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Old Aug 17, 2014, 05:49 AM
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Hi,

Did I read on this thread that users are fitting the carbon yak undercarriage?

Too many fast hard landings have taken the "spring" out of the stock visionaire wire undercarriage....

Other than that what a bit of kit.... love this plane, all stock set up, was going to upgrade but the standard stuff is far better than me. As a great man once said " Mans got to know his limitations".

Cheers, Paul
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Old Aug 17, 2014, 06:02 AM
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I see a lot of new guys on here who jumped on the VA bandwagon,for you lads you might be intrested in a video me and nicola done a while back,special edited video shows the AS3X in action in flight etc... HD, Might be of some intrest to some.

https://vimeo.com/87039933
Beautiful video. Lovely scenery in Ireland.
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Old Aug 17, 2014, 06:08 AM
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How about that. You have exactly confirmed the design and engineering of AS3X. The *ONLY* purpose, intent, function, raison d'etre of AS3X *is* to counteract the effects of external forces. i.e. *variations* in the 'moving body of air.' i.e. what's commonly known as 'turbulence.' If you were to fly without the AS3X on a day with strong -but- very straight flat smooth air you'd notice the variations less. If there's little 'wind' as such but tons of thermals you'd notice them more. In one sense there's nothing at all aerodynamically funky going on without AS3X. That's simply how that particular SIZE/WEIGHT/airframe/wing combination behaves in whatever conditions you were in.
I with you jbarchuk. People like to complain about AS3X but it is amazing for most of us. And to think we can get all that for the prices charged for these aircraft is amazing. Ten years ago it would have been unthinkable. I have flown some 30cc and 50cc size planes with the Bavarian Demon Stabilizing System in them and they too are amazing but the unit alone is $350.00. We get the whole plane ready to fly for that price!
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Old Aug 17, 2014, 06:48 AM
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My elevator servo has about had it.

Besides a new stocker, any other drop in replacements with the same rotation direction as the stock ones?

I've got some 19g digital metal gears but they operate reverse of the stocker and I don't feel like messing with the AR635.
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Old Aug 17, 2014, 08:35 AM
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My elevator servo has about had it.

Besides a new stocker, any other drop in replacements with the same rotation direction as the stock ones?

I've got some 19g digital metal gears but they operate reverse of the stocker and I don't feel like messing with the AR635.
I took one of the servos asused in the Splendor and opened the foam pocket somewhat - -the arm from the old servo -I attached to the new servo arm These servos are a wee bit heavier but a lot more robust and price isn't bad.
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Old Aug 17, 2014, 08:43 AM
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Yep me too! One of my favorite things to do is fly low inverted across our hard dirt packed field. Had it going about 5 inches high and at the end dragged the rudder and scrapped it to a stop, ugh! Canopy has major road rash and the CA rudder hinges pulled out. Some thin CA and back up she went. What a fun plane!
Yep!
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Old Aug 17, 2014, 08:58 AM
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Another member of the VA inverted landing club!
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Old Aug 17, 2014, 10:16 PM
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My elevator servo has about had it.

Besides a new stocker, any other drop in replacements with the same rotation direction as the stock ones?

I've got some 19g digital metal gears but they operate reverse of the stocker and I don't feel like messing with the AR635.
After a bunch of research and calling HH to confirm they will work, I bought these:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...AsKtG5kflZJ#t2

I haven't installed them yet though... I think I will have to mess with AS3X when I install them, but there are vids to show exactly how to do it.
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Old Aug 17, 2014, 11:15 PM
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Servo replacements

I've got probably several hours worth of flying with the stock servos, but now one after the other are failing. I've just installed HS-65HB's for elevator and rudder, and they seem to fly great. They are smaller in size, but already had them handy. They have the right rotation, just have to modify the area they fit in. Also, they come with nice servo arms. Got maybe 2 hours on them, seem to be a good fit. Think the ailerons will be next. Plane is to fun to loose from faulty servos.
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Old Aug 17, 2014, 11:33 PM
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VA with dx18 elev throw prob?

I set up my dx18 per instructions. However thankfully, I think, a fellow flyer noticed it has very little elevator throw in ch5 (gear) 0 selected. About 1/2 in total throw thats 1/4 up and 1/4 down but rudder and ail seem ok. I disabled ch 5 and rate movement seems more normal. But like many it oscillates badly on ele axis. I have rates on switch B and they act normal if in ch 5 1.

What is up with super limited ele throw in ch 5, gear, 0 selected?

Also , it acts like a dead zone, can move sticks one full tick on markings and no servo movement. I tend to pitch up out of a final when trying to correct on landing.
Thanks
Charles Rye
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Old Aug 18, 2014, 04:52 AM
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Beautiful video. Lovely scenery in Ireland.


Thanks very much!

It's green here from all the rain we get
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Old Aug 18, 2014, 06:27 AM
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Thanks for the servo info. guys.

It seems from your feedback & searching the thread that there ISN'T one go-to replacement that everyone is using.

I've got a 19g Emax digital/metal gear on order and will report back on it once it's here...
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Old Aug 18, 2014, 09:31 AM
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After a bunch of research and calling HH to confirm they will work, I bought these:
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...AsKtG5kflZJ#t2

I haven't installed them yet though... I think I will have to mess with AS3X when I install them, but there are vids to show exactly how to do it.
These are excellent servos. I use the 3000, 4000 and 5000 and 6000 size series of these servos in everything from Zoom 3 to 2 meter FAI pattern models
they do rotate opposite direction of the E Flite servo
The arms are same as used on JR for years. you will have to adapt but not difficult - I clip new arm -and attach old one using two tiny screws, drilling new arm to match
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Old Aug 18, 2014, 03:58 PM
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Hi,

Did I read on this thread that users are fitting the carbon yak undercarriage?

Too many fast hard landings have taken the "spring" out of the stock visionaire wire undercarriage....
Yup!
Cheap and easy, looks good too.

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