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Old Feb 12, 2011, 02:31 AM
Always Twirling for Freedom!
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I'm up watching back to the future my radio and my plane are right here, if you wanna call me we canfigure it out.
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 09:31 AM
Got Thermals???
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Let me shoot a video real quick as I would imagine its an easy fix, just something I am overlooking.

Its when I switch between launch, speed, cruise, and thermal, the rudder and elevator are moving just a bit.

Video @ 11:00 ish....
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Check your trims for each flight mode.
I agree with Tim. You probably changed the setting where the trims are no longer linked across all flight modes. This is a good thing but you have to set the trims for each mode. You can go to your main screen and flip between modes to see if the trim tabs move. Then set them all to the same value.
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 11:50 AM
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So is everyone going to fly up north today? How long will you guys be out there?
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 12:03 PM
Mike M.
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I can't stay much past 1:00. Sorry dude. I assume they are probably having a big wing ding down at Art Dye today as well, which will probably go until dark.

FYI, Greg went to the swap meet and stopped by BDO on his way home. Said conditions look great. Everything dried out nicely. No mud.
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 12:35 PM
What was I looking for??
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Ace, if you want to come up I'll hang aroung to flip for ya, so let me know
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 04:37 PM
Got Thermals???
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There was some great lift out there today, most of it turbulent until you got up high

Black SALy got quite a bit of air time and I'm getting it dialed in but it's taking a while. My last flight with her could easily have been a 9:59 poker round , I even tried talking the guys into launching halfway through my flight for an AULD.

Mike, hope the repairs go well
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 05:26 PM
Mike M.
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Tx batt failure! Topped off charge this morning and it showed full voltage. Flew for about 45min and others heard it beeping, but not me. I can't hear that particular frequency unless Tx is right next to my ear. Stobel V3 went straight in from top of launch ! Looked down at Tx and switch was on but screen was blank. It had shut off due to low voltage. Crushed the nose good (and the deaf pilot) . Wing ok with just a little crack top & bottom skin near root on right side. Fuselage also cracked in wing saddle. Everything repairable . I wanted to redo my servo & batt install anyway.
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 05:35 PM
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Sorry Mike. I heard that beeping from where I was, but I didn't know you couldn't hear it. I feel really bad. Next time I hear beeping I'll yell out. Just hope I don't make everyone check their transmitters and lose sight of their plane in the process... That'd go over well.
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 09:08 PM
Mike M.
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I wonder if I could somehow get Futaba to upgrade the Tx with either a louder warning beeper, or one at a different frequency?

The real question is why did my Tx battery die? It's only a couple months old, and was fully charged.
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 09:53 PM
Got Thermals???
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Mike, that is very odd. What type of battery is it? I know you and Greg were talking about LiPo's but not many TX come stock with that. It would be worth a call or email to Futaba to see what could be done.
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 10:12 PM
hass-alfed and bass-ackwards
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If it's NiMh, did you do a "forming charge" on it when you initially got it?

Essentially, what a forming charge is, is a VERY low, slow charge, that "tops off" all the cells. If you don't do this, you get a "flase peak." It looks like the battery is charged, but really, only a few of the cells are, at best. When the other cells that aren't fully charged hit "the knee" the voltage dumps quick, and you're S.O.L.
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Old Feb 12, 2011, 10:14 PM
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I've had that happen to me back in Jersey. 'Fully charged' 700mah pack. It was a very cold day and I'm glad that one of my flying buddies heard it and alerted me. I have really bad tinnitus and I can't hear certain sounds, too, Mike!!!
It was charged from a Triton charger and everyone thought that it gave a false peak.

Try to cycle the battery a few times. Get a backup pack.

I'm glad the Stobel is repairable.

Jun

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I wonder if I could somehow get Futaba to upgrade the Tx with either a louder warning beeper, or one at a different frequency?

The real question is why did my Tx battery die? It's only a couple months old, and was fully charged.
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Old Feb 13, 2011, 10:26 AM
Mike M.
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Anybody have some spare carbon fiber cloth laying around that I could buy?
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Old Feb 13, 2011, 12:41 PM
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Lipos in the tx = The BOMB.

So sorry to hear "Or not HEAR" about the crash.
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Old Feb 13, 2011, 12:43 PM
hot air rises...
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I too can not hear the beeping of my transmitter on low power. Sorry about your crash.
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