CHUTE CONTROLINE ADJUSTMENTS

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YOUR SKYDIVER NEEDS A MINIMUM OF 7 OZ. OF WEIGHT ADDED FOR CALM TO NO WIND FLYING.. I ATTACH THE WEIGHT WITH VELCRO ON THE UNDER SIDE OF THE CHEST PLATE IN THE AREA ABOVE THE SERVOS..  YOU CAN GET MAG WHEEL STICK ON WEIGHTS FROM A TIRE STORE OR ORDER THEM FROM TOWER HOBBIES IN THE CONTROL LINE SECTION.. I'VE ALSO MELTED AND MOLDED MY OWN WEIGHT FROM LEAD FISHING SINKERS.. YOU WILL WANT TO MAKE SEVERAL DIFFERENT WEIGHTS STARTING AT 7 OZ - 7.5 OZ - 8 OZ AND 8.5 0Z .. FLYING YOUR SKYDIVER IS A LOT LIKE FLYING A GLIDER, THE WINDIER IT IS THE MORE BALLAST/WEIGHT YOU NEED TO PENETRATE..


WEIGHT AND BALLAST

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WE HAVE BEEN USING THE HITEC HS645MG ON 7.4 VOLTS WITH GREAT RESULTS AND TORQUE AND JUST RESENTLY HAVE BEEN TRYING OUT THE R7000MGBB AND R8000MGBB SERVOS FROM DYMOND USA 175 AND 190 ON THE TORQUE WITH 4.8 VOLTS, UNREAL TORQUE ON 7.4 VOLTS  

PAINTING - SERVO INSTALATION - WEIGHT / BALLASTTRANSMITTER SETUP - CHUTE PACKING - CONTROL LINE ADJUSTMENTS - DROP BOX 

CHUTE PACKING

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18: DO NOT INSTALL SERVO ARM SCREWS UNTIL YOU HAVE CONNECTED SERVOS TO RECIEVER AND TURNED ON

16: THIS IS HOW THINGS SHOULD LOOK WITH EVERYTHING INSTALLED

15: SHORTEN END AFTER BENDING

14: USE Z-BEND PLIERS TO PUT END ON LINKAGE

13: REINSTALL LINKAGES AND PLACE SERVO ARMS ON SERVOS IN POSITION SHOWN AND MARK LINKGE  TO LINE UP WITH END HOLE IN SERVO ARM AS SHOWN

12: INSTALL TOP SERVO RAIL SCREWS

11: SERVOS SHOULD BE FLUSH WITH BACK OF BODYBOX - HOLD SERVO RAIL TIGHT AGANST BODY BOX WHILE TIGHTENING SCREW

10: REMOVE SCREWS THAT HOLD THE LINKAGES TO THE ARMS

9: INSTALL BOTH SERVOS ON RAIL

8: SLIDE SERVO ONTO SERVO RAIL PLACING WIRES IN KNOTCH FIRST

7: ENLARGE SERVO ARM HOLES WITH XACTO KNIFE

6: CUT OFF ONE SIDE OF LONG SERVO ARM

5: READY TO INSTALL SERVOS TO RAIL

4: INSTALL SERVO HARDWARE - BRASS GROMETS ARE INSERTED FROM THE BOTTOM

3: REMOVE TOP SERVO RAIL SCREWS

2: REMOVE BACK SCREW HOLDING BOTTOM OF SERVO RAIL

1: OPEN CHUTE - REMOVE CHUTE PACK -
 REMOVE CHEST COVER

Servo Installation

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BOTH STICKS ON THE TRANSMITTER ARE HELD IN THE UPWARD POSITION BY RUBBERBANDS THAT ARE ATTACHED TO THE HANDLE AND THEN PULLED DOWN OVER THE STICK - THE ELEVATOR STICK CONTROLS THE RIGHT ARM AND THE THROTLE STICK CONTROLS THE LEFT ARM

TRANSMITTER SETUP

17. ADJUSTMENTS WILL BE NEEDED - ADJUST BY TAKEING SERVO ARM LOOSE FROM SERVO AND TWISTING LINKAGE

R/C SKYDIVERS  by    SOLOMON R/C

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WE WORKED HARD TO FIND A PLASTIC THAT WOULD WORK GOOD WITH ANY TYPE OF SUPERGLUE DUE TO THE ROUGH SITUATIONS OUR SKYDIVERS GO THROUGH, WE THEN FOUND OUT THAT PAINT HAS A HARD TIME STICKING TO THESE TYPES OF PLASTICS.. AFTER SOME TESTING WE FOUND THAT WITH A LIGHT SANDING WITH 400 GRIT SAND PAPER,  KRYLON FUSION SPRAY PAINT FOR PLASTIC AND A 24HOUR DRY TIME, THE PAINT STICKS ECEPTIONALLY WELL..

 1: Hanging Skydiver upside down is the easiest way to make these adjustments

2: Loosen the knot at the base of the control line adjustment heat shrink (seen below)

3: Slide the heat shrink away from the clip (seen below)

4: Make a mark with a magic marker on the line to show your starting point so you can go back if the adjustment doesn't work out

5: Mark your new position and then slide heat shrink back against the clip

6: Pull knot tight against clip (Do Not Over Tighten)


PAINTING