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02-14-2011 06:28 PM  6 years agoPost 1
Noobyflyer

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I know it's a dumb thought, but I wanted to see what others are doing. I never replaced the ratcheting bar out of my Tx -replacing it with the smooth. I guess it's what has worked - or not worked - for me so far.

I tried the smooth in the beginning, but had a hard time when making rudder inputs and twitching the throttle up or down. I have been told to "Take that damn thing outta there...." but I don't know.

Any thoughts?

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02-14-2011 06:30 PM  6 years agoPost 2
wtvariety

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You should take it out sometimes 1 click is to little or to much throttle

IMO

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02-14-2011 06:36 PM  6 years agoPost 3
george0079

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Take that damn thing outta there!

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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02-14-2011 06:40 PM  6 years agoPost 4
Noobyflyer

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^^I knew I opened myself up for that.

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02-14-2011 06:47 PM  6 years agoPost 5
george0079

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What TX are we talking about?

Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!

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02-14-2011 07:18 PM  6 years agoPost 6
Noobyflyer

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02-14-2011 08:12 PM  6 years agoPost 7
BarracudaHockey

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For the Futaba just flip over the spring clip

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02-14-2011 08:32 PM  6 years agoPost 8
jackheli

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Definitely get rid of the ratchet, but you can't just totally remove the metal tab or the throttle stick will be too loose.

As BH above said, try flipping the tab over and see how it feels. If that doesn't work try sanding down the plastic teeth a bit.

It's easy to find an excuse to do wrong. Hard is not to find an excuse to do right.

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02-14-2011 11:15 PM  6 years agoPost 9
heli-cuzz

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I like it smooth like my woman.

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02-14-2011 11:38 PM  6 years agoPost 10
Noobyflyer

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guess I like 'em rough

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02-15-2011 01:16 AM  6 years agoPost 11
Raptor Pilot

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I like the ratchet when im flying planks but had to remove it for the heli as one click up or down was enough to climb or decend which was frustrating at the time untill i learned to make it smooth!

If it doesnt move and its meant too... use WD 40. If it moves and its not meant too...use duct tape!

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02-15-2011 02:12 AM  6 years agoPost 12
helismash

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y first radio was a heli radio and did not have it. To be honest, it is hard for me to fly a friends plank with the ratchet in it.

Hey, Who put the ground there!
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02-15-2011 02:17 AM  6 years agoPost 13
Dood

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Trouble with ratcheting throttles is finding the hover point.

The point at which your helicopter will always seems to be somewhere between two clicks on the throttle stick, but never right on.

In the case of electric helicopters, it's a constant variable.

Point I'm trying to make is that a ratcheting throttle is no good for helicopters.

Also, I am aware that constant variable is an oxymoron.

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02-15-2011 02:29 AM  6 years agoPost 14
Bruchpilote

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my buddy was running the ratchet, Was wondering why he slammed the heli into the helipad with every landing. I took it out, now he lands like a pro

fly till it hurts !!!!!

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02-15-2011 02:52 PM  6 years agoPost 15
BarracudaHockey

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Most of the plank guys that fly one of my radios, especially the 3D types, have had me convert their radios to smooth sticks or bought heli radios.

Andy
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02-15-2011 05:34 PM  6 years agoPost 16
wifeorheli

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Im running ratchet always have thats how i learned dont know if i could run it smooth. Although i took alot of tension out of it and sanded the notches pretty smooth but still clicks. Do what works for you no right or wrong with that. Like thumbs or pinch.

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02-15-2011 06:40 PM  6 years agoPost 17
coptermatt

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i have used a small piece of fuel tubing before

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02-15-2011 06:46 PM  6 years agoPost 18
michael88997

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on my hitec optic i simply pulled the piece of metal back just a little and its extremely smooth now

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02-15-2011 07:32 PM  6 years agoPost 19
joeskeeter

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Started with air version and got used to ratchet
and got a new used radio and stayed with ratchet,
and I really like it, tried a heli radio and can't get used to non-ratchet at this point.

Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face - Mike Tyson

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02-15-2011 08:19 PM  6 years agoPost 20
Noobyflyer

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I don't think there is any doctrine that says this is a must. Nice to see some affirmation from others that do the same (ratchet). I realize that one click up and one click down are enough to increase or decrease altitude, but so are a lot of things...like the wind.

I put a smooth clip in and spent some time with getting a bend that felt stiff, but not tight. Could never get it so that it didn't offer enough resistance, but I think I'm there. If it doesn't work out, back to the click I go.

My favorite pilot does all the unorthodox stuff--thumbs, no neck strap, etc. Tareq Al Saadi

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