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- NOT for use with Flybarless Helicopters
- Carbon rods approximately 0.085 inch in diameter, 8 inch long
|Locate the four training gear rod to landing skid attachments and four screws. Note that there are two each of two types of attachments. Carefully snap two of the attachments to the landing skids forward of the landing skid struts. The side of the attachment with the large hole should face outward, away from the helicopter, and forward to the front of the helicopter. Next, carefully snap the remaining two attachments to the landing skids behind the landing skid struts. The side of the attachment with the large hole should face outward, away from the helicopter, and backward to the rear of the helicopter.|
Once you have installed all four attachments, install the four screws making sure that they thread properly into the back side of the attachment. It may be helpful to squeeze the attachment with a pair of pliers to make it easier to thread the screw into the backside of the attachment. Do not tighten the screws all the way at this time as the attachments will need to be adjusted for proper alignment once the training gear rods are installed.
Locate the four training gear rods and rod mounting base. Note that the rod mounting base has four channels into which the training gear rods will mount. The open side of these channels will face upward toward the bottom of the helicopter when properly installed. Carefully pass each of the rods through the attachments on the landing skids and into the channels on the base. Take care to not pull the landing skids out of their mounts in the battery supports.
After ensuring that the rods are secure in the base, adjust the positions of the attachments on the landing skids so that the base is centered under the main shaft of the helicopter. Once confirming the base is centered under the main shaft, make sure that each of the landing skids is still firmly installed in the mounts of the battery supports. Note that the landing skids may be pulled slightly inward under pressure of the training gear rods.
With the attachments, rods and base properly positioned, you can now tighten the attachment screws until they are just snug. Take care when tightening the screws to prevent stripping the backside of the attachments.
Adjust the position of the tubing keepers and plastic balls on the training gear rods so that the balls are positioned approximately 1/8” from the end of each rod. Be sure that the tubing keepers are positioned so that the plastic ball can still spin freely on the rod.
Your Blade® CX is now ready for flight.