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HelicopterRadio - Servo - Gyro - Gov - Batt › Radio: Stick tension and length. Personal​preferences???
09-13-2007 05:46 PM  10 years agoPost 1
reiserrob2003

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Brockton, MA.

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Just wondering what others are using for tension and length of sticks on their radios and what the pros and cons are for each. For Example, I left my sticks slightly turned out and longer than they come from factory. I also like the stick tension slightly higher than factory tension so I'll have no problem returning them to center and it gives me a feel of when the sticks leave either of the center lines. I leave the throttle tension slightly loose as its center is of no importance. I fly thumbs and fore fingers but I feel sometimes that its hard to reach full right rudder or full left cyclic. Any feedback on this topic would be appreciated.

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09-14-2007 02:05 AM  10 years agoPost 2
helo_chris

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goodlettsville, tn

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I have mine as short as possible for tighter range of motion since I have short fingers. Tension is just tight enough to get good feedback, less than stock for most radios I have used.

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09-14-2007 12:32 PM  10 years agoPost 3
Pelos

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Bizkaia (Spain)

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I have Refles iVol for my sim and the max tension is really much softer than 9c's minimum tension, what gave a little strange feeling when I first tried it.
Now I'm more used to the iVol feeling and have my 9C at minimum tension and it still feels too much hard.
So it's a matter of getting used to what you have.
I think that softer tension allows for a smoother flying, but when you begin, harder tension helps to feel the center of the sticks.
Just my opinion.

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09-14-2007 12:56 PM  10 years agoPost 4
Dr Lodge

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Guildford, Surrey -​UK

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softer tension allows for a smoother flying, but when you begin, harder tension helps to feel the center of the sticks
Indeed, I have my sticks really quite soft now. Its more difficult to detect when the cyclic stick is in the centre position which forces you to "fly" the heli more - it assists in being able to input small movements around centre.

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09-14-2007 01:01 PM  10 years agoPost 5
jschenck

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La Vista, NE.

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I run my tension just about as tight as the radio's allow. I run the stick just about as high as they'll adjust. This let's me feel where center is. - I pinch the sticks.

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09-14-2007 05:52 PM  10 years agoPost 6
reiserrob2003

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Brockton, MA.

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I think I may need to shorten mine as it seems I have trouble reaching the inboard stick positions. I really wouldn't call myself a beginner anymore so maybe I should try a little less tension and see how it works out.

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