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Old Sep 28, 2014, 12:17 AM
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How "tight" should your left stick be?

I've had a few radios since entering the hobby, all having different throttle setups. Some ratchet, some are tight, and some are loose. The latest DX9 seems awfully loose. I've had difficulty learning certain maneuvers and maybe this is why (I can't get steady power while using the rudder)

Example of my throttle....

DX9 Left Stick Tightness (0 min 44 sec)
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Old Sep 28, 2014, 12:26 AM
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i have a Dx6i but your video had me running to my Tx to check it out. ask here too: http://www.rcgroups.com/radios-135/ - should be a dedicated Dx9 thread there.
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Old Sep 28, 2014, 01:06 AM
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Shoot, didn't see that section - can a MOD move my thread please?
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Old Sep 28, 2014, 01:06 AM
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Throttle friction tension and other channels spring tension are all adjustable, refer to your manual(rtfm ), or take the back off and look

I run all mine at max spring tension to help prevent unintended inputs
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Old Sep 28, 2014, 01:42 AM
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I know it's adjustable... I guess I just didn't know if it's a personal preference thing or if the tension is "supposed" to be a certain way.

Sorry if I''m making a bigger deal of it than I should. I just can't do a certain maneuver and I'm trying to break down every possible reason why. Been trying for 2 years and can't do it.
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Old Sep 28, 2014, 02:13 AM
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Stick tension is very much a personal thing. Additionally, the type of models you fly and how you fly them will influence your preference.

My flying style/preference is mostly for pattern type aerobatics. Over the past year I have increased the stick tension on all four controls. Now, when I input aileron for example, I'm less likely to add an unwanted elevator input at the same time and, so on and so forth with other inputs.

Steve.
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Old Sep 28, 2014, 07:54 AM
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My new DX9's stick tension is a little too loose for my tastes. It is similar to what you have shown in the video. I tried to adjust the stick tension with no noticeable change. I guess I will have to learn to like it. Stick tension is one very minor "minus" in a sea of plusses.
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Old Sep 28, 2014, 08:07 AM
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Stick tension is a personal thing. Having said that the vast majority of competition pilots I've met set theirs to the upper end of the tension range to get more rapid centring and less undesired "mixing" of controls (I.e. throttle and rudder) due to human error.
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Old Sep 28, 2014, 11:32 AM
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I like my flying to be as smooth and precise as possible so I max out the stick tensions and use a transmitter tray with wrist rests. The tray took some getting used to. Now I won't fly without it.

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Old Sep 29, 2014, 01:10 PM
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The teflon mod makes a HUGE difference, stock if you crank it down tight it has a lot of stiction. I like mine fairly tight but it's all a matter of preference.
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Old Sep 29, 2014, 01:45 PM
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I found the way the DX9 shipped was waaaaaay too limp on the throttle tension.
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Old Oct 07, 2014, 01:27 AM
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My left stick moves smooth and light enough but when I let go it springs back to center
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Old Oct 07, 2014, 02:39 AM
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The stick in the OP video is way too loose in my opinion.

I fly with quite a loose non-ratcheted stick because I fly helis, where the power difference between two ratchet clicks was too much for a smooth hover. But I do like it to be tight enough that it will stay where it is if I take my thumb off it. I soon got used to flying my planks without the ratchet.
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Old Oct 07, 2014, 05:13 AM
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Go to mode 1 and the problem will dissappear.
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Old Oct 07, 2014, 06:44 AM
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The stick in the OP video is way too loose in my opinion.

I fly with quite a loose non-ratcheted stick because I fly helis, where the power difference between two ratchet clicks was too much for a smooth hover. But I do like it to be tight enough that it will stay where it is if I take my thumb off it. I soon got used to flying my planks without the ratchet.
Yup, same here, I'll never go back to a ratchet. But yeah, how tight should the sticks be... at least tight enough to support their own weight.
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