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04-03-2005 05:07 AM  13 years agoPost 1
JitsuGuy

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Well, today I flew my X-Spec for about 2 minutes total! LOL It took us forever to get this new YS to start! Come to find out it was some setup flaws on my part! LOL Anyway, I got it hovering but didn't have the gyro setup correctly. So I put it down messed with the settings and then hovered it again, then put it down (very gently ) and then the motor died... Took it to the table to start it and the coupler was just spinning the fan! Ha, had to take the engine out tonight cause the nut had backed off the shaft.

RCHaas and Mr Barrows helped me tons with my setup and we noticed I had no throttle hold. I'd hit the switch but it wouldn't disengage the clutch... So that brings me to my question. I've got an 8103, a GV-1 and a 500t... My aux2 is also my throttle hold... I want to be able to flip the gyro in Piezo mode and HH mode.. I'd also like to be able to turn my GV-1 on and off with a switch... Can I do this with the 8103? If not, what would you all recommend?

Can wait for tomorrow!!!!

J

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04-03-2005 06:00 AM  13 years agoPost 2
Flyfalcons

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Bonney Lake, WA

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Congrats man, I got my X-Spec in the air for the first time last weekend. I think I need a better starter. From the little experience I have with it so far it seems to fly very nice. Hopefully I can get some flying on it tomorrow, though I've been very busy lately preparing for interviews.

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Ryan Winslow
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04-03-2005 07:59 AM  13 years agoPost 3
TheOtherSTLRep

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Ok, I guess I am a little confused... what does your aux 2 switch have to do with throttle hold? Typically they are two different switches and not associated in any way, unless mixed together. You can do what you are saying you want to do, however I havent a clue as to how you are getting what you are getting. Your gyro sense. control should be on Aux 3 (or the rudder dual rate switch) if you feel you need it. Honestly in my own opinion, unless you are flying scale or are doing initial setup, you dont need to switch back and forth between HH or normal "piezo" mode. I personally like to keep that switch and channel freed up for something else, but thats me.

Most of all, the Aux 2/throttle hold conundrum has me wondering. I need more info to figure that one out. Shoot me a pm with your number or I can shoot you mine and we can chat a bit. This has peaked my curiosity and Id like to see what you have done.

Eric Chandler

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04-03-2005 09:37 AM  13 years agoPost 4
Al Magaloff

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Wow! A lot of mistakes for the first day! Can't wait 'till tomorrow either!

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04-03-2005 01:40 PM  13 years agoPost 5
I3DM

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Good luck dude..

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04-04-2005 01:57 AM  13 years agoPost 6
JitsuGuy

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Eric, thanks for the info, it helped. The whole throttle hold situation was incorrect on my part. It does in fact work and I (with the help of veterans) set it all up today and even shot a few autos from around 10 feet up just to test. Of course I handed the transmitter over to RCHaas so he can again assist with the setup as we're trying to get the pitch and throttle curves precise. What does he do? He proceeds to take the mofo up in the air and loop, roll and execute a few inverted climb outs! But I actaully dug seeing my heli do that cause at least I knew it was air-worthy. Plus it really helped with the setup and knowing what needed to be adjusted.

The winds here were heck today but I did finally hover it tail in and nose in and flew a few small circuits. What a blast. Tonight I'm going go over the setup to try and gain a better understanding of the how and why of helicopter setup.

Oh, and also, we disconnected my governor altogether today so I could just set it up with the throttle and pitch curves... I'm running this new YS 91 VERY rich for a few tanks. It'll probably be time to lean out the high-end some next weekend.


J

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04-04-2005 02:06 AM  13 years agoPost 7
Leif

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I'm running this new YS 91 VERY rich for a few tanks. It'll probably be time to lean out the high-end some next weekend.
And that'll totally mess up your "precise" pitch/throttle curves. What was perfect will end up being totally off once you lean it out.

Maybe the bigger engines don't have as much difference in power running lean vs rich, but I had some excitement when I leaned up my new OS37. I had set up the pitch and throttle curves with the engine running quite rich. Then I started dialing in the main needle after a gallon or so. I reached that "critical" click on the needle and the next thing I know I've got a tiger... head screaming at 2000 RPM... bat out 'o heck monster. I landed and reset the throttle and pitch curves to get it tame again. After another flight, I again checked the back plate (stone cold), so I thought I would give the main needle another click in. Again, I've got a screaming beast on my hands.

Lesson learned. Lean the engine out FIRST, then fine tune pitch/throttle curves.

Leif

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04-04-2005 02:35 AM  13 years agoPost 8
JitsuGuy

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That makes sense. I guess it's a necessary evil as I hear you really can't tune a motor with the govenor enabled.

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