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Nov 14, 2012, 09:11 PM
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These V4's must be REALLY AWESOME!!! I'd say it's almost that time to start flying in the hall. Yes, flying....as in, NOT grounded

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Nov 15, 2012, 04:40 PM
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Hope this isn't outta line but if anyone is looking for a good supply of parts or a couple complete flying helis, I've got mine for sale as a package.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1766144
Nov 18, 2012, 03:39 PM
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Good evening,

I just stripped down and rebuilt my Lama V3 tonight - it's basically a V4 in an Alouette Lama body, as you probably know..

When replacing the main gear on the bottom of the 4mm shaft there's a small brass washer that sits either above or below the 4x8x3mm bearing.
(The washer isn't even listed in the exploded diagram that came with the instructions. )

This washer has a ridge on its inside circumference - should that be up or down ?

And I assume the washer goes between the bearing and the main gear wheel right ?
Nov 19, 2012, 04:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Boris13
Good evening,

I just stripped down and rebuilt my Lama V3 tonight - it's basically a V4 in an Alouette Lama body, as you probably know..

When replacing the main gear on the bottom of the 4mm shaft there's a small brass washer that sits either above or below the 4x8x3mm bearing.
(The washer isn't even listed in the exploded diagram that came with the instructions. )

This washer has a ridge on its inside circumference - should that be up or down ?

And I assume the washer goes between the bearing and the main gear wheel right ?
The washer goes on with the "ridge" facing the bearing so it contacts the inner race of the bearing = UP. The bearing fits into the recess in the frame and the washer goes between the bearing and the gear. At least you didn't lose it!
Nov 19, 2012, 07:22 AM
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The washer goes on with the "ridge" facing the bearing so it contacts the inner race of the bearing = UP. At least you didn't lose it!
Thanks Kodak_jack,
I suppose it makes sense - so that it's facing the bearing.
Didn't loose it, but I've had this thing apart maybe 100 times over the past 3
months. I'm good at wrecking the gear for the lower rotor for some reason.
Nov 19, 2012, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Boris13
Thanks Kodak_jack,
I suppose it makes sense - so that it's facing the bearing.
Didn't loose it, but I've had this thing apart maybe 100 times over the past 3
months. I'm good at wrecking the gear for the lower rotor for some reason.
Welcome, this should refresh your memory...
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=69665

That brass washer can be a bugger. Ask me how I know

Mike.
Nov 19, 2012, 08:37 AM
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Nov 20, 2012, 04:13 AM
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When it looks as if you're going to crash, kill the throttle immediately. You're lucky if you just wreck a gear. Taking out a $$$$$$ 4-in-1 is something you don't want to do.
Nov 24, 2012, 11:49 AM
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When it looks as if you're going to crash, kill the throttle immediately. You're lucky if you just wreck a gear. Taking out a $$$$$$ 4-in-1 is something you don't want to do.
Jack, was this post meant to go in the CX2 thread? You know....the member with the heavy foot

Mike.
Nov 24, 2012, 05:21 PM
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Hey guys,

It's only me. I'm so excited about a new purchase I just have to tell someone. LOL

I ordered one of the new Lamas that's about the size of a Big Lama... just a bit bigger.
This is the most detailed helicopter I've ever taken out of the box. It is so well done, I am afraid to fly it. 3 rotor head and although it can be flown as a "fixed pitch" bird, it also has CP and will fly upside down. I never intend to try that. That's just not real helicopter flying to me.
It's those guys who are so smooth on the sticks you can hardly tell it's a model. I ran it up to 100% throttle with full down pitch and it sounds exactly like the detailed turbine motor is making the noise. This one has a functional tail rotor also. Shaft/gear driven. The turbine engine displays a bright red light inside and there are other functional navigation lights. Blades are made of pure carbon. I can give it a tiny bit of "up" pitch and run it up to about 70% and it starts to get light on the skids. We have wood floors and a vacant living room that is 14x30'.... so last night I held a tiny bit of pitch on it and when it got light on the skids, I could "fly" it all over the place as it slid on the shiny floor. Very expensive and hard to fly.
Sure does make a beautiful display piece though.

Buzz
Nov 24, 2012, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Buzz
Hey guys,

It's only me. I'm so excited about a new purchase I just have to tell someone. LOL

I ordered one of the new Lamas that's about the size of a Big Lama... just a bit bigger.
This is the most detailed helicopter I've ever taken out of the box. It is so well done, I am afraid to fly it. 3 rotor head and although it can be flown as a "fixed pitch" bird, it also has CP and will fly upside down. I never intend to try that. That's just not real helicopter flying to me.
It's those guys who are so smooth on the sticks you can hardly tell it's a model. I ran it up to 100% throttle with full down pitch and it sounds exactly like the detailed turbine motor is making the noise. This one has a functional tail rotor also. Shaft/gear driven. The turbine engine displays a bright red light inside and there are other functional navigation lights. Blades are made of pure carbon. I can give it a tiny bit of "up" pitch and run it up to about 70% and it starts to get light on the skids. We have wood floors and a vacant living room that is 14x30'.... so last night I held a tiny bit of pitch on it and when it got light on the skids, I could "fly" it all over the place as it slid on the shiny floor. Very expensive and hard to fly.
Sure does make a beautiful display piece though.

Buzz
could you provide a link to it or at least some pictures of what heli you are talking about ?
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Nov 25, 2012, 07:38 AM
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Jack, was this post meant to go in the CX2 thread? You know....the member with the heavy foot

Mike.
It applies to just about anybody with a lead foot, including old firemen!
When was the last time anybody got on here and talked about buying a new Lama? My A-300/ Lama 4 is a year old already. To be honest about it, Esky has dropped down so low in the popularity scale that I don't even know what they offer anymore.
Nov 25, 2012, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by erdnuckel2
could you provide a link to it or at least some pictures of what heli you are talking about ?
Sure, here are some photos that really don't do it justice. If y ou want to see the advertisement w/videos... go here:

http://www.helipal.com/walkera-hm-4f...FQf0nAoddXQAXA
Last edited by Buzz; Nov 25, 2012 at 01:19 PM.
Nov 26, 2012, 06:31 AM
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WOW!! I don't know if I would be able to fly something that looks that good just sitting there. It's a shelf queen.
Nov 26, 2012, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by kodak_jack
WOW!! I don't know if I would be able to fly something that looks that good just sitting there. It's a shelf queen.
Heh Heh.... I haven't flown it yet. Mainly because of all the detail. Yikes!

Buzz


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