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E-Flite Micro AS3Xtra 3D Beginner Well Close!

Old 07-18-2014, 01:13 PM
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This is a 3D hardly beginner, but 3D early entry, for me YES!

Wow have they come along way, has built in stabilization, Expo built in. I'm having a blast with simply the DX5E basic transmitter. Has 3 selective settings for the computer transmitters really suggested.

Found the PicaSim a simulator for my iPad, only a few bucks and a steal has even 3D models, I used the indoor. Did help getting ready for the long throws necessary for 3D.

After several flights, blessed with zero winds lately, able to do a 20 second held 3D nose up hover. Yet to manage that on the Sim!

Caution tho light it won't handle a pavement crash as found out when it went into the sun, smack! Did crinkle the front but was fortunate as still fly ok.

Strongly suggest over the grass when possible for cushion on any misshaps.

Dozen flights, best 3D I've accomplished todate.

A resounding thumbs up.

Please after you've earned your wings, these arent for the raw beginner!
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Old 07-18-2014, 01:55 PM
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Important.

Setting this one up, have the transmitter trims set in middle, when bound don't use the trim, rather bend the wire loops on the servo for any needed setting. I did use couple transmitter trim on rudder only, couple clicks ok.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOsSKKjdJMY&sns=em

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Old 07-19-2014, 01:50 AM
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It will handle some light breezes, find below 5mph gives better chance of pulling off the hover.

Keep it upwind in an area free of near trees.

As your skill increases can fly in backyard, pro flyers manage indoor living room flights! Leave that for the experts.

Was flying in backyard, behind me pavement lot, went behind me right into the sun, lost it and smacked in, ouch. Did crinkle the front slightly else no damage. Very lucky.
As mentioned earlier, strongly suggest to fly over grass, more forgiving.

As I'm learning, do give it some height, it's responses are quick, unexpected rollover and diving down, you'll appreciate the elevation for recovery.

Find the wheels small. I hand launch mine, needs only slightest rather brief up elevator till speed reached, once you get the feel it goes staight out level with correct inputs. My throttle just over half.
25C Lipo will work, the suggested 45C gives a stronger flight. I enjoy both, as medium throttle used for me.

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Old 07-19-2014, 02:19 AM
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I enjoy aileron rolls on most of my planes.

This ones no exception, you will enjoy its swift multiple rolls.

Slow rolls may turn into amusing corkscrews with lazy inputs, true fun!
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Old 07-19-2014, 12:35 PM
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Brief twilight video, poor lighting.

My early hover attempts, course off cam 1/2 minute hovers, always the way.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTbPAyzDFQs&sns=em
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:55 PM
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What's amusing as never had the hover ability especially on sims. At least more than few brief seconds. Definitely not the accomplished 3D flyer.

However countless plus 15 second hovers are frequent in calm conditions, really a treat to see it hang in space, touch of altitude still my friend. Those with experience in 3D will do far better.

As brushed motor are mentions of it not going over 60 plus flights, nearing likely 40. But my error flights have done a number on the nose. Been a great ride todate.

Are better sims out there but the PicaSim is my best couple bucks spent off of iTunes for the iPad. The smaller 3D matches closely but doesn't give the built in stability for hover, else handling very similar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az1sY...e_gdata_player

Not shown are the two stick controls moved by touch, not a tilt screen, matches the transmitter. Like it!
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In the PicaSim simulator is the indoor Eraser 5 that matches, the designer of this plane had a lot to do with putting it into the PicaSim to his specs! Again not a builtin hover here, but rest of its flight handling I find quite similar.

Perhaps the very reason my AS3Extra is still alive!
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Alll right, and here he is, champion flyer of the Erase 5!

Lady's and Gentleman, ROBIN

Whew!

Not bad!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hipL...e_gdata_player
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