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Old Oct 06, 2010, 11:44 AM
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What bearings did you use?
He can say for sure, but I beleive they are 7 X 10mm X 5mm wide. Odd size

Personally I couldn't tell the difference, they have one side with a bearing and one with a bushing on each gimble. For me a proper fitting bushing well lubricated seems pretty damn smooth.

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Old Oct 06, 2010, 12:23 PM
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Biggest problem I have with the DX-6i is the roller is horrible inaccurate and hard to use for me. It jumps all over the place. Hopefully the DX-8 is better quality here. I'm hoping Discount Hobby Warehouse here gets one soon so I can handle it personally.
Last I checked they sold their first ones the first day they got them
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Old Oct 06, 2010, 12:23 PM
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Is there a build thread on the 42" Skua bipe. If so, where? Yes, I DA S.

Also, do the wings come off for transportation? My wife refuses to sleep under any more planes in the RV.
She says 29 days and 4800 miles was enough. The storage bays underneath are large but not large enough for a one piece bipe.

Bill
The wings are not removable, and as far as I know, nobody has done a build thread- icy_wind500 can help you out, as he's built one before.
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Old Oct 06, 2010, 01:35 PM
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The wings are not removable, and as far as I know, nobody has done a build thread- icy_wind500 can help you out, as he's built one before.
Thank you.

Is there any way to make the wings removable without adding to much weight like the 55" ones and maybe adding struts? I REALLY like biplanes; they just don't like me because I often get disoriented while flying them. Eyes going to heck in a hand basket, the older I get.

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Old Oct 06, 2010, 02:01 PM
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Biggest problem I have with the DX-6i is the roller is horrible inaccurate and hard to use for me. It jumps all over the place. Hopefully the DX-8 is better quality here. I'm hoping Discount Hobby Warehouse here gets one soon so I can handle it personally.
My roller on my dx6i broken 2 times i got that pissed off with it i decided to mod the dam thing its holding up fine but your right about it being all over the place i slowed my roll down a bit it helps but it still jumps a bit
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Old Oct 06, 2010, 03:18 PM
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He can say for sure, but I beleive they are 7 X 10mm X 5mm wide. Odd size

Personally I couldn't tell the difference, they have one side with a bearing and one with a bushing on each gimble. For me a proper fitting bushing well lubricated seems pretty damn smooth.

Mike R
One stick on the DX7 comes with ball bearings? Which stick might that be on the Mode 1 version?

Thanks!
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Old Oct 06, 2010, 04:38 PM
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There are 4 points on each stick that are bearing/bushings. two and two on each. So 8 total. Once swapped out, all 8 are bearings.
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Old Oct 06, 2010, 06:08 PM
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There are 4 points on each stick that are bearing/bushings. two and two on each. So 8 total. Once swapped out, all 8 are bearings.
Very corect,My mistak as I only worked on a paticular poblem.
If I'm right, each shaft for a POT has a bearing, non pot shaft has bushing.
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Old Oct 06, 2010, 09:16 PM
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Biggest problem I have with the DX-6i is the roller is horrible inaccurate and hard to use for me. It jumps all over the place. Hopefully the DX-8 is better quality here. I'm hoping Discount Hobby Warehouse here gets one soon so I can handle it personally.
Thats where I got mine! The roller is smooth ,and easy to use
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Old Oct 06, 2010, 10:31 PM
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Very corect,My mistak as I only worked on a paticular poblem.
If I'm right, each shaft for a POT has a bearing, non pot shaft has bushing.
Each pot had a bearing and a brass bushing. It was weird. So I fixed to be un weird.
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 02:04 AM
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Guys thanks for the help so far! My 40" Extra is pretty much ready to maiden!! I have a DX6I and am obviously new at this. What should I set my expo at to tame down the snap and make it as forgiving as possiable? I have read the Extra is a good learner of the rest of DW's lineup. Any other recomendations would be great!
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 01:58 PM
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Go with about 40% expo all around and you should be fine. From there you can play around with it
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 04:31 PM
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Go with about 40% expo all around and you should be fine. From there you can play around with it
Great, what do you and most other experienced guys run for expo on your DW's?
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 06:29 PM
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I personally don't run EXPO, but 40% is a good start.
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Old Oct 07, 2010, 07:00 PM
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20% aileron, 30% elevator, 40% on rudder on my low rates.
30% aileron, 70% elevator, 55% on 3D rates.
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