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Nov 14, 2012, 09:12 PM
BahamaHeli
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Ok, i feel like a newby now but i cant remember, and dont want to have to flip through the 1000+ pages here.

The tight belt in the stock cmt tail....

Is there an easy way to fix it. I thought letting it sit for a year would loosen it up, but it still feels to tight. Do i have to file down the end of the boom, or can i just swap either the belt or the boom to get the right tention???
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Nov 14, 2012, 09:37 PM
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If I recall the metal tail assembly is what pushes it out more. I think file the boom, but you don't need to do much.
Nov 14, 2012, 10:33 PM
BahamaHeli
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How much is too much? 1mm - 2mm.

How tight should the belt be anyway? The belt on the 600 seems loose compared to the 500.

Do i need to lube the year old belt that has been unused, only assembled and sitting in the corner?
Nov 14, 2012, 10:55 PM
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What did you finally kill your other HK500? lol!

I didn't mean you could do it too much. I just meant it shouldn't take but a mm or 2 to give you the slack your looking for. If you only take it down a little you don't have to worry about the tail slipping forward
Nov 14, 2012, 10:57 PM
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Vacation sucks when your wife works nights and your kids are in school.
Nov 14, 2012, 11:07 PM
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I cut the shaft down about 3-4mm with a miter box and razor saw. The tail block holds the boom very well for me.
Nov 14, 2012, 11:41 PM
BahamaHeli
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[QUOTE=mhills51;23272360]What did you finally kill your other HK500? lol!
/QUOTE]

posted one page back
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=8200

I found out what the problem/s were and it survived. Two is always better than one. The 500 size is what i would choose if i could only pick one, so i would not let it die.
Nov 14, 2012, 11:59 PM
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file down no more then 2mm off either side of the boom. Any more and you will find that you will not have a snug fit in the tail box.

best to mark 1mm increments on tube and file up to the first line and refit to see belt sension.
Nov 15, 2012, 12:06 AM
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Here is some art work lol!
Nov 15, 2012, 06:04 AM
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what program & effect is this? I have been trying to find this for some fishing photos I want to post up and smear the background (location)
Nov 15, 2012, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by mhills51
Vacation sucks when your wife works nights and your kids are in school.
Sounds like an ideal vacation to me. More time at the flying field - without having to worry about the kids
Nov 15, 2012, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by evltoy
what program & effect is this? I have been trying to find this for some fishing photos I want to post up and smear the background (location)
+1.. that's really kool mhills. Id like to know how you did it as well.
Nov 15, 2012, 11:17 AM
Mallcopterist
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Originally Posted by Dejavu*Xion
+1.. that's really kool mhills. Id like to know how you did it as well.
Looks very Vincent van Gogh....I'm a bit worried Hills is going to cut one of his ears off and go crazy.....
Nov 15, 2012, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by 2Doggs
Looks very Vincent van Gogh....I'm a bit worried Hills is going to cut one of his ears off and go crazy.....
What? I can't hear you! and it is the Van Gogh

It's http://www.psykopaint.com/painter.html It's free to do, but cost to save in coupons. You get 10 free and then you can get more for free by just going to the sight everyday.
Nov 15, 2012, 12:28 PM
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Here is another one I did, but didn't buy. http://www.psykopaint.com/gallery.html#/painting/541812


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