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07-20-2002 09:37 PM  16 years agoPost 1


boston, ma

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hey guys
just installed gv 1 in my raptor 60, have it set up as follows
sr1 - off -normal
sr2- 1650 - idle 1
sr3-1750 - idle 2
set switch G to change speeds, ch 8 to turn gov on and off, performed limit test as described before first flight, followed instructions as best under stood, hovered heli, switched to idle 1, then idle 2, no noticable rpm change from one mode to the other, landed heli, checked max rpm display, read 1620 as max rpm, ami doing something wrong?
have my 9c set up thru govenor function as: 1- 0%
switch g
mix -act
i do not know if govenor is actually working, but tried throttle "test" function, and it worked fine, ant hints or help would be most appreciated
raptor 60, w/o.s. 61, and 9cap radio

07-21-2002 01:44 AM  16 years agoPost 2


Las Vegas, NV. Hirobo, Magnum Fuels, MAH

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Unfortunatley I am a JR guy so I can not help you whatsoever on the programming of your radio. However, I have an idea on how to test the system. It sounds like it's set up properly to me.

Make your idle up 1 and 2 throttle curves both straight lines (i.e. 0, 25, 50, 75, 100). Same as your normal mode. Then start it up and switch into either idle up mode you want and go up high with a lot of forward speed and do a loop. Make sure that when you do the loop that you really put in a lot of negative. If the heli goes through the loop with out the engine going WAY down then the thing is working properly. Obviously, if it doesn't then something is amiss.

The area I can help you in is the set-up portion of your heli. 1750 isn't going to cut the musturd on that heli and engine combo. You need to be cranking about 1850. At 1750 it's flyable, but, not very agile. And, you may notice the engine having a tendency to sputter and hiccup a little. Both the engine and the heli are much happier at the 1850 range. You will be too.

07-21-2002 02:03 AM  16 years agoPost 3
heli kid


Columbus OH

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i have a gv1 but i have it set up on stick pos. this would be a good thing for you to do and there is a very good reason for it. when you start you engine and you are going to take off you will know it is working because once you get up to like 75% throttle it will kick in and you will hear the engine speed up. so you know it works. now this is why you have it on stick pos. the manuel tells you to take the curve out of your radio so you do. you take off and flip into idle 1 or 2. you are doing a loop and you sling a magnent. you governer shuts off because someting is wrong and now it is back to like you never had a governer and now you don't have a curve so your engine cuts because you are at low stick. next thing you know you hit the ground and now you have to pay to get it fixed. if this sounds good to you then go ahead and leave the curve out of your tx. but this is how i have it set up. i leave the curve in my radio so when i go into idle 1 or 2 the governer never knows that i have gone below 5% stick because there is a v curve. then WHEN you DO sling a magnent during a manover and you are at low stick you still have power keeping you from crashing.
i hope this helps and if you have any more questions just email me at

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07-21-2002 05:58 AM  16 years agoPost 4

rrElite Veteran

Lewisville, TX

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Check the instructions for the test display on the GV-1. It is a screen that will show you if the radio is sending the appropriate signals to enable the GV-1 (it ignores actual head speed for this test . . .) if you set to ID-1, and your select switch "ON", it should show to be enabled. At that point, only lack of a
sensor input signal would prevent it from coming on-line. The other possibility (not likely) is that with the pitch curves that you are running, that it can't get to the desired speed, but I find that highly unlikely . . .

- Tim

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