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Old 10-20-2019, 04:57 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Did you clean the plastic balls? There is a molded plastic line that makes the tail links tight. Light sanding and checking as you go.
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:38 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Yes I did clean them, they are really nice and smooth now
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:25 AM   #63 (permalink)
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The build goes on, I have used a lot time to get the tail run smooth every where.
I did buy the Alu upgrade for the tail, and that made things easier.
I used the little 2mm hole in the tail block for the static kit and it seems to work nice
I sanded the boom where the bolt goes through and drilled a hole so the bolt could go through ( pictures will explain what I’m trying to say)
If you have any tips or you see something wrong please do speak up
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:26 AM   #64 (permalink)
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Did you crank the tail pitch slider lever down too much? The one with the single bolt from the bottom.

Almost all used logos I've bought had this thing down so tight it was comical. Probably why the tail wag stories are so prevalent but I've never seen it on 8 of my logos yet.
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Old 10-21-2019, 09:47 AM   #65 (permalink)
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Picture 6 of 7...
you have your static wire going from below, make it from top please.

I have copied your pic and pointed the static-wire route in red.

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Old 10-21-2019, 11:14 AM   #66 (permalink)
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You've put the screw into the boom, but not mounted the boom yet. How will you possibly set the belt tension now?

I would not have drilled a hole regardless. You can't allow for belt adjustment now. The screw simply needs to dimple the boom a tad and hit bare metal on it.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:39 AM   #67 (permalink)
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Did you crank the tail pitch slider lever down too much? The one with the single bolt from the bottom.

Almost all used logos I've bought had this thing down so tight it was comical. Probably why the tail wag stories are so prevalent but I've never seen it on 8 of my logos yet.
I have only snugged it down and let the locktite do its job. To begin with I had it a little too tight and I had to loosen it again because the tail pitch Slider couldn’t move freely.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:44 AM   #68 (permalink)
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Picture 6 of 7...
you have your static wire going from below, make it from top please. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.helifreak.com/images/smilies/icon_biggrin.gif[/IMG]

I have copied your pic and pointed the static-wire route in red.

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I actually changed it to go from top to bottom, because I thought the tail blades would touch it.
But I will change it back again and thanks
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:54 AM   #69 (permalink)
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Btw I’m still not satisfied with tail blade holders. I got them to move free, but not as free as I prefer. If I do the “ flick test” they only spin around once.

To me it seems that the tail rotor ends is a little too short. You can’t tighten the bolt for blade holders much before the holders can’t move.
On my Align helis if you flick the blade holders, they will keep spinning with out problems.
Why can’t Mikado figure this out
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:57 PM   #70 (permalink)
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you don't need the wire at the tail.. the hole in the metal tail case is for a hex head to make contact with the boom, making continuity, eliminating the need for the tail wire.
if you are going to use the wire, put it on the other side.. completely away from the blades and tail mech.
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:26 PM   #71 (permalink)
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You've put the screw into the boom, but not mounted the boom yet. How will you possibly set the belt tension now?

I would not have drilled a hole regardless. You can't allow for belt adjustment now. The screw simply needs to dimple the boom a tad and hit bare metal on it.
Crap.. I thought belt tension was like on the Oxy, you know pulling back on the boom and not the tail section.
Hmm I will unscrew it all again and start over again
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:47 PM   #72 (permalink)
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Crap.. I thought belt tension was like on the Oxy, you know pulling back on the boom and not the tail section.
Hmm I will unscrew it all again and start over again
It must be pushed all the way forward into the frame. It has stops built in. Make sure you hit them. Wiggle and push. You can catch it on other stuff and it won't be in.
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you don't need the wire at the tail.. the hole in the metal tail case is for a hex head to make contact with the boom, making continuity, eliminating the need for the tail wire.
if you are going to use the wire, put it on the other side.. completely away from the blades and tail mech.
This is designed to take static from the belt. The wire must be attached to the top bearing roller. Then the wire goes to the boom. Or in his case the metal tail box, if the box has continuity to the boom.
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Btw Iím still not satisfied with tail blade holders. I got them to move free, but not as free as I prefer. If I do the ď flick testĒ they only spin around once.

To me it seems that the tail rotor ends is a little too short. You canít tighten the bolt for blade holders much before the holders canít move.
On my Align helis if you flick the blade holders, they will keep spinning with out problems.
Why canít Mikado figure this out
You may not have the bearings pressed in all way.

I can assure you the Logo tails outdo my Henseleit TDF, my Oxy, my Goblins, Diabolo, my msh and my align helis. Owned them all.

If all checks it well it may just take time to break in. I do not size links, polish shafts or remove the parting line on the balls. Never had an issue and the logo tails are insane solid.
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This is designed to take static from the belt. The wire must be attached to the top bearing roller. Then the wire goes to the boom. Or in his case the metal tail box, if the box has continuity to the boom.
I don't have the wire in the tail, and have continuity all the way to the mm. I do have the wire in the front.
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:24 PM   #76 (permalink)
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update: my logo 600sx has a speedX all metal tail case, no wire.
logo 550sx has the metal upgrade case with the wire.. I thought both were speedx cases.
but the 550 has continuity from metal case to mm. no static probs.
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:00 PM   #77 (permalink)
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I did not turn wire or bolt for continuity on the tail side.
I simply removed the anodizing where the metal part braces the boom. Contact to the pulley is made by design by the bolt holding the pulley, that rests on the carbon holes from tail case.
I used the wire on the frame end, little tiny bolt.
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I did not turn wire or bolt for continuity on the tail side.
I simply removed the anodizing where the metal part braces the boom. Contact to the pulley is made by design by the bolt holding the pulley, that rests on the carbon holes from tail case.
I used the wire on the frame end, little tiny bolt.
Oh are the tails carbon? Thought they are fiberglass or g10
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Old 10-22-2019, 04:40 AM   #79 (permalink)
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Carbon on outside. Checked with multimeter... It bipped 😁
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Old 10-22-2019, 08:57 AM   #80 (permalink)
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Carbon on outside. Checked with multimeter... It bipped 😁
The painted ones? If so, fantastic. I can then ditch the stupid wire when using the metal tailbox!
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