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Aero Ace Throttle spring mod

Old 07-28-2006, 08:36 AM
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I am not suggesting that anyone do this... But here is how I removed the AHAA throttle spring.

1. I unscrewed (counter-clockwise) the antenna and removed it from the case.
2. I removed the battery door and batteries.
3. I removed the seven screws from the case. Circled in red in this picture.

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4. I cut the FCC label on the top of the case, following the split in the case.
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5. I pulled the case apart. The charging wire needs to be free to pull with the case back.
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6. I removed the screw holding the throttle stick.
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7. I removed the throttle spring. I replaced the throttle screw leaving the spring off.
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8. I put the case back together by reversing the order from 5 to 1. I had to pull the charging cord back into it's storage area.
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Old 07-28-2006, 04:30 PM
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This is a great tutorial. Thanks!
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Old 07-28-2006, 04:45 PM
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Nice post Larry!
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Old 07-28-2006, 05:41 PM
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The diodes are next.
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Old 09-15-2006, 03:02 PM
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newbie here but what does removing this spring do?
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Old 09-15-2006, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by NightShadow View Post
newbie here but what does removing this spring do?
hi very nice tutorial on the removing the throttle spring rahtware removing the throttle spring makes it easier to control the ahaa. once you find a good throttle setting you can just leave it there and fly. ive done it to all 12 of mine. in fact once my ahaa is in flight i can use only one hand to control plane. i highly reccomend it. clear skies and good flying.

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Old 09-15-2006, 03:20 PM
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whats an ahaa? im guessing that removing this spring makes it so you dont have to hold the throttle joystick when you fly the plane?
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Old 09-15-2006, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by NightShadow View Post
newbie here but what does removing this spring do?
With the spring removed you can set the throttle and it stays there until you move it again. This is the way a "real" RC transmitter works, and those of us who already fly RC find the "sprung" throttle annoying. Besides, as the AHAA gains or looses alititude by throttle setting it is just easier to "set it and forget it". (I've been watching way too much late-night TV!)
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Old 09-15-2006, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by NightShadow View Post
whats an ahaa? im guessing that removing this spring makes it so you dont have to hold the throttle joystick when you fly the plane?
hi those of us who fly these refer to them as ahaa's. explanation a= air h= hogs a=aero a=ace, ahaa simple right clear skies and good flying
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