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Old Apr 13, 2013, 04:20 AM
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E-sky Lama v4 balance and setup of metal swashplate

A few years ago i bought a v4 lama (1st one ever), and i foolishly upgraded to metal swashplate etc. I gave up on setup and put it away for a number of years!! I really want to fix and fly this chopper!,.......when i apply throttle, it only goes backwards and liftoff results in a hard turn to the right?! Any help from step one please?
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Old Apr 13, 2013, 09:54 AM
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You need to level the swashplate by adjusting linkage. It's not a drop-in upgrade.
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Old Apr 13, 2013, 10:28 AM
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FAQs 101 is written for and dedicated to the CX2 coaxial helicopter - which is a near duplicate of the Lama V4. It is 101 questions and answers (with lots of pretty pictures) that explains in easy to understand beginners level - the theory of coaxials - how they fly - how you fly - setting them up - adjusting - testing - fixing - and modifying. Glad to send you the sample version if you drop your email address in my msg box.

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Old Apr 13, 2013, 11:11 AM
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Sure, deanprince23@gmail.com. any help will do, i am crrenly trying to level the swashplate,now a new prob! I ccan't get enough power out of my battery to fly the RC!! but i am persistant
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Old Apr 13, 2013, 11:36 AM
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If the battery has been sitting for more than a year, it's likely fallen below minimum levels and will never accept an adequate recharge. You need to check voltage with a voltmeter. Fully charged should be around 8.2v - 8.4v. Check what it is after a flight as well.
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Old Apr 13, 2013, 01:30 PM
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WOW! lots to all of this,.....' i'm getting it but i'm almost ready to donate it to someone that knows about this!!!:-) HELP!!
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Old Apr 14, 2013, 02:43 PM
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Ok....too bad.....too much for me.....free to a good canadian home:-) a complete set E-Sky Lama4 with remote...lots of extras...blades.....2 fusalodges.....landing skids.....3 batteries.....charger.......give me your email and i will send u all this stuff C.O.D. on monday! I just can't get it to work!.....too bad......i will get a complete set some other time:-) so....1st come 1st serve and hopefully you already own a Lama 4 and u can use all this extra stuff
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Old Apr 14, 2013, 04:55 PM
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Too bad you live so far away! The Lama V4 was my first heli and I'm pretty good at getting them working. I'd be happy to do it for you, but shipping both ways would be pretty expensive. Plus, who knows if anything is wrong.
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Old Apr 14, 2013, 07:38 PM
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Yea' where,s home ? I can ship all the stuff C.O.D and u can fixer up:-) i just don't have the capacity to fix it, and i'm not sure if my 3 brand new batteries are no longer holding a charge!!! Let me know balr14:-)
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Old Apr 14, 2013, 08:03 PM
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Germantown, Wisconsin. If you want to send it, I'll do my best to fix it up for you.
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Old Apr 14, 2013, 08:08 PM
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Ohhhh:-) i mean to give it away:-) i can see how much it cost and send it', if u can fix it, its urs, but if u want to send it back:-) i won't complain....deanprince23@gmail.com!!......send ur address if ur willing.
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Old Apr 14, 2013, 08:47 PM
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I wouldn't want it for myself. I have pretty much left the hobby due to some age related health issues. I don't fly so good any more. But, I still try to help wherever I can. I'd be glad to try and get it going for you. But, I will warn you, ESky is no longer sold outside of China. So, parts are hard to find. I mention that as a future consideration. I'm not going to break anything. But, you might, after getting it back.

To be honest, this type of aircraft is all but dead now. Micro sized quads and self-stablizing single rotor helis dominate that market now, especially micro quads. They are much cheaper, far more durable and can fly circles around any coax. You can buy a very nice WL Toys V949 quad for $50 - $70. So, you might want to give it some thought. They have no moving parts but the motors, too.
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Old Apr 14, 2013, 08:56 PM
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Oh, i see:-) i will see what the cost will be and we can decide from there.
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Old Apr 14, 2013, 09:08 PM
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I would not send any batteries. I don't need them and they add lots of weight. It's not legal send lipos, either.
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Old Apr 14, 2013, 09:10 PM
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Ohhh i did not know that, ty:-)
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