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TWISTER SKYLIFT. ANYONE GOT ONE YET?

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Old 12-23-2007, 03:35 AM
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Default TWISTER SKYLIFT. ANYONE GOT ONE YET?

Opened my new Xmas present today, (couldn't wait for Santa). Just wondering whether they are out in the States yet?
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Old 12-25-2007, 03:41 PM
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Just got mine, I was surprised at how sluggish it is, but moving the cyclic rods out by one hole on the servo arms has made it feel controllable.

had to reposition the body to stop the rods fouling the rear section of the body.

Balancing the blades made a difference too.

These little changes made the model more enjoyable to fly and I must admit I love it.[sm=lol.gif]
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Old 12-26-2007, 05:30 AM
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Default RE: TWISTER SKYLIFT. ANYONE GOT ONE YET?

I'll give that a try, I thought mine was a bit sluggish, especially when it's bit breezy.
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Hi, i have just got a Skylift and i found what you said about the cyclic controls very interesting, can you elaborate?
Im new to the hobby, have about 5 rc choppers & i like the twister brand alot as it allows my to add lights & customise them quite easily without experience.

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Old 01-12-2008, 09:36 AM
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Hi, if you are finding that you have to give full forward and side motion on your Tx and the Heli barely moves.

On each rotor head look at the cyclic connecting rods and follow them down to a right angled pivot point you can move the rod outwards on that arm, try moving it out one hole first and see if you notice a difference, if not try one more.

You need to do this on the two front and the two rear rods to keep it all equally adjusted.

If you overdo the adjustment I think it would cause blade clash and could easily stall the blades as you become more confident in throwing it around, so I would only move it one hole at a time.

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OMG i haven't even seen one yet wow thats cool
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Thanks simplyraptor, i dont know what its doing yet as im still trying to perfect the hover. At the moment it is hovering quite gently but it spins clockwise slowly. what do you think is the best way to stop this? The sliders on the controller are not making to much difference.
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Mine was the same, if you look through the side windows where the green LED is you will see two screws, one is the gyro gain adjustment which you shouldn't need to touch, the other is the yaw adjustment which is marked as proportional with a + and a -

If you mark the screws existing position with a felt tip this will mark your reference point, make small adjustment to negative side first and retry flying and see if its improved the turning effect of the heli when hovering, if its worse go to the positive side and retry again.

Every time you make an adjustment you must disconnect the battery then reconnect, this resets the 4 in 1 unit to the new settings.

Do you find that the Heli barely moves when you try to make it go forwards,backwards or sideways????? from what I understand these twisters come from the factory set up for beginners so I think this why the controls feel so sluggish.[sm=idea.gif]
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I forgot to mention that the trims on your transmitter must be central when you make the adjustments, have fun.
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Ill let you know how i get on, i have the body off at the moment as im giving it a different paint job, wont take me long.
I have not tried the forward and backward movement much but i will do soon when it is back in one piece.
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Default RE: TWISTER SKYLIFT. ANYONE GOT ONE YET?

Are there any battery upgrades yet? I am getting mine from Australia in the next few weeks.
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:06 AM
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I have heard that there is going to be a battery upgrade in a couple of months, nothing out yet though.
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Hopefully flight power will produce an evolite upgrade battery as they did for the cx2/twister, but I suspect that depends on how popular the skylift becomes!! there are batteries out there you can use but it depends on the weight and size and how much you have to modify the chassis.

I have two of the standard 800mah batteries and get reasonable flight times, about 5 or 6 minutes, but the batteries get fairly hot.
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Same here!
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Have you finished painting yours yet??[sm=idea.gif]
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Hi simplyraptor,

yep finished, i have also added some lights, the red and green navigation lights & two white flashing strobe lights. It looks cool. I opted for the two tone grey, with a royal air force insignia.
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I have been looking at some 1500MAH, which weigh aroung 100g. Not sure how they compare in size. I will have to wait til I get mine. Also won a Twister Medivac last night, also in Australia.
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Let us know if you find a battery that fits, thanks
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Default RE: TWISTER SKYLIFT. ANYONE GOT ONE YET?

The Tornado Professional 1300mAh 11.1v 25C looks a possibility, the dimensions are right for the battery tray and weighs 112g.

battery upgrade is on hold at the moment I have just put my mini titan into the ground
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Default RE: TWISTER SKYLIFT. ANYONE GOT ONE YET?

I would like to see pics of this thing with the canopy off. I am just curious how the electronics, servos etc. are organized. Is anyone willing to post picks?

Also, is anyone in the U.S. carrying these, I have not seen them anywhere.

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Default RE: TWISTER SKYLIFT. ANYONE GOT ONE YET?

I'll try and give you a picture over the next couple of days.

Try and imagine two blade CX2's on a basic chassis and two servos mounted in the centre sharing the controls, its very basic but it works.

Type in 'twister skylift' on Youtube there is a few there including the UK distributors demo video ( J Perkins)

Is there any of the Twister range of helicopters available in the states? if not, then it may not become available, you may have to buy from the UK suppliers
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Here is an internet company that also shows their prices in $'s

http://www.heliguy.com/Electric-RC-H...ft/Main-Group/
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What have you done to you mini titan?
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Default RE: TWISTER SKYLIFT. ANYONE GOT ONE YET?

I had a moment where my brain stopped communicating with my fingers[sm=spinnyeyes.gif]

Not too much damage, tail servo, boom and tailcase about £20 to repair, it's back in the air now.

Just been searching for spares for the skylift, I lost a set of rear wheels in the undergrowth today( my lawn!!!) may be a good idea to put a little 'blob' of super glue on the axles to stop them falling off
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Default RE: TWISTER SKYLIFT. ANYONE GOT ONE YET?

I know the feeling well,
i took my skylift outside for the first time on Sunday, it was early and really cold but no wind. I had loads of trouble getting the reciever to go green at first but it eventually complied.
I took it really high and then it seemed to loose signal a little so i brought it back down quickly
Im convinced that the 4 in 1 & 3 in 1 recievers go haywire in extreme cold. I totally mangled my blade cx2 on the same morning. All was well, i was flying around ok but it did not want to go forwards, then i applied a little left crab when the heli bolted forward at a fast rate and nose dived into the hard ground.
Luckily, there was no damage to the mechanics but the body completly dissintergrated. I would not mind but i had a Airwolf body on it i had built and painted from a guy in America which cost me £50.00 in total. [&o] It was really nice to.
What are your views on the cold and helis?
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