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Posted By SkyDaddy

Ive been using ar636 with Bluetooth dongle for...

Ive been using ar636 with Bluetooth dongle for simple changes with uoine instead of taking canapy off and using laptop. The programming is very easy imo.

Tried several Aura 8’s which require a...
08-09-2017, 02:07 PM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

I'm assuming you meant a high rate of 100 dual...

I'm assuming you meant a high rate of 100 dual rate with zero expo? Wow hold on to your seat! I know people who use that same approach but I, and many others, use a higher expo the high you go up on...
04-04-2017, 12:19 AM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

Had a great day flying yesterday! I have all...

Had a great day flying yesterday! I have all electric planes and after watching others fool with gas/nitro not sure I would ever want anything different! Besides I am heavily vested in lipo equipment.
Forum: Power Systems
03-19-2017, 03:13 PM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

Electrifly or Castle ESC w built in BEC?

I am at a proverbial fork in the road while building my Phoenix Funstar. I ordered the recommended .46 Rimfire and 60amp Electrifly ESC thinking I was good to go. After mounting the motor and...
03-02-2017, 04:01 PM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

For anyone interested, I have figured out how to...

For anyone interested, I have figured out how to make iPhones connect flawlessly using Bluetooth dongle. You have to power up esc (with or without tx on) THEN open up app on iPhone. It works like a...
02-28-2017, 12:02 PM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

I spoke to tech support about programming issue...

I spoke to tech support about programming issue with smart device. I have purchased 3 audio jack cables and a USB cable just to get going with my PC. I currently do not have a laptop, the hardrive in...
02-26-2017, 11:25 PM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

The E-flite Commander is PNP is looking mighty...

The E-flite Commander is PNP is looking mighty tempting!
02-21-2017, 03:24 AM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

Alright I did side by side tests with my Eflite...

Alright I did side by side tests with my Eflite Stick in moderate windy conditions. The winds were between 10-12mph with gusts to maybe 15. I flew the first part of the day with AR610 rx bare bones...
02-19-2017, 02:59 PM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

The only thing you adjust in flight are gains....

The only thing you adjust in flight are gains. There are two kinds of gains Conventional gain and heading hold gain. This video explains pretty well explains the procedure.
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02-19-2017, 05:34 AM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

I just maidened an FMS Beaver today and hope to...

I just maidened an FMS Beaver today and hope to have the Eflite Stick ready to fly tomorrow! I think I need professional help!
02-19-2017, 02:37 AM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

I put at least 20 flights on the MXS today and...

I put at least 20 flights on the MXS today and connected to iPhone after each flight. It connected almost every time without incident. I have it set about where I want it for my type of flying so...
02-18-2017, 03:07 PM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

Yes, Spektrum's video 15 should definitely be...

Yes, Spektrum's video 15 should definitely be revised to show this procedure more clearly. It needs to explain how you set each FM at 70-100% GAIN then zero out EACH mode's actual gain. If you follow...
02-18-2017, 06:28 AM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

Ok I could not go to sleep so I came out to shop...

Ok I could not go to sleep so I came out to shop to figure it out. Now I understand what you meant by "set gain to 75%". That is in the app (same as rx if connected) Then roll down to zero on the tx...
02-18-2017, 05:57 AM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

Dereck, I was able to use my phone well enough to...

Dereck, I was able to use my phone well enough to fly about 12 flights today and connect after each flight. I only had to cycle power a couple times to re-connect phone.


What I never could...
02-18-2017, 02:42 AM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

If you do not like tinkering with electronics or...

If you do not like tinkering with electronics or computers you will hate it. I am semi proficient with electronic devices and was ready to throw it all in the garbage yesterday! After seeing how well...
02-18-2017, 01:51 AM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

Sorry for the confusion. I was having probelms...

Sorry for the confusion. I was having probelms connecting AND then setting subtrim with my iPhone 5. I only used my wifes iPhone 6 to set up subtrim and
and complete initial setup. I then emailed...
02-17-2017, 08:59 PM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

Do you ever come up anywhere close to...

Do you ever come up anywhere close to Gainesville? This is my favorite plane on SIM would love to have it. I'm about 5 miles from FL line.
02-17-2017, 08:43 PM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

Yes, I have been using flaperons in the DX6 on...

Yes, I have been using flaperons in the DX6 on all my planes without flaps. I tried to set it up in 636 and selected 1ailerom 1flap in tx just as the app said and it just wouldn't work. I selected...
02-17-2017, 03:40 PM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

One more question. When I trim plane in the air...

One more question. When I trim plane in the air in the "safe" mode land plane and connect to iOS device are those saved in the subtrims? I had so many problems with the iPhone app I never was able to...
02-17-2017, 02:28 AM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

Ok thanks for info. Will take it slow and...

Ok thanks for info. Will take it slow and methodical. I just just had all kinds of problems trying to set subtrims with phone app. It would go all wacky in different directions which became very...
02-16-2017, 07:23 PM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

Ok not sure I follow how to set relative gain in...

Ok not sure I follow how to set relative gain in flight. Wouldn't you have to do this in mode one for all three axis? So there was no outside influence from rate gain or heading gain in other 2 modes?
02-16-2017, 02:09 AM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

Ok that is not what I understood was happening...

Ok that is not what I understood was happening but it's inconsequential since I sold my Apprentice.

Now, let's move on to the 636 I installed in my MXS last night. What a nightmare but I finally...
02-15-2017, 02:52 PM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

My cables should be here today to experiment with...

My cables should be here today to experiment with my first ar636 using iPhone app. I am going to setup just like Spektrum video. Mode 1 Gyro, mode 2 fly around no gyro 70ish % throws and mode three...
02-15-2017, 02:49 PM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

Not following you be because my Apprentice was in...

Not following you be because my Apprentice was in in Gyro mode in beginner mode. Intermediate and Advanced were non-Gyro modes. I did experiment with this also by picking up the tail when I activated...
02-13-2017, 06:45 PM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

What if I wanted to say put one of these on a 78"...

What if I wanted to say put one of these on a 78" Beaver? I would want mode 1 a Gyro "safe" mode with medium throws, mode 2 a general fly around mode with medium rates no gyro and mode 3 high rates...
02-13-2017, 06:35 PM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

Well I was loving the 60" Edge until I fat...

Well I was loving the 60" Edge until I fat fingered a landing and did a perfect slow motion cartwheel. Busted the fuselage up a little and broke the elevator servo. I'm still repairing and moving to...
02-13-2017, 03:08 PM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

Well I have a Timber, Exp Edge 540, FMS MXS,...

Well I have a Timber, Exp Edge 540, FMS MXS, Eflite Stick (in build process), and 39" Crack Yak! I may have a FMS Beaver, still in the box, in my truck but don't tell the wife!
02-13-2017, 11:17 AM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

Hello! I bought myself a Sport Cub S RTF a "few"...

Hello! I bought myself a Sport Cub S RTF a "few" months ago and yes I now own 6 planes! Is there anything wrong with having one for each day of the week? Thank goodness for a local flying club and a...
02-12-2017, 10:04 PM
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Posted By SkyDaddy

Thanks a million Dereck, Splinters and everyone...

Thanks a million Dereck, Splinters and everyone else. I am getting ready to setup a couple 636's. Will start slowly on one plane and work up. Thanks for all the great info as the Spektrum vids leave...
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