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02-15-2011 08:27 PM  6 years agoPost 21
trackemdown

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I don't even use the ratchet on my planks. Smooth is better for me.

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02-15-2011 11:54 PM  6 years agoPost 22
ThumbBumper

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I wish I could get rid of them on my 10CH. I tried flipping over the metal tab and no joy. I tired setting up one of the trims on the side of the radio and on the face of it and even those damn things have detents in them. What the he11 was Futaba thinking??

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02-16-2011 01:20 PM  6 years agoPost 23
Rogman88

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I did the fuel tubing on the ratchet of my hitec eclipse 7 when I started flying helis. Then got the 9C heli version and now an 8FG heli version. Ratchet feels weird now.

High Voltage just works better

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02-16-2011 05:28 PM  6 years agoPost 24
JasonJ

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I hate to say it, but ratcheting throttles have no place in rc aircraft control anymore. It was great when you had a 40 size high wing trainer airplane and all you did was the pattern. These days, I can't think of any advantage over smooth and it surprises me that it is a preference for some, especially with helicopters. These things are hard enough to fly, I don't get why a person would want even more difficulty added on top of it, but to each is own.

I think once you come up with a way to get the resistance you want in a smooth stick you'll wonder what you were thinking. Also, the more you fly the less you'll rely on stick tension. I am surprised throttle tension is even an issue, it's usually the rudder being too soft that is the issue. It was with me for awhile so tightening up the rudder tension helped.

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02-16-2011 06:48 PM  6 years agoPost 25
joeskeeter

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My favorite pilot does all the unorthodox stuff--thumbs, no neck strap, etc. Tareq Al Saadi
I just watched him in the video where he is near the palm trees and for the first time I 've seen a heli video that made my brain feel weird.

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

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02-16-2011 07:06 PM  6 years agoPost 26
chopper_crazy

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my dad used ratchet throttle for a long time. For the main reason being he was very nervous when trying to hover so his hands would shake a lot. By putting the ratchet into the throttle it was harder for him to move it up and down without wanting to and it eliminated a lot. It really helped his flying out in the beginning.

It's a complex, costly, glow powered anti-gravity machine!

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02-16-2011 08:23 PM  6 years agoPost 27
Jeff polisena

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The ratchet causes many issues , if you take it out , grind ,tubing or replacing tensioner do it if flying helis. You will get used to it and become a smoother , more controlled pilot . After flying for a while you will find center without thinking about it and every heli you setup will feel the same in the transitions . With knotch you could set up different helis and wonder why something doesent feel rite

I stole it ,flew it and gave it back ;)

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02-16-2011 08:34 PM  6 years agoPost 28
jackheli

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I used to leave a single light notch on the centre of the stick when I started 3D in order to be able to find neutral pitch. Now it is not needed anymore.

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

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02-17-2011 03:09 AM  6 years agoPost 29
dchekas

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Farmington, CT

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Seems like a very poor choice that really limits your collective inputs. The smooth collective stick allows for much better control of the helicopter.

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