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Old Feb 04, 2013, 08:05 AM
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A word about Parkflying

The other day I sent a message to Parkflying asking about some details on the Sky706 rx. I received a response in record time and from my question Max obviously surmised that I wanted to use the rx for a project. He asked about it's intended usage and I responded with my plans.

He almost immediately responded and told me that he didn't think the Sky 706 rx and gyro would work for what I had planned.

I said it before and I'll say it again: Max is a great, helpful guy that does his best for us. He gave up a sale rather than have me spend money on something that he thought wouldn't work. Just want to say publicly, Thanks Max!
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 03:50 AM
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Can someone confirm that for the Nasa701 tx before turning on and connecting heli to battery ,that the left throttle hold switch needs to be in the 'ON' position ie leaning towards you.? Then connect batt/heli and wait until initialisation music is finished and flick throttle hold away from you ie to off position ready to spooling up . Correct ?
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 04:58 AM
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Can someone confirm that for the Nasa701 tx before turning on and connecting heli to battery ,that the left throttle hold switch needs to be in the 'ON' position ie leaning towards you.? Then connect batt/heli and wait until initialisation music is finished and flick throttle hold away from you ie to off position ready to spooling up . Correct ?
Yes this is correct.
Throttle hold on the left in the "on" position towards you and the Idle up switch on the right in the "up" position for standard flight always start it in this position and in the "down" position it is for for 3D flight at full throttle.

Once it has competed it's setup then flick the Throttle Hold switch up to fly.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 07:08 AM
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Can anyone tell me the Tx of wasp x3v be setted as mode 4?
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:58 AM
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This looks pretty cool, I already have a Skyartec Wasp Nano on the way so I will have a transmitter soon, does anybody know if this heli is available in a bnf-version for a even lower price?
(with shipping to Sweden)
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 03:10 PM
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This looks pretty cool, I already have a Skyartec Wasp Nano on the way so I will have a transmitter soon, does anybody know if this heli is available in a bnf-version for a even lower price?
(with shipping to Sweden)
The factory sells BNF (binds to Skyartec tx only) so there must be dealers who do have them. Not speaking for Max, but I read one of his threads where he could make an RTF kit a BNF.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 11:50 PM
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Got my X3V few days ago checked it over and all good . An absolute pleasure to fly , altered the Expo on the Tx so its not so ' dull ' around centre stick for cyclic. SO easy to fly compared to V922 ( my first cp heli) recommend it to anyone , very affordable and looks like reasonably well built too, ps you can also programme the Tx.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 12:50 AM
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Tx Ready Versions

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The factory sells BNF (binds to Skyartec tx only) so there must be dealers who do have them. Not speaking for Max, but I read one of his threads where he could make an RTF kit a BNF.
Yes we have the X3, X3v and NanoCP available in complete sets that are Skyartec Tx Ready.

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Old Feb 07, 2013, 05:41 AM
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tail rotor stopped spinning.

Good day everyone,

I was flying my wasp x3v today about 6 inches off the ground with training gear on and suddenly the heli started spinning violently. I got the thing down (just) and examined it.

I checked the drive belt was attached and still turned when the main rotor was turning; it was.

I checked the shaft that runs off the belt was turning; it was.

Then I noticed that the shaft was just spinning in the tail rotor and the shaft had become detached (see picture), in essence the shaft spins fine but it isnt connected to the tail rotor assembly anymore. The whole thing slides up and down the drive shaft. What's gone wrong?

Can someone tell me what has broken or is this an internal failure. How do I fix or do I return it to the company that sold it.

Please help. I love my little wasp. Thank you in advance!
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 06:01 AM
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Good day everyone,

I was flying my wasp x3v today about 6 inches off the ground with training gear on and suddenly the heli started spinning violently. I got the thing down (just) and examined it.

I checked the drive belt was attached and still turned when the main rotor was turning; it was.

I checked the shaft that runs off the belt was turning; it was.

Then I noticed that the shaft was just spinning in the tail rotor and the shaft had become detached (see picture), in essence the shaft spins fine but it isnt connected to the tail rotor assembly anymore. The whole thing slides up and down the drive shaft. What's gone wrong?

Can someone tell me what has broken or is this an internal failure. How do I fix or do I return it to the company that sold it.

Please help. I love my little wasp. Thank you in advance!
If you look closely at the metal piece that the tail rotor holders are attached to you'll see a little set screw that tightens that piece to the tail shaft. That setscrew either loosened up or is missing. It's a common problem: happened to me also. I drilled the hole out and tapped it for a larger screw that can be tightened down better.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 06:38 AM
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If you look closely at the metal piece that the tail rotor holders are attached to you'll see a little set screw that tightens that piece to the tail shaft. That setscrew either loosened up or is missing. It's a common problem: happened to me also. I drilled the hole out and tapped it for a larger screw that can be tightened down better.
Good catch there Pa flyer, I was looking at it for about 5 min scratching the old noggin and didn't even think about the set screw.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 06:59 AM
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Tail rotor issue.

Hi,

Thanks for the post. I now see where the issue is.

If you look at the picture, there is something in the "hole" that holds the rotor unit to the shaft but it isn't a screw. If it is, the head has broken off. Or is it an allen key type screw thingy? If so, where is my allen key lol.

In this picture the unit is off the shaft so in theory you should be able to see fresh air?

This is only 3 weeks old and hasn't been abused. Surely this is something I should be taking up with the vendor as it has hardly been used?

Many many thanks.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 07:15 AM
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Tail Rotor Holder Set Screw

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Hi,

Thanks for the post. I now see where the issue is.

If you look at the picture, there is something in the "hole" that holds the rotor unit to the shaft but it isn't a screw. If it is, the head has broken off. Or is it an allen key type screw thingy? If so, where is my allen key lol.

In this picture the unit is off the shaft so in theory you should be able to see fresh air?

This is only 3 weeks old and hasn't been abused. Surely this is something I should be taking up with the vendor as it has hardly been used?

Many many thanks.
Yes this is a little allen key type set screw. You will need a 1mm driver. It is a very tiny part. This rarely happens under normal flying. I have seen it occurr when a very slight "touch" of the tail rotor blades brush the ground, loosening the rotor holder on the shaft; then subsequent use causes the set screw to vibrate loose and pop out. Enlarging your picture, I can see the set screw in the hole. The head is easy to strip, so be sure you have the tip of the hex driver pressed completely into the head of the screw before you tighten it. Also note that there is a flat spot on the transmission shaft that the screw pushes against. The tip of the transmission shaft should be flush with the outside face of the metal tail rotor holder, but not protrude. Make sure you have the holder positioned over the flat spot before you cinch it down

Your vendor can supply a new one and might even have the Skyartec Driver Set with the proper sized hex driver.

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Old Feb 07, 2013, 07:24 AM
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If you look closely at the metal piece that the tail rotor holders are attached to you'll see a little set screw that tightens that piece to the tail shaft. That setscrew either loosened up or is missing. It's a common problem: happened to me also. I drilled the hole out and tapped it for a larger screw that can be tightened down better.
Not as common a problem as you suggest. This rarely happens under normal flying. I have seen it occurr when a very slight "touch" of the tail rotor blades brush the ground, loosening the rotor holder on the shaft; then subsequent use causes the set screw to vibrate loose and pop out.

Max
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 08:08 AM
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Not as common a problem as you suggest. This rarely happens under normal flying. I have seen it occurr when a very slight "touch" of the tail rotor blades brush the ground, loosening the rotor holder on the shaft; then subsequent use causes the set screw to vibrate loose and pop out.

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Hi.

I must be unlucky, as the rear rotor hasn't touched or collided with the ground (as yet). They have trimmed a few blades of grass at take off as I take off on grass. Maybe it had been working loose for a while or was not screwed in properly in the first place.

The main blades, well, that is a completely different story as the blades will testify.

Thank you for the help and advice to get her back into shape.

Happy flying out there.
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