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HelicopterRadio - Servo - Gyro - Gov - Batt › New Solid G--which servo?
12-22-2008 05:19 PM  8 years agoPost 1
countrypilot

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Billings,Montana

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Just purchased a new Solid G from Curtiss. I set one up one a friends T-rex600Ecf and absolutley loved it with the JR 8900G servo.

Now the question--do you solid g users like the JR8900G servo, or Futaba BLS 251 better?

Thanks

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12-22-2008 05:48 PM  8 years agoPost 2
inkspot1967

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i like the 8900 on my solid-g works great.

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12-22-2008 05:55 PM  8 years agoPost 3
jbdww

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I like the BLS251. This is going to be a very close race on which one is better. I went with the BLS251 in hoping it will last longer since it is brushless, but I have nothing to compare this to. So far I have over 200 flights on my 600N and it is still working fine.
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12-22-2008 06:05 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Jag72

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9251/9256/bls251

I'm using the Futaba's on all my machines...

9251/9256/bls251....

They seem to work great for me

I have tried the 8900g's and didn't feel they held the tail quite as tight during hard 3d stuff as the Futaba's....but that is just me...

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12-22-2008 06:43 PM  8 years agoPost 5
TaleGunner

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8900g all the way

Here we go again another brand war

Truth is both are good,fast and solid so just go with your brand preference

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12-22-2008 07:03 PM  8 years agoPost 6
u77171

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I have two Solid G's. Both use the 8900. Very good setup.

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12-22-2008 07:48 PM  8 years agoPost 7
inkspot1967

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yes both the jr 8900 and futaba 9256/9251/bls251 all work great

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12-22-2008 10:15 PM  8 years agoPost 8
countrypilot

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Thanks gentleman---

I bought the Futaba 251 just to try it myself. I always have the 8900 from the 770 combo I'm pulling off just in case. I appreciate all your help.

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12-30-2008 06:10 PM  8 years agoPost 9
countrypilot

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ANYONE USED THE SOLID G WITH THE FROMECO​ARIZONA REGULATOR?

Now that I've got the Solid G and the Futaba BLS251, I tried to set them up last Sun eve using my Fromeco Arizona regulator.

Set up with the Arizona requires the user to plug both the gain and rudder leads directly into the Arizona so they are fed a constant 5 volts. Then it feeds to the receiver (Specktrum AR700 2.4) from the Arizona's attached leads. The gyro sensor unit and the gyro servo then plug into the Solid G's amp.

Setup wen't well untill I got to the right and left limit step. On the last setup I did on a t-REX 600E using a conventional system and the JR8900G it worked perfectly.

My problem now is I canno't get the limit step to allow me to change (increase or decrease) my tail pitch slider movement???????

I have rechecked all my connections on both the Solid G amp and the Arizona, as well as the receiver. Even rebound the rx. Still will not allow me to adjust the travel??? It just kicks full throw to either side I select and will allow no fine tuning. I know how it's supposed to work as it did perfectly when I set up the electric T-rex 600.

Everything works well to this point.

Does anyone have any suggestions??

I have emailed Curtiss but have not heard back yet.

Thanks again

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12-30-2008 06:48 PM  8 years agoPost 10
tadawson

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Lewisville, TX

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I am running a Solid G on an Arizona, and nothing changed whatsoever. If everything else on the Gyro works, you need to look elsewhere - the regulator isn't the problem.

- Tim

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12-30-2008 08:16 PM  8 years agoPost 11
mickeyapples

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England

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I had a problem like that the left limit would set but the right would not move. I tryed about 10 times seting it up, then it just worked. I was doing the same, checking all the wires thinking something was wrong.

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12-30-2008 10:20 PM  8 years agoPost 12
countrypilot

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Billings,Montana

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I'll try it again. It kind of makes me nervous that it all of a sudden starts working.
Any problems in the air???

I've tried it at least 8 times so far.

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12-30-2008 10:28 PM  8 years agoPost 13
MarshallB

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Middle Arkansas

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What are your ATV settings for the rudder and gain. Set them to 100% for setup then change them back to what settings you want for flight. You will need to adjust the channel you have the gain connected to, to get the starting gain of 40.

I prefer the Futaba 9256 servos for 50 size and larger and the JR 3400/3500g for the Rave.. They work great for me.


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12-30-2008 10:32 PM  8 years agoPost 14
countrypilot

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Billings,Montana

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I have them at 100% now. I may try it with the 8900 just to see if it will work.

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12-30-2008 11:08 PM  8 years agoPost 15
v58 fuy

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I'll get flamed for this but I still like the 9254 with the Solid G.

Regarding the setup problem, just a thought but remember you must set the right limit first then the left limit otherwise I think you may get problems.

David

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12-30-2008 11:25 PM  8 years agoPost 16
countrypilot

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Yes I realize that. I just skipped to the left to see if it would work. Neither does anything except go to the extreme limit and won't move.

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12-31-2008 05:15 AM  8 years agoPost 17
jschenck

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La Vista, NE.

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My problem now is I canno't get the limit step to allow me to change (increase or decrease) my tail pitch slider movement???????

I have rechecked all my connections on both the Solid G amp and the Arizona, as well as the receiver. Even rebound the rx. Still will not allow me to adjust the travel??? It just kicks full throw to either side I select and will allow no fine tuning. I know how it's supposed to work as it did perfectly when I set up the electric T-rex 600.

Everything works well to this point.

Does anyone have any suggestions??
Remove the Arizona from the troubleshooting. Plug the gyro directly into the RX and use the 4.8V pack included with your radio for the bench setup. This eliminates a lot of the extra "stuff" and limits your troubleshooting to just the gyro and the RX.

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12-31-2008 06:34 AM  8 years agoPost 18
tadawson

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Lewisville, TX

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Yes I realize that. I just skipped to the left to see if it would work. Neither does anything except go to the extreme limit and won't move.
I note in the Solid-G instructions, it clearly states that once you enter the mode, and it goes full over to the right, that you need to hold full *left* until it gets to the point you want. My note being that if ATV's or rates are set on the rudder channel, and you can't get that channel to full deflection, the gyro may well ignore your input. As I recall when I set mine up, this setting isn't proportional to the stick, but rather it increments either way with stick movement.

Myself, I wouldn't bother rewiring - there is no way a regulator can do this if everything else works.

- Tim

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12-31-2008 12:16 PM  8 years agoPost 19
helirulz

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Singapore

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Reset your End Points to 100 on both left and right and you will be able to program your gyro left/right limits once again.
I encountered your problem before and Buzzin' Brian gave me this tip which worked perfectly

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12-31-2008 03:45 PM  8 years agoPost 20
jschenck

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La Vista, NE.

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The EPA sounds like a more reasonable explanation to what is going on here. I agree with Tim that it's unlikely the AZ REG was causing any issue, my suggestion was there to completely eliminate any question. When troubleshooting it helps to narrow down the components in play.

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