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Old Apr 23, 2010, 06:04 PM
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Rickn816, Thanks for sharing all your great info.

Interview with Art from Skookum Robotics is here http://www.insideheli.com/
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Old Apr 23, 2010, 06:58 PM
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Rickn816, Thanks for sharing all your great info.

Interview with Art from Skookum Robotics is here http://www.insideheli.com/
Thank you. I listened to it this morning.

I'm excited about things to come.

Rick
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 07:54 AM
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Ready to go for tomorrow at the field:

Swift 550 Sk-720 hover/control response test (3 min 10 sec)
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Old Apr 24, 2010, 08:54 AM
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Gadget -

Looks good. Did not see any wobble.

Raining here so I won't get out today.

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Old Apr 25, 2010, 11:02 AM
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3 lipos through my Swift today with my usual mild 3D profile of loops/rolls/flips, fast forward flight and steep banked turns... no drama whatsoever while it was very breezy. Gusts were probably in the 15mph range. Awesome fbl unit this is... I wish I could afford to so equip my entire fleet. I will order (backorder I suppose) another one in another month or so.

Looking forward to experimenting with the self-leveling feature when the firmware is released.
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 05:53 PM
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Hi Rickn816, I'm finally getting my 720 dialed in... This is my 1st FBL setup - I'm used to running a small amount of Dual-Rates and Expo in the TX with my flybarred helis (mostly sport flying) and was wonding if I can do the same through the TX with the 720, or if I should only be adjusting the 720 settings?

Do the control rates settings (under the Cyclic tabs) in the software work similar to D/R on the TX or is there a different way to do this?

Note that I didn't want to reduce the pitch throws thru the 720 software (swash servo travel) because I would expect that that would take away from the units ability to correct for wind, etc; or is it okay to reduce these some?

-Tks Scott

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Art just got back to me on a similar question and he suggested using the Control Rates to adjust sensitivity - I take that to be my D/R answer. Expo he did note was still performed in the TX, except for the tail which is in the software under the Tail tab. If you still have anything to add / suggestions for a newbie it's still appreciated.
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 06:23 PM
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All of the things you used to set up in the Tx you now adjust through the PC software, except expo.

I am running expo on aileron and elevator.

Isn't Art's customer service awesome?

Rick

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Hi Rickn816, I'm finally getting my 720 dialed in... This is my 1st FBL setup - I'm used to running a small amount of Dual-Rates and Expo in the TX with my flybarred helis (mostly sport flying) and was wonding if I can do the same through the TX with the 720, or if I should only be adjusting the 720 settings?

Do the control rates settings (under the Cyclic tabs) in the software work similar to D/R on the TX or is there a different way to do this?

Note that I didn't want to reduce the pitch throws thru the 720 software (swash servo travel) because I would expect that that would take away from the units ability to correct for wind, etc; or is it okay to reduce these some?

-Tks Scott

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Art just got back to me on a similar question and he suggested using the Control Rates to adjust sensitivity - I take that to be my D/R answer. Expo he did note was still performed in the TX, except for the tail which is in the software under the Tail tab. If you still have anything to add / suggestions for a newbie it's still appreciated.
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Old Apr 30, 2010, 06:25 PM
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Firmware Updates

A few owners reported that when they updated firmware, some of the settings for their gyro changed.

This is annoying, but an easy fix.

(1) Save your setup to a file on your PC.
(2) Update the firmware.
(3) Reload your settings from the file on your PC.

I do this for every piece of electronics on my helis that are updated - Castle Controllers, for example.

Rick
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So, you are saying that the firmware for the auto-level has been released? I don't see it on the website..... Love my 720, been flying the stank out of it... here is a couple of (lame!) flight logs.. Trex 450 pro.

Bill Davenport
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Old May 02, 2010, 08:32 AM
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So, you are saying that the firmware for the auto-level has been released? I don't see it on the website..... Love my 720, been flying the stank out of it... here is a couple of (lame!) flight logs.. Trex 450 pro.

Bill Davenport
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Sorry, not yet. But it should be there in a few weeks.

Enjoyed the playback files. Your vibration levels are excellent. Did you use the stock tape to mount the unit?


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Old May 02, 2010, 10:47 AM
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Yes, just one layer of the stock tape.

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Old May 03, 2010, 05:48 AM
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Yes, just one layer of the stock tape.

Bill Davenport
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What's "ANA" ?
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What's "ANA" ?
Typo I think, "AMA"
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What's "ANA" ?
leader of the v's...

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Old May 04, 2010, 03:34 AM
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-or frequent flyer membership number for Al Nippon Airways...

Anyways- had a couple more flights over last weekend, went very well. Sunday was especially windy here, gusting to at least 15 knots and my 720-equipped Swift 550 handled it with ease. She was the only heli I dared fly that day.
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