Jan 30, 2012, 04:31 PM
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Blade slop


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2nd full day of flying, doing good but an issue has come up. After an unfortunate contact with the Earth I no longer have enough thrust to rise more than 3 or 4 inches? Looking at the Heli I noticed that the main shaft has about vertical slop. At rest the white drive gear barely makes contact with the motor drive gear. As the motor ramps up it rises up to the top. On top of the chassis is a locking collar, I think this might have slipped. My instinct is to move the shaft to it upper most and bring the collar down. How much if any slop should be present?
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Jan 30, 2012, 04:35 PM
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Hi all
2nd full day of flying, doing good but an issue has come up. After an unfortunate contact with the Earth I no longer have enough thrust to rise more than 3 or 4 inches? Looking at the Heli I noticed that the main shaft has about vertical slop. At rest the white drive gear barely makes contact with the motor drive gear. As the motor ramps up it rises up to the top. On top of the chassis is a locking collar, I think this might have slipped. My instinct is to move the shaft to it upper most and bring the collar down. How much if any slop should be present?
your main gear has been pushed down, gently push the gear back up on the main shaft.. and you should be set to go again..
Jan 30, 2012, 05:00 PM
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I use a colored drinking straw cut to lenght and slit down the side. I looks cool covers the wires and looks nicer. It also weights very little. I especially like floresent pink and green

Don
Jan 30, 2012, 05:02 PM
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Hi all
2nd full day of flying, doing good but an issue has come up. After an unfortunate contact with the Earth I no longer have enough thrust to rise more than 3 or 4 inches? Looking at the Heli I noticed that the main shaft has about vertical slop. At rest the white drive gear barely makes contact with the motor drive gear. As the motor ramps up it rises up to the top. On top of the chassis is a locking collar, I think this might have slipped. My instinct is to move the shaft to it upper most and bring the collar down. How much if any slop should be present?
Yeah, the collar won't slip, it's screwed through - the main gear slips off in a crash, mitigating some damage. slip it back on and you'll be rosy.
Jan 30, 2012, 05:59 PM
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Hi all
2nd full day of flying, doing good but an issue has come up. After an unfortunate contact with the Earth I no longer have enough thrust to rise more than 3 or 4 inches? Looking at the Heli I noticed that the main shaft has about vertical slop. At rest the white drive gear barely makes contact with the motor drive gear. As the motor ramps up it rises up to the top. On top of the chassis is a locking collar, I think this might have slipped. My instinct is to move the shaft to it upper most and bring the collar down. How much if any slop should be present?
Push the gear back on, apply force at the hub, not the rim. Snap...
Jan 31, 2012, 07:18 AM
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Tail vibration and instability turned out to be bent feathering spindle. Easy fix.
Jan 31, 2012, 10:23 AM
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When I bent my feathering shaft I called the LHS and asked if they have them and how much. He told me 5.95 and I asked if that was for a ten pack.

Anyway, I was wondering why I can't flip this heli now. When I first got it I went to the field and flip it immediately and was hovering inverted. Now I try and the tail blows out. I have the V2. I found a Walkera feathering shaft from a Ufly that's the right diameter but its about 55mm longer. I'm not sure how much to cut off.
I went to a field with tall weeds but when I crashed, it broke one of the balls off the swash. I ordered a micro heli swash so we'll see what breaks next on this ultra durable heli.
Jan 31, 2012, 10:25 AM
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If your tail keeps blowing out suddenly are you sure you haven't cracked the tail boom? Does it twist real easy?

I'm going to go ahead and ask a stupid question, but when my batteries from HobbyKing finally arrive (if ever) I'm going to tire of charging batteries one by one on stock charger.

What chargers are people using for multiple batteries?
Jan 31, 2012, 10:29 AM
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If your tail keeps blowing out suddenly are you sure you haven't cracked the tail boom? Does it twist real easy?

I'm going to go ahead and ask a stupid question, but when my batteries from HobbyKing finally arrive (if ever) I'm going to tire of charging batteries one by one on stock charger.

What chargers are people using for multiple batteries?
I think your batteries from Hobby King comes with a muti plug adapter. I ordered 4 from Hobby King and there waiting for p/u at post office. I wonder if they're going to be any good at $2.96. The LHS wants $15.0 for the stock one but I know good after market ones you can get for $10.
Jan 31, 2012, 10:34 AM
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They're the 300mah 1S 35c ones, supposed to be decent from what I've heard. Better than stock so I'm told anyway.

Will wait and see!
Jan 31, 2012, 10:36 AM
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[QUOTE=Dilatory;20594464]If your tail keeps blowing out suddenly are you sure you haven't cracked the tail boom? Does it twist real easy?

The tail wasn't cracked but it is now after removing it to install new longer one. The new one is solid so the frame will probably break next crash. What? they make an after market frame?
It could be that I just had too much coffee when I tried to flip it.
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Jan 31, 2012, 10:41 AM
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They're the 300mah 1S 35c ones, supposed to be decent from what I've heard. Better than stock so I'm told anyway.

Will wait and see!
The 300mah 1S 35c numbers mean nothing except what they decided to print on them. You don't get what you pay for. Sometimes you get a lot less
Jan 31, 2012, 10:44 AM
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The 300mah 1S 35c numbers mean nothing except what they decided to print on them. You don't get what you pay for. Sometimes you get a lot less
Well regardless of the discrepancies between packaging and product, I've heard good things about the batteries which is of course all one has to go on when ordering things from the internet. I'll reserve final judgement until they arrive.

Good luck with your tail!
Jan 31, 2012, 11:25 AM
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Sorry for having such a negative attitude. I'll post if there is a muti plug adapter with the batteries.
Jan 31, 2012, 12:07 PM
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If your tail keeps blowing out suddenly are you sure you haven't cracked the tail boom? Does it twist real easy?

I'm going to go ahead and ask a stupid question, but when my batteries from HobbyKing finally arrive (if ever) I'm going to tire of charging batteries one by one on stock charger.

What chargers are people using for multiple batteries?
hobby king x6 charger harness

add to cart, then add the 300mah turnigys for $2.96 from the above link

or a quality charger board here
astroid site or thread


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