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Old 12-04-2006, 11:04 AM   #1
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Default Understanding Throttle and Pitch Curves 101

Bob uses a few radios and paper to make this an easy concept
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Old 01-24-2007, 08:14 PM   #2
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DO THEY HAVE A MANUAL FOR HOW TO SET UP THE PITCH (WITH PICTURES) SO I CAN DO THE FINAL SET UP?
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Old 01-25-2007, 07:16 AM   #3
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Mac, Refer to the Finless video's, the CCPM1 and CCPM2 videos have the final setup I believe.
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:15 AM   #4
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hello i just finished puting together a trex 250 and flying it today i noticed that is drifting to the left alot but i checked and double checked my servos and they are all straight i also checked my settings on my radio (spektrum dx6i) and it seems fine so i was wondering if you have some advice i can use. of course if you have the time thank you so very much in advance have a great day..
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:41 AM   #5
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Hi, what you describe is normal, helis drift to the left when the swash plate is level, because as the main rotor 'pulls' the heli directly up, the tail rotor blows it to the left. Some people trim the swashplate to a slight angle to compensate for this, others recommend you leave it as it is and get used to it since when you fly inverted you'll want the swashplate to be level anyway.

Also the smaller the heli is, the more you notice it drifting to the left.

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Old 09-15-2009, 07:47 PM   #6
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Hi, what you describe is normal, helis drift to the left when the swash plate is level, because as the main rotor 'pulls' the heli directly up, the tail rotor blows it to the left. Some people trim the swashplate to a slight angle to compensate for this, others recommend you leave it as it is and get used to it since when you fly inverted you'll want the swashplate to be level anyway.

Also the smaller the heli is, the more you notice it drifting to the left.

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ahhhhhhhhhhhh,is reallly??????????
thanks for the informations bro..

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Old 09-15-2009, 07:50 PM   #7
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Mac, Refer to the Finless video's, the CCPM1 and CCPM2 videos have the final setup I believe.
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Ahhhhhhhhhhhh,I just think so

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Old 09-19-2009, 01:52 PM   #8
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ahhhhhhhhhhhh,is reallly??????????
thanks for the informations bro..

It's called translating tendency. The TR counteracts MR Torque and pushes the heli opposite ot tial rotor thrust (to the left in a clockwise rotating MR heli)
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Old 01-13-2010, 10:07 PM   #9
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VERY informative video. Have read much about this but this is the first time I really understand.
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:26 PM   #10
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Awesome video. Finally someone that can explain in understandable language. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:20 AM   #11
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This is really tough to understand but its a good information thanks..
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Old 02-09-2010, 02:06 PM   #12
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SWEET! I Love this stuff
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:36 AM   #13
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Many, many thanks; unfortunately (for wifey) I'll need a need radio, now that I understand the relationship between throttle and pitch curves.
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Old 06-13-2010, 04:03 AM   #14
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Your the man, as a newb i thought I had an Idea but have learned so much from this video and 401 101 I just have to give a huge THX!!!! and you da man!!!!
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Old 09-03-2010, 01:54 PM   #15
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Thanks so much for this video, Im newbie and finally understand how to set the curves. Very helpfull !!!!!
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:53 PM   #16
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Buddy Where do I find these videos. I need to check them out also.
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:33 AM   #17
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Two words. HELIFREAKS VIDEOS. If not for finless bob and his detailed videos on trex450 and trex500, I wouldn't be able to have "perfect(no trim)" setup for my heli's.

If you are a former planker who's gotten away with non-computer tx, you are in rcheli technology now. No more shortcuts. YOU MUST ABSOLUTELY, learn everything about the tx servo/setup for the heli. If not, find a "mentor" on the field to do it for you. However, be warned he won't always be around after you crash/repair your heli.

It's to your advantage to watch the video so that you can FULLY MASTER the set-up process. Finless Bob has made great detailed videos. Even showing exactly what buttons to press on JR/Spektrum/Futaba transmitters. It will pay off in the future when you can fine tune the pitch/throttle curve yourself, so that heli flys even better.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:31 PM   #18
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Does anyone have a link to this video in a different format? youtube perhaps? My computer will not play it. Says no plugin for asf available
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:22 AM   #19
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VLC Player, will play everything and it's opensource..

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

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Does anyone have a link to this video in a different format? youtube perhaps? My computer will not play it. Says no plugin for asf available
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:20 AM   #20
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VLC Player, will play everything and it's opensource..

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Thanks for the link. Soon as I get a hard drive installed I'll download that. I'm running off a 4 gig thumb drive right now
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