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tilting heli / Blade 400

Old 01-05-2009, 05:37 AM
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Hello all,

After a recent minor mishap my Blade 400 seems to lean to one side when flying. Appears to me that the when the blades are parallel to the ground and in a hover the body seems tilted. I guess I would expect everything to hang straight down when in a good hover.

Any thoughts? Thanks, Todd.
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:52 AM
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check to see if the canopy mount is bent, or the tail tube has twisted. those are my first thoughts.
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:13 AM
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You will have a bit of lean as the tail rotor counters the torque of the main blades. The tail is blowing to the right to keep the heli from spinning so the heli has to "lean into" this sideways force. Or is your lean more pronounced than this?
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:35 AM
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And here I thought maybe it was something to do with them folks in OZ hanging upside down on the planet....

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Old 01-05-2009, 06:55 AM
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And here I thought maybe it was something to do with them folks in OZ hanging upside down on the planet....

Well, that too!
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:57 PM
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If you are looking at the heli from the rear when hovering, it will lean a bit to the right normally. As mentioned above, this is due to the push of the tail rotor to left to counteract the torque of the main rotor. Percectly normal.
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:14 AM
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Just seems more then before the crash. Could a out of level swash plate cause this? I just got a leveler in the mail today so I will check that too. Thanks for your help.......
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It might... make sure everything is level and balanced. Setup is everything with a heli.
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:25 AM
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ok thanks to everyone for the advise
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