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Old 03-15-2009, 12:16 PM
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The Raptor G2 was my first helicopter that wasn't fixed pitch. It is also the first helicopter I am attempting to rebuild. I have to replace the fly bar, main rotors, stabilizers, and the stabilizer struts. My biggest concern is to get the fly bar ecactly centered with the rotor shaft and the fly bar paddles along with the main rotor exactly level. ( I guess set to 0 degrees pitch). Is this where a pitch guage comes in? I will gladly accept any advise. Thanks!
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:52 PM
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Yes - use the pitch gauge to determine 0 pitch for the paddles. Generally, you can look at them when they spin and determine if they are level or not. Use a measuring stick to ensure the flybar is exactly centered. By the way, I live in TN also!!!
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:47 PM
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Default RE: First Rebuild. The Raptor G2 Question.

Thanks a lot cjenn. Do I also find 0 pitch for the rotor blades? I know your probably thinking I dont need to be flying 6 channel right now but im trying to learn haha. I looked on map quest for Bartlett thinking you might be kindof close but I think its probably about 12 hours away. Thanks again!
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Yes - use the flybar as the guide. I went straight into 3d without venturing into coaxial, so go for it. The only way to succeed is to practice your craft - I did, and I still get butterflies every time I get my helos off the ground!!!
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Awesome! Thanks for the advise!
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:21 PM
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get use to rebuilding that heli, thats about all its good for.
it sure dont fly worth a crap thats forsure.
you`d be better off cutting your lose`s and useing it as a paper wieght.

put the money in a hk450 hit.you`ll get twice the heli for 4 times cheaper
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the best thing you do is get a leveler that can be put on the flybar so that you know your flybar is always leveled relative to the horizon. The use a pitch guage against it and you are pretty accurate on it.

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To Bad400 - the G2 is not that bad of a helo. If you have a brushless motor and ESC, it's pretty fun to fly. The only thing is if a gust of wind get it, a crash is almost inevitable, since it is light for a 400 class helo. But, the head setup is similar to the TREX helos, which provides more stability than the Esky stock heads on the Belt CP. I'm more comfortable flying my G2 inside than my Belt CP because of head stability. Nevertheless, crashes will happen - get use to it.
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