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03-12-2006 03:46 PM  11 years agoPost 1
heliwild

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Georgetown, Kentucky

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I bought a rappy 50 from a guy here on RR a few months ago. The guy stated that it was setup for 3D. I have been practicing on a sim for about 3 months and can't wait to get this thing in the air. My question is should I leave it setup for 3D or should I change the linkages to a beginner setup?

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03-12-2006 03:53 PM  11 years agoPost 2
AGRAV8

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leave it

I would leave it alone EXCEPT the normal mode. Lower the throttle curve so your headspeed is not too high, and change the paddles to the stock black ones. You might even get some flybar weights if you want to soften it up some more.

Also, add expo on the tail and cyclics.

I think learing on 3/4 stick hover is the proper thing to do, that way WHEN your ready for idle ups, your comfortable with the stick position.

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03-12-2006 04:04 PM  11 years agoPost 3
A. Bundy

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Total agreement.You can run -30 expo as a start.You leave it set for 3d.If you want it toned down for now,you limit the low stick pitch to -2 as a max.You will make a smooth curve from low stick to 3/4 stick on the pitch curve graph.From 3/4 to full pitch says the same in all modes.Eventually you can widen the pitch range and you will end up -9/+9 in all three modes.If it is the heli in your gallery,you bought a nice chopper.

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03-12-2006 05:21 PM  11 years agoPost 4
heliwild

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Thanks for the info. The heli is pretty much brand new. I can't wait to get it in the air. Once I feel comfortable with forward flight I'm going to buy a fiberglass canopy from arizonaheli and put some Quick UK metal on the head.

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03-12-2006 05:22 PM  11 years agoPost 5
heliwild

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It has the black paddles and I have the expo set at -35 for now. Do you think that is too much? Back it down to -30? I've also backed the trottle curve down a bit. Sounds like I'm on the right track.

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03-12-2006 05:48 PM  11 years agoPost 6
A. Bundy

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-35 is fine.I saw you had the black paddles on.I would strongly advise that you find someone very good to look it over and do the first test hover if you are totally new.

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03-12-2006 06:18 PM  11 years agoPost 7
heliwild

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A friend of mine that got me into this hovered it for me. He kept saying that "it should be off the ground by now" in relation to the amount of trottle being applied. He jacked around with the trottle curves until he finally felt comfortable enough to get it up. I've checked the pitch and they seem okay.

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03-12-2006 09:27 PM  11 years agoPost 8
czechyour6

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I hope you have a Futaba if your expo is negative, JR uses positive to soften response (geez they need to get on the same page)

Blade 130x - DX7s

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03-12-2006 09:31 PM  11 years agoPost 9
heliwild

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I do have a Futaba. You would think that they would try and make it a little easier. Huh?

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