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Rc-Help Quick Tips

Too Much Loctite? We have all done it from time-to-time. Put too much thread locker on a screw during a build, or repair. Helicopter, car/truck, boat...it`s a real pain to remove a screw that has been overly thread locked. You either wind up stripping the head or breaking the screw off in the part...or both. Here is a simple, safe and easy way to get them to cooperate. Heat up your soldering iron and hold the tip to the head of the screw for about 30-45 seconds. This should re-liquify the...
Hey guys. This little tip can work for not only helicopters, but for planes, trucks and cars too. I used to just pour all of the screw out on my work bench, in piles according to size and type. This proved to be a bad idea, because they would get mixed up, knocked off the bench, or scattered all over the table. My husband actually came up with a cool idea, that keeps them all sorted by size and type...and also cleans them at the same time. All you need are a couple of cheap ice cube...
I still haven't ordered my batteries for my big plane, the FB Albatross, but I wanna get started locating the CG. How do I go about doing that? I'll show you what I did, lol.
One of the things that I see WAY over used here on the forum is the use of thread locker. Now don't get me wrong, it's great to use it, but it has to be used in the correct manner. When you are putting thread locker on the bolts that are going into the feathering shaft, the last thing you want is for that thread locker to squeeze out of that sealed tube and be forced into the thrust bearing thus locking it up. Have a watch and hope it helps you out!
So .. This applies to helis that have TWO points (atleast) of mounting the canopy on the frame.. So like the 600 size.. front and back canopy standoffs. In my 600 and 700 birds, I have a real issue sometiimes getting my front canopy grommets to align to the standoffs and getting it in there snug just is a pain.. Takes a while as the canopies are BIG and u have to manuever around. I always use screw in type or RC booya type canopy mounts anywaz.. While my Whiplash has a RC booya on...
So, I have noticed some scorpion motors don't come with a flat spot on their shafts. Some do, but some don't. Could be true with any other motor too. So... It's recommended if you are gonna run any kind of pinion or like setup , you should have a flat spot so it won't move around. Building my whiplash, I came across this shaft , which from stock didn't have a flat spot.. (Scorpion motor shafts of different lengths are used for different birds, align needed 100mm, whiplash needs 6-7 mm...
One of the most important things you can do when setting up a helicopter is to set the swash perfectly level. The easiest way and most expensive way is to buy a swash leveling tool. However, you have to order it, wait for it, then after about a week you can finally use it. In the video below, I show you how to do the exact same thing, but with a simple and cheap zip tie! Have a watch and post your comments below! [MEDIA=youtube]QSHXW9Sv1bQ[/MEDIA]
One of the most important things you can do when setting up a helicopter is to set the swash perfectly level. The easiest way and most expensive way is to buy a swash leveling tool. However, you have to order it, wait for it, then after about a week you can finally use it. In the video below, I show you how to do the exact same thing, but with a simple and cheap zip tie! Have a watch and post your comments below! [MEDIA=youtube]QSHXW9Sv1bQ[/MEDIA]
I have been asked a couple times how I sleeve my wires. In all honesty, it's quite easy. However, some of the most simple of projects can seem complex when finished. For this reason, I have created this video on how I sleeved the wires on the Rc-Help Helicopter. The sleeve I'm using in the video is 1/8" loom that I purchase 50' at a time. This was used on a satellite Rx wire. If you are doing servo wire, you will want to go with 1/4" loom for a clean look. Also, you will want to get the...
When I first got started in Rc, I was racing cars and trucks like the Rc10GT and the TC3. With the TC3 I was needing some of the freest bearings that I could get to keep the speeds up in the corners, this is when I learned how to clean my bearings the easy way and now I"m going to show you how I do it. [MEDIA=youtube]Aca1jCXkLCQ[/MEDIA]
I made a small jig to hold my exacto knife when cutting dollar tree foam board. It works great for cutting control surface hinges. I made 2 of them, 1 for straight cutting & 1 for bevel cutting. One is made from plastic (UHMW) & the other is made from wood. Doesn't make any difference what you make them out of. The one made from wood was cut on a combination cut off saw to get the 2 different angles.
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