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Old Aug 11, 2012, 08:37 PM
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I wouldn't trust those POS PZ supplied chargers as they have a great tendency of leaving many among us disappointed, but that being said, no matter what one chooses to use, the battery's flight readiness should always be verified prior to actual use as part of the pre-flight.

A reliable battery charger is a key essential piece of equipment on which everything else depends upon.
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 12:27 AM
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work with elevons using v-tail mixer

The 3 axis will work with elevons (delta) if you use a mixer. I used a V-Tail mixer. I don't know if it matters, but I used the ELE & AIL L?
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 04:13 AM
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The 3 axis will work with elevons (delta) if you use a mixer. I used a V-Tail mixer. I don't know if it matters, but I used the ELE & AIL L?
I am assuming you used an external mixer after the Orange box not a TX built in one

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Old Aug 12, 2012, 04:57 AM
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Straight flight with my AXN-Floater-Jet FPV and an Orange RX 3-axis from Hobbyking:
RX3S OrangeRX 3-Axis Flight Stabilizer for FPV (2 min 30 sec)
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 05:26 AM
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Straight flight with my AXN-Floater-Jet FPV and an Orange RX 3-axis from Hobbyking:
http://youtu.be/yqq4jwmQzyo
around 30s you can see the aileron gain is too high and she is starting to oscillate in the roll axis, I had the same but much worse

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Old Aug 12, 2012, 05:35 AM
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so jacky65 whats your verdict on it, looks ok in flight.
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 10:14 AM
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I wouldn't trust those POS PZ supplied chargers as they have a great tendency of leaving many among us disappointed, but that being said, no matter what one chooses to use, the battery's flight readiness should always be verified prior to actual use as part of the pre-flight.

A reliable battery charger is a key essential piece of equipment on which everything else depends upon.
I have a Thunder Power 601C-ACDC charger. Just chose to use the PZ one this time.
Won't do it again.

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Old Aug 12, 2012, 10:24 AM
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I have a couple of testers similiar to these. I use them A LOT.
I consider them an indispensable tool. They have saved my butt several times.
http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...e-Alarm/Detail
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 12:31 PM
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so jacky65 whats your verdict on it, looks ok in flight.
Really better than previous flights without stabilizer. Of course, my 2m60 balsa glider flies more smooth but this is a great improvement for that kind of small 1m30 foam airplane.
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 05:12 PM
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I have a Thunder Power 601C-ACDC charger. Just chose to use the PZ one this time.
Won't do it again.

Troutbum
Excellent choice.
I recently replaced my aged Hobbico Accu-Cycle Elite with the Thunder T6 quad charger, and a W250 power supply unit.

I have the FMA Co-Pilot (CPD4) Flight Stabilization System that boasts, "...just center the sticks and watch Co-Pilot save your bacon."
So, can one assume that this Orange RX 3-Axis Flight Stabilizer system does the same thing, but just in a different way (gyro vs optics)?
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 05:47 PM
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No.

The CoPilot and the Eageltree Guardian have a self levelling capacity. The Guardian for example in 2D mode will take a model from an inverted spin to smooth level flight in an instant when you switch it on. It's impressive to watch!

This thing is just 3 rate gyros which will damp out external disturbances from wind. It makes the model fly smoother but has no ability to do flight corrections based on where the ground is.
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I have the FMA Co-Pilot system that boasts "...just center the sticks and watch Co-Pilot save your bacon."

Can this stabilizer unit do the same?
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Excellent choice.
I recently replaced my aged Hobbico Accu-Cycle Elite with the Thunder T6 quad charger, and a W250 power supply unit.

I have the FMA Co-Pilot (CPD4) Flight Stabilization System that boasts, "...just center the sticks and watch Co-Pilot save your bacon."
So, can one assume that this Orange RX 3-Axis Flight Stabilizer system does the same thing, but just in a different way (gyro vs optics)?
Here, read up about AS3X. Once you have, you'll have a good idea as to the features of the OrangeRX 3-Axis Flight Stabilizer.

It will not automatically right your plane...after you center your sticks. There is no auto leveling at all..

Read this..they're very similar - http://www.e-fliterc.com/Airplanes/AS3X/

Repeat after me - 3-Axis Rate Gyro...3-Axis Rate Gyro...3-Axis Rate Gyro

Ahh..who am I kidding....in a few minutes..or hours...or maybe a day. The next person will come along, convinced that this is more then just a 3-Axis Gyro. Oh well, till then remember...3-Axis Rate Gyro...3-Axis Rate Gyro..

-mike-
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 07:02 PM
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Here, read up about AS3X. Once you have, you'll have a good idea as to the features of the OrangeRX 3-Axis Flight Stabilizer.

It will not automatically right your plane...after you center your sticks. There is no auto leveling at all..

Read this..they're very similar - http://www.e-fliterc.com/Airplanes/AS3X/

Repeat after me - 3-Axis Rate Gyro...3-Axis Rate Gyro...3-Axis Rate Gyro

Ahh..who am I kidding....in a few minutes..or hours...or maybe a day. The next person will come along, convinced that this is more then just a 3-Axis Gyro. Oh well, till then remember...3-Axis Rate Gyro...3-Axis Rate Gyro..

-mike-
So the OrangeRX will auto level, right?

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Old Aug 12, 2012, 07:24 PM
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So the OrangeRX will auto level, right?

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Boiko, I've just heard the OrangeRX autolevels... can you confirm?
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 07:42 PM
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Boiko, I've just heard the OrangeRX autolevels... can you confirm?
Yes, when the airplane impacts the ground, regardless of the attitude, everything will level out.
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