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03-10-2013 04:17 PM  5 years agoPost 1
jlchapman

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As you can see in the picture my stick is at 0 degrees but the radio reports 44% or -12.6%. The manual on page 47 calibrate if a change should arise after prolonged use, well its brand new. Just seems this would of been set already. Anybody else seen this?

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03-10-2013 09:27 PM  5 years agoPost 2
luixitoyo

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It depends on your throttle and pitch curve!!!
Put a straight 0-50-100 curve on both and check it out.

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03-11-2013 04:29 AM  5 years agoPost 3
Ace Dude

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Post a picture of your pitch & throttle curves.

  

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03-11-2013 10:26 PM  5 years agoPost 4
jlchapman

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Both linear

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03-12-2013 08:48 AM  5 years agoPost 5
luixitoyo

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Do you have any hover trim on it?

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03-12-2013 02:22 PM  5 years agoPost 6
Ace Dude

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It does look strange. Can you try the same thing again creating a brand new model memory and see if you get the same result?

  

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03-12-2013 02:45 PM  5 years agoPost 7
Skaluf

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Look at your servo monitor to see what each channel is actually doing.

Steve

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03-12-2013 07:09 PM  5 years agoPost 8
Dr.Ben

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Before overanalyzing this, bring up a fresh model with everything zeroed and at default and run the calibration.

Calibration is done by humans. I would suspect it is just an oversight.

Ben Minor

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03-12-2013 10:03 PM  5 years agoPost 9
jlchapman

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Created a new model. Same thing. Looks like I need to calibrate. Just wanted to make sure there was no cockpit error before performing the calibration.

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03-12-2013 11:04 PM  5 years agoPost 10
Ace Dude

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Did you check the servo monitor as well?

  

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03-13-2013 01:53 AM  5 years agoPost 11
jlchapman

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Yep.

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03-13-2013 02:07 AM  5 years agoPost 12
Four Stroker

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QA

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03-13-2013 12:18 PM  5 years agoPost 13
jlchapman

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DIRTFT

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03-13-2013 03:39 PM  5 years agoPost 14
Four Stroker

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The 18MZ pots are supposed to last decades but it is a good idea to re-calibrate them once a year to account for wear of the pot and stick assembly. OR you could send it in for a checkup once a year. The amount of offset you have is about right for no calibration having been done originally. Just takes a few minutes.

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03-13-2013 05:40 PM  5 years agoPost 15
Phaedrus

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I just checked my sticks by setting up a new model with nothing in it to see where I was. After 13 months of fairly regular use (2 to 3 times a week) in helis, pattern planes and gliders my rudder was off +2% and my elevator was off -1%. Throttle and ailerons were dead on. 30 seconds later I had done the calibration and everything is back to 0-0-0-0.

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03-13-2013 05:50 PM  5 years agoPost 16
Four Stroker

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13 months, hmmm..., about time to announce the next radio at Toledo.

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03-13-2013 06:47 PM  5 years agoPost 17
Phaedrus

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I had my 14MZ for 7 years before the 18MZ came out. The 14SG just came out, so I would be surprised if a new radio showed up at Toledo, not least of all because that is not a place Futaba has traditionally used to reveal new products.

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03-13-2013 06:49 PM  5 years agoPost 18
Four Stroker

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I was thinking more of the time between the 14 MZ and the 12Z.

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