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Old Dec 11, 2008, 10:35 PM
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what would you use the extra channels for if you have an electric set up
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Old Dec 11, 2008, 10:37 PM
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btw Ben I'm ordering the 55 edge in red tommorrow
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Old Dec 11, 2008, 10:40 PM
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my 3dhs shp is nick named the amp u tator
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Old Dec 11, 2008, 11:59 PM
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ouch

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[IMG]ouch[/IMG] those 40 stitches are mine
This is just a saftey reminder something that happend with my shp in 2007 anyone interested look at armedand dangerous thread
I was doing the initial set up and programing the radio stayed up too late wanted to maiden next day. Finished the set up and hit the throttle when putting the radio down to unplug the battery it hopped of the table straight at me full throttle
I don't know if it was a reaction or the fact that I wanted to save my new 3d hobbyshop extra shp from smashing into the wall when it flew off my table it looked like a scene from horror film the plane sprayed blood everywhere. it was an apc e prop and it has a few nicks in it now although I would say the prop faired better than my arm. a Jones witch or taking the prop off during setup would of solved the problem and saved me 6hrs in the ER
lesson learned the hard way

Wow I spent time recently in an ER while setting up my 55". This is another good safety reminder. What does everyone think of using the switch that come with the airboss escs. Do most people use them or not. Is there safety advantages to using them or any disadvantages.
On my 9303 I tried to set a switch linked to a throttle curve. When the switch is flipped the throttle curve is zero. The propeller still will spin up but not even enough to start rolling in some cases . You probably still could get hurt but not nearly as bad.
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Old Dec 12, 2008, 12:01 AM
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...What does everyone think of using the switch that come with the airboss escs...
I always clip 'em off and hardwire it.
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Old Dec 12, 2008, 12:22 AM
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What does everyone think of using the switch that come with the airboss escs. Do most people use them or not. Is there safety advantages to using them or any disadvantages.
On my 9303 I tried to set a switch linked to a throttle curve. When the switch is flipped the throttle curve is zero. The propeller still will spin up but not even enough to start rolling in some cases . You probably still could get hurt but not nearly as bad.
I mount the switch so I can turn it off and on without removing the canopy. I do this with all 55" planes. It's just easier with them so I can clear the plane out of the way and pick it up by the leg. The smaller planes you just grab them and move them to a safe place to unplug.

Cory
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 06:11 PM
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I was really jones'ing to fly my shp today, The wind was too much plus it was 29 Degrees. 15-20mph I ended up flying my modified stryker with 4cell. It's gets the blood pumping but not the same as harriering right above the runway or doing blenders though
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 06:22 PM
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I mount the switch so I can turn it off and on without removing the canopy.
Cory
I Always mount the switch on the outside to be able to shut the ESC off when I've landed.

George
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 06:33 PM
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I wish they would standardize a switching system so you could leave your battery hooked up and not have a drain like through the esc switches. My problem that night was I was going to unhook the battery and hit the throttle stick on my leg when I was setting my transmitter down. It was stupid and fatigue I had put my 47shp together in one night so I could maiden next morning. I was to tired and not thinking clearly. I never set up with props on but the shp looked so good with the spinner and matching wheel pants. I've never been as excited about a plane as I was about that one. Doc Austin told me it was a special plane and he was right.
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 06:40 PM
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the worse thing about it was at that time i was using a hitec optic 6 and it has a throttle lock button (which I think all radios should have) and of course I wasn't using it.
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 09:47 PM
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I couldn't wait till monday so I just ordered the 55"edge and then erased the history from the laptop my wife can smell a new plane
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 10:00 PM
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yea been there done that got the t-shi..ok got the plane
i usu do it from work now.hehe and send it to work instead of the house
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 11:47 PM
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...hitec optic 6 and it has a throttle lock button...
my favorite feature on the Optic 6...
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Old Dec 14, 2008, 12:46 AM
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I couldn't wait till monday so I just ordered the 55"edge and then erased the history from the laptop my wife can smell a new plane
You shouldn't keep that from your wife. What does she keep from you?


Cory
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Old Dec 14, 2008, 05:37 AM
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DATS RIPE... ASK MATT how the plastic molding in his truck got broke...

OOOOOWWWW...
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