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Old Jul 12, 2012, 08:02 PM
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Even 5 to 8 clicks up from neutral wont get you in trouble usually.
I also do never use expo , I lower the rates , it makes your flights much more smooth .
I usually do a higher rate for fatser speeds , and lower it 10 % for lower speeds .
I have flown thumbs in the past and now fly pinch with two fingers, this has made a huge improvement in flight, it makes me fly much more smooth and true.
I feel more in control , I dont chase the plane , I am in control.

You wife would laugh at you if you tried to touch her with just your thumbs, but two fingers will make her much more happy. You dont point with your thumb m you dont pull a trigger with your thumb, why would you fly a precise plane with only your thumb???
Nice analogy about using two fingers on the wife.

Are you saying that your D/R setup for the Lo rates is 10 % for Aileron and Elevator and 100 % for the high rate?
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 08:07 PM
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wait i use dual rates to set my end points.. probably not the best way.. but wouldn't this be "lowering rates" as well as expo? It flies real nice with these settings.. this is for ailerons, pretty much the same for the elevators..
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 08:49 PM
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Your ail can usually be 10 20 to 30 % more than elev dep on how you fly.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 08:53 PM
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well my ailerons have 3mm more travel.. but the expo is the same.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 08:55 PM
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My wife likes a little expo now and then.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 10:51 PM
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wait i use dual rates to set my end points.. probably not the best way.. but wouldn't this be "lowering rates" as well as expo? It flies real nice with these settings.. this is for ailerons, pretty much the same for the elevators..
I use travel adjustment to set my end points. My hi rate is at 100% and lo rate is 60 to 70% but I may adjust it to keep from over correcting.

The question is how much is any Expo should I use? I guess that is going to depend on how fast I want my ZII to respond to stick control.

It won't matter if I yank and bank the stick to the full position.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 12:57 AM
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I have flown thumbs in the past and now fly pinch with two fingers, this has made a huge improvement in flight, it makes me fly much more smooth and true.
How difficult was the transition? Any tips?
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 01:07 AM
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Just start the transition , you will find yourself adjusting the rates to get a better feel
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 09:15 AM
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Just thought I'd share,

spent an afternoon making my bungee launcher earlier this week & yesterday I got a break in the weather to try it.

Worked like a charm 1st time!!

ZII Bungee Launcher (1 min 23 sec)


Here's the how I attached the launch hook - it goes through the foam belly & bolts into the battery box, the ply plate is to help spread the load of launching across the foam.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 09:39 AM
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Just thought I'd share,
spent an afternoon making my bungee launcher last week & yesterday I got a break in the weather to try it.
Worked like a charm 1st time!!
Here's the how I attached the launch hook - it goes through the foam belly & bolts into the battery box, the ply plate is to help spread the load of launching across the foam.
whats the minimum length and angle of the launcher?
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 10:25 AM
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whats the minimum length and angle of the launcher?
Hi,

The launcher pipes were cut to 5ft length, 2ft wide, rear upright 1ft, front upright 2.5ft (maybe a little high - go with 2ft). The 2 holes at the back are for staking down, we use 6-7m of 8mm bungee & a cork screw type dog lead ground anchor.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 10:36 AM
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Thx a lot , so I see it doesnt have to be that long which is great to load it in the car :-)
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Nice launcher Flyn!
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 11:10 AM
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Thx a lot , so I see it doesnt have to be that long which is great to load it in the car :-)
NP fella, that's the exact reason it's the size it is, it fits perfectly. Also don't know if you can see in the vid but the uprights are removable & are held in with a bolt & wing-nut so no tools required to pitch up or pull down.

Oh & if you make one, make sure you don't leave the lip on the end of the rail where the joint is, tape it smooth or grind it off - it'll rip your ZII up!

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Nice launcher Flyn!
Cheers mate
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Just thought I'd share,

spent an afternoon making my bungee launcher earlier this week & yesterday I got a break in the weather to try it.

Worked like a charm 1st time!!

http://youtu.be/0fJIosJlO3c

Here's the how I attached the launch hook - it goes through the foam belly & bolts into the battery box, the ply plate is to help spread the load of launching across the foam.
Nice job on the bungee launcher and hook. I like the way you used the ply to spread out the load.

As for where you are flying. Why did you have to cut down all of the trees?
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