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11-26-2006 02:08 PM  11 years agoPost 1
catfight

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I want to protect the FMA IR sensor on my Ap2000i from possible blade/flybar strike and wish to mount inverted under the boom - there are no adjustments required (i.e. the way gyros must be switched to inverted) correct?

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11-26-2006 04:01 PM  11 years agoPost 2
kaptkaos

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You need to calibrate it in the position its mounted, as the ailerons will be inverted.

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11-26-2006 08:30 PM  11 years agoPost 3
Rappy 60

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Just mount it under the boom, make sure when mounting it that the FMA lable is facing up, that is it... no need to calibrate.

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11-26-2006 08:55 PM  11 years agoPost 4
catfight

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rappy,

How about if I want to mount it upside down? Just redo the sense on the controls? Bigger problem now - ESC went up in flames!!!

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11-27-2006 12:24 AM  11 years agoPost 5
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It stands a better chance of seeing the muffler heat if it is underslug from the boom but it is your choice.

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11-28-2006 03:58 AM  11 years agoPost 6
Rappy 60

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catfight

What do you mean upside down? As in you want it to stabilize while your inverted? Or do you mean that you want to mount the sensor under the boom?

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catfight is running an electric rig, he mentioned burning up his ESC.

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11-28-2006 12:34 PM  11 years agoPost 7
catfight

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Rappy,

Not for inverted flight - I have already applied industrial strength Velcro to the bottom of the IR sensor and now I just want to move it under the boom and don't want to rip the Velcro off and possibly damage sensor. Currently mounted on top of boom block but now want it under the boom (all electric you - are right). I'll try it out tonight and if necessary adjust the direction in the AP2000i. I was just hoping someone had already done it. Maybe I'm too paranoid?

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11-28-2006 04:15 PM  11 years agoPost 8
Rappy 60

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Yep,

I would put another velcro on the top and mount it on the underside of the boom. That way you don't have to re-adjust the sensor as its still in the corrrect orientation. Just make sure that the FMA label is facing up (towards the sky) and you should not have a problem. No need to change anything as long as the orientation (label) is facing up (towards the sky, away from the ground). I put the FMA stablilzer on a TRex and have to say it indeed works pretty well. Make sure you don't put the reciever anywhere near your motor or ESC, keep them seperated or you will get glitches.

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