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By Nigel on Sunday, 22 June 2008 7:29 PM
I finished getting the blades tracking correctly today.  took 1 turn of the long link to get it spot on.  There is only 2 discs now... one for the main blades and one for the paddles.

I also made up a carbon fibre tail linkage out of a piece of 3mm carbon rod and a couple of small linkage rods glued into the ends.  It is lighter than the original and had allowed me to get rid of those little rod supports.

By Nigel on Tuesday, 17 June 2008 2:52 PM
Well, my heli is back in the air...  Well was...  Not another crash but a stripped tail drive gear (the large one that sits above the main drive gear)

Flight 74 i spent trying to re-trim the heli and adjust blade tracking.  Not sure how long i flew, but given the amperage put back into the battery (#4) i guesstimate about 6-7minutes, but probably closer to 6.  I was unable to get the tracking close.  This was due to the pitch not being set correctly.  One blade was out by 2.5deg, the other...
By Nigel on Monday, 2 June 2008 5:37 PM
I went down to the local Heli club again.  I thoroughly enjoy going there, drooling over all the other nice helis, also as i had my eldest lad with me.

the first 2 flights went really well, with me flying virtually the whole flight with the headspeed set to 100%, and was very comfortable with it at this speed.  I spend some time trimming the heli, trying to get rid of the tail drift, and also get the tracking right (what a waste of time this turned out to be LOL).  I only got 5 minutes from battery #1, but this was used to do some bench testing of pitch and tail setup, and 6 1/2 minutes for battery #2.

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