- Aug 24, 2017
- Air Command Tandem w/ a broken seized up no good 2.2 subaru & 28' Dragonwings
I've seen those on the sportcoper setup in our hangar, I was wondering if there was a "teeter stop" on the bottom side. Something for the blades to hit that wasn't aluminum as it looked like maybe there was something attached to mine at some point.gyrojake;n1133891 said:The teeter stops Dave uses are designed for parking or to taxi without the blades spinning.
They are bolted to the top of the towers and stop the blades from flapping in the wind, they are disengaged by the centrifugal force delivered by rotation for normal flight.
Okay- So I finally got back to the airport yesterday and to my surprise, the teeter block was NOT in the top hole. This really surprised me because I thought that it had been there all along and so hadn't considered it further. Always humbling. None of the guys at the hangar thought of it in all this time either. I'm very grateful to have the additional online forum help, thank you.
With the block now in the top hole, the teeter is as it should be. So it seems the towers were made appropriately, although it is clear the blades aren't tracking so on to learning how to do that to dragon wings.
I didn't get a lot of time to play with it after that, but it seemed to handle a little "tighter" as well. Looking forward to playing some more.
I'll have to contemplate the dual vs. single bearing head debate (which I've read extensively so far) Ernie got back to me and said he could make me a dual bearing head for $1500. I haven't talked to AirCommand about it.