Originally Posted by Tom Peng
new to the forum. my first post.
I actually have a ZR Z101. Since it is supposedly a clone of the 9116, I thought I post here. I had a hard time trying to keep it airborne. I noticed that the servo movements do not affect the blades too much and this probably explains that I am not getting much cyclic movements.
Examining the swashplate, I noticed that the swashplate can move freely up and down the shaft - is this normal? If I try to fix the swashplate to the shaft (using my fingers) and then move the servos, I see a much improved blade response.
On a side note, I have the same problem with everyone else with the Z101, namely the transmitter is in mode 4. I have the 9116 PCB and 2.4GHz transmitter on order and will be replacing the PCB on the Z101.
Looks like I am not the only noticing that the swashplate is not moving enough to get any performance out of these 9116/Z101 units.
Here is a guy that did a mod to limit the movement of the swashplate up and down the shaft:
Here is another:
Hope this benefits someone else.