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Stopping a helicopter from spinning uncontrollably Answered

My little brother just got a model helicopter for his birthday, and it works all right, except it only gets to about 2 metres up, because it spins around uncontrollably when it flies. How do you stop this from happening? We've tried adjusting the trim, but that doesn't seem to do anything.

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rickharris
rickharris

9 years ago

Read the instructions that came with it.

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St Jimmy
St Jimmy

Answer 9 years ago

It just says to adjust the trim, but that doesn't fix it

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frollard
frollard

9 years ago

It needs more oomph on the tail rotor - if the trim isn't enough, then something is very out of whack. What model, and how adjustable is it?

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Answer 9 years ago

.  +1
.  Or maybe a little less oomph, but something's definitely wrong with the tail rotor trim.

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

Answer 9 years ago

Just go to Radio Shack and pick up am inexpensive oommeter. That will allow precise measurements of the rotor's oomphlitude.

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frollard
frollard

Answer 9 years ago

When I get famous, I'm naming a constant or a unit of measure the oom.

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frollard
frollard

Answer 9 years ago

DAMN DAMN DOBUBLE DAMN!

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Answer 9 years ago

I think you mean an "oomphmeter." An "oommeter" (also spelled "ommmeter" in the U.K.) is used to measure the intensity of meditation. You can also set it to integration mode and estimate your level of enlightenment.

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

Answer 9 years ago

I thought that was spelled "ooommmmeter", but I think you may be right. Silly hippies.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Answer 9 years ago

.  Harumph! Last time I tried that, I had an ohmmeter in the sack when I got home. RS just ain't what it used to be. :(

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Re-design
Re-design

Answer 9 years ago

I see your problem.

An ohmmeter should not be in the sack.

A girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse/partner should be in the sack with you.

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frollard
frollard

Answer 9 years ago

never considered that. Good call :D Depends which way it's spinning out of control.