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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by HollowHead, May 6, 2012.

  1. HollowHead

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    How tight should I make the blade to hub bolts? (Counter rotating duals, no tail rotor.) Thanks, HH
     
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    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Silver Member

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    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
     

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    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
     
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    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Silver Member

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    It's a four-blade rotor? The blades don't have clock points on the rotor head to detent on?
     
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    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

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    Some day, if it isn't too much trouble, please list out your hobbies in one concise post. :cool:
     
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    I've yet to figure out how to do this. :wavey: HH
     
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    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.
     
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    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Silver Member

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    Look the model number and brand online. There are probably plenty of posts and sites with info, to draw from. Eric
     
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    If the answer is not available on this site, Dear Sir...it is simply unanswerable. :wavey: HH
     
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    If you have an iPhone or iPad, check these out: http://ardrone.parrot.com/parrot-ar-drone/usa/ These things are the cat's ass. 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