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05-08-2005 12:41 AM  12 years agoPost 1
Jetset

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Picton, Ontario Canada

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OK, this may sound stupid to some so please don't shoot me down......but ya never know unless you ask right?
Are the glow or gasser guys using an idle up position or the normal position when you are carrying your camera mounts for AP?
Why I ask is because when I am carrying my mount for my Venture 30, I fly in idle up1 but on my Futaba 8UAPS radio there is no(or I can't find it) hover pitch trim in either idle-up 1 or 2 but I have hover pitch trim in normal mode.
The heli fairly unsteady in normal mode (if I leave the setup how it is when the AP mount is not attached to it) so I have been using idle up1 position which seems to work fairly well. Only problem, it sure would be nice to have that hovering pitch trim activated!
My Pgasser is almost ready for flight as well so I'm very concerned about it as well......but maybe not a factor on it???
Any and all suggestions are appreciated!

Myles

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05-08-2005 01:42 AM  12 years agoPost 2
fitenfyr

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Port Orchard, Washington

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Normal
I use Normal myself, but have my hand on the ID switch if things get hairy and I need the inverted power.
There is no real reason to use a V curve on an AP ship IMO.
In fact quite the opposite. You want a very mild negative pitch and a really flat hover pitch IMO.
Now hold should have a fair amount of negative so you can build some headspeed if needed.

Jason Stiffey
Fly Fast....Live Slow...

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05-08-2005 02:54 AM  12 years agoPost 3
CKY

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Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada

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Myles,
A hover pitch trim for idle up is not needed. The last thing you want is a violent pitch change at hover when switching. For sport flying and AP work have your pitches matched. A flattening around the hover point is not a bad idea.

Setting the throttle curves should be your only concern. It is nice to have decent head speed at all times. Having the ability to adjust the pitch/throttle at the high end for climbout during hot days and cold mornings is a good feature. Most better radios will have a similar feature.

A throttle jockey would solve most of your problems but not neccassary.

Chris

PS...does anyone ever have a clue where the sticks are during flying?? As long as the blades are turning at the right speed I'm happy

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05-08-2005 03:46 AM  12 years agoPost 4
daggit

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Claremont, MN

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PS...does anyone ever have a clue where the sticks are during flying?? As long as the blades are turning at the right speed I'm happy
half stick, unlike my sport heli on 3/4 stick.

On my helicams all three flight modes are the same except for trims. Trims are slightly different depending on whether I have the camera facing forward or back.

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05-08-2005 03:54 AM  12 years agoPost 5
Jetset

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Good advice guys!
Thanks for those tips guys! i think maybe what my problem is, is that i just plain have the head speed to slow in normal mode. i'll play around with this tomorrow when I'm at the airfield.
I do have a GV-1 that i was going to put on the Pgas but I was going to see if it was "really" necessary or not first.
Thanks again guys, i'm sure I'll picking your brains again soon!
Myles

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