer it a little sluggish current setting = 30% but on a nice day 20% feels better to me.
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:08 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Im using the same expo that i got from you. They seem to be a perfect match.
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Rudderman,

I've changed mine a bunch of times. I'm now at 90% +10% on Aileron and Elevator.
What are you using for Dual Rate and Expo?

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Old 03-21-2008, 01:03 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I put 8 shims per side and now it flys great no more wobble with side tic tocs now for some carbon main blades.
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