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Loc: Fort Jones, California .....
10-20-06 06:27 PM - Post#78640
In response to Hawkman
I'm not sure what you're saying exactly ... do you think the ball links are too tight? ... or are you referring to the space between the outer and inner swash control balls? If it's the latter ... that's the way it's supposed to be. The links will fit if you attach the link to the swash first.
If you're referring to ball/link stiffness ... the you'll need to size your links with either a store-bought sizing tool or make your own with an old ball and a drill as Z suggests or in a pinch, use the squeeze method. Ideally the links should be loose with no noticeable movement between the ball and link. Personally ... I like the link to fall from horizontal to vertical under its own weight. I may have them too loose, but I've never lost a link either. Loose links are easier on the servo, will let a control return to neutral easier and generally make a much better flying bird ... that's my experiene anyway. Tight links cause a notchiness in the controls, poor centering of the controls and in some cases, prematurely wear out a servo or at least overheat them.
Have you "run out" your entire clutch stack with a gauge? I also put things on a prop balancer and make sure they're balanced. Clutch bells in particular, seem to not always be balanced ... fans likewise. Optimum balance and run-out will make a huge difference in how the machine vibrates.
Sounds like you're having fun ...
Edited by larrytoelle on 10-20-06 06:28 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.