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04-04-2010 04:53 AM  10 years ago
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LonR

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Tight,medium or loose sticks,how do you like yours?
I noticed on the sim I give a tad bit (wrong) of left/right or up/down input with the right stick when doing tictocs or somthing.My sticks are kinda loose,even my DX7 and a few guys that flew my heli said theres are tighter than mine.How do you guys run the spring tension?Im thinking about making them a little tighter and seeing what happens,mine are between medium/loose .
600LE,OS55,OS PowerBoost pipe,Align 610's,Spartan
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04-04-2010 04:55 AM  10 years ago
george0079

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Because of my line of work, my fingers look alot more like clubs, than fingers.

I need to have the sticks about as tight as they will go, just so I can feel them
Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
Nope.
It's ***ked!!!
RE-KIT!!!!!
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04-04-2010 05:10 AM  10 years ago
drdot

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fwiw..

Imho, stick tension is a good way to fine tune how your heli feels...Example being I will tighten the tension on the Ail channel a bit , keeping it tighter (stiffer) than the elevator channel...This helps with tic-tocs, flips etc. as it is less apt to give unwanted input
due to "dumb thumbs"....

John.
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04-04-2010 05:21 AM  10 years ago
LonR

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Awesome and some very good advice.Seems I really should play with the spring tension .I took the cover off my DX7 and all screws look to be about 3 1/2 to 4mm out,guessing thats pretty loose .Turned them all in 4 turns each on the DX7 and they do feel a little better,im going out tomorrow so we'll see.The one move I really notice the tad bit of wrong input is 4 way tictocs..600LE,OS55,OS PowerBoost pipe,Align 610's,Spartan
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04-04-2010 05:52 AM  10 years ago
JasonJ

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I ran my sticks pretty loose for a long time (DX-7). I tightened them all the way up this winter, and that has eliminated most if not all of the unwanted inputs.
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04-04-2010 06:53 AM  10 years ago
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Medium for me!Raptor 50 Titan SE
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04-04-2010 06:59 AM  10 years ago
AWittleWabbit

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My dx7 throttle loosened up over time. Happened gradually till it was really loose. The tension screw looked like it was about to fall out. I try to run the tension loose but no so loose that I have unwanted inputs.Heli-itis sufferer.
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04-04-2010 07:03 AM  10 years ago
RAPTOR 4D

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Hey Wabbit just add a drop of Loc-tite to the tension
screw, it does the trick!
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04-04-2010 07:04 AM  10 years ago
LonR

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By the sounds of it,mine was way loose.I could move the right stick all the way to the right or left then let it go,it would bounce back and forth fast but I could see it bounce/move up and down too.When I turned the screws in some,it bounces back and forth but not up/down at the same time so it should be better..600LE,OS55,OS PowerBoost pipe,Align 610's,Spartan
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04-04-2010 07:12 AM  10 years ago
AWittleWabbit

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Raptor4d, I'm on the loctite next time the case gets opened. ThanksHeli-itis sufferer.
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04-04-2010 07:40 AM  10 years ago
McKrackin

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Right stick is just a tic over medium tight.
Left stick will move by shaking the TX.
I literally never use the word literally right.
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04-04-2010 08:42 AM  10 years ago
nivlek

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Light to medium tension and short to medium stick length . At the end of the day , it gets dark .
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04-04-2010 09:00 AM  10 years ago
tech3rcheli

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Medium to loose.. Feel more comfortable flying it that way.. DX7SE
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04-04-2010 10:23 AM  10 years ago
tayas

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9C here. i like it a little tight
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04-04-2010 11:59 AM  10 years ago
James3922

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One of the main reasons I bought my JR DSX9 was that the stick tension was perfect as standard.
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04-04-2010 12:26 PM  10 years ago
Gyronut

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Run mine med to tight....Rick
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04-04-2010 12:32 PM  10 years ago
ChrisMoore

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As tight as possible.Chris. AMA 497715 IRCHA 3351
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04-04-2010 01:47 PM  10 years ago
TattooArtist

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My collective and elevator are medium and my rudder and ailerons are tightTeam Synergy ,RcRcc,
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04-04-2010 02:04 PM  10 years ago
Aaron29

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Tight, tight springs for me.

I want to feel myself putting in an input. Otherwise when I go full elevator I might accidentally have some aileron in there or something.

Really affects flips, tic tocs, and stuff when your cyclic input isn't straight.

As an added benefit, for Piro maneuvers, the clicking noises that the transmitter makes as the stick moves through a circle sort of gives me a sound to go along with my visual piro rhythm and keeps me in sync.

I also like a nice tight tail return spring. It helps me keep from putting in tail inputs with collective changes.

My sim has a ratcheting throttle and actually, I kind of like it. After millions of sim hours, the tactile sensation of the ratchets helps me with collective management. I know exactly where my favorite positions are based on them.

I get on the real heli, and although I am more precise during hover altitude control, there is a vagueness to where I need to move the collective stick. Maybe it's just what you're used to but I find it harder without the ratchets.

Of course I have way fewer hours on the real as the sim so maybe this is all BS.

I just got my 8FG and the thing is so much lighter and compact than the 7C. When I put the 7C in my hand it feels weird. The 8FG just fits. I've finally found my radio.
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04-04-2010 02:53 PM  10 years ago
oteskate

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I keep my stick a bit on the tighter side, just to do away with unwanted inputs. My collective is about medium, so I don't have any "stickiness" and cause the heli to jump at all when making collective changes. For me, a tight throttle stick is bad, especially when cutting the grass.

As far as the other sticks, my rudder stick is tight, and my right sticks are about 3/4 stiff.
Jeff
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