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Old Feb 03, 2007, 07:55 PM
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swash leveler? where to get?

readyheli has them all out of stock even for their ball link sizing tool bummer. any other online vendor that has it?
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Old Feb 03, 2007, 08:02 PM
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Do a search on this forum for "HuskyD" , he makes an excellent swash leveler tool.
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Old Feb 03, 2007, 08:34 PM
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helidirect has one now for a t-rex
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Old Feb 03, 2007, 08:55 PM
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use your eyes
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Old Feb 03, 2007, 09:01 PM
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The tool not only aids in getting the swash level at zero pitch, but makes it easy to tell if you're experiencing non-uniform travel at full positive and negative pitches as well.

It's not a "must have" tool, but it does take some of the guess work out of the setup process.
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Old Feb 03, 2007, 09:10 PM
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Here are directions on how to use it. They do work better than eyeball method.
http://www.truebloodengineering.com/...showpage&pid=1
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Old Feb 03, 2007, 10:06 PM
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Helidirect selling them at a great discount:
http://www.helidirect.com/product_in...oducts_id=2903
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Old Feb 04, 2007, 01:04 AM
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are they worth it? i seem to get close just by eyeometer?
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Old Feb 04, 2007, 01:10 AM
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are they worth it? i seem to get close just by eyeometer?
I thought so to till I got one of these and used the directions at the link above.
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Old Feb 04, 2007, 01:16 AM
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so its worth it then? do you set your paddles by eye or use a tool for them? i use a tool for the caliber but the trex by eye...
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Old Feb 04, 2007, 03:44 AM
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I used a swash leveler for the Swift (sorry no other example), and it sure made leveling the swashplate EASY!
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Old Feb 04, 2007, 07:01 AM
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I got closer by eye than i expected,but when i got my leveler tool it showed it wasnt quite perfect,especially through the full pitch travel range,the tool just makes it easier and removes guess work,very nice for doing full positive pump take offs,and going directly straight up the way .
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Old Feb 04, 2007, 07:50 AM
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I used a vernier caliper for setting the swash on my SJM 400 v2. It works quite well and you can use it without disasembling anything. The verier caliper is probably more expensive than a special tool, but I already had one in the garage. It is also very nice for getting exact measurements of link-lenghts.

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Old Feb 04, 2007, 08:20 AM
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I used a vernier caliper for setting the swash on my SJM 400 v2. It works quite well and you can use it without disasembling anything. The verier caliper is probably more expensive than a special tool, but I already had one in the garage. It is also very nice for getting exact measurements of link-lenghts.

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I can't imagine measuring to level a swash. You'd need a reference base - which is?
If all else fails, there's always Bob's bubble method (CCPM video):
http://video.helifreak.com/?subpath=...CPM_Part_2.wmv
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Old Feb 04, 2007, 09:22 AM
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I can't imagine measuring to level a swash. You'd need a reference base - which is?
If all else fails, there's always Bob's bubble method (CCPM video):
http://video.helifreak.com/?subpath=...CPM_Part_2.wmv
I see your point, guess this depends on the particular heli. The SJM has a flat G10 frame that is perpendicular to the main shaft, it makes a good reference. I use the depth measurement probe of the caliper from each of the 3 linkage balls on the swash down to the frame.

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