Flight Trimming

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Re: Flight Trimming

Post by mrsteven » April 9th, 2011, 9:13 am

Ya, Same with illinois (your state and mine chia) I went at the same time as stevenson and another team and we were all using them with no problem

Edit: now that I googled them lol
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Re: Flight Trimming

Post by chia » April 9th, 2011, 10:31 am

Hmmm...
2e. Rotor construction: Competitors must construct the rotors themselves. Commercially available rotors or propellers must not be used in whole or part. Rotor thrust bearings may be commercially available items.
I interpreted this as meaning any part of the Ikara prop -hanger included- is not allowed.
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and its corresponding hanger wouldn't be allowed. I know it says bearings can be commercially available, but that just means beads or teflon washers, right?
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Re: Flight Trimming

Post by thewinner » April 9th, 2011, 10:40 am

'Bearing' is defined as 'a device to allow constrained relative movement between two or more parts'. I think the Ikara prop hanger falls under this category.
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Re: Flight Trimming

Post by chia » April 9th, 2011, 10:43 am

Meh, okay then. The one I built with one is still only my backup backup backup copter anyway :lol:
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Re: Flight Trimming

Post by mrsteven » April 9th, 2011, 11:02 am

chia wrote:Meh, okay then. The one I built with one is still only my backup backup backup copter anyway :lol:
lol I have 1 helictoper that works and another that was totalled at regionals.
if it breaks im in some deeeeeeeeep trouble
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Re: Flight Trimming

Post by thewinner » April 9th, 2011, 11:08 am

I have three working helicopters and about 5 destroyed ones. I just take the motorsticks from the broken ones, because that batch of balsa just seemed to be really light... :?
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Re: Flight Trimming

Post by mrsteven » April 9th, 2011, 11:10 am

yeah the lower rotor of my destroyed one is ok so i really have 1.5 helicopters ^.^
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Re: Flight Trimming

Post by lllazar » April 9th, 2011, 5:15 pm

I've built 10+ helis over the course of the year. Got two almost identical (mass distribution is immaculate...) copters right now.
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Re: Flight Trimming

Post by mrsteven » April 9th, 2011, 5:36 pm

That's nuts man! I spend so much time building them I try as hard as I can to avoid building another.
Jw, but how DO you balance it? Like how do u weigh just 1/2 a rotor?
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Re: Flight Trimming

Post by kjhsscioly » April 9th, 2011, 8:16 pm

you don't, just try to balance the center on your finger. Whichever side tips over first, take action to lighten, or if you rotor isn't very heavy, make the other side slightly heavier, but not by much.

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