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Old Oct 12, 2014, 02:33 PM
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why 7 channel raido for 600 and up helys

what is the 7 channel for and can you use 6 channal raido
and will a bent mainshaft cause gyro to oslate side to side in flight
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Old Oct 12, 2014, 06:42 PM
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probably for nitro or gas to engage or disengage clutch. google it!
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Old Oct 12, 2014, 07:11 PM
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Was for governors and such. You can use a 6 ch on just about any cp electric. Should also add that if youre using a fbl controller like the Naza H youre going to need 7 channels.
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Old Oct 12, 2014, 10:40 PM
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Almost all RC helicopter clutches are centrifugal. So automatic, not controlled by the transmitter.
The reason more channels are required, is when the electronics you chose require it. You can get most things in a model that does not need a channel. For example you can buy tail gyro's, governors, and flybarless controllers that do not need a channel. However without dedicating a channel you will lose remote adjustment options.
Additional channels also give you more possibilities, and options. Usually the transmitters with more channels also include many more features.
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Old Oct 13, 2014, 04:44 AM
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what is the 7 channel for and can you use 6 channal raido
and will a bent mainshaft cause gyro to oslate side to side in flight
As others have said, 6 channels is usually plenty for an electric heli. Extra channels may be necessary if you want remote adjustment of your flight settings (if your flight controller supports that), or extras like retracts, switchable lights, etc.

A bent mainshaft can cause all sorts of problems, including vibration that'll disrupt your gyro's operation If you know it's bent, replace it; if you think it's bent, take it out and roll it on a flat piece of glass to check. Vibration can also be caused by other things like out of balance blades (main or tail), worn bearings, worn linkages, etc. First simple check is to take the blades off and then see if there's any vibration when you spool up.
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Old Oct 13, 2014, 07:35 AM
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RotoRob, cool info on clutches. never knew that
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Old Oct 13, 2014, 09:56 AM
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Hi mate i had a tail shake on spin up and down didnt know what it was , turned out to be a bent main shaft , so this is what it did to mine
Align 500 pro tail shake (1 min 13 sec)
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Old Oct 13, 2014, 10:21 AM
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wow, it did jump around a little, when did you bend it, sir?
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Old Oct 13, 2014, 03:13 PM
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dose it in forward flight main head causes a rocking side to side in a hover
it gone. got a dfc head coming this week carbin blades to i will let you know
if i get thing strated out
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