9/12/2007 by Jim Booker
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Heli pilots find out that one thing is very important when setting up their micro/mini helicopters: that is setting main rotor blade pitch. You don’t want too much pitch (too much load), but you do need enough pitch to fly properly. E-flite has introduced an easy-to-use and inexpensive pitch gauge to solve the problem easily. The E-flite Micro/Mini Helicopter Pitch Gauge takes all the guesswork out of getting it right. Take a close look and follow along as we describe the recommended steps to to follow for your setup:
After you make these adjustments you can go back and connect the motors so the model is ready to fly. Your heli should have the pitch settings required for flight, but you might want to fine-tune the settings per your personal preference and for the specific maneuvers you perform that may require different pitch settings (i.e. – more positive pitch for auto-rotations). Also, helicopter radios provide a programable “pitch curve” which can enable the pilot to further enhance the flight performance of their model. The E-flite Micro/Mini Pitch Gauge makes it easy to check the setup at any time with no special tools or procedures. Now you have it under control.
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