01 : Soko Kit : 500 CCPM Setup : Intro and Leveling Main Shaft

Alright, this video is the start of a series within a series. I am right in the middle of my Tarot 500 Head Setup, and I am using the Soko Heli Tools “Soko Kit” to assist with the final setup. This is a fairly new and definitely cool little system! I decided to start a “Soko Kit” series so that folks who aren’t necessarily doing this 500 build but would like the info on the Soko Kit can track it easily.

Most people are going to be setting up FBL heads these days, but I am going to go ahead and show the flybarred head setup. It’s a little trickier because of the flybar and the additional geometry, but it’s definitely doable. I’ll probably do another video with the Soko Kit and a FBL setup when I get to my conversion.

If you know me, you’ll know I am a bit of a meticulous builder, so I like things that let me get more precision. I am also just a huge fan of inventive ideas and cool concepts. The Soko Kit hits it on all points! I really like the idea of not having to remove the head to level the swash. : )

BTW…Soko Heli Tools (http://www.soko-heli-tools.com) recently opened a USA Store, dropped the price of the Soko Kit, and decided to offer free shipping within the US. That’s pretty awesome. So if you have been thinking about this….now is the time. LOL! Here’s the link to the US Store: http://us-store.soko-heli-tools.com/

Anyway…In this video I go over the Soko Kit and then show the first part of the setup process, which is leveling the main shaft. In order for the rest of the system to work, you need your main shaft to be 100% straight up and down. All of the future steps are going to be dependent upon this. Here’s how to get it done.