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Old Dec 04, 2012, 05:44 PM
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BTW the motor in the improved version is the same 2500kv, but really and nicely quiet.
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Mike,

Again - the original batch of CCs came with the 2300Kv motor, despite what it said on the box.

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In post #428 point #4 Turboparker mentioned calibrating the ESC...
In the instructions it mentions getting into ESC programming mode but not how to do anything with it. Are there any instructions for properly calibrating it? I ask as I'm flying my CC on a Futaba 8FG with an external Spektrum module as posted here by IvanC and I don't really know if the travels are exactly the same as a native Spektrum Tx, I'm guessing it's about right as the throttle feels reasonably linear and she'll prop hang in the early part of a flight......

Andrew

Forgot to mention, I was in my LHS (Oxford, UK) at the weekend and they've just had a new delivery of CC's and the one I looked at didn't have the ventilated windscreen and servo covers??? It was still in the box so I couldn't see the motor or rear under fuz area....
Andrew,

It's not really calibrating like you'd do with larger ESCs. But you can select between 1.2–1.8ms & 1.1–1.9ms throttle ranges. You can also set the throttle ramp-up delay, turn the brake on & off, change the timing, and change the PWM frequency. See page 9 of the brick manual:

http://www.spektrumrc.com/ProdInfo/F...-Manual_EN.pdf

BTW - I fly all of the BNF stuff with a Futaba 10CHP + DM8 module. I use the default ESC settings, and I always get a full 0-100% throttle range.

Also - as Mike noted, if they don't have the windshield vent, they're not the updated version.

Joel
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 05:49 PM
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Mike,

Again - the original batch of CCs came with the 2300Kv motor, despite what it said on the box.




Joel
all the original CC's were 2300kv? I thought maybe they switched to 2500 after some time and then the newer, quieter 2500kv in the improved ventilated version. anyway...all water under the bridge. The way I fly I want quiet, scale flight. I would think my CC would fly forever unscathed being flown like that but I am very wrong. Might have to buy a new wing this winter way things are going.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 06:28 PM
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Hi Joel,
Thanks for the Brick manual, interesting read.

Apologies for my typo, 3200 Kv! obviously should have read 2300Kv (typing in bed while the little woman sleeps, night time here!)

I was quite surprised to see an unventilated example, definitely new stock, I'll try and take a peek at the motor if he's still got them in stock next time I'm in there. Be interesting to hear from anyone in the UK with a new one....

I'm going to try drill my new prop driver and fit a slightly longer screw as it broke at at the end of the reduced diameter which is right where the screw ends.

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Old Dec 04, 2012, 07:34 PM
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all the original CC's were 2300kv? I thought maybe they switched to 2500 after some time and then the newer, quieter 2500kv in the improved ventilated version. anyway...all water under the bridge. The way I fly I want quiet, scale flight. I would think my CC would fly forever unscathed being flown like that but I am very wrong. Might have to buy a new wing this winter way things are going.
Mike
Yup. The boxes said 2500Kv and so did the website, but the original batch came with 2300s. According to what Horizon's director of aircraft engineering told us, they switched to the 2500 for the improved version.

Regarding the 'road-rash' - yeah, it seems to happen no matter how conservatively one flies these little planes. Eventually, there will be a gust of wind just at the wrong time during the landing that results in a ground-loop, or a parallax-error-induced encounter with a branch or pole. It's the nature of what we're flying & where we fly it. In contrast - my 48" PA Extra 260 is 4 years old, with a few hundred hours of time on the clock - and it still looks like it's new. I also have a few larger I/C-powered planes that are decades old & still fly well. But I never zig-zag between the trees at 5 feet AGL with any of them!

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Old Dec 06, 2012, 02:19 PM
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"Parallax-error-induced encounter" and "eventful approach", my new vocabulary words. These are words I use when my wife asks "how did it go"? I use these words and it doesn't sound like I"m just out playing that way.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 06:44 PM
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If i told my girlfriend i had a "parallax-induced encounter" she would think i dropped acid and met aliens!
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 07:27 PM
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If i told my girlfriend i had a "parallax-induced encounter" she would think i dropped acid and met aliens!
LOL!!!

That would probably qualify, however.

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Old Dec 06, 2012, 07:50 PM
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Joel, I've noticed, also likes to use the term "short field work" alot. The day flying becomes work to me is the day I'll get out of the hobby.

... just teasing, Joel
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 01:08 AM
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My cub is tougher then your cub.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 01:09 AM
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My cub is tougher then your cub.
I LOVE IT! i want some more detailed pics of those gear
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 09:43 AM
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North_of_49,

Yeah, I guess I do say that a lot! But then my "runway" at home is just 4' x 10'!

Deltapilot,

That is one tough-looking Cub! Definitely need more info on the gear!

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Old Dec 07, 2012, 03:03 PM
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Great cub Delta pilot, love that you chose another official CC scheme.

It really is great that HH chose to make this a CC and a different paint job, another yellow or white cub would be boring! Especially for such a high performance machine.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:21 AM
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aileron set up

I had to replace an aileron servo and the new one is 70/30 offset so there is much less up movement than down on the aileron.

Is this right??

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Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:41 AM
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I had to replace an aileron servo and the new one is 70/30 offset so there is much less up movement than down on the aileron.

Is this right??

Pgritt
No. There should be more up than down. You need to reverse the servo. I just replied to your PM with the instructions.

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