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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.

Basics
Ball Links 101 (20 MB)
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=55538
Blade Balancing 101 (30 MB)
Blade Tracking 101 (35 MB)
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=64727
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)
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=76808
Gyro Gain 101
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=115887
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)


BECs
Understanding BECs and regulators (47 MB)
Comprehensive BEC database

Chargers
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=80891
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=24244
http://www.archeli.com.au/forums/showthread.php?t=118275
Comprehensive charger database


ESCs
Align ESC setup (30 MB)
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=36194
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)
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=68319
JR G770 Gyro overview videos (28 MB)
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=37202
Mikado V-Stabi videos
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=71332
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=47240
Comprehensive gyro database


Governors
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=94972
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=41514 (in T600Npro group)
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=41514 (in T600Npro group)
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=94078


Radios
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=166966
Spektrum DX6 setup guide for a Trex450SE (not a video)
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=28681
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=45605
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=94078
Spektrum DX7 Dual Rates and Expo (65 MB)
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=78276
Futaba 9Z - Programming for a heli (78 MB)
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=111266
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=11348
JR X9303 - Configuring Dual Rates and Expo (50 MB)


Helis
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=151507
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=75327
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=59486
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=117696
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=128067
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=19394
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=98190
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=132622
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=83116
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=109086
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=27898
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=41193
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=109076
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=71561
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=16105
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=11354
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=166585
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=31211
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=141625
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=13452
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=22766
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?p=904958#post904958
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=58079
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=48045
http://helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=105434
MA Stratus 'Bobby Watts' Special
http://helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=105493
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=33055
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=41512
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=109075
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=132747
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=11373
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=29182
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=11981
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=53304
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=13791
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=36177
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=41514
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=48072
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=30624
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=74703
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=129551

References - General heli info
RC Helicopter Fun (excellent reference, buyers guide, and FAQ): http://www.rchelicopterfun.com/index.html
Electric Helicopters Beginners Guide (EHBG): http://www.swashplate.co.uk/html/ehbg.html
RADD's School of Rotary Flight: http://www.dream-models.com/eco/flying-index.html
Model helicopter theory: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46381
Fantastic online database of batteries, becs, chargers, escs, motors, power supplies, servos etc http://www.progressiverc.com/Research.html

References - Batteries
LiPo Basics: http://www.bladebusters.com/batteryguide.html
Complete Guide to LiPoBatteries : http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209187
All about A123 cells/packs/charging: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...01&postcount=2
AWG wire guages http://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm
AWG to Metric conversion http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/aw...uge-d_731.html
Wire Resistance and Voltage Drop Calculator http://www.stealth316.com/2-wire-resistance.htm

References - How To guides
How to: Assorted: http://www.archeli.com.au/forums/for...e=-1&prefixid=
How to: Build an A123 pack: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=647456
How to: Change bearings on an OS 50 SX-H engine
How to: Charge LiFe (A123) packs with CCCV power supplies: http://helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=40579
How to: Convert a Computer ATX Power Supply to a Lab Power Supply: http://www.wikihow.com/Convert-a-Com...b-Power-Supply
How to: Make your own stepdown regulator for a tail servo: http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=43934
How to: Parallel charge LiXx packs http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=932319
How to: Setup a piezo gyro: http://www.natew.com/rcheli/frame_ma...H#why.behavior and http://www.x400tuning.com/aligngyro.htm
How to: Engine Tuning OS50 http://www.archeli.com.au/forums/showthread.php?t=110979
How to: Wire up battery packs: http://scriptasylum.com/rc_speed/_lipo.html

References - Headspeed Calculators
MrMel's (excellent generic tool for LiPo and A123/LiFe): http://www.dacsa.net/heli/Calculator/default.aspx
DarkHorse (very complex modeling): http://www.dhrc.rchomepage.com/calcAdvanced.htm
Ezfly's Hurricane 550 headspeed calculator http://www.ezfly.se/hscalc.htm
Head Speed/Battery Calculator for Windows: (a good utility you can run on your PC) http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=55471North Florida BladeBusters (simple and well presented): http://www.bladebusters.com/calculator.html
ReadyHeli (standard single stage and two-stage for Hurricane550): http://www.readyheli.com/Online_Head...lator_s/81.htm

References - Free Simulators
FMS (basic graphics and physics but hundreds of models available and good enough for getting started): http://n.ethz.ch/~mmoeller/fms/index_e.html
Helisim (basic graphics, like FMS, and limited models (heli only) but much better physics): http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=53247
Heli-X (fancy graphics more like ClearView and much better physics than FMS. Demo version is free, full version is 39 euro):
http://heli-x.net/index_e.shtml
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    Sweet!
    Rick
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