3 point swashplate level
Three point swashplate leveling tools for CCPM helicopters.

Each 3 point swashplate level is CNC machined using the lastest in CNC machinery. Close
tolerence requirements insure the most accuracy possible.

Makes a great companion tool to use with our
bubble level swashplate tools.

AlignTrex Helicopters

For Trex250 use FMP1241            $14.95
For Trex450 use FMP1240            $14.95
For Trex500 use FMP1239            $19.95
For Trex600 use FMP1232            $23.95
For Trex700 use FMP1233            $23.95

Beam Helicopters

For Beam e4 use FMP1233          $19.95

E-Flight Helicopters

For Blade 400 use FMP1233        $19.95
Instructions for Fortune Model Products 3 point swashplate leveling tool:

1-Remove the rotor head and washout unit and set aside.

2-Set trims on transmitter to zero or centered for the following channels:
-Ail
-Elev
-Collective

3-Set subtrims to zero for the following channels:
-Ail
-Elev
-Collective

4-Set travel adjustment or sometimes called end point adjustment to 100 for the following channels:
-Ail
-Elev
-Collective

5-Center collective stick it 50% position or center position. This can be confirmed by the collective pitch curve
screen in the transmitter. It is recommended that these adjustments be made in the collective pitch adjustment
section of the pitch curve feature in your radio.  Note: When using the FMP 3 point swashplate adjustment tool
on an electric powered helicopter, it is recommended to disconnect at least 2 of the wires connected to the
motor and speed control.

6-Adjust servo output wheels so pushrod is 90 degrees to servo arm. This can be accomplished using the
subtrim feature in the radio. This is also easily accomplished using FMP adjustable servo wheels, FMP P/n
1165.

7-Adjust pushrods from servo to swashplate according to helicopter manufacture recommendations. If using
bellcranks, adjust pushrods from servo to bellcranks and pushrods from bellcranks to swashplate according to
helicopter manufacture recommendations. This is easily accomplished using the FMP Ultimate Pushrod
Measuring Tool, FMP p/n 1094 and the FMP bubble level swashplate setup tool. Also, another great setup tool
is the FMP swashplate setup tool. This tool easily sets the midpoint of swashplate travel for easy pushrod
adjustment and midpoint swashplate leveling. See website for these great tools and more  for your favorite
helicopter,
www.fortunemodelproducts.com.

8-Slide the FMP 3 point swashplate leveling tool on to the main shaft and align to the 3 points of the
swashplate leveling tool align with the 3 points of the swashplate outer ring. See pic 1.

9-Adjust pushrods from servos to swashplate or bellcranks to swashplate until the 3 points on the swashplate
outer ring contact the 3 points of the swashplate leveling tool. Note: From this point on, no more mechanical
adjustment is allowed. Any further adjustment will be electronic through the transmitter. These adjustments, if
necessary, will be covered in the following steps.

10-Raise the collective stick to full positive pitch. Observe the 3 points of the swashplate and the FMP 3 point
swashplate leveling tool noting any gaps that are now present. If a gap is present, use the travel adjust or end
point feature to close this gap by increasing or decreasing the endpoint adjustment for that channel until there
are no gaps between the swashplate and the 3 point swashplate adjustment tool.

11-Lower the collective stick to full negative pitch.  Observe the 3 points of the swashplate and the FMP 3 point
swashplate leveling tool noting any gaps that are now present. If a gap is present, use the travel adjust or end
point feature to close this gap by increasing or decreasing the endpoint adjustment for that channel until there
are no gaps between the swashplate and the 3 point swashplate adjustment tool.

12-To further re-fine your setup, install the FMP bubble level swashplate setup tool (For 10mm main shaft
helicopters use FMP1093. For 12mm main shaft helicopters use FMP1179) to check for interaction between
the collective and ail/elev channels. Also, the FMP Ultimate heli, set up tool, p/n 1056 is an invaluable tool to
find and correct interaction in the flight controls and check for mis-alignment in engine/clutch, tail rotor gear box.
It can also be used as a flybar level.


Flight tuning:

1-The end point adjustments can be fine tuned by flying the model. Start by establishing a level hover and then
climbing out at full power. Carefully note if the model pitches fore/aft or rolls left/right.

If the model pitches fore/aft this can be caused by a CG (Center of gravity) problem or a horizontal fin problem.
First make sure the model is perfectly level when suspended by the flybar or the main shaft. Move radio
components or batteries until this is established.  Also, trimming or moving the horizontal fin will be necessary
if the model pitches the same direction when climbing out upright and inverted. If the model still pitches or rolls
on climb out, adjust the travel adjust or end points as necessary until model climbs straight both upright and
inverted.
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First-Follow instructions for mechanical setup
setup.