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09-19-2017 03:46 PM  12 months agoPost 1
Richardmid1

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Has anyone needed to use rescue and if so what was the situation?

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09-19-2017 04:10 PM  12 months agoPost 2
CostaRicaHeli

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Has saved me a couple of times
Got disoriented, knife-edge into some long weeds. Hit rescue, leveled out and shot straight up. Weeds falling from the heli when I brought it back. It took some time (a couple of seconds, I think) for me to realize that I could hit rescue and where the switch was, etc. I guess its just practice. I now hit it a couple of times a flight just to get used to it and to avoid hitting TH by mistake, which I have done and crashed once. So I guess I'm sort of even with rescue!! I'm sure it will come in handy.

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09-19-2017 06:30 PM  12 months agoPost 3
MattJen

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I haven't personally, but a few at my old club did use it and demoed it to me as well.
seemed a good investment.

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09-20-2017 12:07 AM  12 months agoPost 4
ICUR1-2

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To afraid to try it in case it crashes

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09-20-2017 01:32 AM  12 months agoPost 5
jgunpilot

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It seems like a useful thing to have, but as the last poster suggested you should it make a regular part of your training or it will take too long to get to when you need it.

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09-20-2017 02:39 PM  12 months agoPost 6
Richardmid1

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Hmm, so it's just a loss of orientation thing?

Is it allowed in 3D competition?

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09-20-2017 04:38 PM  12 months agoPost 7
ticedoff8

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There are no rules for "3D Competition".

It is like "drifting" with cars on a track. If there is any judging to be done, it is based on style, difficulty and entertainment.

If one of the top pilots had to hit Rescue during one of their routines, then they may as well never show up at another fun-fly.

It is far, far better to crash spectacularly than to Rescue.

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09-20-2017 07:20 PM  12 months agoPost 8
Pistol Pete

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Hmm, so it's just a loss of orientation thing?
Aren't the majority of crashes due to such?

Rescue is only as good as the users reaction time and height from deck. Otherwise futile. Like insurance, best to have and not need than to need and not have. There is no wrong in owning one or shame for using it.
If one of the top pilots had to hit Rescue during one of their routines, then they may as well never show up at another fun-fly.
It is far, far better to crash spectacularly than to Rescue
I guess the only pros that could get away with using such at a "fun-fly" would be the reps for the product.

But given they are "pros"...Catch 22?

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09-21-2017 12:02 AM  12 months agoPost 9
old nitroman

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I always use TH hold then auto.

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09-21-2017 12:24 AM  12 months agoPost 10
Heli_Splatter

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I don't have it on any of my copters. I wish that I did, but it is extra cost on the BeastX.

For the guy who is scared to try it... learn how it works, learn what to expect and try it. Learn how to recover and turn it off. You don't want to wait until you really need it to find out you messed the setup.

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09-21-2017 02:14 PM  12 months agoPost 11
Richardmid1

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Aren't the majority of crashes due to such?
I wouldn't say so. I could probably count on my fingers how many times I've lost orientation and maybe only a couple ended in a crash. Most of my crashes have been mechanical or electrical failures (mostly saved by hitting hold) or just pushing too hard too close to the deck.

I guess it kind of does away with the need for a simulator because you can just try anything you like if your high enough and if it goes wrong you just hit rescue and try again.

60% of the time, it works every time!

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09-21-2017 03:04 PM  12 months agoPost 12
bobmoser

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Edmond, OK

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Rescue
Have it on my Beastx. Still learning about it before I give it a try. It seems like a pretty good deal. I just wish the rescue button could be added to the face of my remote like the Real flight reset. I seem to be able to hit that pretty quick.

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09-21-2017 05:43 PM  12 months agoPost 13
mike123

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[Rescue
Have it on my Beastx. Still learning about it before I give it a try. It seems like a pretty good deal. I just wish the rescue button could be added to the face of my remote like the Real flight reset. I seem to be able to hit that pretty quick.]

I don't fly using many switches so learning to get to throttle hold was not a problem so i'm sure another switch won't be either. I have rescue on my new controller haven't used it yet but when I get an opportunity to fly i'm surely not going to be afraid to test it out like other people have said it's better to test and make sure it's set up correctly before you need it.

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09-21-2017 11:49 PM  12 months agoPost 14
ICUR1-2

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I wonder if it is a good idea to swap TH for the bailout and put the TH on the lower switch. DX8

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09-22-2017 12:06 AM  12 months agoPost 15
Ghostrider-rc

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You really need a push button for rescue to be effective IMO a switch is too slow . on my DX9 I moved the push button to the outside left,works great and saved me many times ...

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09-22-2017 12:13 AM  12 months agoPost 16
CostaRicaHeli

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Don't change TH
In my case, I have been flying for years and my brain is already trained for TH. Retraining would be major. I chose to put Rescue on the left hand side, exactly opposite form TH. I am already getting used to it and practice it almost every flight.

Now, regarding switch vs button, I think it's personal preference. The real downside of the temporary button, is that Rescue is a function of time (in my case with Brain2) and if you don't let it finish (getting the heli upright and then pitching it up), once you let go of the button, it will stop and revert to whatever pitch and cyclic you have at that moment in time. So if you use the button, make sure you keep it pressed for the whole time it takes for rescue to do its thing, or you may be asking for a another rescue-worthy situation right away.

Franz

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09-23-2017 02:49 PM  12 months agoPost 17
Pistol Pete

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I wonder if it is a good idea to swap TH for the bailout and put the TH on the lower switch. DX8
Its a personal preference.

Unlike the old radios where TH was predesignated, newer radios is where YOU want it to be. Old timers-flyers are used to the old set up.

It just needs to be conveniently and immediately accessible...to your liking. There is no wrong.

Only downside is none of the older flyers will be able fly your stuff, if need be, given your "new" preferences.

Imagine telling Curtis Youngblood that his radio is wrongly set up.

Of all the switches that can be used for rescue, the bind button is the worst given its awkward location.

You should be able to throw any switch without letting go of sticks and or rearranging your hands position. If you have to, then I will say you are most likely holding the radio wrong BUT whatever works for you is what really matters.

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09-24-2017 04:49 PM  12 months agoPost 18
Kevin Dalrymple

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Indianapolis

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Rescue is a tool and something that has to be learned when to use it. I have it and use it. Friends have it and use it. It has probably save me 1000 dollars so far.

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09-25-2017 01:10 AM  12 months agoPost 19
Tyler

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Chicagoland area

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I have rescue in every model now, six machines. Rescue has saved each model at least once. Most of them have been rescued many times.

An estimation would be about 50 rescues so far. Flying quality machines with top shelf electronics, motors, pipes, esc's, batteries, blades really helps justify the crash cost savings. At $80 per model, the investment has provided astounding returns.

I use rescue when I am trying something new or experience something dramatic like a bug in the eye, flying into the sun, avoiding another model, mechanical failure, loss of orientation for any reason.

Rescue has also been helpful when learning pilots toss me their transmitter when they get into trouble. I hit their rescue switch, which offers me a change to catch up to the model. Had this happen when a learning pilot was blown too far out because of high winds.

Enjoy things that money can buy IF you don't lose the things money can't buy.

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09-25-2017 03:12 PM  12 months agoPost 20
mcfast

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Quebec Quebec Canada

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What FLB units are you guys using that have the rescue mode? I would like to know

P.S. sorry for the spelling or the grammar I am dyslexic!

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