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Old Oct 08, 2012, 06:14 PM
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Coreman - I don't think you actually have to re-bind. We have the same issue w/ the mig. Simply replug the battery a couple of times and it will eventually find the signal. Keep the plane a good 5 or so feet from the TX. See if it works for the Spit like it does for the Mig.
interesting. I wonder if it's just the AS3X Rxs as I've never had any problems with my other UM all the way back to the Ember and 4-Site
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 06:22 PM
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I just slid in the battery (stock) and had it more the the rear of the battery slot, can't move it too much really... she flew great. When I use the Hyp 160's it takes the entire slot, snug fit, can't move it at all...

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Could I at least get a couple of you guys to measure your Spitfires's CG to let me know if mine is way off?
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Hi Carl, that's just a bone stock ParkZone UM P-51 that I repainted and used some "Gunfighter" decals from Callie Graphics

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What model is the P-51 Mustang in the back left of your photo?

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Old Oct 08, 2012, 06:31 PM
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Thanks for the heads up on the subtrim guys. I USUALLY read the manual, but I kinda skimmed through it on this one. 70% low rates, 100% high rates, 95% servo travel, seems to be what people recommend.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 06:32 PM
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on the binding situation... I have in fact noticed from the very first flight, that with the Tx freshly booted up, insert a lipo into the Spit, then wait.... and wait... for what seems like 5x longer then any other UM I've flown, before it binds to the rx... kinda weird... I attributed it to the AS3X technology but I dont have a clue as to why it has such a delayed connection process compared to the non-AS3X planes

anybody else notice that?

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Old Oct 08, 2012, 06:55 PM
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Huff -

first of all - great pic of you and the grandkids giving you the Spitfire. Hope my (someday) grandkids treat me as well!

There is definitely something about the new RX's causing the delay/non-binding. It's very common on the Mig and I think the other newer planes. A minor annoyance at worst, but they do NOT lose bind when flying - or at least there have been no reports on the Mig thread.

Can't wait to get one of these things. My keychain cam came today, as soon as I figure out how to operate it and acquire a Spit, I'll get some vid.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 07:02 PM
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Huff -

first of all - great pic of you and the grandkids giving you the Spitfire. Hope my (someday) grandkids treat me as well!

There is definitely something about the new RX's causing the delay/non-binding. It's very common on the Mig and I think the other newer planes. A minor annoyance at worst, but they do NOT lose bind when flying - or at least there have been no reports on the Mig thread.

Can't wait to get one of these things. My keychain cam came today, as soon as I figure out how to operate it and acquire a Spit, I'll get some vid.
Would that be a keychain 808 "car key" looking camera?
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 07:05 PM
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Coreman - I don't think you actually have to re-bind. We have the same issue w/ the mig. Simply replug the battery a couple of times and it will eventually find the signal. Keep the plane a good 5 or so feet from the TX. See if it works for the Spit like it does for the Mig.

Yep! im getting that to with my DX6i

Sometimes it takes me 3 battery replugs to bind to my Mig 15 . Then BINGO! no probs !

Im wondering if it has something to do with the AS3X gyros settling down on boot up.

So it not just me having bind problems on boot up on the AS3X brick

How Strange!!!!
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 07:18 PM
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Yep! im getting that to with my DX6i

Sometimes it takes me 3 battery replugs to bind to my Mig 15 . Then BINGO! no probs !

Im wondering if it has something to do with the AS3X gyros settling down on boot up.

So it not just me having bind problems on boot up on the AS3X brick

How Strange!!!!
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 07:23 PM
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Glad you guys liked the vids, took some more tonight.

Flight One
UM Spitfire 3 (2 min 23 sec)


Flight Two
UM Spitfire 4 (2 min 5 sec)


Flight Three
UM Spitfire 5 Short (0 min 53 sec)
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 07:24 PM
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Another new video that got posted on Youtube recently. I like the live comment, the wind noise, and the fact that he is showing up some good stuff about the Spit. (And he is keeping it close...)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayCVWHlVZi4
That's my video! Glad you like it! Got three more today.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 07:26 PM
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Looks like Matt will give us all a very honest SX flight report.
Assembling his motor now.

rc
Thanks! Once it is here I will open her up and stick the new motor in. Hopefully get a flight report with the new motor before this next weekend. I need to get more of the newer Parkzone batteries as my older hyperions are triggering LVC way early.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 07:29 PM
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Ultra micro home base

Finally made a short video

Parkzone Micro Spitfire Mark IX (5 min 28 sec)
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 08:02 PM
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just a quick question as I'm still working. one thing I noticed today was that I had to rebind the plane before all three flights. I have a JR8103dt with a Spektrum module in it. it binds and flies fine, but when i put in the next battery I have to rebind. Anyone else seeing that?
same issue with mine, and I throttle up my radio to 100% them plug in the plane lipo and within 2 seconds it good, throttle down and I'm ready to fly

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Make sure you are not locating the Tx too close to the plane when binding or preparing to fly. Also ensure that the plane remains stable for at least 5 seconds after plugging in the lipo.
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Coreman - I don't think you actually have to re-bind. We have the same issue w/ the mig. Simply replug the battery a couple of times and it will eventually find the signal. Keep the plane a good 5 or so feet from the TX. See if it works for the Spit like it does for the Mig.
we should not have to lay down our radios then walk to our plane to plug in a battery pack then go pickup our radios to fly..
not sure why this is on this plane...


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on the binding situation... I have in fact noticed from the very first flight, that with the Tx freshly booted up, insert a lipo into the Spit, then wait.... and wait... for what seems like 5x longer then any other UM I've flown, before it binds to the rx... kinda weird... I attributed it to the AS3X technology but I dont have a clue as to why it has such a delayed connection process compared to the non-AS3X planes

anybody else notice that?

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Yep! im getting that to with my DX6i

Sometimes it takes me 3 battery replugs to bind to my Mig 15 . Then BINGO! no probs !

Im wondering if it has something to do with the AS3X gyros settling down on boot up.

So it not just me having bind problems on boot up on the AS3X brick

How Strange!!!!
not just you bro
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 08:11 PM
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Thanks! Once it is here I will open her up and stick the new motor in. Hopefully get a flight report with the new motor before this next weekend. I need to get more of the newer Parkzone batteries as my older hyperions are triggering LVC way early.
Matt,

Your P-N-P SX motor is on the way.
Test run sounded excellent!
Because of Columbus Day, possible ETA of Thursday.
SX motors really perform on strong batts.

Enjoy,

rc
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