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Old Nov 07, 2011, 12:27 PM
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Plane flys great, unlimited vertical. Nice!!! Thanks everyone for your help. For those interested I get about 4 mins of flight time with a heavy thumb! I'm using 5 cell 2650 Sky Lipos.

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Old Nov 07, 2011, 12:42 PM
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i'm glad everything worked out
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Old Nov 16, 2011, 07:39 PM
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Rear Gear Door Mod

Hi guys, just wanted to show you what I've done to get my rear gear doors to work better, and with some luck, stay open while the gear is down and during flight. I used an idea from an earlier poster who used piano wire to keep the doors open against the retracts, only I am using carbon rod instead. Pictures are more helpful here, so here they are.

The First picture is of the original C-clip installed on the axle as from the factory. You can see that the carbon rod is simply glued in place on the underside of the gear door so that it extends slightly forward of the gear when fully extended.

The second picture is of the peened axle installed.

The third picture is the pin after heating it up and peening it over on one end. This way, the c clip is not necessary to hold the axle in and therefore does not get caught on the carbon rod while using the gear. I used some copper wire to take up the slack that now exists since the axle is biased all the way to one side.

The video shows the original c-clip axle on the left and the modified axle without clip on the right. You can see that pressure against the gear door (as would be present during flight) does not affect the action of the retract on the right, but does on the left.

http://youtu.be/yVT4v0LJ0Eo
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 04:55 PM
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trying to get my f-18 setup....but the esc is only beeping. with the bind plug in the rx lights up and after a few seconds the esc will beep like 5 times but once i turn on the tx with the bind switch flipped..nothing..the rx just flashes
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 05:06 PM
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trying to get my f-18 setup....but the esc is only beeping. with the bind plug in the rx lights up and after a few seconds the esc will beep like 5 times but once i turn on the tx with the bind switch flipped..nothing..the rx just flashes
What radio setup are you using?

Usually once you power up the RX with the bind plug, you turn on the TX with the bind switch - don't wait. Once the TX-RX are bound, remove the bind plug and disconnect the battery. Then reconnect the battery, the RX should bind, and *then* make the beeping sounds.
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 05:33 PM
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What radio setup are you using?

Usually once you power up the RX with the bind plug, you turn on the TX with the bind switch - don't wait. Once the TX-RX are bound, remove the bind plug and disconnect the battery. Then reconnect the battery, the RX should bind, and *then* make the beeping sounds.
your right..sorry..im using my dx6i with a orange rx (with a satillite) i used with another plane..but i didnt erase the old settings from the other plane..i thought the bind plug would do that..but once i did that and reset everything it binded..THANKS

...but why did it beep like 5 times after a few seconds. i waited for a few seconds and it didnt bind..so i started over and didnt wait and it bound right up..

i want to learn more about how to program the esc and the beeps..ill do some research..THANKS FOR YOUR HELP
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 05:35 PM
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just got the kit from nitro... welcoming myself to the thread...
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 05:39 PM
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just got the kit from nitro... welcoming myself to the thread...
WELCOME..im new also..i just finished my paint job this week..so im doing the settup today..my fan wasnt balanced so i got that done and just did the binding..
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 05:47 PM
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once it is binded...do you put the bec plug in the batt spot?..right
now its in the gear spot or does it matter
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 06:01 PM
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Yes, you can connect the BEC connector to the BATT/BIND port.
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 06:03 PM
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Yes, you can connect the BEC connector to the BATT/BIND port.
ok thank u
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 06:04 PM
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...but why did it beep like 5 times after a few seconds. i waited for a few seconds and it didnt bind..so i started over and didnt wait and it bound right up..
Sounds like the RX went into failsafe mode and then proceeded to diagnostics.
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 06:11 PM
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havent gone thru the whole thread yet.

does anyone know if I can buy the landing gear only? I got the kit version on its way (fixed gear) I went to Nitro page ....no pics of the landing gear parts... is that the one for $5? Most of the electronics I already have its just the scale landing gear I dont have.

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Old Nov 25, 2011, 06:13 PM
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Sounds like the RX went into failsafe mode and then proceeded to diagnostics.
ummm ok thanks didnt know that
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Old Nov 25, 2011, 06:24 PM
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havent gone thru the whole thread yet.

does anyone know if I can buy the landing gear only? I got the kit version on its way (fixed gear) I went to Nitro page ....no pics of the landing gear parts... is that the one for $5? Most of the electronics I already have its just the scale landing gear I dont have.

Thanks

LW
There is

1) the fixed (wire) landing gear, and

2) the servoless retract system, which consists of the a) electronic retract mechanism, and b) the machined aluminum landing gear with springs.

If you want scale, fixed landing gear, get the aluminum landing gear, cut the wire fixed gear, and install (they lock in place with a grub screw - you might want to cut a flat notch on the wire for this).
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