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Old May 07, 2012, 11:20 PM
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Heh, that's hobbyking's build for you. My servo horns are at 90 when at neutral
LOL I didn't even see the HK watermark :facepalm:
I'd love to see them try to fly that plane
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Old May 08, 2012, 09:30 AM
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Landing Gear Doors

Okay I'm down to just the landing gear doors now...THANK GOD!

How are you guys securing the hinges to the foam?
Screws through the foam into wood?

Can't get over how "rubbery" the propeller blades are.
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Old May 08, 2012, 09:51 AM
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This thing needs a "real pilot" any suggestions? My V2 shows "out for delivery" time to start gathering the essentials.

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Old May 08, 2012, 08:49 PM
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I tried the programming that was posted for the DX8 but it isn't the same options as my DX6i. Has anyone programmed their DX6i with nose steering on Aux channel?

Please share.

Thanks,

Russ
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Old May 08, 2012, 09:03 PM
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I had the same problem, it's easy(sort of) one mix is all thats needed
plug nose steering servo into aux, mix rudder to flap and use gear to swtich, you probably will need about +70% up and down but that's down to personal preference and set up flap sub trim so that servo does not stall when retracted. good luck.
Obviosy you will have to use y lead for ailerons, and no flaperons are not available but thats no porblem with this plane.
I understand everything except the sub trim for flaps...so what number for flap sub trim?

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Old May 09, 2012, 02:08 AM
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you will need to experiement with sub trim to stop the servo chattering when retracted
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Old May 09, 2012, 11:28 AM
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you will need to experiement with sub trim to stop the servo chattering when retracted
I did this (the whole programming mode, not just sub trim) and it sure enough makes the servo steerable but it also steers when retracted in too!

I had to make a little mod on my rudders since both of them cracked while I was setting throws, etc. They are just SOOOO flimsy at that point. My little toothpick fix was just the trick. I dremeled out a slot and then CA'd with medium CA toothpics in the slot and filled and painted...not too bad if I say so myself.

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Old May 09, 2012, 07:22 PM
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This whole gear door set up is pretty bizarre. Sometimes one works and sometimes it won't go figure. The nose and left doors work every time. Then there's the finicky right door. Rebound swapped leads and now I'm out of Ideas. The servo works as I checked it independent of the sequencer which I guess could be bad.
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Old May 09, 2012, 08:39 PM
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Perfect Nose Gear Steering Programming

Thanks to FreeChip...here is perfect nose gear steering and inhibit of steering when retracted...for DX6i

Mix1 RUDD > FLAP
Rate 100% 100%
Sw ON

This is so the nose gear servo moves with the rudder

Mix2 RUDD > FLAP
Rate -100% -100% (notice minus values here)
SW GEAR

This is when the gear switch is toggle up and the gear retracts the rudder nose gear servo from mix 1 is now disable and centered.

My servo monitor show the AUX1/FLAP channel moving with the rudder (steerable nose gear) and when the gear is retracted AUX1/Flap channel is no longer moving..
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Old May 09, 2012, 10:13 PM
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got the counter rotating props mounted....looks pretty sweet on spin up...also does not feel like it wants to pull any one direction besides forward...re-maiden coming soon
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Old May 10, 2012, 08:33 AM
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This whole gear door set up is pretty bizarre. Sometimes one works and sometimes it won't go figure. The nose and left doors work every time. Then there's the finicky right door. Rebound swapped leads and now I'm out of Ideas. The servo works as I checked it independent of the sequencer which I guess could be bad.
Mike
Mine is same thing but it's my right retract. It will work 5 times every time and then won't go down and then after cycling, it will work several times, up to 10 times before failing again. I use Spektrum DX6i and increased servo travel to 110% just to see and it made no difference. Guess I'll have to live with it, whatever it is.

But I'm ready to maiden this weekend and can't wait to get this one in the air!
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Old May 10, 2012, 09:16 AM
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Mine is same thing but it's my right retract. It will work 5 times every time and then won't go down and then after cycling, it will work several times, up to 10 times before failing again. I use Spektrum DX6i and increased servo travel to 110% just to see and it made no difference. Guess I'll have to live with it, whatever it is.

But I'm ready to maiden this weekend and can't wait to get this one in the air!
I'm using a DX7 and 7100 receiver after taking care of some around the house issues I'll look it over again. There has to be a solution. I hate to take the doors off. There are ways around that also such as rubber bands, string or springs attached to the doors to manually close them. Their wiring harness may be the issue. Way to much going on there IMO. It is what it is and I'll deal with it. That's what makes this interesting, overcoming issues.

Overall I like the looks of the V2.

Mike.
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Old May 10, 2012, 01:49 PM
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This whole gear door set up is pretty bizarre. Sometimes one works and sometimes it won't go figure. The nose and left doors work every time. Then there's the finicky right door.
I didn't see how you've got the gear doors set up, but if there's a sequencer and separate servos, I'd blame the sequencer switch.

Maybe it needs cleaned, or maybe it's mounted in a flexible spot that keeps the switch from beign fully depressed every time?
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Old May 10, 2012, 02:28 PM
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I didn't see how you've got the gear doors set up, but if there's a sequencer and separate servos, I'd blame the sequencer switch.

Maybe it needs cleaned, or maybe it's mounted in a flexible spot that keeps the switch from beign fully depressed every time?
Actually it must be in thier harness. Once I bypassed it and went directly to the sequencer ( using extensions and a Y harness) the problem cleared right up. The rats nest of wires is my next project.

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Old May 10, 2012, 04:42 PM
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I have the V1, and after the first gear door fell off in my hand, I just pulled the rest of them off. They get in the way and they're not scale anyway, so. Bye bye.
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