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Old 01-13-2013, 11:10 AM   #8076
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I worked on my Blade 130x and SR so wasn't able to make it out. Changed tail motor on SR for 2nd time and it still isn't working properly. I have replaced all the electronics on it except for the receiver. I have sent back a new 2 in 1 unit and replaced it with another one. Still having same problem. Tail motor powers up to full power and esc will not initialize. When I unplug the tail motor the esc will initialize, servos work, and main brushless motor powers up and heli will lift off as long as I hold onto the tail. When I crashed it into the tree last year I went to get a ladder. It took about ten minutes to get the ladder and when I got back I realized that when I had flipped the throttle hold switch I forgot to flip the idle up switch back to normal mode. Did I damage the receiver or radio? Seems unlikely, but I am running out of ideas. I also made sure all the switches on the gyro and stock radio are in the correct positions. Called Horizon and they were not very helpful. Guy just told me that it was highly unlikely that I would have the same issue with two new 2 in 1 units and said it must be something else. Definitely frustrated Any suggestions would be appreciated
Bummer man.... sounds really weirdly. All kind of electronic gremlins going on lately. Our house alarm is acting strange lately too. Going off for no reason, anyways chasing is a pita. Maybe a wire loosen up or gyro is broke? The original ownerhad a extra 2 in 1 unit stuck in the spare bag that came with my heli. Guess he had issues too
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:01 PM   #8077
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How was your traffic free flights today?
No problems at all except the fog took a long time to burn off.

Originally Posted by pmikeyg View Post
I flew out at KCAM today. I got 4 good flights in, then I landed short of the runway with a deadstick and bent the gear on my Extra.
At least you had a chance to enjoy the day. Too bad about the gear.

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Old 01-13-2013, 05:22 PM   #8078
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Bummer man.... sounds really weirdly. All kind of electronic gremlins going on lately. Our house alarm is acting strange lately too. Going off for no reason, anyways chasing is a pita. Maybe a wire loosen up or gyro is broke? The original ownerhad a extra 2 in 1 unit stuck in the spare bag that came with my heli. Guess he had issues too
Yeah, it is confusing. The gyro is new as well. Changed it out a while ago and didn't help. I also noticed that the wire that feeds through the tail was cut so I took it out and put in a new one. I have been chasing gremlins for over a year on this machine. I found some dx6i settings for the SR, so I guess I can try that next and see if the stock radio is the problem. Good times
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:47 PM   #8079
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Didn't feel like working on Blade SR today. Instead I ran a couple battery packs through my mCPx out in the front yard today. I even did a couple back flips. Got some weird vibration towards the end of the flight on the stock battery pack. I got some Thunder Power packs on order, which should hold up better to more aggressive flying
I enjoy working on and modifying my helis, but sometimes you just have to get out there and fly


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Has anyone done any business with 3D Hobby Shop? I just got a DLE30 in a trade, now I need an airframe!

I try, I really do!
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Newjak, I think you are ready to fly these size birds!

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Has anyone done any business with 3D Hobby Shop? I just got a DLE30 in a trade, now I need an airframe!
A few of the guys have their models, myself included. I think they were all purchased second hand though. Their models are good. I don't think you have anything to worry about dealing with them.

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Newjak, I think you are ready to fly these size birds!

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Head speed is to low. That's why the tail is bobbing around.

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Old 01-14-2013, 09:38 PM   #8088
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Found this ED... This guy sounds like the same issue you were having

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Old 01-15-2013, 01:42 PM   #8089
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Found this ED... This guy sounds like the same issue you were having

My led on the gyro isn't blinking, but I will give it a try. Thanks
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:48 PM   #8090
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If you turn idle up knob all the way to the right and flip idle up switch while in flight tail wag will disappear if esc and gyro are adjusted perfectly. It took a long time to get mine set up properly. Of course, that was per-crash. It is not working right now. Still troubleshooting
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I guess your not suppose to hit idleup switch while on the ground. Ed do you think I should lower the swashplate some to increase some rpms and to put the throttle mid stick more? Barry and I agree it does need some tuning with a true computer radio but I am still learning the physics of this heli.
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I guess your not suppose to hit idleup switch while on the ground. Ed do you think I should lower the swashplate some to increase some rpms and to put the throttle mid stick more? Barry and I agree it does need some tuning with a true computer radio but I am still learning the physics of this heli.
Yeah, you could do that. I know that blades are supposed to be at 0 pitch with throttle stick at mid level. Do you have a pitch gauge? I usually just eyeball it but I do have a e-flite pitch gauge. They aren't too pricey. I picked mine up at the hobby shop for about 12 bucks I think. I gonna set my SR up with dx6i. Stock radio isn't that great. Good luck
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I guess your not suppose to hit idleup switch while on the ground. Ed do you think I should lower the swashplate some to increase some rpms and to put the throttle mid stick more? Barry and I agree it does need some tuning with a true computer radio but I am still learning the physics of this heli.
9XR?

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9XR?
working on it... not exactly user friendly to program
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Since this is your first heli setup it will get easier as you go.

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Was playing around with the Turnigy 9xr and it bound up to the nano co just fine. The part I do not like, the radio is a programmer type of setup usi ng a software based setup where you use a template . It is the MSDOS type of program stuff. So anyway you got a airplane, perfect! Tell what each channel what you want.... Done.... Now heli stuff will drive you nuts with mixes for every this and that. Yuck.

So I want to get a spectrum now!.... I Planned on getting the cool free radio ala blade e45e or bigger. There's YouTube videos I have been watching with setups I understand better...
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My DX-7 is still for sale....cheap!

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I am sitting here looking at my pos truck I can't get the air to build up and.... Argh money is going to be tight. Trading is more suitable at the moment until I can get outta a hole right now....
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OK. Let's work out a trade. Send me a PM with your trade list.

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New to me Corsair ready for maiden as soon as the weather clears up. Just in case I have my ski planes on standby.


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