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01-09-2008, 02:58 AM
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Posted By _Icarus

Like you correctly observed the pin does come out...

Like you correctly observed the pin does come out one way only.
If you look closely, the pin has a flat end and a round end.
The way I removed it was to rest the shaft against a solid surface and...
12-18-2007, 04:50 AM
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Views: 47,219
Posted By _Icarus

I have an idea. Put the plane on a conveyor and...

I have an idea.
Put the plane on a conveyor and put the conveyor in a wind tunnel.
Its not going to prove anything but those who like this kind of mental gymnastic will have twice the fun.
12-14-2007, 04:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,297
Posted By _Icarus

Mine came with an extra battery which was the...

Mine came with an extra battery which was the Mystery battery you are mentioning.
I have no seen any difference between it and the Esky battery.
Are LIPO's safe? There are numerous thread on this...
12-14-2007, 04:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,674
Posted By _Icarus

I've had one of those for 3 months now. Rotor...

I've had one of those for 3 months now.
Rotor blades are the most fragile. I went through 5 complete sets.
The body is also fragile. It cracks like egg shell with the slightest hit.
I found I can...
11-18-2007, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,031
Posted By _Icarus

Walkera 4#3

I just received my Walkera 4#3 yesterday.
I have not seen any posts about that model in this forum so I thought I would start a thread.

Even though I knew it was tiny, I was still surprised to...
11-16-2007, 04:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,471
Posted By _Icarus

Look in the battery compartment, under the...

Look in the battery compartment, under the batteries.
Some transmitter have a hole through which you can see 2 small switches.
Those dip switches are to control servo mixing.
Probably Esky use the...
10-28-2007, 04:23 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,264
Posted By _Icarus

Clearly not a case for either/or. From...

Clearly not a case for either/or.

From Webster's on-line dictionary




So, RC flying is a sport, albeit not an athletic sport.
It is also definitely a hobby.
Furthermore, not only is the...
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-27-2007, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,335
Posted By _Icarus

I finally found a thread that discuses this 45...

I finally found a thread that discuses this 45 deg angle thing at lenght
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=449319
10-26-2007, 03:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,663
Posted By _Icarus

I have a lama 4. I had it for about a month now,...

I have a lama 4. I had it for about a month now, I have not needed to buy replacement part yet, but your post made me curious.
I did search on ebay.ca for esky and looked at the listings originating...
10-20-2007, 05:12 AM
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Posted By _Icarus

Here goes nothing! good luck everyone

Here goes nothing!
good luck everyone
10-19-2007, 02:58 AM
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Views: 1,343
Posted By _Icarus

Dealing with the throttle ratchet on the radio

I have a Lama V4 with the coax rotors that I've been practicing with for almost 1 month. The radio is setup for mode 2 with the throttle and the rudder on the same stick.

The throttle stick has...
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-19-2007, 01:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,335
Posted By _Icarus

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Forum: Aerodynamics
10-18-2007, 03:19 AM
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Views: 2,335
Posted By _Icarus

I found this link...

I found this link http://www.synchrolite.com/0940.html
It explains that the rotor lag is not entirely due to gyroscopic precession, there is also apparenlty an aerodynamic precession component. In...
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-11-2007, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,335
Posted By _Icarus

I'm at work now so I can't post pictures. The...

I'm at work now so I can't post pictures.
The upper linkage in 180 degrees. There is one link on each side of the blade holder.
The lower rotor spins clockwise.
10-11-2007, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,218
Posted By _Icarus

Good point! ...

Good point!

http://www.walkera.com/en1/particular.jsp?pn=Z252%2310104

There is this interesting comment in the features list:
90o/120o mixing swashplate structure can perfectly upgrade to...
10-11-2007, 03:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,218
Posted By _Icarus

Question So, is it so new that nobody knows about it or is...

So, is it so new that nobody knows about it or is it so old that nobody wants to talk about it anymore
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-08-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,335
Posted By _Icarus

I'm glad to see that I am not the only one who is...

I'm glad to see that I am not the only one who is curious about this apparent violation of the laws of physiscs.
Seriously though I'm sure there is a rational explanation.

Here are the pictures....
10-07-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,553
Posted By _Icarus

I saw some micro fairy video on you tube too, it...

I saw some micro fairy video on you tube too, it looks cool.
Before I bought the Lama I bought a Havoc Heli at ToysRUS.
All these 2ch micro helis are similar. They have the same rotor head and...
10-07-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,218
Posted By _Icarus

Walkera 52#1

Does any one have any experience with this model?

I saw it on the Walkera web site but I have not found too many vendors that sell it. Only found 1 in UK dg-rc.co.uk that sells it for 99 GBP...
10-07-2007, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By _Icarus

Lucky you! You'd better get her something nice...

Lucky you!
You'd better get her something nice for her birthday too.
Also try not to pay more attention to the heli than to her
so that she won't regret giving you it.;)

I can't help you with...
Forum: Aerodynamics
10-07-2007, 03:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,335
Posted By _Icarus

Gyroscopic rotor precession

Everywhere I've read on the subject, it says that helicopter rotors undergo maximum tilt 90 degrees after they are given maximum pitch.

I recently purchased an Esky Lama v4 and as I was examining...
10-06-2007, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,553
Posted By _Icarus

Well that's exactly the challenge that lefties...

Well that's exactly the challenge that lefties have to deal with.
When somebody say pull the right stick to a lefty, he's just as likely to pull the left stick as the right stick if he doesn't have...
10-06-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,553
Posted By _Icarus

I've been at it for 3 weeks now and things are...

I've been at it for 3 weeks now and things are improving.
I can do side-in (either side) with a fair level of comfort
and I can do nose in for short periods.
Simulator practice does help develop...
10-06-2007, 04:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,461
Posted By _Icarus

I double checked and the swash on the Lama V4 is...

I double checked and the swash on the Lama V4 is definitely not mirroring stick movements.

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As shown in the drawing, it tilts on axes 45 deg from the tail and there is no mixing.
I...
10-05-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,461
Posted By _Icarus

Vortex thank you very much for taking the time to...

Vortex thank you very much for taking the time to respond.
The information you give is very interesting.

I have not physically seen a machine with CCPM, in action so I don't know
if my...
10-05-2007, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,461
Posted By _Icarus

Now that I've had my heli (lama 4) for a couple...

Now that I've had my heli (lama 4) for a couple of weeks and that I've had time to familiarize with it, I have new question that came up re the swashplate and its effect on the main rotor.

I...
09-24-2007, 03:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,553
Posted By _Icarus

Question Left-handed pilot challenges

I am a left-handed person; I am wondering if because of that, I may have some particular RC control challenges.
I received my first heli last friday. A coaxial lama 4
I have been practicing since...
09-21-2007, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,538
Posted By _Icarus

The Lama arrived this morning. Just 2...

The Lama arrived this morning.

Just 2 little problems.
1 - The clips to attach the training gear to the landing skid don't fit because the landing skid legs are not perpendicular to the skids....
09-21-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,461
Posted By _Icarus

Thanks all for the explanations. Personally I...

Thanks all for the explanations.
Personally I think that investigating & understanding these details is part of the fun associated with the hobby.

For those who are interested, I found the...
09-16-2007, 11:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,461
Posted By _Icarus

I did mention the swash plate. What is the...

I did mention the swash plate.

What is the function of the washout assembly?
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