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sport copter rotorblades

Postby spinkaan » Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:56 pm

has anyone any experience with sportcopter rotorblades in South Africa
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Re: sport copter rotorblades

Postby greg vos » Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:35 pm

How can I help???


That is my R/Blade set up I will be re fitting to the Xenon Im rebuilding, Im no expert nor AP (cant lower my workmanship to AP level :wink: )


What do you need :?: I will be re doing this entire set up in a few days and have been doing my homework

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Re: sport copter rotorblades

Postby spinkaan » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:18 am

Thanks for the reply Greg. I have ordered the conversion for RAF rotorblades and hubbar from sportcopter. Have done a lot of research with USA users and got very posetive response. Mine should be here towards month end. Will keep in contact
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Re: sport copter rotorblades

Postby greg vos » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:52 am

That is very interesting? If I may ask why?

I had the opportunity to help to assemble a RAF some years back, what is the motivation to change? I found the quality of the locally supplied RAF kit to be exceptionally well manufactured.

Will the blades come pre assembled on the hub bar? (could be a bit large) if not you will need to hang and string the set up as far as Im aware?

Would be very interested to get feedback from you on this project, Please keep us in formed and if possible pictures from when you remove them from the crate.

Just remember the teeter bolt assembly must be hand tight in that the bolt must be able to rotate by hand even with the blades hanging on the teeter bushes, its important to shim it like that and then the safty pin must just butt up against the retaining bolt.
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Re: sport copter rotorblades

Postby spinkaan » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:39 pm

Greg send me your contact number.
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Re: sport copter rotorblades

Postby Learjet » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:07 pm

Kolibri,
This is not the rotarycraft forum, and we really don't need too much of what goes on there regurgitated here ad nauseum.
You've posted barely a handful of (mainly duplicated) posts on this board and I honestly can't decide whether you're here to discuss in a constructive manner or simply looking for a new platform upon which to engage in a carryover of your apparent RAF-bashing agenda?

You'll notice that this forum (and dare I say this gyro community as a whole) is a lot more polite and less devisive than its Rotarycraft forum counterpart. We'd like to keep it that way please.
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Re: sport copter rotorblades

Postby lambada » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:13 pm

NO Please it sounds like Avcom :oops:

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Re: sport copter rotorblades

Postby spinkaan » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:58 am

First RAF in South Africa to fly with Sportcopter rotors. Now no more worries of bolt failure on hubbar.
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Re: sport copter rotorblades

Postby greg vos » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:56 pm

spinkaan wrote:First RAF in South Africa to fly with Sportcopter rotors. Now no more worries of bolt failure on hubbar.
Mooi Im glad to see your trip to CT a few weeks ago let our workmanship skill rub off on you..... :lol:

It looks fantastic!!! how does it feel...oh dont bother I will feel it myself and comment :mrgreen:

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Re: sport copter rotorblades

Postby greg vos » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:09 pm

So looking at this from an engineering angle? this set up must make tracking adjustments a breeze???

Peter is it a single bearing Head??? using a 3206 /5206?
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Re: sport copter rotorblades

Postby spinkaan » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:50 am

Hi Greg, this is a standard RAF gimblehead with a double row angular contact ball bearing 3206. The tracking is a piece of cake and the blades are abselutely balanced. This is a real quality product.
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Re: sport copter rotorblades

Postby saraf » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:23 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Bad instructors speak badly about machines they cannot fly.
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Re: sport copter rotorblades

Postby Kolibri » Tue May 16, 2017 3:22 am

Eben, what does your reply :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: mean?
What are you "shocked" about?

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