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Old Apr 21, 2012, 06:25 PM
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DX5e does have dual rates.
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 06:28 PM
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Edit: forget that just gave my head a shake
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 07:00 PM
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DX5e does have dual rates.
Beat me to it! Low rates will help for sure, presuming you weren't already using low rate.
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Also - there is nothing wrong with flying at 1/4 throttle. You'll get longer flights. I have yet to meet anyone that didn't want more power/speed a bit further down the road. You, Sir, have it in reserve and ready to go when you want it!
Old Apr 21, 2012, 07:30 PM
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Secure Rx?


Hi guys,
Putting in a brushless. Had to put in a new Rx too - the ESC wasn't working for some reason with the stock Rx.
My question is: Should I secure the Rx somehow? With what? Tape to the side? Never done this before so I don't know. The ESC seems like it should be fine in the little carveout I made in the nose. But its not secured either. That ok?
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 07:34 PM
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If I were you I'd secure both items in place to stop them moving around. Tape for the RX should be fine but you might need to zip tie the esc to the firewall to keep it in place.

That cub's seen some action by the looks of things
Old Apr 21, 2012, 07:35 PM
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Hi guys,
Putting in a brushless. Had to put in a new Rx too - the ESC wasn't working for some reason with the stock Rx.
My question is: Should I secure the Rx somehow? With what? Tape to the side? Never done this before so I don't know. The ESC seems like it should be fine in the little carveout I made in the nose. But its not secured either. That ok?
Pic attached.
Thanks.
velcro or a little glue should be enough to keep it in one place, or servo tape...ir whatever you can think of really. just dont leave it loose, that's just asking for something to pop loose at the wrong time.
Old Apr 21, 2012, 07:49 PM
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thanks guys.
yes uksaint, it has been knocked around a bit. thats why i'm rewarding it with an upgrade
Old Apr 21, 2012, 08:07 PM
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thanks guys.
yes uksaint, it has been knocked around a bit. thats why i'm rewarding it with an upgrade
Shes a beast on a park 480,
Old Apr 21, 2012, 09:45 PM
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cog is 8.5~9cm (about 3.5 inches) back from leading edge. is this going to be an issue or is it flyable as-is?

clarification - what i mean is flyable without having to add nose weight
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 12:49 AM
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3.5 sounds too far back.
2.5 is about where mine seems the happiest.
Look for links to the mod that lets the battery stand up straight in the component bay.
It keeps the battery right up against the firewall helping get the cg a little more forward
Old Apr 22, 2012, 01:06 AM
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Like this.
Secure your stuff!
A blob of hot glue works great to hold your receiver.
I like Goop for my ESC, doesn't loosen like hot glue if it gets warm.
Old Apr 22, 2012, 01:07 AM
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Huh- looks like I used the doublesided tape for the receiver- works fine.
Old Apr 22, 2012, 01:36 AM
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Like this.
Secure your stuff!
A blob of hot glue works great to hold your receiver.
I like Goop for my ESC, doesn't loosen like hot glue if it gets warm.
thanks. btw, my plane looks nothing like yours. i build my own pc's and even they don't look that organized with the wiring. i guess i'm just a slob. sawing away atm to make way for the straight standing battery. thanks for the pic, it helps.
Old Apr 22, 2012, 01:51 AM
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standing battery moved cog to 3" behind LE. so it trimmed it down half and inch. thats pretty good IMO.
Old Apr 22, 2012, 02:28 AM
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I didn't exactly pay attention to your instructions, my apologies. Cut out the last plastic strip preventing battery from being flat against firewall. Moved COG to 2.8. Good enough for me. I can fly it from here. Thanks for the practical solution jetpackninja.


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