The link guide is no longer included with the 450 size swash
leveler. I don't have link guides for the rest of the levelers
and I'd like to keep all the products similar. It also seemed as
though the guide didn't really get used as there are better tools
avaliable for setting the swash height. For those people who have
calipers and only need the lenghts I have posted all the measuremnts
from my link guide. Note they were measured from my 450 SE V1 and
may not be perfect. They are a good starting point though for new
There is an expanded photo in the gallery under T-Rex 450 -> Swash Plate Leveler
Included with each of the T-Rex Swash Leveling tools is a Rod length
guide. This sheet is like a cheat sheet for setting up your
T-Rex. It will allow you to setup your control rods to the right
length the first time without any hassle. (Note - The head
lengths should be accurate for all T-Rex kits, the servo lengths are
for the SE frame set and will not apply to other models.)
We realize that many pilots like to personalize the setup of their
helicopter, and may not necessarily agree with the lengths that are
provided on the sheet. These pilots will still want to be able to
exactly reproduce their links with some accuracy. To accommodate for
this, each link has an associated offset box for the pilot to enter a
value. This value should represent the number of turns their link is
away from the length on the sheet. Below is a photo of a link sheet
with the offset turn values filled in.
Here you can see that the pilot prefers one of the swash links to be
1.5 turns shorter than the given length, and two of the head links to
be 1 turn longer than the given length. To reproduce the lengths after
a crash the pilot should adjust the links to the length on the sheet.
Then apply their own custom offsets to those lengths to get right back
to their preferred setup.
If there are any questions on this please feel free to post on the
discussion forums or email me directly. I hope you find this link
length sheet helpful and useful.
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