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01-22-2007 06:54 PM  10 years agoPost 1
rjpilot82

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Has anyone had any problems with radio glitches on the CP Pro? I just bought mine a couple weeks ago and it is completely stock. It is my first "real" helicopter. I also have a Blade CX. I've done well with it and have been patient learning to hover. Yesterday, I took it into flight for the first time and had a blast. Anyway, at random times, I'll get what appears to be a radio glitch for just a split second. The tail will jerk or the engine will surge or something and I know I'm not doing it. Fortunately, it is very brief and I have been up high enough to save it but if it happened at a less opportune time, it could be bad. Any similar experiences or suggestions?

Thanks ya'll!

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01-22-2007 08:50 PM  10 years agoPost 2
Splatcat

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Yes, I have had the glitches and they disappeared after I slid some heatshrink tubing over the CF frame sticks anywhere the antenna wire came in contact with it. I pershruck it on a small screwdriver and cut it to the appropriate link you will 3. I have flown 4-6 charges through without a problem. I first tried using an antenna tube to see if just having more antenna out in straight line would help. That made no difference but, I liked that way it looks so I stuck with it. Of course before doing any thing check the capacitors on the motors, everthing is plugged in good, make sure 1 or more of your servos is not bad, some even said that just cleaning the pots on the controller with contact cleaner worked, that the crystal is seated properly, swap crystals if you can, and make sure that your antenna is screwed into the controller all the way. My CPP did not glitch everyflight before but, does not glitch at all now.

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01-23-2007 01:58 AM  10 years agoPost 3
Gino CP

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My glitching was due to dirty tx pots. To check for this, move your trims all the way to one side except for throttle trim. Then fly while compensating with some stick. If glitch is gone then you have a dirty tx pot. Blast them with contact cleaner and work the sticks to wipe them clean.

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01-23-2007 04:26 AM  10 years agoPost 4
Matt Runhart

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

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I agree with you dirty pots method but only for more experienced pilots, if your just learning I doubt you could compensate for full trim on all sticks (didnt say it was impossible, just improbable). I have also seen glitches on several demos, customers and my personal Blade CP's and CX's, in ALL blade CP cases i have seen it was caused by the tip of he exposed-from-factory antenae rubing on the skids or something else, And the majority of cx cases were caused by lose motor/servo wires or a lose crystal.

There was one odd case with my cp though that I had a hard time figuring out but in the end i figured out by taking the crystal out and putting it in the other way, it made no sense and was most likely a fluke but it works...

The Ground is Your Enemy..... Avoid it at All Costs....

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01-23-2007 05:28 AM  10 years agoPost 5
Splatcat

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Hope you can see where the heat shrink is. Is very flat in color VS the CF and is on the slid over carbon fiber sticks in the areas where the antenna touches. The hardest one to see is the one just below the RX Picture does not do justice to how much (I like) the way that antenna tube looks. The tip turned up and is straight in line with the tail boom.

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01-23-2007 05:31 AM  10 years agoPost 6
rjpilot82

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I can see that. Thanks for posting those pictures. I really appreciate it. I never would have thought of it but I suppose that does make sense. I'll give it a try!

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01-23-2007 05:44 AM  10 years agoPost 7
Splatcat

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Hope it works for you as it has for me. The area where I live is super dry(low RH). There is enough static electricity in the air that I should be able to hold it out and it just hang there. Good luck. I noticed that indoors the glitch was more pronounced and have flown there and still no glitch. I am sure that I should be looking for a very fine and very rare piece of wood that I should knock on now.

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