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Posted by kiwi_craig | Oct 28, 2014 @ 02:19 AM | 6,484 Views

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Heli factor goodies arrived, very nicely made..... First details noted

Swash has cut outs for maximum angle on the pivot ball, will measure ball offsets but looks way more aggressive. No more flexi flier here......

Blade grip. Lots of clearance to the tree section, lotsa angle capability... Cunning design on how the two halves split, only has fixing screws at the blade grips. Nice.....

Tree unit, wow this is super nice......... Lock screws to hold the flybar pin in place same for the driveshaft; set screw.

Works of art thats for sure.......... No more flogged out plastic and flexy rubber band swash plates.......

Nice instruction sheets.

Weights for each part...Continue Reading
Posted by kiwi_craig | Oct 14, 2014 @ 03:05 AM | 6,479 Views
Further to the highly successful NE228 mixer arms i decided to take a punt on the matching linkage arms. They fit perfectly and are fully adjustable, there is no loose - tight side so 1/2 turn adjustable as well

Once the swash to mixer linkage length is set correct I recommend adding shrink wrap to cover the steel threaded rod and bring it up to the diameter of the end ball links, that way it slides allot nicer through the anti rotation guide forks on the head tree and achieves maximum travel,otherwise it tends to catch on the step from the threaded rod to the larger plastic head diameter in the guide fork limited travel.

The long links will be a perfect fit onto the turnigy servo arms, just need to source two more steel ball ends. 913 linkage arms are an option, a tad tight on the the swash balls but nothing a quick wet n dry won't cure. Slop free top end ........ Precision control!

Tail blade balance, well out as delivered....... scotch tape to the rescue