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Old 09-11-2004, 08:55 PM
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I am putting together a 116 for a neighbor. I noticed in the manual that it cautions against using Cool Power due to the lack of castor.
Is this a valid argument and so, should I try to find some Omega.
Also is the Altron gyro stabilizer OK for the TR or should he invest in a small gyro ??

Old 09-12-2004, 01:04 AM
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most heli requires castor oil in fuel to help cool the motor. Remember that in heli, motor is under high stress with low cooling, so I would go with the recommendation.

using mechanical vs electronic gyro, if you have experience flying heli, and add revo mix, I would go with mechanical gyro. For newbies, i would recommend HH gyro or piezo gyro with mix.
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Don't run all synthetic! You'll burn it up. You could probably add castor if you were set on flying with cool power.

I learned how to fly with the mechanical gyro and I had no problems with it. Revo mix is a creature comfort, not a requirement. The nose will wag a bit with throttle changes, but not a whole lot. After a bit you get used to it and sort of cancel it out automatically. Until then, it still isn't a big deal. Makes you a better pilot in the long run IMO.
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I add 4 oz of caster oil (benol from tower) to fly in my 1/2a engines (.049-074)
I have a small piezo gyro, heli-max that I got with my kit,,but I havent really learned to fly yet so I havent bothered to put it on yet........I think like rico it will be better in the long run not to use it.....Rog

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