- Tips & Tricks -




A quick potentiometer map :


Do's :


 1. Use the provided wooden sticks to increase your chances for safe landing, especially when it comes to "panic landing"...
 2. Use hot glue to reinforce some of the joints on the skid ( that black sleigh-structure attached to the bottom of the body ) as well as on the tail, especially below the attachment of the vertical tail.
 3. Use lubricants in the cogwheel assemblies. Made it a little smoother, but that funky sound comes from the main motor. Check don'ts for the main motor...
 4. If you decide to charge the battery still attached to the body, make a little stand and put it under the battery, so it won't weigh down the skid...
 5. Check the balance after painting. I have used a little screwdriver to suspend the body at the imaginary center-lines on the mainrotor structure and had the propeller always conform to those lines too. I found, that after adding the new tail ( I made out from styrofoam cup ), I had to rebalance the tail. I used leadtape which you can buy at any sport store.

Don'ts :


 1. Do not use cyanoacrilate based Crazy Super Glues to fix the styrofoam parts, it will just eat it...
 2. Do not use lubricants for the main motor. It totally made the helicopter wobbly. Probably interfered with the timed pulses.
 3. Do not use "off the shelf" Li-Ion batteries, while they support iddling, they shut down at take off, or even worst, in midflight... Check out my measurements on currents.
 4. Do not change forward/back motion abruptly. I found, that backing up with considerable speed causes unrecoverable unbalance.
 5. Do not change the sensitivity of the gyros with the "rate" potmeters ( lower 3 ) to be too sensitive. Sudden changes in motion cause very-difficult-to-recover situations.





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