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11-25-2006 04:54 AM  11 years agoPost 1
tskg2

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Wellington, New Zealand

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Guys- since I live in the middle of the great Southern Ocean- some good things just take time to get down here. Indoor plumbing, cell phones- and now- the Picco Z! Thanks to a friend with a 747- I now have the first in my town- woo hoo!!

OK- have charged the battery, set the channel correctly, and have tried to spool it up to set the trim. However- when the RPM's are starting, besides turning to the right (no prob- need some left trim, I think)- it also leans way to the left side, finally ending on it's side.

Help, please???

I also hear that there is a mofd that will make the throttle stick spring less strong. Have opened up the TX- and have removed the stick gimble- but not keen to remove the circuit board from the stick, unless that's part of the fix. Suggestions here would also be good, thanks.

As always- I appreciate the help and advice.

G2

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11-25-2006 05:07 AM  11 years agoPost 2
Henry

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Sorry, Dude...you're south of the Equator. Things like these just don't work "down" there.

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11-25-2006 06:07 AM  11 years agoPost 3
tskg2

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Huh?

You mean maybe I should start out with it on the celing, then????

Thanks- G2

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11-25-2006 07:41 AM  11 years agoPost 4
Rennster

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You can ask Willie

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11-25-2006 05:05 PM  11 years agoPost 5
G-DAVE

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Tyne and Wear , England

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Take the bull by the horns and hold the model in your right hand . Spool the rotors up untill you feel it light in your hand . Then let go making sure you release it absolutly level .
If you have not trimmed the tail you can do so now as it should be hovering infront of you gently spinning.
Remember if you turn the model to the right it will gently move forward and round , and if you turn left it will hover, and a combination of these manovers together with the up and down on the left stick will allow you to move it around as you wish .
On the subject of the throttle spring I took mine of all together -- much nicer feel.

Dave
ps I have just bought it's big brother the Gyrotor it has a hall effect sensor in the tail which gives it a certain degree of stability .

If it's not fun, your not doing it right !

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11-25-2006 06:08 PM  11 years agoPost 6
tskg2

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Will do!

Dave- thanks for this. I'll give it a go after breakfast.

I played wityh the beast for a while last night, and did managed to get it to lift off a couple inches if I didn't bring ther throttle up too slowly. I don't eally have what I'd call control yet, but I'll give your suggestion a go.

And about the spring- there was no problem with taking the wee circuit board off the side of the gimble to do that?? Since I'm not that close to the nearest Radio Shack- I don't want to break the TX the second day I have it

About how long does yours take to charge? Mine seems to be less than 5min. Granted- I'm not draining the thing while flopping around trying to get some better control with it yet.

All help appreciated- muchos gracias- G2

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11-25-2006 08:07 PM  11 years agoPost 7
G-DAVE

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I did not fancy taking the gimble apart so I just wire cut the spring ends so they ceased to be a problem .

Charging from flat can take 15 to 20 mins .

The other thing I did not mention is use of the foil weights included in the kit. These are to give the model more forward speed by simply changing the c of g . you can use blue tac as well but it does not take very much at all to alter the flight characteristics.
ENJOY !

Dave

If it's not fun, your not doing it right !

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11-26-2006 05:11 AM  11 years agoPost 8
tskg2

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Wellington, New Zealand

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Wooo Hooo!!

Dave and guys- thanks to ya'll- casue I think I'm finally getting this beast under control! I've now had a full charge of quality flight time, forward circuits and good control most of the time, too!

My lounge really isn't wide enough, so I think this wee machine will be going to work with me tomorrow- where we have lotsa large open spaces- cool!!

Big thanks to y'all- much appreciated!!

This cost me around $80NZD, with no charge for the fuel used in the 747. Not too bad, for hand delivered service. It's all in who ya know

G2

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