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Old 06-22-2013, 10:50 PM   #1
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I just put together a Flyzone DHC-2 Beaver. But the rudder, elevator and ailerons all work opposite of what they are suppose to. What gives?

I have a DX7s and replaced the Beaver's Tactic receiver with a Spektrum AR610.

I can't turn off the lights either, I have them hooked up to the gear channel.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:01 PM   #2
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You can reverse the direction of any servo travel on your DX7. It will be explained exactly how to do it in the manual.

As you have posted in the beginners section are you sure they are moving the wrong way? Stick back - elevator up. Stick right - right aileron up. Stick right - rudder right.
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What quorneng says. You can reverse the directions of all of your controls from the Tx. Scroll down and look for the Reverse screen, and then just flip them the other way if needed.

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Look at the connector for the lights? If it has 2 wires, it's just the + and the -, and the lights will just be on as long as there's power. You can actually even use a Y-harness off any channel and those would still work fine. That way you could free up the gear channel if you want.
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I reversed the elevator, rudder and ailerons. But it does not give an option to reverse the "flaps" but it lists Aux 1 and 2, is one of those flaps?

No idea why I can't turn the lights off.
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Originally Posted by bkvanbek View Post
No idea why I can't turn the lights off.
Did you read my post right before yours?

And yes, either Aux1 or 2 will be your flaps. Try to follow the leads and see where they plug into the rx.

Also, forgive me for asking, as I don't know you, how much RC experience do you have? Sounds like you may be in over your head with this plane, and I'd hate to see it meet an early demise, and possibly discourage you from continuing the hobby.
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Started flying a night vapor mid winter, a Super cub late winter. Just got in from getting the Beaver out of an Oak, 50 feet up, not exaggerating, hard to type I am still a little shaky from the climb.

I reversed the Aux 1, I will see tomorrow.

I thought it would fly more like the Super Cub, but with Ailerons, guess not.
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Ouch! Did you both at least make a soft landing?

I guess it sounds like you took a pretty big step in the aircraft department, but I guess every bird has to take that first step out of the nest some time!
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The Beaver is not as pretty as it once was, by that I mean Saturday morning. The black tube thing on the bottom of the fuselage, between the landing gear is gone.

The throttle really had me lost, a little too much and it climbed too fast and a little too little and it dropped like a rock.
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Originally Posted by bkvanbek View Post
Started flying a night vapor mid winter, a Super cub late winter. Just got in from getting the Beaver out of an Oak, 50 feet up, not exaggerating, hard to type I am still a little shaky from the climb.

I reversed the Aux 1, I will see tomorrow.

I thought it would fly more like the Super Cub, but with Ailerons, guess not.
Wow! A new hobby--tree climbing! Involuntary hobbies aren't anywhere near as much fun as ones we mean to take up though. Glad you're both on the ground safely.

Yup, there's flying skill and then there's depth perception. You can learn to fly but that depth perception is a nasty bug in human software. And it seems like trees reach way out to grab hapless RC planes sometimes.

My rule for depth perception: if you see sky below the plane and see sky above the object between plane and object you'll most likely miss. It's a terrible thing to learn that the depth perception we thought was so good all our lives isn't too useful when flying.

The good news is that it sounds like you were well prepared to fly the Beaver and are having fun with it.
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I am thinking of grounding the Beaver, and getting an Apprentice with safe, what do ya'll think?
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I think that's a very wise decision. It's one you can enjoy for a long time, and you can get floats for it, too.
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I took up the inadvertent hobby of rubber rafting the other day after my first float flight...overall I'm quite impressed with this aircraft...rough , tough, and fixes are fairly easy...now to just learn how to fly it better, wish me luck !
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