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Old 11-19-2011, 02:07 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Skookum SK540, SK720, SK-GPS videos / walk throughs, start here!

Assume everyone has seen these now? Outstanding work Skookum!

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Swash / Cyclic

Swash Levelling High, Zero, Low, Collective.

Advanced Tuning for 3D Pilots:
Once you have flown a few flights and are familiar with using the setup
software, you can do some more advanced tuning to further improve your
helicopter’s performance during piros and fast collective changes.
1) If you haven’t already done so, change your setup software interface to
Advanced or 3D Tuning. Do this by selecting one of these two options
from the Preferences menu.
2) The helicopter’s centre of gravity should be directly under the main
shaft. Check by putting the blades at right angles to the fuselage and pick
the helicopter up with your fingers under the blade-grips. The helicopter
should hang with the main shaft straight up and down.
3) Ensure that the swash motion is even throughout its range.
• Put the SK720 into setup mode and set collective pitch to zero. The
swash should be level. Adjust the individual servo centers or the
linkages as required.
• Set the collective pitch to maximum positive. The swash should still
be level. If not, adjust the servo travels for one or two of the swash
servos on the Swash Servos tab in the SK720’s setup software.
• Do the same for max negative pitch, using servo travels for the other
direction.

Blade Pitch & Phasing Adjustments

Tail

Note, its common in setup mode for the tail servo to "kick" periodically, this is all perfectly normal and of no concern.

Throttle

Governor


RPM Sensors:
CAUTION: Be sure to activate the RPM sensor from the PC setup
software before connecting your RPM sensor. Your RPM sensor could
be damaged if you don’t. See Section 11 of this manual for information
about how to set the SK720 for use with an RPM sensor.

We recommend enabling the RPM sensor in the GUI because that sets the pin for input rather than output, Otherwise, the gyro will be sending servo pulses on that pin which could damage your RPM sensor.

GOV READ! http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=428191

Power Bus

Futaba 8FG

Futaba cyclic and bank selection READ! http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=542753

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Traditional Receiver Setup

NOTE = Black Edition users, the Aux gain channel mapping has been moved from EX-LED (black wire) to the centre pin IO-E on the IO-D/E port, This now allows the external led to be used with this setup.

Self-Level Tutorial

Pre-Flight & Maiden

GPS compass swing





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Old 11-19-2011, 02:55 PM   #2
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=] thanks Bolter, nice one!
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:15 PM   #3
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Great work Now its idiot proof.
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:49 AM   #4
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Good stuff to be certain, (Thank you SK) but the one specific to SL is the one I really need right now. Hopefully, it will be posted soon as well. Again, great job guys, and thanks!!
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:58 PM   #5
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=] 4 more added!
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:24 PM   #6
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This is awesome, i bet this will free them up from alot of setup questions
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:05 PM   #7
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=] DX7 added!
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Old 11-25-2011, 11:00 AM   #8
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=] blade pitch, phasing & self-level tutorial added!
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:38 PM   #9
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Thumbs up very helpfull

Thanks a lot! Will setup my SK720 with Gov too.
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Old 12-01-2011, 12:55 PM   #10
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Can the Skookum SK720 be used with a flybar. I am looking for a good stabilization system for my 600N Flybar, with the intent to go Flybarless later
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Old 12-01-2011, 01:11 PM   #11
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Can the Skookum SK720 be used with a flybar. I am looking for a good stabilization system for my 600N Flybar, with the intent to go Flybarless later

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=] hi, this won't work! can't mix the two, but why not go straight to a FBL head conversion?
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Old 12-01-2011, 02:23 PM   #12
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Yes I may do that. Thanks. I was trying to buy 1 at a time due to Christmas holidays. I will just have to wait.
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Old 12-01-2011, 03:08 PM   #13
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Yes I may do that. Thanks. I was trying to buy 1 at a time due to Christmas holidays. I will just have to wait.
=] ok, SK do a refurb unit with a full warranty at 320$ can find you a cheap 3G head if you wish!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALIGN-700-...84267670035562
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Well After drinkin a few beers. i ordered the Skookum 720 with the FBL head. The heck with it. I want it, I ordered it. Thanks for the help
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Well After drinkin a few beers. i ordered the Skookum 720 with the FBL head. The heck with it. I want it, I ordered it. Thanks for the help
=] Hmm beer and credit card = heli, welcome!!
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:46 PM   #16
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Default does this wiring scheme look correct to u guys?

hey please check this wiring scheme and see whatcha think! if im doin n e thing wrong please let me know before i set up
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:43 AM   #17
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Those videos made my mind up which FBL system I'm buying.
There is SO much electronic stuff released for sale with completely pathetic directions, full of assumptions, darn near 'code' speak.
Those videos are first rate, they sold me. Doug
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Those videos made my mind up which FBL system I'm buying.
There is SO much electronic stuff released for sale with completely pathetic directions, full of assumptions, darn near 'code' speak.
Those videos are first rate, they sold me. Doug
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:48 PM   #19
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Is there an advanced setup video out that goes through stuff like Hiller and Bell and Govenor Gain and how it all affects the wagging and bobbing ?
Thing is, I was very happy with my setup until I let a 3D pro fly the heli and he thought it flies like a 7 kilo Scaler
Which was fun at first means I am unable to save it or even the SL would not save it fast enough.
So maybe someone (hey Georgi ) could give us more technical and first hand experience how to setup a proper flickable Heli with the SK....
I guess people would love to see things explained more thoroughly..
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Is there an advanced setup video out that goes through stuff like Hiller and Bell and Govenor Gain and how it all affects the wagging and bobbing ?
Thing is, I was very happy with my setup until I let a 3D pro fly the heli and he thought it flies like a 7 kilo Scaler
Which was fun at first means I am unable to save it or even the SL would not save it fast enough.
So maybe someone (hey Georgi ) could give us more technical and first hand experience how to setup a proper flickable Heli with the SK....
I guess people would love to see things explained more thoroughly..
Raise your control rate deg under your cylic banks if you havent yet .
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