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03-11-2003 02:26 AM  14 years agoPost 1
skylark_man

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the problem is with my skylark and when i try to fly it more than 15 feet away it starts to go beserk. does anyone know what i can do to increase the range (and i have new batteries).

thanks,
skylark_man

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03-11-2003 03:06 AM  14 years agoPost 2
jodini

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I had that same problem with my Feda (skylark) today but fixed it by coiling the antenna around a round toothpick, and then taking the extra amount (about 10 inches) and taped it to the table. The indoor flyers today were saying that the carbon fiber can cause interferance so try to avoid wrapping it around your tailboom or landing gear.

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03-11-2003 03:17 AM  14 years agoPost 3
James Cistola

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(( RANGE TEST)) I don't start the day before doing one (read your book) With all my heli being carbon frame, i have wip ant. on my landing skids !!! ((Be safe))
James

If it's worth doing, then it's worth over doing

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03-11-2003 05:27 AM  14 years agoPost 4
GRASSCUTTER

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15-ft is too near a distance to loose a signal or control.

There must be something wrong with your radio system.
1. Make sure that you did not cut or shorten your receiver antenna wire.
( Antennas have a fixed length designed to the given frequency to
make it resonate efficiently).
2. Check your receiver antenna wire for any internal cuts "inside the
insulator" or an open circuit "cold solder" or a completely detached
antenna on your PCB.
3. Fully extend your transmitter antenna during use. (Although a good
operating radio system will function effectively for a certain distance
even with a collapsed X-mitter antenna---ie..during range check).

Check your motors.
There must be a shunting capacitor between the terminals and 2-more capacitors on each terminals soldered to the motor body...(capacitors are used to minimize spark which produce glitch to the radio system)
Check the capacitors if they have a good solder connection.

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03-14-2003 11:59 AM  14 years agoPost 5
Malorie

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Paw squared, MI

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One of the things that I noticed since I started flying electrics that hasn't been mentioned. Keep your reciever as far as possible from the speed controller. I had my Hornet go buggy at short ranges until I put some space between the reciever and speed controller.

I wish somebody made a micro 6 channel PCM reciever.

Good luck,
Malorie

Life's a journey, NOT a destination.

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03-15-2003 09:36 PM  14 years agoPost 6
VisualDave

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Miami, FL

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Thanks everyone

I have a new Skylark on the way. Never flown before so all info is greatly appreciated. Thanks for the range info.

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