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08-10-2007 02:19 AM  10 years agoPost 1
J Anderson

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Forsyth, GA USA

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I'm looking for a good "beginner" set-up for the EP 8 sportsman.

Pitch, curves, throdle. Or is there a link on this forum to a place I can get some good guidelined or a good baseline.

Thanks John

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08-10-2007 03:39 PM  10 years agoPost 2
gorn

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Throttle curve in Normal mode should be linear ie: 0 25 50 75 100
Pitch, at full bottom stick in Normal mode, setup for about 2deg negative pitch, 0deg at middle stick, and 9deg at full stick.
Dont worry about idle up yet.
Make sure you set up throttle hold in your radio.
Every manufacturer is different, so look in your manual.
I personally put as low a number as the radio will allow.

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08-10-2007 07:09 PM  10 years agoPost 3
J Anderson

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Thanks for the help. Now what is throttle hold mode, and what does it do? My radio goes to -20 on throttle hold BTW.

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08-10-2007 07:17 PM  10 years agoPost 4
gorn

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Throttle hold for an electric heli, just ensures that the motor is not able to start even if the throttle stick is moved.
Its a nescessity, not an option.
Imagine leaning over the head of your heli to look at something before takeoff, you have a neck strap on to clip to your radio, you accidently bump the throttle stick up, now the strap is caught in the rotors and your head is on its way lol.
Seriously, set it up.
If you are not confident in doing it, take the main blades and tail blades off FIRST, to make sure that nothing bad happens when you test throttle hold.
The programme mix should be assigned to a particular swith on your radio. You switch it on, throttle no longer works, safe to carry to your landing patch, or just for a quick inspection before liftoff.
Also, if your going to ditch, flick throttle hold on.
It WILL save you a lot more money.
If you go in hard and failed to switch it on, well then your doin what we all call "the funky chicken", as your heli thrashes around on the ground.
Feel free to ask ANY questions you may have. I'll answer them as best I can.
Just remember "there is no such thing as a stupid question if you genuinely do not know, and need to know the answer".
Cheers

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08-12-2007 07:01 AM  10 years agoPost 5
loren5445

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Kailua-Kona, HI. USA

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ep-8

I just payed for my new blue bird of happyness yesterday can't wait to get it. Was just out flying my esky cp2 only lost a little conecting rod. The cp2 is small and squirlly at least for me. Aloha Loren

Flying Fool Aloha Loren

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