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Old Jun 04, 2012, 06:54 AM
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Nice pics! Where are you in Germany?
Thanks!

I am in the beautiful south - Stuttgart
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 07:18 AM
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Maidened my Edge... love it!!!

Tim
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 07:25 AM
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Nice pics guys... graphics look great, Mark.
Thanks Jim- the power system is superb! Now I just need a calm day to get it dialed in!

I compromised nothing in this experiment! It all works very well.
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 08:30 AM
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Stump I grew up in Heilbronn. About an hour away! I really miss Germany!
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 08:50 AM
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Maidened my Edge... love it!!!

Tim
HELLO!! Nice touch with the checkerboard on the wingtips. I like that.... and finishing off the inside of the SFG with the checkboard may look nicer still. I may need a blue one after all, considering the possible decal options. Those are nice graphics too.
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 10:03 AM
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Stump I grew up in Heilbronn. About an hour away! I really miss Germany!
Easy fix on that, get on the plane and letīs have some fun at the flying field. After that enjoy some good german beer and Zwiebelrostbraten!

Just tell me when you arrive...

Marcel
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 07:51 PM
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Well I had an unfortunate mishap at the field today. It seemed to be the radio...

You can read here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...ostcount=21212

Would love to hear from anyone who has ideas about it??
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 08:24 PM
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Well I had an unfortunate mishap at the field today. It seemed to be the radio...

You can read here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...ostcount=21212

Would love to hear from anyone who has ideas about it??
Maybe an esc malfunction such as the bec not working for a few seconds? It sounds like the receiver was functioning through the SPC port since the voltage reading was ok, unfortunately this only powers the receiver and not the servo's. Maybe a bad connection with the esc, or the batt connection. Possibly a bad solder joint or some corrosion in the esc connection.
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 08:25 PM
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Well I had an unfortunate mishap at the field today. It seemed to be the radio...

You can read here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...ostcount=21212

Would love to hear from anyone who has ideas about it??
Sounds like you lost bind. Most ESC's I know of will sense no signal from the Rx and shut down as a safety precaution. Then as the Tx and Rx tried to join hands again, the power came back on, but too late. The only thing is, the generally don't come back until power is turned off and on again, like a reboot.

In the big planes we have, I use the Spektrum 9100 with redundant batteries and three satellites and read all fades and lock out with a logger after all flights to make sure the satellites are in the best location possible. Electric motors, gas engines, carbon fiber construction, carbon fiber props, large batteries... you never know what is going to kill a signal sometimes.

We lost a 25% Extra on a gas engine just 53 seconds into a maiden because of a lost signal that recovered about eight feet off the deck, but about 40 feet too late.
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 08:54 PM
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Has anyone yet heard of signal issues with Futaba 8fg as yet?

Keep hearing about other systems malfunctioning from time to time, but not heard much about the Futaba?
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 09:01 PM
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Futaba guys are very quiet.

I've only seen one Futaba-guided plane fly away into the wild blue yonder while the pilot threw the sticks around praying for some miracle, and that was two years ago. With that said, we have a brand new 8 channel Futaba and never use it.
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 09:02 PM
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Has anyone yet heard of signal issues with Futaba 8fg as yet?

Keep hearing about other systems malfunctioning from time to time, but not heard much about the Futaba?
Yup. Here's one, off a quick search.
They all are fragile electronics, made and programmed by humans, and subject to fail.
Here's another one. None are immune.
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 09:29 PM
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Thanks!

I am in the beautiful south - Stuttgart
I will be moving to Geilenkirchen in September.
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 09:39 PM
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Thx for repl AP. Should I send the TX and RX in for service? Or is this just a glitch that should not be repeated?
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Old Jun 04, 2012, 09:45 PM
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My buddy just bought this 540. It came with 4315-668 on 4s 4000 mAh batt. What size APC thin electric prop can he run safely until we can get a watts meter?

Thanks.
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