User talk:94.196.96.51

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Dear 94.196.96.51,

I have deleted your contributions to the CCPM setup page because I believe them to be misguided. I shall detail why below:

IF YOU NEED HELP SETTING UP A HELI, TAKE IT TO A FLYING SCHOOL OR A HELI SHOP, WHERE AN EXPERT CAN SHOW YOU HOW TO DO IT CORRECTLY, AS THIS ARTICLE WILL NOT GET YOUR HELI SET UP.

Well, yes, they will, but that doesn't really help those people without access to such facilities. I'm not exactly an expert, but I'm perfectly capable of setting up a rotorhead, and these instructions are intended to be a precis of what I do. Helicopter set up often seems to be a black art, when really it is just a matter of applying a procedure. Originally it seems complicated, but it's not really.

Note: the above should not be taken seriously. You CANNOT find the "appropriate length" unless you know the exact centre point which 0deg of travel equates to on the shaft. If you haven't got your swashplate at the correct height up the shaft, getting your flybar control arm level at mid stick is relative to where the swashplate is, so if the swashplate's too low or too high, your washout will either strike the yoke or be too far away for you to be able to achieve the required pitch range.

Determining the "exact centre point" for the washout is trivial: measure the available travel of the washout block with Vernier calipers and divide by 2. "Typically" this ends up with the washout guide level or just protruding out of the bottom of the washout block. The position/ height of the swashplate is then whatever is required to support the washout in that position with the washout arms level. Admittedly the text is not incredibly clear at this point; I shall try to rectify this shortly.

MUST have the swashplate at the absolute correct height up the shaft for any of the above to work. You cannot have the swash too high or too low, and hope that

In relation to the text, I can see where your confusion comes from. The text assumes the swash is in an appropriate position, and to adjust the washout to fit. As mentioned, I shall try to improve this.

If you've made any changes which deviate from the manual, such as changed to different servos, then the manual's figures for linkages will not apply and you will effectively be on your own. Without those reliable figures to refer to, setting up is impossible.

None of my helicopters have "original" servos, because they ship without them, yet setup is still perfectly possible. This guide continues to be a "work in progress" and as such, like everything that is engineered, is subject to improvement. If you want to help improve it rather than rant, then your helpful feedback would be appreciated.

-- unwind-protect 23:20, 30 June 2010 (UTC)


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