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Old 01-16-2004, 08:55 PM
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JasonRP
 
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Default RE: How tight do you have your blades? And newbie update

Yeah, I think semi-tight is the way to go.. I tried to have mine loose, and as I would throttle up, I'd get the shakes so bad I'd have to chop the throttle or else I thought it would self-destruct.. Then I found this picallo website:

http://www.pgoelz.com/index.html

This dude has some excellent balance/setup tips. Although they are for the Picallo, I think most if not all the info applies to a HB or other micro chopper. I spent a few minutes balancing my flybar paddles, checked the flybar length on each side (required adjustment in my case), tightened the blades, and carefully lined them up.. Mine are tight to the point where they won't really move with just gravity (if I tip the chopper on it's side), but will move by hand. Now it spools up without the shakes..

Jason