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I have been using the training landing gear--a hop up part at Hobby-lobby.com. They are also rather fragile. What I have found works quite well is to place rubber bands across the members fore and aft. Use band that are only a little smaller than the width and use thick ones. They act as shock absorbers. I have not had problem. Also install the tail support horizontal fin it adds support to the rear portion. The heli bounces in a washout descent up to ca. 4 ft and plants a hover. I have used this as an emergency ascent technique.
Just another day with a rotating heli... http://www.ikarus-modellbau.de/ubb/images/icons/smile.gif
I was wondering if anyone could describe or has a picture of how to place the gyro (when mounted infront of the main axis)and how to set up the sensitivity. could there be any other cause for the rotations? this mainly happens when flying at low motor rpm, but even when the motor has full speed. I have checked that the small rotor blades are rotating in the correct direction.
P.S. does anyone have a good solution in alternative landing "skids" (the plastic parts), are there and aluminium tuning parts for this, since they are so brittle?
ohh i forgot.. its a ikarus mini gyro...
I know how you feel about the heli rotating. Mine did it for a long time. Is it rotating fast or just slowly? Now dont get offended, but it may be you and not the gyro. I almost gave up a year and a half ago because of this. I was sure it was mt gyro. But it was me. This is what you do. Go to Walmrat or any store like Walmart and pick up a Lazy Susan. You know what that is dont you? Its a flat wooden ciccle that spins around on a smaller wooden circle that you would keep on the kitchen table with stuff on it at dinner. With the touch of a finger it spins real nice since its on a bearing. I have a Pic if you dont know what I mean. Get it, and flip it over. Rubber band your heli to the small wooden circle on the bottom. Wind up the heli and hang on baby cause now its goinig to spin and YOU HAVE TO STOP IT with your rudder stick. You will find out if its you or the heli real fast. If you cant stop the spinning by moving the stick either way, then your heli isnt right. But if you can stop or at least start to control the tail, then its most likly you. NOW GET YOUR EYES OFF THE TAIL and start watching the nose. NEVER EVER try to fly by the tail. You cant do it. Train your eyes and mind to watch the nose of the heli. You will see that in a short time you will be able to control the tail with no problem. The Lazy Susan cost $8.00 is made of heavy white oak and the heli cant lift it. Unless you are running brushless, it may lift one side mine can. So be careful you dont need to be full throttle to learn to keep the tail still.
Now, on your landing gear. Yes get the one from Hobby-lobby. Its wider and more bouncy, but pop a couple of bands on it like the other guy said. (sorry I forget who it was)
On your Ikarus Gyro. I have one also. In my stock machine. I aint to nuts about it because it doesnt have head lock but, If you are looking at the front of my heli the gyro is facing front with the little square hole in the upper right. Again I have a PIC if you need it. Get that Lazy susan, Keep your eyes on the nose. And you will be able to set your gyro to where it just rotates slowly away from you. This is where you have to correct to actually fly it. I have a CSM 360 HH gyro in my other ECO 8 and its a lot better than a non HH gyro. But you can learn on your gyro and its better to learn without HH anyway. But make your next purchase a HH. If you need to see PICs e-mail me,
hehe... i think you could be right, about me being the problem. but i noticed now that my gyro was facing in the wrong direction. Hopefully this will help my flying (today is too windy to go out and try). if the problem remains i guess il have to buy myself a lasy susan.. hehe pretty smart idea http://www.ikarus-modellbau.de/ubb/images/icons/smile.gif . as for the landing skids (plastic parts), i have constructed 2 in aluminium, that i am gonna learn to fly with before i buy the wider ones from hobby-lobby ( otherwise i think i will crack a few).
Thank you for the help
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