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11-14-2005 12:30 AM  12 years agoPost 1
turbojoe

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Mesa, Arizona

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I had a tail motor fail on me last week. It went down hard enough to break the landing gear, the main blades and bend the feathering shaft. I replaced everything and now the tail overpowers the main rotor. I went ahead and replaced the main motor with no change. I decided to go ahead and do the DD tail mod and it made little difference. I'm back to the stock tail motor and have played with gyro adjustments for hours. I can't get it to stop turning right. All changes have some effect but not enough to allow me to hover unless I hold in a ton of opposite rudder. I'm thinking when the tail motor died it shorted and damaged the 4 in 1. Anyone had a similar situation? I've only got about 20 flights on the thing. Does Horizon repair the 4 in 1 or do you have to buy new?


Joe

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11-14-2005 01:23 AM  12 years agoPost 2
madman22

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are you adjusting the gyro or the mixer? the gyro only adjusts the sensitivity of the gain , the mixer adjustment controls the amount of power to the tail rotor versus the main rotor. as your tail motor was burnt out out the new one is more than likely way better offf than the old one therefore pushes harder with less effort. mine did anyway

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11-14-2005 01:39 AM  12 years agoPost 3
nesbocaj

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New York

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Any chance that you have your motors, ah, "miss-plugged"?

Bob J

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11-14-2005 02:00 AM  12 years agoPost 4
turbojoe

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Bob,

Do you have ANY idea how hard it is to admit I did something THAT stupid? With all the work I've been through and all the new cuss words I've thought up I can't believe something that simple slipped by me. I did have the motors plugged into the wrong ports.

Can you hear that sound? It's me whacking myself in the head repeatedly for being STOOPID!

Thanks for pointing that out to me. Now I can go back to trying to make it fly as good as my T-Rex.


Joe

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11-14-2005 03:20 AM  12 years agoPost 5
Draxus

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Newbury Park, CA - USA

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If anyone ever comes out with setup that is smart enough to know when you misplugged something. They'll make a fortune... Seems to happen a lot (not just to you or I)

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11-14-2005 05:05 AM  12 years agoPost 6
biggster

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

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i have a blade and t-rex.....and i dont ever see the blade flying as good as a rex

Fly the blades off it !!

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11-15-2005 01:13 AM  12 years agoPost 7
turbojoe

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Mesa, Arizona

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Well I did a little adjusting on the 4 in 1 and it flys just as bad as usual. (compared to the T-Rex) It's too bad the tail sucks as bad as it does. If I didn't have a T-Rex I'd probably say the Blade is pretty decent though. You're right Biggster. It'll never fly as good as the T-Rex but it's fun to fly in the living room.


Joe

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