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FP Throttle Steps-Too Much or Not Enough

Old 05-08-2006, 01:22 AM
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On my Tx (Tracker III not GWS) the throttle steps for my Mini Dragonfly are either 1 click too much to hover or 1 click and it sets down.

Is there any cheat to get me an in between?

I haven't tried this yet (since I just broke the TR prop) but if I arm the heli with the trim up a little will that fool it?

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Old 05-08-2006, 01:31 AM
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If you take off the back of the trans., there is a metal piece that rubs on the throttle gimbel that "normally" is smooth on one and ratched on the other. The ratched side is for airplanes and the smooth side is for copters.
Unscrew the strip, flip it over and use the smooth side to fix the problem.
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Old 05-08-2006, 01:22 PM
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I didn't think of just getting rid of the ratchet. Thanks.

It might even be interesting to see how flying planes is with out the ratchet.

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Old 05-08-2006, 04:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Silverhawk View Post
I didn't think of just getting rid of the ratchet. Thanks.

It might even be interesting to see how flying planes is with out the ratchet.

Ray
Remember, don't "not use" the metal strip. If you do, the stick will be much too loose.......
Good luck.......
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:27 AM
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I use a piece of sandpaper to make the serations go away, I could still feel them with the spring flipped over. I like no serations with my parkflyers also. Tom
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Old 05-10-2006, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by t. edwards View Post
I use a piece of sandpaper to make the serations go away, I could still feel them with the spring flipped over. I like no serations with my parkflyers also. Tom
It must be different for different radios. My JRs'/Futabas' are smooth without sanding, which they should be. What radio do you have???
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Old 06-14-2006, 03:29 AM
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Most high-end heli specific radios dont usually have the ratchet and are smooth. Less expensive trannies and most fixed wing specific trannies have the ratchet.

If you cant flip things over as Doc Pete suggests, another way to get the same effect is to get a piece of fuel tubing about 0.25 inches long, open the tranny up and put the tubing over the end of the spring steel strip where it contacts the ratchet.

That way, you can always take the tubing off if you want the ratchet effect back in the future.

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Old 06-14-2006, 04:24 AM
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I'm going to try that fuel tubing trick first. I think I can find some hiding in a dark corner somewhere.

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