The Soko Pitch Gauge Kit is a revolutionary step forward for pilots looking to perfect their setup on a new or old heli. With the ability to level the swashplate (at all collective pitch angles), set blade tracking, set collective and cyclic pitch angles, servo mid and end points, linkage rod lengths, Center of Gravity (CG), absolute (spirit) level, & pitch angle of the tail blades, you may begin to wonder why you've used other simplistic tools in the past.
The items you set up with the Soko Guage are nearly endless, and of course is possible with all helicopters, and helicopter brands! Soko Guage resolution is down to 0.1 degrees to ensure your setup is precise as possible, and all setups can be guided through either PDF Instructions, or via the Soko Heli Toolbox App which is available in the App Store for iOS devices, and Google Play for Android devices.
Soko Heli Toolbox Mobile Application
The free Soko Heli Toolbox App is a recent innovation of the Soko Heli Tools, which will allow users to complete setups through step by step guidelines within the app. Commonly referred to as "Soko Methodology", pilots will feel the difference in flight once completing the Soko Set Up and wonder how such inferior methods and products worked as well as they did. Additionally with the app, the "Virtual Main Shaft" can be optionally purchased which will allow pilots to set their helicopter on any surface or table without needing to level their mainshaft in 3D space! This saves a lot of time over using various accessories like paper, playing cards, or custom leveling tables to ensure the main shaft is 100% level.
Soko Heli Gauge
The Soko Gauge is the latest generation of digital angle gauges, or also known as bevel box, or tilt level box. Of course this gauge offers simplistic relative angle measurements, but additionally offers absolute level (Spirit Level) measurements which is useful for gyros that incorporate "Bail Out" or "Rescue" features.
The Soko Helical is a universal versatile hex disc mounting platform for various gauges, and tools to allow set up of helicopters. When utilizing the Soko Helical in conjunction with the Soko Guage, it is recommended to utilize the Soko Helical as if it was a rotor blade and mount it to the rotor blade grip exactly the same as the rotor blade it's self. This means that if your model does not require shims, to leave them out, or to install them if it does require them. Designed into the Helical are specialty holes for the Soko Guage to ensure a firm and secure mounting position. To mount any of your gauge or tools a special mounting velcro is included. Finally the Soko Helical provides special holes to securely mount the Soko Gauge.
Relative angle measurement
Absolute angle (spirit level) measurement
Displays relative and absolute angle at a time
Repeatability: +/- 0.1°
Range: +/- 180°
Power source: 2x AAA batteries
The Soko Helical can be mounted on your heli in a blade grip (main and tail) with the following dimensions:
Blade grip opening 3mm, screw M2 (equals main blade grips for standard 250 size)
Blade grip opening 4.5mm, screw M3 (equals main blade grips for standard 360/450 size)
Blade grip opening 10mm, screw M3 (equals main blade grips for standard 500 size)
Blade grip opening 12mm, screw M4 (equals main blade grips for standard 550/600/630 size)
Blade grip opening 14mm, screw M5 (equals main blade grips for standard 700/770/800 size)
The Soko Helical is designed to be mounted as a head stopper disc:
For a M1.6 head stopper screw (standard 250 size)
For a M2 head stopper screw (standard 360/450/500 size)
For a M3 head stopper screw (standard 550/600/630/700/770/800 size)
(2) AAA Batteries
(1) Soko Helical
(2) 3x6mm hex screw
(1) Special mounting velcro
This product was added to our catalog on August 29, 2016
Tuesday, Jan 17 2017 (about 2 years ago)
Soko Heli Tools Complete Soko Pitch Gauge Kit
My recommendation, this is the single most important tool for setting up RC heli head mechanics. This tool kit took what used to take me a few hours, down to about 45 minutes on the first set up! No second guessing if your swash is level, linkages are correct length, servos are trimmed, and blade pitch is perfect and tracking 100%!
The free app is very intuitive and straight forward, guiding you through every step along the way.
I cannot recommend this kit enough! Worth every penny!
Thank you to SOKO HELI TOOLS for creating such a useful tool kit and supporting this hobby!
3 customers found this review helpful.
Monday, May 22 2017 (about 2 years ago)
Soko Heli Tools Complete Soko Pitch Gauge Kit
There is no other tool like the Soko gauge on the market! With typical pitch gauges, my helis always flew "well", but thanks to the precision measurements the Soko reads, my helis have NEVER flown better!
Without a doubt I've consistently been able to tell a difference in using the Soko vs using typical digital pitch gauges in how well the machine tracks vertically, and how symmetrical it feels in 3D flight.