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03-03-2008 06:03 AM  10 years agoPost 1
nscrcr8z

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hello once again
well i bought a nice used 50 raptor got it fairly reasonable...
so spent some hard earned money on the goodies..bought me a
spectrum dx-7 tx and as far as the gyro i bought the jr g 500, whats your guys opinion on the radio and the gyro.....? thank you!!
ok heres the silly questions remember im a noob just trying to get it set up kinda close so i can take it to my local hobbie shop and let them tune it in for me...as far as the servos that came with my radio.....what is the best way to install the servos as far as getting them close is there a set point do i need to have radio on and find out where there gonna start and stop at kinda a neutral zone i guess ... or does it need to be off and hook the servos up and see where everyting settles in and go from there...hope you guys understand what im trying to ask....by the way i started out with the blade cx 2 then went up to the blade cp of course they came ready to fly so im really new to the servos installing...
thanks for any info and i promise it will be appreciated

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03-03-2008 07:44 AM  10 years agoPost 2
Dood

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Go to this WEBSITE

Go through each and every one of the drop down tabs on the left side of the page, and you'll have everything you've ever wanted to know/ need to know.

That site even has a page for your DX7

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03-03-2008 08:03 AM  10 years agoPost 3
fritzthecat

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Then go to:
http://www.modelaircraft.org

to find a club and to:
http://www.pilotlocator.net/

to find a local pilot.

and buy a simulator, it will help save your heli and your visa.

Fritz


'Send Money, Women and Guns!'

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03-03-2008 08:28 AM  10 years agoPost 4
Jambo

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I second the simulator

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03-03-2008 08:29 AM  10 years agoPost 5
Dood

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and by finding a nearby local pilot who will help you...

Will save that trip to the LHS.
I don't know the guys at your LHS, but CHANCES ARE, they don't know anything (very little if anything) about helicopters.

Your typical LHS employees generally know a thing or two about airplanes, cars, and model trains, and thats it.

And if they do, a LHS may charge you an hourly fee for workbench time.
Best thing to do is ask one of them to REFER you to an experienced local pilot.

With the exception of the few that have made it a business for themselves, every single heli pilot I have ever met (including myself) will gladly help anyone starting out in this hobby for free, no matter what it takes.

Thats just who we are.

Go through every page of that Raptortechnique website I linked to.
Most importantly, it requires your strict attention to detail.
There is nothing in this hobby called "close enough", and certainly there are no shortcuts.

Good luck.

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03-03-2008 08:35 AM  10 years agoPost 6
Dood

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and buy a simulator, it will help save your heli and your visa.
Our good man nscrcr8z already bought himself a sim!

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03-03-2008 01:56 PM  10 years agoPost 7
bagobitz

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Dood! your link goes back to the beginning of this thread!

Anyway, He's got G3...so that's good.

Nscrcr8tz....sounds like you have spent wisely and got a real nice model for your first nitro..I'm sure you'll find it a doddle to fly after those squirrelly little electrics.

Can't really add much to the advice you have already been given, except to add that it's always worthwhile,when you first switch on, to check the controls actually move the servos in the CORRECT DIRECTION. also the CORRECT model is selected in a multi-memory transmitter.

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03-03-2008 02:55 PM  10 years agoPost 8
JRjoe

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Jonesville , IN USA #1

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...as far as the servos that came with my radio.....
Are you talking about the Spektrum DS821 servos?

If so do NOT use the in your Raptor!!!!

It is well known and documented that they can fail when used in a 50 size helicopter.


JRjoe.....
Indoor plumbing??? No, we don't need that!!!

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03-04-2008 06:51 AM  10 years agoPost 9
nscrcr8z

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cullman , al

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thank you thank you thank you
just wanted to let you guys know i raelly appreciate your comments and helful advice ...its so nice to get good answers instead of a bunch of smart #$% remarks like you get on some sites thanks to all who responded and will keep you updated on the progress
thnks
scott

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03-04-2008 07:07 AM  10 years agoPost 10
idigrc2

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I agree with tailspin.
Tech Notes
The DS821 servo is a powerful, accurate sport digital servo recommended for RC airplane applications up to 1.20-size. For helicopters, the DS821 operates best with 30-size glow models, and up to 50-size electric. Loads and vibration in larger models may cause premature failure of the servo resulting in damage or injury to property and persons.

I once choked a smurf to see what color it would trun

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