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It's hard to imagine that someone actually has one of these things that flies correctly. My Hover Lite helicopter does nothing but spin counter clockwise. I tried their solution of adjusting the potentiometer to the right, but that does nothing to improve the flying. I even tried turning it to the left, just to see, but of course that didn't work either. I feel like I wasted my money. Is there an easy fix to the problem? 95shadow
Posted on Nov 05, 2008
I added front weight to mine and could get it to stablize. I haven't gotten it out side yet becaus eof the tropical storm but it seems to me that weight is the solution. of course it drifts with ou cyclic control but i can spin it left and right at will and it does not spin out of control. will let you knwo how flight goes when its recharged.
Posted on Aug 19, 2008
I'm not familiar with the Hover Lite but i have flown a few heli's.
There's a YouTube clip here > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltAfBWA4n-k&NR=1 < by someone descibing their Hover Lite as flying okay after adjustment (but the video is of it on the floor) - they seem to be suggesting that the adjustment in the instructions did work on theirs but that the gyro takes a little time to stabilise out the spin when rotor is started initially (read their comment on the video).
So - try an adjustment, start the rotor and allow its speed to stabilise. Then see if the spin is better or worse for the adjustment, and repeat the exercise to try and find and ideal setting. Using a smooth surface for this may be a good idea as its spin tendency may be able to be assessed during adjustment without needing to get it right up into the air. Until you've got the spin eliminated there may be an increased risk of crashing and damaging it.
If the direction of spin reverses then you've gone beyond the sweet-spot and need to back up the adjustment a little.
If no setting within the available trim range provided on your unit will eliminate or reverse the spin then I'd suggest that it may be a faulty unit and you may therefore be eligible for a replacement or refund - check on your rights under consumer protection law in your country or state.
Don't wait until it's gotten visibly broken somehow before taking it for a refund as the retailer may then just say that for all they know it may have been okay and got broken through poor piloting skills and that their return policy doesn't cover damage due to operator error.
So if the available adjustment won't sort it out then put it back in the box and check your refund/replacement entitlement.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
I got one for Christmas and let me say what a piece of crap. Mine also constantly spun and no adjustment would ease the problem. It eventually broke after about 10 minutes of up/down/and spin like crazy. Worst helicopter I've seen so far. My solution is complain to the company.
Posted on Dec 27, 2007
Mine caught on fire
Posted on Dec 25, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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