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First Hovering Experience
#21
(05-08-2017, 01:50 PM)FlyGuy Wrote: Fred,

I don't know who built your ship, you or Didier. Either way, the main blades should have been balanced. It looks like you have no problem controlling it. The problem I had was I had never flown any powered aircraft as light as my 285. Everything was magnified. See if you can get a camera with a chest mount so you can record the stick vibration or talk to Didier and get his opinion.

Michael

Hi Michael,

I dont' yet have the gopro yet... But anyway, there is some work to do to correct this... hang test, blade balance, tracking... etc
Fred
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#22
Mine's not that bad, looks like lead-lag problem? I think I would check that first.
Dave
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#23
(05-11-2017, 12:06 AM)Dave R. Wrote: Mine's not that bad, looks like lead-lag problem?  I think I would check that first.
Dave

Thank's for the info Dave ! Will check it ! I am in contact with John Uptigrove and i have to say.. waouw he is very helpfull and always answering all my questions within a few hours ! Thank you again John !
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#24
They're all very good at getting right back with you on any questions. Best customer service in aviation.
Dave
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#25
Fred,

Mine does the same thing but the question is, how much does it move and shake in your hand at operating RPM. I find that it lessens as RPMs increase. When at operating RPM there is no jumping or pressure in my hand. I checked "lead/lag" yesterday and will be adjusting it after work today with a little help from a friend (we will talk about that later). ALL helis have some vibration, all we can do is minimize it!

Michael
XE 285  1205 (Myrtle)
Start: 8/1/2013
Finish: 5/24/2014
Arrived home: 10/11/2014

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#26
(05-11-2017, 05:41 PM)FlyGuy Wrote: Fred,

Mine does the same thing but the question is, how much does it move and shake in your hand at operating RPM. I find that it lessens as RPMs increase. When at operating RPM there is no jumping or pressure in my hand. I checked "lead/lag" yesterday and will be adjusting it after work today with a little help from a friend (we will talk about that later). ALL helis have some vibration, all we can do is minimize it!

Michael
Michael,

Yes it lessens a bit at operating RPM but for me there is so much pressure in my hand that the joystic turn 1/4 a turn to the left after 10 minutes of hovering... and if i let go a little the cyclic, i feel the cyclic and the heli wanting to go straight to the left...  You are with Dave and John Uptigrove the 3rd person to propose to check "lead/lag"... Will do it with the help of friends as i am a newbie with all of this :-(

Thank's for your advice and time !
Fred
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#27
Some more fun and exercices...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qSnYDvzm1Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-jckw1JF0k

Seems a bit tail heavy...
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