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11-11-2005 04:21 PM  12 years agoPost 1
ic3d

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does anyone still use the reverse switch for 3d flying? i'm trying to show my son how to fly inverted, but he prefers using the inverted switch on his jr8103, i'm not sure of how it functions. any help would be appriciated.

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11-11-2005 04:37 PM  12 years agoPost 2
Simon Brown

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nar, don't do it.. Explain to him that he needs to go with the majority and use idle up zero center so that he will be flexible to do 3d.

I flew with the invert switch some 18 years back but soon learnt that an invert switch and interesting aerobatics don't mix.

For what its worth, it will reverse the pitch, elevator and rudder, but not the aileron and throttle.
You simply flick the switch while going through the mid section of a roll (for example) at the point where you bring the throttle pitch stick to zero pitch and as you fly out, just imagine that noisey lump in the air is still the right way up.

If you don't set the heli to middle stick zero pitch and rather the old method of mid stick hover, then it becomes harder to judge the correct stick position to be at, when flicking that invert switch. In other words, it is hard to find zero pitch so that when you flick, the pitch does not jump.

I do remember a bit of fun I would have by utilising the invert switch and idle up at the same time. So I would be inverted with the invert switch active, then do reversals by rolling to the right way up and bottom the pitch stick. It began to confuse mehowever, even rolls would place the heli in the deck..

Get a sim and he should forget the invert switch. Go with the norm.

Si

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11-11-2005 05:56 PM  12 years agoPost 3
ic3d

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thanks for the replied. i'll make sure to get him a sim before flying inverted. thanks again

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11-11-2005 09:27 PM  12 years agoPost 4
Rafael23cc

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There is NO way to fly 3D and still use the invert switch....

I do not fly 3D just yet, but I can perform many aerobatic maneuvers trying to impress my airplane friends that fly some of the IMAC maneuvers. I still use the invert switch just for kicks to hover inverted low to the gorund, but otherwise I fly switchless.

You can tell that I flipped the switch because my bird jumps a bit, when I flip the switch, then my next move is to come close to the ground.

I am practicing inverted flying so, in the near future the switch will be history...

Rafael

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11-11-2005 09:55 PM  12 years agoPost 5
AndyH

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Rockledge, FL

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If you were flying 3d with a switch, you'd wear that stupid thing out real quick! Most modern radio's don't even have the option anymore. I'm surprised to hear that anyone still uses it all.

I can't imagine trying to do all the cool transition and maneuvers while having to a throw a switch!

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11-11-2005 09:57 PM  12 years agoPost 6
Rafael23cc

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What modern radios are you talking about?

JR 8103 DT or 9303 are modern enough? both of them have the invert switch, you just have to go there an activate it or de-activate it. most of the time is the gear switch, the gyro sens is controlled by the Rudd D/R.

Rafael

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11-11-2005 10:08 PM  12 years agoPost 7
A. Bundy

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Says a lot about JR

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11-12-2005 01:35 AM  12 years agoPost 8
dialarotor

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Traverse City, Michigan

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invert switch
It's not on the Futaba 9C either

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11-12-2005 02:03 AM  12 years agoPost 9
orlee008

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Miami, FL USA

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imagine trying to do aerobatics and flipping the switch back and forth only to have it break off...while inverted. OMG! lmao

learn to fly switchless... its the only way and its much easier than it appears. Also a simulator wouldnt be a bad investment to lean switchless invert flying. look at it this way, if the sim saves you from just one crash, it paid for itself!

orlee

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11-28-2005 01:27 AM  12 years agoPost 10
Yug

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11-28-2005 02:36 AM  12 years agoPost 11
ErichF

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9303 doesn't have an invert switch.

8103 is an ancient radio. Dates back to the Futaba 8UHP (also had an invert switch). 9303 is really its successor.

I wonder how much longer they intend to produce the 8103.


Erich

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