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Old Nov 12, 2004, 01:21 PM
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looking for suggestions

Ok guys I've read alot of post and I'm ready for my first helli.

I have a JR 652 tx.
a couple of gws pico 4 rcv.
some micro servos
ics 300 esc
I was thinking of going with the gws dragonfly em300 airframe and
the pg-03 gyro.

Will I need anything else to get started?
I also have a bunch of J250 motors I would like to find a use for so
something compatible with those would be nice.

Any better suggestions for a setup.

I've been reading so much I think I'm a little shellshocked.

Also I've been practicing with R.F. g2 off and on so I hope that will
help some.

T.I.A.
Rick
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Old Nov 13, 2004, 06:42 AM
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Anyone?
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Old Dec 16, 2004, 12:06 PM
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I'd like a XRB that'll fly 3D.
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Old Dec 16, 2004, 12:54 PM
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does the jr tx do Revo mixing ? If so, how many points does it have. My JRx378 only has a 2 point revo curve which really sucks. you should have at least 3, ideally 5.

if you only have a 2 point curve, or no revo mixing at all, then you will need :

a feda/hummingbird mixer that will mix tail and main throttle and work with a pg03.
your j250 will be fine, but you'll need a tail motor like the gws edp50xc

OR

you could get 2 escs (2 and 5 amp)
Heading Hold Gyro (futaba gy240)
and the motor/s

Using the second method is not only better, it means you don't have to worry about any mixing. The only catch is, the gy240 goes for about $100us
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Old Dec 16, 2004, 03:49 PM
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Quote:
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I'd like a XRB that'll fly 3D.
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Old Dec 16, 2004, 07:08 PM
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Thanks for the input guys but uh... I posted this back on 11/12. I currently have
a HBV2.
Ozzie your right my 652 does have revo but only a 2 point curve best I can tell.
I've got it to hold the tail ok with the stock century gyro but couldn't figure out
why I could't get it trimmed. It always wants to lean and takes alot of throw to correct. After close inspection last night I noticed that one of the arms has borken on my swash. So I guess it's time for an upgrade.

Any suggestions on which one or from whom?

Thanks
Rick

I can only guess what Coaxial was talking about??? lol
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Old Dec 16, 2004, 07:25 PM
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Dont waste money on an aluminum swash plate. Get a GWS swash plate and add a ball in swash mod. Dont know how you broke it, but they are not a commonly broken item, and the aluminum swashplates offer no improvement in control.
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Old Dec 16, 2004, 09:06 PM
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Yuko,
I don't think I broke anything actually. It looks looks like a link is missing
from the swash to the timing yoke. I don't have it here but I will check in the A.M.
I baught this used about a month ago and I am still trying to figure it out.

Thanks for the info on the alum. swash. I am going to order a ball in swash from
like90.

Thanks
Rick
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Old Dec 17, 2004, 12:56 AM
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The swash from the 2004 GWS Dragonfly 300D is a ball-in swash. The part number is still FD008, so make sure you don't receive the old one (thanks Kellets!)
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