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Old Sep 11, 2012, 02:24 PM
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For those who are tinkerers, and are not satisfied with the touchy potentiometers, they might consider removing them from the board and wiring in something like this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5pc-Multi-Tu...item2eac2a595d

You could then mount the pots remotely so that you could access them from the exterior of the airplane. Of course, I have not measured the value of the existing pots so don't know if 100k ohm are appropriate or not. these pots take the entire range of the potentiometer and spread it out over 25 turns (dependign on the pot) they are small and they are light and in this case, cheap.

I'm not saying this needs to be done and I know that the price of admission is $15 and you could say, what do you expect for 15 bucks? But if you are handy, this is very do-able.

Mike
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Old Sep 11, 2012, 03:27 PM
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The ORX pots are 10k.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 09:13 AM
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I have 2 of these for sale, brand new with connectors.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...0#post22712493
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 11:09 PM
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...19X4383X53.pdf

I find this document to be very informative and helpful.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 05:14 AM
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...19X4383X53.pdf

I find this document to be very informative and helpful.
Its a good stab at a manual pity they get the aileron setup reversed....

"Aileron:
Now with everything powered up, Turn the Aileron Dial all the way Clockwise (CW) to full gain. Quickly Roll the airplane Right. The right aileron should have lifted when you were rolling it right."

The right aileron should drop..........to try to lift the right wing if rolled to the right.

Set it up like this and its gonna be a short flight........

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Old Sep 13, 2012, 03:55 PM
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...19X4383X53.pdf

I find this document to be very informative and helpful.
I wish whomever uploaded it would delete it.
I wrote that and someone found a critical mistake that I later corrected.
Here is a link to the post with the correct most updated version

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=300

This attachement is easily found by doing a search attacments in this thread.
thx
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 04:37 PM
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Thanks for bringing this to date Dav3uk and Melinic. effectively saved me from at least 1 casuality

Hobbyking please delete the files as they are incorrect on the files tab for this product.

thanks team

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Old Sep 13, 2012, 10:01 PM
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Thanks for bringing this to date Dav3uk and Melinic. effectively saved me from at least 1 casuality

Hobbyking please delete the files as they are incorrect on the files tab for this product.

thanks team

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I Don't think Hobbyking has anything to do with this document.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 10:21 PM
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Hobbyking does not even monitor this thread I don't think. Try posting to a HobbyKing site.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 11:29 PM
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Hobbyking does not even monitor this thread I don't think. Try posting to a HobbyKing site.
will do
there should only be one document up to date...not a bunch of obsolete misleadng information...cause alot of good people uneeded grief...though they are there with good intentions...not pointing fingers...just makes life easier
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 11:31 PM
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I wish whomever uploaded it would delete it.
I wrote that and someone found a critical mistake that I later corrected.
Here is a link to the post with the correct most updated version

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=300

This attachement is easily found by doing a search attacments in this thread.
thx
so will this setup routine be applicable for this as well? In terms of mechanical adjustments to avoid servo binding and all the CCW and CW step by step procedures?

http://rc-castle.com/shop/product_in...oducts_id=2318
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 11:10 AM
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Windy this morning, at the field.

While the other guys kept their stuff on the ground, the Parkzone F4F Wildcat -- with ORX -- was awesome.

Smooth and strong through gusts, with scale-like mild aerobatics (loops, rolls, inverted - the real thing was a sturdy, pudgy, slugger.....not an aerobatic diva!) .

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Old Sep 15, 2012, 11:49 AM
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Il get the RX3 last Week from the King, now i will fix it in Plane.
The Stabi has one Input for Ailerone and 2 Output for Servos
In my Orange RX are the 2 Servos in Ail and Aux how i must Program the TX
and fix the Wire from Servos. All Flaps going up and town together and i cant fly
Has onyone a Picture how il fix the Wires, Need Help thanks Schrotty
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 12:05 PM
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......Has onyone a Picture how il fix the Wires, Need Help thanks Schrotty
Look just above the top post on this page.

Click on Thread Tools -- Show Attachments in this Thread.

That will bring-up a gallery of photos, including several showing setups.

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Old Sep 15, 2012, 12:44 PM
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Schrottflyer

If your plane has 2 standard servos and you used to have them connected with a Y lead into the RX just connect the Y lead from the 2 servos into Ail1 on the Stabi and connect the ail on the RX to the ail on the Stabi.

If your plane has 2 servos connected to 2 channels on the RX eg Ail and Aux1 and you mix these together for perhaps flapperons then you are out of luck as the unit does not support anything fancy. So if you want to use the unit you will need to Y lead the servos together and connect to Ail1. You will of course lose any mixing ability

The Ail2 pot on the Stabi is reversed from Ail1.....no one has come up with a good reason they did this........they just did, and 99.99% of people will not use the Ail2 port.


There is a work around however if you want to try the Stabi out on a model with flaperons.

Connect the unit between one of the servos and the RX, only that servo will react to the gyro so only 1 aileron will give corrections but it will work. The gain may need to be higher than normal to compensate. This however is a cheat that will result in asymetric roll inputs. No big deal with just slight corrections but may become noticable at higer gain settings. It also may induce bigger yaw reactions than normal but the Stabi should take care of that.

If in any doubt stick to the standard 2 servos on a Y lead connected to Ail1, thats what the unit was designed for and it can perform ok like that.

There are some unusual ways these can be used experimentaly, V tail, delta etc by mounting them at different attitude in the plane and alligning them differently but these experiments can lead to some strange and potentialy catastrophic effects.

Dave
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