Archive for June, 2010

Squadron Settings Added

I have now added (see right) to the blog the settings for each of the heli’s in my Squardon. Hopefully this will help people in getting a start in setting up their own heli’s.

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T-Rex 550E or 600E?

Good info here, http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=224540, if you can’t decide which one to get (ho hum..)  Also a good photo on page 1 of the full Align range.

Protos Tracking… SOLVED

Well after a mamoth amount of messing around I finally got the Protos working again yesterday.  Here is the run down:

  1. To sort the tracking out I was recommend to get new thrust bearings in the head as it was notchy and they had never been replaced.  I did this and it tracked fine 🙂
  2. At this point the tail wasn’t behaving properly and it took ages to spool up to speed.  I took the tail apart and discovered the belt was twisted inwards.  (Think of a loop and rolling it like a rolling pin not twisting).  This solved the spool up speed but the tail was quivering and then kicking 90 degrees at random.  Very unnerving.
  3. After some poking about in the wires it turns out that the rudder servo link that goes into the gyro cable was loose! Thus sometimes it was working sometimes it wasn’t.  Once I put this back together firmly all was okay! 🙂

All in all a bit of a nightmare but I got there eventually.  It’s now flying fine and I can get back to it now…

Turnigy nano-tech

Turnigy 2650mah

Turnigy 2650mah

Just ordered a new 6s 2650mAh battery for the Protos from HobbyKing (see here) for $51.99 (£35) delivered. The nano-tech series has just been released and claims 25c to 50c it will be interesting to see if what it behaves like.

I currently have 2 Turnigy batteries for the Protos (2450mAh and 2650mAh) and think they are great and good value for money.  They don’t get excessively hot whilst doing 3D and so far have balanced fine.

Will let you know when I get them in 10-14 days time…

T-rex 250 SE Manual

Found this on the web and thought it might be useful to post here.  Align T-Rex 250SE manual

Protos Tracking…

Ever since the last crash with the Protos there has been an inability to track the blades.  They just seem to keep going off track.  I have no idea what it is but someone at the club suggested that the thrust washers in the head may be off.  Who knows!? Getting really annoyed at the moment because all I want to do is fly not mess around trying to get it off the ground..

Aileron Tic-Tocs

Been practising these on the simulator loads this week.  Going to have to give it a go this weekend.  Any tips would be helpful!