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03-03-2008 10:10 AM  10 years agoPost 1
KarbonBird

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I am looking at softening the sticks on the GSR as it is VERY responsive at the moment.

I have put in the following (on the PCM9XII):

AIL D/R: 100% EXP 70%
ELEV D/R: 100% EXP 75%
RUDD D/R: 100% EXP 54%

Other settings on the screen: AUTO, NORM:INH, ST1: INH, ST2: INH ... not sure what those are.

Will this create the desired effect of softened sticks??

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03-03-2008 10:47 AM  10 years agoPost 2
Hogster

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Do you know what settings you were running before? Were you using any expo before?

That much expo will certainly soften things up ... maybe too much? I think I run around 40% on my Logo 10 ...

David

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03-03-2008 11:38 AM  10 years agoPost 3
KarbonBird

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Were you using any expo before?
It was linear before - no expo.

Yes, good idea will start around 40 and take it from there.

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03-03-2008 11:44 AM  10 years agoPost 4
Hogster

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Oooh! No wonder you found it sensitive

30-40% is a good starting point. Similarly for the rudder ... try 30% all round and go from there.

David

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03-03-2008 01:33 PM  10 years agoPost 5
HawkEyeMedia

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Are you using any flybar weights? Heavier, less aggressive paddles can help as well.

Mark LaBoyteaux
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03-03-2008 03:18 PM  10 years agoPost 6
vrwired

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Hey Karbon..
I have about a gallon through mine.. I started with about 40% expo so flying would not be so jerkey for AP, But I am finding with 8lbs of weight I am feeling like the bird is not responsive enough! So I am in the process of taking out some expo.. just seems mushy especially with all the weight.. But anyway.. fly how you like it.. it all personal..

I would say that 70-75 is pretty high.. You might want to step up in increments to prevent dumb thumbs.
I bet you find in the end 70-75 on ail and elev is to much.. but anyway

catch ya later

JR GSR260 - Mark IV Cam Mount
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03-03-2008 07:45 PM  10 years agoPost 7
KarbonBird

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Are you using any flybar weights
No - the GSR has weighted paddles as stock.

The other settings are taken from my T-Rex 450 which flies incredibly smoothly.

So is 40% good for all round or does it vary a bit between rudder, ail and elev?

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03-03-2008 07:58 PM  10 years agoPost 8
Brett Horton

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Add another set of clamp on weights to the Fly-bars, they make a GREAT difference.... meaning, they add to the stability but do not adversely change the maneuvarability.
I fly the Vario ones.
http://us.vario-helicopter.biz/shop...oducts_id=38208

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03-04-2008 02:24 AM  10 years agoPost 9
FCM

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Warning on flybar weights: I use the same Vario weights on my Benzines. They work great at adding stability for hovering and forward flight but be aware that during an auto-type descent, you need to be very assertive with the cyclic stick when flaring - particularly when leveling the heli at the bottom of the flare. You may find yourself going full stick deflection to pull out level.
This may catch you out if you are unused to a heavy flybar.

Hope this prevents any 'incidents' from occuring

Paul.

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