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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by HollowHead, May 6, 2012.
How tight should I make the blade to hub bolts? (Counter rotating duals, no tail rotor.) Thanks, HH
I would be careful of over-tightening. The bolt should spin on opposite the direction of rotor spin, so they won't generally spin or vibrate loose. Eric
I guess my question is, should the blades free-float (all fall back if I hold the helicopter boom down) or should they be tightened so they're always 180 from eachother? Thanks, HH
It's a four-blade rotor? The blades don't have clock points on the rotor head to detent on?
No. It has two, two blade rotors sharing the same mast and they rotate in different directions. There are no detents on the blades / hubs. Edited to add, here is a photo. BTW, it has an almost three-foot long antenna...do I let it hang or can I coil it up and stuff it in the cabin? Thanks. HH
Some day, if it isn't too much trouble, please list out your hobbies in one concise post.
I've yet to figure out how to do this. HH
I'll bow to nevermore's expertise on this one. The one I have experience is much larger, with wooden rotors, each on their own mount bolt, on the rotor head. These are left a little loose and centrifugal force spins them out properly. Eric
BTW, I'd let the antenna wire hang.
Look the model number and brand online. There are probably plenty of posts and sites with info, to draw from. Eric
If the answer is not available on this site, Dear Sir...it is simply unanswerable. HH
If you have an iPhone or iPad, check these out: http://ardrone.parrot.com/parrot-ar-drone/usa/ These things are the cat's ***. They have two camaras, which you can view from the control app on the iPhone/iPad, so you can fly them out of line of site. The control systems are very sophisticated because all the programming for the controller takes place on the iPad/iPhone controlling the helo. These things are a hell of a lot of fun. Eric