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Old Aug 06, 2008, 12:28 PM
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For an electric heli, throttle hold is used to cut all power to the motor. The default setting in my radio is -5 and that works to ensure there is no power once TH is engaged.

As far as when to use it? Man, that should be one of the first things you learn. That's not busting on you at all, but it really is a safety issue. Never plug in your batter without TH being on. TH can also save parts in a crash. In a perfect world, hit TH just prior to the heli going in and it will save main gears, and other parts a lot of the time since all power/torque is cut as it hits. Of course that's hard to do, but hit it as soon as possible. One note: It's not always a great way to check pitch in TH...TH has it's own pitch curve so depending on what you set it at, it could be different from your normal or ST1 curves.

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