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Old Nov 18, 2012, 09:17 PM
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thank you.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:07 PM
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quick question... after you plug in your battery to the plane and it does all its beeping do you wait more to let the gyro set up with the plane still or is it doing set up during the beeps? got in another 8 flights today. how much time can i expect out of hyperion 240 mah batts to a 80% run down? THANKS, WALT
I'm very careful about monitoring my batteries. I use Hyp 240 exclusivley in the Beast. My timer is set for 6 minutes. That averages very close to 80%. Flew in pretty heavy wind yesterday which uses up a bit more, I went to about 85% on one battery. I also had to make about 3 passes before I felt comfortable to land as the timer was beeping overtime. I go with 6 min. per Hyp240.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 05:14 PM
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thanks. thats sounds good to me. im also running double hyperion 1s 180mah with a y harness to about 4 30-500 minutes and double 1s chicklets stick batteries to around 3 minutes! gotta use what i have. where can i get a rubber spinner for this plane? i saw a picture of one but dont know where it came from. thanks, walt p.s. ran 12 various batteries through her today at my favorite flying field. noticed there was a big glider stuck in the top of a tall tree. just a friendly reminder to stay focused on my new plane. getting better at flying in my landings under power.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 06:15 PM
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thanks. thats sounds good to me. im also running double hyperion 1s 180mah with a y harness to about 4 30-500 minutes and double 1s chicklets stick batteries to around 3 minutes! gotta use what i have. where can i get a rubber spinner for this plane? i saw a picture of one but dont know where it came from. thanks, walt p.s. ran 12 various batteries through her today at my favorite flying field. noticed there was a big glider stuck in the top of a tall tree. just a friendly reminder to stay focused on my new plane. getting better at flying in my landings under power.
To Unstick glider find an electrical line man or crew and see if you can borrow one of their Hot Sticks, I have some that go up to 50 feet!
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 11:12 PM
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its not my glider so i am not overly concerned but it looks like ugly trash in the tree at this point. im hoping the ownerwill get it down soon. bummer.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:07 PM
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where can i get a rubber spinner for this plane? i saw a picture of one but dont know where it came from.
http://www.shapeways.com/model/30626...ductBox-search
There you go.'
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 03:21 PM
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Those aren't rubber they are a hard plastic...still very very good!
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 03:50 PM
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looks like it is made to attach to the gws prop. are there any good spinners that press fit to stock prop? i guess ill just get a gws then huh?
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 12:23 PM
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Cure for wing waggle.

I haven't checked in here in a while, but I wanted to share a recent discovery with the Beast. I don't know if anyone has run into this before, but thought maybe I could save someone the headaches I went through.

Over the past month or so, I started to get some oscillation on the ailerons under power, aka wing waggle.

At first, I thought maybe a servo was getting jittery. I disassembled, cleaned and lubricated them both, but it didn't help. Next I spent time getting all of the slop out of the linkages, also with no result.

I did more testing, and realized it was only happening under power. (The plane flew nice and straight in a vertical dive.) So, I tried some other props. I replaced the stocker with a GWS 5030, which made things WAY worse. Next, a 5040, which made things a lot better. That pretty much confirmed my suspicion... an out of balance prop was creating a vibration that was getting into a harmonic with the AS3X as it tried to compensate..

When I got home, I balanced the motor, then the prop. The next flight was smooth as silk! Problem solved.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:35 PM
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how do you balance motor?
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 01:40 PM
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I haven't checked in here in a while, but I wanted to share a recent discovery with the Beast. I don't know if anyone has run into this before, but thought maybe I could save someone the headaches I went through.

Over the past month or so, I started to get some oscillation on the ailerons under power, aka wing waggle.

At first, I thought maybe a servo was getting jittery. I disassembled, cleaned and lubricated them both, but it didn't help. Next I spent time getting all of the slop out of the linkages, also with no result.

I did more testing, and realized it was only happening under power. (The plane flew nice and straight in a vertical dive.) So, I tried some other props. I replaced the stocker with a GWS 5030, which made things WAY worse. Next, a 5040, which made things a lot better. That pretty much confirmed my suspicion... an out of balance prop was creating a vibration that was getting into a harmonic with the AS3X as it tried to compensate..

When I got home, I balanced the motor, then the prop. The next flight was smooth as silk! Problem solved.
Thank you... yes... this balance solution has long been known and discussed. AS3X definitely does not like vibes!
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 03:46 PM
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how do you balance motor?
I have a homemade balancer. It's essentially a basswood stick with one end clamped to a table. Connect the motor to the other end. At the very end of the stick, mount a small piece of mirror. Run the motor, and shine a laser pointer on the mirror so that it reflects on the wall. Any imbalance in the motor vibrates the stick, and the reflected laser will jump around on the wall. Then use small bits of tape to balance the motor.

This method works great, and it's easy to set one up for any size motor.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 03:58 PM
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I have a homemade balancer. It's essentially a basswood stick with one end clamped to a table. Connect the motor to the other end. At the very end of the stick, mount a small piece of mirror. Run the motor, and shine a laser pointer on the mirror so that it reflects on the wall. Any imbalance in the motor vibrates the stick, and the reflected laser will jump around on the wall. Then use small bits of tape to balance the motor.

This method works great, and it's easy to set one up for any size motor.
That's a great method. But my motor runs smooth as silk. After I balance my prop's blades, then my magnetic prop balancer is telling me it is out of balance perpendicular to the blades. I know this can be a problem on larger props and wonder if we should use the same balancing methods they do to get that smoothed out too.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:36 PM
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That's a great method. But my motor runs smooth as silk. After I balance my prop's blades, then my magnetic prop balancer is telling me it is out of balance perpendicular to the blades. I know this can be a problem on larger props and wonder if we should use the same balancing methods they do to get that smoothed out too.
I use a large drop of CA on the hub to add weight. I've had to do this on a couple of my props.

-Brian
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 12:54 AM
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my elevator servo has died or spazed out. only 5 flights on it the last I lightly stuck it in a tree. hard to wait 5 days to fly again only to discover the elevator was not working. playing with it with my finger it moved fully one way or the other but that was more of a spaz then anything else. I cleaned the servo with the cleaner I use on all my heli's and lubed it but nothing. So do I replace the servo or the board? and if the servo is this the right one
Replacement Servo Mechanics: 2.3-Gram 2030L
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