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full throttle, heli won't come off the ground!!

Old 03-10-2004, 07:13 PM
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Default full throttle, heli won't come off the ground!!

I recently purchased and aero hawk electric heli. I have adjusted to gyro and tail mixing pot to cooperate with me, but at full throttle, I can not seem to get the heli to lift off of the ground. The heli get's light, but it won't lift. If you guys can help me, it would be much appreciated!!!! thanks
Old 03-10-2004, 09:09 PM
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Default RE: full throttle, heli won't come off the ground!!

I had a similar problem with the Piccolo. The pinion was badly adjusted (too tight). Readjusting the motor position to loosen up the mesh made all the difference in the world...
Old 03-12-2004, 06:37 AM
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Default RE: full throttle, heli won't come off the ground!!

I took a look at the main rotor gear, and the motor gear, and they don't look like their tight, any other suggestions?
Old 03-12-2004, 10:45 AM
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Default RE: full throttle, heli won't come off the ground!!

bad battery packs, motor not broke in, wrong pinion on motor, not reaching 100% throttle travel (adjust your ATV), binding gear mesh

could easily be any of those, check all of them.
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Default RE: full throttle, heli won't come off the ground!!

thank you for your input however, I'm fairly new with the heli's. What do you mean by the motor not broken in? and how would I test to see if it is a bad battery pack? I don't want to take it apart and test each cell, is there any other way to tell?
Old 03-12-2004, 11:47 PM
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Default RE: full throttle, heli won't come off the ground!!

what is the voltage on the fully charged pack? use a DMM and find out... as far as motor not broken in, it is probably unlikely that the motor not being broke by itself would cause you not to get off the ground, but it won't help either. (do a search for motor break in here...)
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Default RE: full throttle, heli won't come off the ground!!

the battery voltage is 8.4 volts after it is charged, but after like a minute of full throttle it starts to act up, and I test the battery and it's down to like 7.3 volts.
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Default RE: full throttle, heli won't come off the ground!!

at 8.4 volts i get a about a minute aswell before it dies
8.0 and is dead
i charge stock pack to 9.4 volts and get 8 min

just purchased another stock pack also i purchased a
super brain battery charger fo 60 bucks
can use from wall and in car have not recieved i hope this lets me fly more and wait less
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Default RE: full throttle, heli won't come off the ground!!

hi i just got a heli and it says in the instructions that the right stick is supposed to be at the bottom but only the right 1 goes down and stays. Is this normal (i have an aero hawk
Old 05-20-2004, 03:50 PM
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Default RE: full throttle, heli won't come off the ground!!

I had that problem with my heli, i descovered after a while that the flybar paddles were the wrong way round.
Old 05-20-2004, 07:57 PM
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Default RE: full throttle, heli won't come off the ground!!

same lift off problem with the humming bird I just twisted more pitch in the main blades works fine now.

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