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12-02-2005 08:09 AM  12 years agoPost 1
kirtdog

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State College PA, USA

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After reading the manual for my blade again, I see that is says that the throttle trim has to be the whole way down in order for the 4 in 1 to arm. Do you need to leave it down once it arms. It seems to me that doing so would limit your throttle. I may be wrong. Also, my 4 in 1 has armed with the trim a little below 1/2. Which is the proper way?

Any input is greatly appreciated.

i'm off to crash :)

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12-02-2005 02:27 PM  12 years agoPost 2
stealth916

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Rocklin, CA

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I set my throttle trim to just below half - which is where my ESC arms. And that is where I leave the throttle trim - always.

So I never have to mess with the throttle trim - ever. But I would not leave it all the way down.

But the reason I don't increase it, is because if I ever crash, it is one less thing to worry about. If you have it increased to or beyond the point where it starts to engage the motor even with the stick all the way back, your crash sequence to save the 4-in-1 goes something like this:

1) swing wildly at the sticks to save the heli
2) stare in awe
3) stare in awe
4) hit the idle up back to normal
5) chop the throttle
6) reduce trim
7) look/smell for smoke

Note if you're really practiced, you can combine steps 3,4 and 5. On the other hand if you're new, you might loop through steps 2 and 3 a few times. Keeping your trim a little low eliminates step 6.

Eliminating and combining as many steps as possible is the key

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12-02-2005 02:45 PM  12 years agoPost 3
L0stS0ul

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Virgina - USA

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It's those awe steps that will get you every time

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12-02-2005 04:07 PM  12 years agoPost 4
bbeverlie

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Hudson,New Hampshire.USA

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I always put the trim all the way down when plugging the battery in
and then bring it to 1/4 up. I didn't know the 4-n-1 would arm with
it up in that possition! I don't let the trim spin the blades because
of the "awe" factor. Good to know one less thing to awe over

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12-02-2005 09:40 PM  12 years agoPost 5
slider46

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Ocala Florida

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I made the mistake of turning the radio off after a flight before unplugging the batteries. I got slapped pretty good when the main rotor came alive........... Note to self don't ever do that again.........................

Tom..... No "D" flying....

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12-02-2005 10:32 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Blayde

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Fayetteville, North Carolina

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Whenever I go out to do hovering with my heli...I always have the throttle trim all the way up when I start it up. Is this alright to do or is there something wrong? Is the heli supose to start going up when I have the throttle trim at full and the other throttle stick all the way down?

One Step Closer To A Pro :D

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