RunRyder RC
WATCH
 2 pages [ <<    <    ( 1 )     2     NEXT    >> ] 5987 views POST REPLY
01-16-2006 03:48 AM  13 years ago
Topic Vote0Post 1
stanc

rrKey Veteran

Conroe, TX

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Spektrum Radio
I got tired of the glitches from the FM and PCM receivers so I bought the new Spektrum 2.4 GHz Radio. The only bad thing about it is it only has three pitch and throttle curves. I've played around with the curves and can fly it OK but needs some more work. Is anyone using one of these radios, if so share some info with me.

BY-BY GLITCHES with this radio.

Stan
2- Logo 500
Ion X2
eAvro90
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-18-2006 03:29 AM  13 years ago
Tioli

rrVeteran

Kona, Hawaii

MyPosts All Forum Topic
I want to know all about the pitch/throttle curves, too. I've put off buying one because of the three point curves. Does it fly any differnet than one with 5 curves? any weird spots in the curve? do you have to keep it linear?

d
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-18-2006 04:42 AM  13 years ago
stanc

rrKey Veteran

Conroe, TX

MyPosts All Forum Topic
I can't keep mine linear, even though the curves in my 8103 were linear. When giving it throttle to lift off there was a spot that it just shot up instantly. I lowered the mid point on the throttle to the point that it wouldn't lift off then started raising it until it did lift off. I raised the mid point of the pitch curve and got it to fly somewhat, but its not quite like it was with the 8103. There is a guy I fly with that has one ina Hummingbird and if the wind ever stops blowing he is going to look at it. I'll let you know what the outcome is. There are no glitches from other radios, ESP noise or motor noise.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-18-2006 06:15 AM  13 years ago
Tioli

rrVeteran

Kona, Hawaii

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Thanks, keep me posted if you can. I wish they had given it 5 curve points...I wonder why they went to the trouble of adding heli programming and then didn't do it "right."
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-18-2006 11:23 PM  13 years ago
Bohnhead

rrApprentice

Watertown,SD. USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Spectrum Radio
Hi stanc, I purchased a spectrum radio to eliminate glithes as well. Radio works perfect. I have three flight on my MX400, with Aon motor and a Castl Creations 25 amp ESC. All my flights have been in normal flight mode with the following throtle settings. Low stick is 0 percent, Mid stick is at 70 percent, and full throtle is 100 percent. This seem's to be working very well. If you are worried about throtle response, you can fly it in the idle up mode. With out the idle up on, my heli seems to fly very responsive to throtle/pitch inputs. Have fun with the Spectrum. Can't wait to get an xtra receiver for my T-Rex SE.
Quick Charge,Fuel, and let's go Flying!!!
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-19-2006 02:00 AM  13 years ago
Tioli

rrVeteran

Kona, Hawaii

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Hey Bohnhead,

What are your pitch curves set at? I would only fly in normal mode now anyway...still just doing gentle forward flight.

d
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-19-2006 04:42 AM  13 years ago
stanc

rrKey Veteran

Conroe, TX

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Thanks Bohnhead, after today thats about where mine is. I found the problem with the MX400 going from about 6 ft. to 20 ft. instantly. The pitch servo traveled faster from a little over mid stick to full pitch faster than from the bottom to over mid stick. Do you have any problems with the elevator not centering? I have a Elete S75 servo on the elevator and am thinking about changing it and the rudder to the new Futaba 3110. This servo has 20 oz. of tork at 1.0 seconds.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-19-2006 06:46 AM  13 years ago
ARMSMASTER

rrVeteran

spokane, wa

MyPosts All Forum Topic
I have not had the problem myself, but there have been several other posts on this forum regarding the Eflite S75 servo's haveing centering problems. I am using Jr241's on my MX400. I had a S75 on rudder but it burnt out. I like the 241s because they have the larger output splines and work with any JR servo arms. Good luck on the Spectrum.

Perry
Life is like a box of chochlates!
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-19-2006 11:58 AM  13 years ago
robl45

rrKey Veteran

Deerfield Beach, FL

MyPosts All Forum Topic
my dx6 servos, supposedly the eflite 75 things are all sitting on my desk now, having been replaced with the rc-expert servos that are much tighter. I had huge amounts of play in the 75's. One did have a broken gear, the other two were fine. I just ordered some hitec HS-65's for the elevator and cyclic.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
01-19-2006 01:17 PM  13 years ago
stanc

rrKey Veteran

Conroe, TX

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Has any one heard anything about the new Futaba servo 3110? They sound like they would work well on the tail, I have a Futaba 3107 on the tail now and its OK I guess. I think it needs to be a little faster, seems like the tail drifts a little, of coarse that could be from the 10 to 15 mph wind. Sure wish I could find a place to fly indoors.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-19-2006 06:34 PM  13 years ago
Bohnhead

rrApprentice

Watertown,SD. USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
MX400
Hi Stanc, and Tioli,
I have the ccpm version frames. My linkages are direct from servo to swashplate, so there is next to zero play. My MX400 is being flown with the Futaba 3103 servos. They are .12 for speed. I love these servos. They also have longer wires for routing than some of the other Futaba micros. I will look at my pitch curves tonight and let you know the numbers. I also noticed more play on the factory spectrum servos. There is a fix sheet added to the MX400 instructions about the elevator arm having play in it. Might want to try that. Otherwise, the 50 dollars for the ccpm frames, and swashplate really make this a nice heli. Good Luck guys.
Quick Charge,Fuel, and let's go Flying!!!
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-19-2006 07:25 PM  13 years ago
stanc

rrKey Veteran

Conroe, TX

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Bohnhead, I put CA on the Elevator arm then removed it later and yesterday I noticed some play so I put CA on it again. The servos that came in the Spektrum radio are still in the package, so I have no idea what they are like. Do you have the 3103 on the tail?
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-19-2006 07:41 PM  13 years ago
Bohnhead

rrApprentice

Watertown,SD. USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
MX400 Tail
Yes, I have these servos on whole setup. I like it alot.
Quick Charge,Fuel, and let's go Flying!!!
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-20-2006 01:39 PM  13 years ago
stanc

rrKey Veteran

Conroe, TX

MyPosts All Forum Topic
I installed a 3110 on the elevator last night and is it quick, to quick for my liking. That servo needs to go on the tail and the 3103 on the elevator. If anyone uses the 3110, they are smaller but will fit the space alotted. How about the JR SM15 servos, any one tried those? I bought the JR Sprot flight pack to put in the MX400 first and that is the servo that came in it. They use the standard JR servo arms, maybe thats a good thing and maybe it isn't. The Futaba micro servos seem to take the same arms that the Elete and Hitec take. Well I'm going to try to fly this monster this weekend if the weather allows (WIND). I believe the wind god has something against me, until a couple of years ago when I started fling Helis, I don't remember the wind blowing like it has, but you just have to get a custom to it.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-25-2006 02:16 AM  13 years ago
drensa

rrNovice

Wilkes-Barre, Pa USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
HS 56's?
Hi helimen! Tell me, is there any reason that nobody is using the tried and true Hitec HS56 servos on cyclic and collective, and a HS50 on the tail? I also have the Spektrum radio and I honestly don't see a huge difference due to the 3-point curves that my thumbs can't make up in a bumbling-dumb-thumb kind of way! ... LOL ...Thanx. Crazy Dave
Dude, what did you do??
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
01-25-2006 07:43 PM  13 years ago
skeppley

rrVeteran

Auburn PA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Here is a good discussion on the DX6:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=452711

The 3 point curves should be fine for most people, as most pitch curves are linear anyway. It's the top number in the idle 1 throttle setting that causes some problems. There is an easy workaround as discussed in the above link.

Looks like a good radio, just need a higher end version to be released with more features, and i'm sold.


Unrelated: Drensa, wilkes barre PA, we are almost neighbors!
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-29-2006 02:32 PM  13 years ago
stanc

rrKey Veteran

Conroe, TX

MyPosts All Forum Topic
After useing the DX6 for a few flights I have adjusted to the throttle and pitch curves, just like any Heli, just need to fly more. Like Bohnhead, I believe I'm going to go the eCCPM route, seems like no matter what servo I use on the elevator it won't center from foward to nuetral, from back to nuetral its fine. I've even installed the alum. elevator up grade. Don't buy the fiberglass canopy, the one I bought sucks big time, its not worth $25.00, maybe the CF Trex canopy is thw way to go.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-29-2006 03:25 PM  13 years ago
robl45

rrKey Veteran

Deerfield Beach, FL

MyPosts All Forum Topic
interesting that you are having the elevator servo problem, I changed servos and it seems to be better now, but I had the same problem of non centering.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
01-29-2006 04:48 PM  13 years ago
Bohnhead

rrApprentice

Watertown,SD. USA

MyPosts All Forum Topic
Not centering
The fit on the ball links is critical. If the links are to tight, then the servos will not be able to center. Mine are all real easy to move. The instructions note that you should use a pliars or needlenose pliars, and squeeze them a little. This works good, just be careful not to squeeze to hard. It doesn't take much. It will make a whole new machine out of it for you.
Quick Charge,Fuel, and let's go Flying!!!
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  HOMEPAGE  GALLERY  Attn:RR  Quote
01-29-2006 05:30 PM  13 years ago
robl45

rrKey Veteran

Deerfield Beach, FL

MyPosts All Forum Topic
my elevator link is silky smooth, it was very loose in the servo horn, a bit too loose but I fixed that. In my case I believe it was a bad servo as the new servo seems to be centering better. I'm not going to worry too much until my 2 hs-65's on order from tower show up. If it still has a problem, then I know its not the servo as I'm assuming those servos will work fine out of the box.
SHARE  PM  EMAIL  Attn:RR  Quote
WATCH
 2 pages [ <<    <    ( 1 )     2     NEXT    >> ] 5987 views POST REPLY
 Print TOPIC  Make Suggestion 

 5  Topic Subscribe

Saturday, September 21 - 1:57 am - Copyright © 2000-2019 RunRyder   EMAILEnable Cookies

Login Here
 New Subscriptions 
 Buddies Online