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Old Jan 23, 2013, 08:57 PM
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 09:05 PM
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Found this little bit of information.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2792

"The problem is the encoding, not the potentiometer. The dead spot begins
and ends at the same value, it should be different. As if there is a severe
exponential at center stick which can only be done by the encoder." - Ribble

I should be able to verify this by checking the potentiometer.
If it has normal response, then this was done on purpose by the
radio designers, and would be difficult to overcome.
That is interesting....

As to the blades... I made an improvised balancing kit and I just finished the main blades... It is about as close as I can get it, and a roll test of the main shaft proved as close as I would dare take it...

Now the 9116 is spooled up as low as it can go, to drain the battery and its barely vibrating at low speed... I'm plenty happy, at least until the tail stuff finally gets in, at risk of being redundant
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 09:34 PM
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Do not drain the battery down! You will ruin it!

As soon as you see it start losing power, stop using it.

Li-Ion (stock 9116 pack) and LiPo (aftermarket) packs can only be discharged
to a certain point before permanent damage occurs.

I hope you didn't already damage it

You can run it down 30%, 50% or even 80% and charge it as many times
as you want. You can charge these at any discharge level.

But if you discharge to 100%, you will only do it once, and it could even start
a fire.
I only ever drain it till it cuts out.....if that was too far then uh woops?

haha its the stock battery and I knew I would end up getting the higher mah batteries anyway.....maybe I should have ordered them with everything else since bang good apparently takes forever.

but thanks for the warning steve

John
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 10:13 PM
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I got mine from PowerHobby.com. Came quickly and was the correct one.

The 900mAh batt did fix my issues by the way.

What are guys doing for the canopy connections on the side? I hate the stock snap on/off things. Looking for something better as I have multiple batteries to be swapping in and out.

Thanks!
Thanks, Sipple31!
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Old Jan 23, 2013, 11:46 PM
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canopy mounts

alum. plate and a small alum screw facing outward..with a little piece of silicone tubing to dampen vibrations...it might weigh a tad more (not by much),,but if it is damaged, you can just bend it back..
the canopy kinda free floats on the set up..
hope this gives you some kind of idea..post is in response to sipple31 or for anyone else for that matter..
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 05:13 AM
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 05:50 AM
Just a 9116 flyer.
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Steve wrote...
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But taking it this far is kind of silly for a $15 transmitter.
You got ripped off Steve. I only paid $7.00 for mine.

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Rajah235 is offering some for pretty cheap....
Ummm, Yeah.

I will need your address............................ when they arrive.

I always run the cheapest alkaline batteries I can find & not bother with re-chargeables.
(I like to supply the rated voltage.)

A local hardware store has the "Varta" brand, Alkaline on sale for $8.90 for a pack of 30.
So, I bought a few.
I run these in my Spektrum Dx5e on my IOM yacht.

All this talk about the "dead band" on these Tx's made me think. (Hard to imagine, I know.)
I shall endeavour to check the new/spare Tx against the original.
I didn't see any great "play" in the sticks, shaft to pot region, but will investigate further.
After-all, the axis shaft is just pushed into the pot. It ain't a press fit.
(As Steve found out.)

On mine...There's a slight dead spot in the left aileron when first applied.
The right aileron works smoothly, with no hesitation.
I put this down to the mechanical set-up & not electrical. The pots measured O.K.

L..
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 06:44 AM
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For jkoosh27...
You can always use one of these..."Low Voltage Buzzers" as Mike posted in his blog.
> http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1750650
Cheap as chips from eBay.
Search for > LIPO Battery Tester Low Voltage Buzzer Alarm Indicator RC 1S - 8S
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alum. plate and a small alum screw facing outward..with a little piece of silicone tubing to dampen vibrations...it might weigh a tad more (not by much),,but if it is damaged, you can just bend it back..
the canopy kinda free floats on the set up..
hope this gives you some kind of idea..post is in response to sipple31 or for anyone else for that matter..
Interesting... thanks for the idea.
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