Originally Posted by Aphro
Fired her up in the garage for a quick maiden... made it up to the resonant head speed and then backed her down... PHEW... that sounded like a ban saw cutting through some serious hardwood
Okay, now I know it is coming so I spool it up to resonant speed then tick her up just past it... OMG, it is like magic... now it is smooth as butter so I tick the throttle up a little more and now I am flying baby
What a sweet machine... it is everything I hoped it would be.
for one major issue, I noticed there was a strange grinding/rubbing noise while I was flying it. After landing I checked the tail gear box, the drive shaft was still rubbing on the tail rotor shaft. I had disassembled it to check to make sure it was installed in the proper orientation and it was. After I reassembled it there was a 2mm gap between the drive shaft and the tail rotor shaft. Does this mean I need to slide my tail gear box housing further aft so it does not keep touching the tail rotor shaft? I mean, I only hovered for a couple minutes and where you can see in the picture below the shiny traces where it rubs, now there is a nice u-shape cut out on the tail rotor shaft where the drive shaft carved into it
I have read about tail booms being too loose, but is there such a thing as too tight... Insight would be highly appreciated as I will not spool her up again until I get this figured out
just want to help you inorder that you to enjoy to fly this bird, if you have spare time to dismatle do it, first push over thru the turque tube to the B gear and put a drop of ca and wait to dry,assemble the body frame whilelaying the bearing and tail shaft to the body frame, insert the tailshaft to the boom until to the points that end a mak that you can see next the front turque tube bearing,set the elevator servo while putting back the left side frame, tighten the frame by their respective screw,insert the boom to the tailcase assemlbly and put the C gear push the turque tube until it firmly to the A gear ( i suggest the metal bebel gear) and put a drop of ca to secure your C gear to turque tube.(am figuring out that your tail boom is not go altheway forward to the bodyframe)