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Old 01-20-2018, 11:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys just a question on setting this up do you guy level the boom and then setup or leave it flat on the skids. What is the proper way .
It just seems that leaving it on the skids for setup would that make the fbl unit want to pull forward all the time. And if it is level on setup and then put back on the skids would that throw off the fbl unit and want to go back towards you in a hover .
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Old 01-20-2018, 11:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Leave it flat on the skids, every time you plug in the battery the FBL unit resets itself saying this is level so you do want the helicopter on a level surface on the skids when you plug the battery in. Your question is the same for any helicopter with a FBL unit they all work pretty much the same.
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Old 01-21-2018, 12:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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For setup I level the main shaft with a digital pitch gauge.

- Ensure you have a good zero on your digital pitch gauge on a flat surface.
Remove one of the swash to blade grip links and allow the grip arm to rest on the center block.

- Place the pitch gauge on the blade grip resting on the center block.
Rotate the head checking reading on all four points perpendicular with and transverse to the boom.

- Level the heli by shimming the skids/tail fin with magazines, paper etc until all four readings on the digital pitch gauge are the same. Your main shaft is now perfectly square vertically.

- Carefully move the pitch gauge to the other blade grip.

- Rotate the head to the four points again and adjust the servo to swash links so you have the same reading at all four points, your swash is now totally level.

- Now you can go about setting collective and cyclic pitch adjustments as you typically would from a perfectly vertical and level swash.
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