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02-12-2006 05:38 AM  12 years agoPost 1
flyhigh

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I got a new electronic to play with, its a flight stabilizer from FMA. Got it installed and went to the park. It was a bit windy that day so I wasn't sure how good it would handle. I set and calibrated the system and off it flew. I can now say I hover hands off, the system is awesome. I did all kinds of turns and flips, and once I center the stick it recovers immediately.

The shogun is light and I would not fly in that kind of windy condition(I live in the valley and it gets pretty windy), but this system really gave me confident. Before the only hard flying and minor 3d was on the Reflex XTR.

Yes, others might say its cheating and you'll never learn to fly. For me, it's like an insurance when I lose my orientation. Less crashing and more flying.

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02-13-2006 02:01 AM  12 years agoPost 2
gorn

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Could you please post some pics of the gear installed?
Thanks

For the love of the hobby

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02-13-2006 06:24 PM  12 years agoPost 3
Hoverdown3K

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Rochester, New York

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What ESC are you using to power all this stuff? did you have to get a seperate BEC?

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02-13-2006 11:01 PM  12 years agoPost 4
flyhigh

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My set up is CC25, 400dh, and SBEC. The SBEC powers everything without any problem and with all that extra weight the 400dh is very capable.

Here are some pictures:


BTW I hope to install a micro camera on it to use with the stabilizer sytem. Any suggestions on the camera?

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02-13-2006 11:09 PM  12 years agoPost 5
chuckhager

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Clovis, CA

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As you progress, and your flying skills get better, move the co-pilot controls to an on/off switch on your transmitter and turn off the auto trim feature. This will keep you from being totally dependent on the co-pilot. Then you can turn the co-pilot off when you fly, and only use it as a bail out for a last ditch effort. I really like the co-pilot myself and it's paid for itself many times.

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02-14-2006 04:39 AM  12 years agoPost 6
turboomni

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[quote]Yes, others might say its cheating and you'll never learn to fly. For me, it's like an insurance when I lose my orientation. Less crashing and more flying.


If you can fly longer that's great if it makes you more comfortable.
I would say that if you can SetUp your heli better you will not need it as you get better at flying. The ability to setup the machine is as important as flying it. The Shogun is the most stable of all mini/micro electric heli's as from the factory. My feeling is why dumb it down with electronics and not know why it needs the dumbing down with your setup in the first place?
I would learn Why it isn't working for you with your setup. Do Not get in over your head in practice. Do baby steps.
You may extend your learning curve because of it,,

Setup is everything, All my heli's can fly far better than I can pilot them

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02-14-2006 06:43 AM  12 years agoPost 7
flyhigh

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I think the setup on my machine are fine. There's no vibration if that's what you mean. The blades and heli are balanced. I can hover hands free inside the house for about 3-5 seconds. I can forward flight, nose in, and do turns.

The shogun is light compare to the trex which can be flown in the wind. My shogun can fly 10-12 minutes with a fully charge lipo, so the electronic are not too heavy. The copilot is for when I fly outside, which is pretty windy and also an insurance in case I lose orientation.

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02-14-2006 09:24 AM  12 years agoPost 8
chuckhager

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Correct. The co-pilot is not used to mask a setup problem. It's used for flight stabilization to ease the learning curve. Or in my case, as a parachute when I get into trouble.

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