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03-10-2008 04:12 AM  10 years agoPost 21
DKTek

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Why do you need gyro gain? doesn't the hc rigid/3a have an internal tail gyro?
Yes it does but some may argue that the 401 is a bit better. I just tested my XLV with the Rigid using this config. I only got about 5 minutes in but it feels a bit different to me. I never maxxed out the slider. Didn't think to do so due to the fun factor. I'll be getting plenty of stick time tommorow.

I was having issues with the XLV and the Rigid. I too verified numerous times that I made good connections. Problem was, I couldn't reverse the pitch without reversing the cyclic inputs. I was able to reverse the cyclic servos but not without reversing the pitch sense direction on the diagnosis tab which is a no go. I'm lucky enough to live near Esprit. Chandler had to reverse the connections of ch 1, 2 and 3, 5. The XLV is 4 servos at 90 deg. The Rigid is set up for that but my pitch change links are on the trailing edge of the grips. That means my swash moves DOWN for positive pitch. So, for my application, a reversal from the directions had to be made to fool the unit. Which works pretty good so far.

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03-10-2008 05:23 AM  10 years agoPost 22
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I had to do the same on my setup. The diagnostic tab says the collective is reversed, but my swash reacts correctly. I figured it really didn't make a difference being that the helicommand doesn't stabilize the collective. I test flew it and it worked fine. I'm only using horizontal mode.

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03-10-2008 07:07 AM  10 years agoPost 23
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I figured it really didn't make a difference being that the helicommand doesn't stabilize the collective.
That's what I figured as well and that is the config I brought it in to Chandler. He was pretty determined to make sure the diagnosis tab was first in the set up. Fooling the IMU is one thing but stick movements are reference for the software side of things. Fooling that may not give good results. IMO only as I'm not a software guy. Code is interesting though, just not for me. I'm glad your test flight was a success though. Maybe I'm wrong...

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03-10-2008 02:58 PM  10 years agoPost 24
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well I wouldn't say it was a success. You can check out my thread about trading in my Trex, but to make a long story short, it crashed on that flight, however I am 99.9% sure I found out why, and it did not have to do with the autopilot.

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