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Finless Video Catalog by kgfly

Posted 11-13-2009 at 01:57 PM by WillJames

This is a place to gather together the best-of-breed How-To videos, Guides and reference material. Much of the material is universal and can be applied widely regardless of which heli(s) you fly. In addition there a model-specific items for individual helis, radios, gyros etc. If your particular brand/model isn't covered, look at one of the ones that are since the majority of concepts and techniques are fairly universal and can be applied widely.

Most of the videos are from Finless (familiar to many) but some are by other talented contributors.

Ball Links 101 (20 MB)
Blade Balancing 101 (30 MB)
Blade Tracking 101 (35 MB)
Canopy Trimming 101 (28 MB)
CCPM Setup Part 1 (58 MB)
CCPM Setup Part 2 (58 MB)
Dual Rates 101 (71 MB)
Exponential 101 (45 MB)
Gyro Gain 101
Pitch and Throttle Curves 101 (58 MB)
Servo Repair 101 (30 MB)
Servo Wires 101 (41MB)
Soldering Bullet (Motor) Connectors 101 (50 MB)
Soldering Deans Connectors 101 (30 MB)
Thread Lock 101 (15 MB)

Understanding BECs and regulators (47 MB)
Comprehensive BEC database

Comprehensive charger database

Align ESC setup (30 MB)
Kontronik Jazz 80-6-18
Comprehensive ESC database

Gyros and Flybarless Systems
Align/Telebee and similar Piezo HH Gyro setup (46 MB)
Futaba 401 gyro setup (48 MB)
Futaba 401 gyro setup with DX7 (42 MB)
Futaba 611 gyro setup (35 MB)
JR G770 Gyro overview videos (28 MB)
Mikado V-Stabi videos
Comprehensive gyro database

Governors (in T600Npro group) (in T600Npro group)

Spektrum DX6 setup guide for a Trex450SE (not a video)
Spektrum DX7 Dual Rates and Expo (65 MB)
Futaba 9Z - Programming for a heli (78 MB)
JR X9303 - Configuring Dual Rates and Expo (50 MB)

MA Stratus 'Bobby Watts' Special

References - General heli info
RC Helicopter Fun (excellent reference, buyers guide, and FAQ):
Electric Helicopters Beginners Guide (EHBG):
RADD's School of Rotary Flight:
Model helicopter theory:
Fantastic online database of batteries, becs, chargers, escs, motors, power supplies, servos etc

References - Batteries
LiPo Basics:
Complete Guide to LiPoBatteries :
All about A123 cells/packs/charging:
AWG wire guages
AWG to Metric conversion
Wire Resistance and Voltage Drop Calculator

References - How To guides
How to: Assorted:
How to: Build an A123 pack:
How to: Change bearings on an OS 50 SX-H engine
How to: Charge LiFe (A123) packs with CCCV power supplies:
How to: Convert a Computer ATX Power Supply to a Lab Power Supply:
How to: Make your own stepdown regulator for a tail servo:
How to: Parallel charge LiXx packs
How to: Setup a piezo gyro: and
How to: Engine Tuning OS50
How to: Wire up battery packs:

References - Headspeed Calculators
MrMel's (excellent generic tool for LiPo and A123/LiFe):
DarkHorse (very complex modeling):
Ezfly's Hurricane 550 headspeed calculator
Head Speed/Battery Calculator for Windows: (a good utility you can run on your PC) Florida BladeBusters (simple and well presented):
ReadyHeli (standard single stage and two-stage for Hurricane550):

References - Free Simulators
FMS (basic graphics and physics but hundreds of models available and good enough for getting started):
Helisim (basic graphics, like FMS, and limited models (heli only) but much better physics):
Heli-X (fancy graphics more like ClearView and much better physics than FMS. Demo version is free, full version is 39 euro):
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