Setup help needed

Setup help needed

Post by MonteSS8 » Mon, 02 Aug 1999 04:00:00



I just recently purchased a used Kal Enforcer helicopter and I had a few
questions on setting it up that someone may be able to help with. First, how
tight should the main blades be? Should they rotate freely at the end where
they are attached or should they be tight? Also, the rotor head rocks back and
forth. If this is correct, then I assume that it stays level during flight or
should it not be able to move at all except from servo inputs? Thanks for any
help you can give.
Rob
 
 
 

Setup help needed

Post by Robert Mulliga » Mon, 02 Aug 1999 04:00:00


I set my blades just tight enough that with a little force I can move them
with 1 or 2 fingers... then start the bird and get it light on it's feet...
shut down and wait till the rotor stops on it's own and then tighten 1/8 to
1/4 turn.

if the whole rotot head is rocking this is not good, but if it is just the
flybar rocking back and forth this is normal.


Quote:
> I just recently purchased a used Kal Enforcer helicopter and I had a few
> questions on setting it up that someone may be able to help with. First,
how
> tight should the main blades be? Should they rotate freely at the end
where
> they are attached or should they be tight? Also, the rotor head rocks back
and
> forth. If this is correct, then I assume that it stays level during flight
or
> should it not be able to move at all except from servo inputs? Thanks for
any
> help you can give.
> Rob


 
 
 

Setup help needed

Post by Beavi » Wed, 04 Aug 1999 04:00:00




Quote:
>I set my blades just tight enough that with a little force I can move them
>with 1 or 2 fingers... then start the bird and get it light on it's feet...
>shut down and wait till the rotor stops on it's own and then tighten 1/8 to
>1/4 turn.

>if the whole rotot head is rocking this is not good,

Unless he means rocking about the central pivot point of the feathering
spindle. Then that's quite normal as the Enforcer (the later ones) has a
teeter head and MUST rock.

Beav

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