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Old Jul 19, 2003, 03:00 AM
Ted Campanelli
Ted Campanelli
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Re: Coupla Questions

On 7/18/2003 12:36 PM Ted shuffled out of his cave and grunted these
great (and sometimes not so great) words of knowledge:

> 1. Does anyone know how to determine the length of a replacement antennae
> for a receiver? I've broken one and want to replace it. It's channel 50.
> Also, what should the gauge be?

1. Antenna length is USUALLY 39" overall length. It should be 22 gauge
wire with about
15+ strands. If it is a HiTec, I would suggest sending it back to the

> 2. I have a Hitec Flash 5 radio system on a Zagi electric plane. The plane
> uses elevons, and in my one flight, it was VERY sensitive to the controls,
> especially for a newbie like me. The pushrods are set on the outermost
> positions, but the throws are still pretty large. I know I can set the EPA
> (end point adjustment) on the radio to minimize throws, but it doesn't seem
> to work with the radio set on elevons. Is it possible to change the throw
> using elevons, or do I have to take another approach?

2. First, make sure the pushrods are set as close in as possible at the
servo and as far out as possible at the control horn on the control
surface. If this does not reduce the throws enough, look in your manual
for the transmitter under DUAL RATES. This USUALLY allows you to set a
high and low rate of throw (a percentage of what you presently have).

> Thanks
> Steve