While I was strolling around Facebook, I found something at the DCS Huey Facebook group that I found really interesting. Someone published some photos of the WinWing collective (which we reviewed here), with a hydraulic damper.
Zach Crosby was the man behind this modification and, like I said, he was very kind and sent us the original photos and the list of stuff you will need. Thanks, Zach!
By the way, I have edited the images (resized and cropped).
Here’s the part list, with some handy links where possible. A lot of this stuff can be found in hardware stores as well.
- Bolts: 1/4-20x 1” w/nuts (x2)
- Conduit Hangar (you only need 1)
- Tap for a 1/4-20 thread: you can use one of these
Side-note: you can probably just use a self-tapping screw or find another one of the nuts (I think they are “T-Slot Nuts”) that slides into the WinWing mount so you can adjust the damper to your needs. Here’s a link for reference.
- Optional: Washer for the bottom adapter to WinWing mount.
Again, a huge, huge thank you to Zach for sending us the list and the photos so we could share them with you. Are you modding your collective as well? Let us know in the comments below!