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Mar 30, 2017, 10:31 PM
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Gents,

Just wanted to say thanks again. I haven't been able to fly for nearly a month but I finally found time to get another test flight in. I tweaked the settings as suggested, remounted and test flew. Both 2D and 3D work great. The only thing it wouldn't do was fly hands off inverted. Really though I'm OK with that. I don't want an autopilot, I want a stabilizer to expand my flight envelope. This was the first flight where I didn't turn the G off at all. Launched in 2D, flew and landed in 3D. Beautiful. Thanks for all the guidance!

Cheers,

Mark
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Mar 31, 2017, 06:13 AM
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Hi Mark,

Good to know it's working for you now. Enjoy flying with G.

No flying here since last November due to bad weather and workload. Hope to be flying from May/June again. Models waiting to be maidened.

Cheers
Mar 31, 2017, 07:44 AM
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I feel you will be better off taking off in 3D.
Mar 31, 2017, 10:59 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Al M
I feel you will be better off taking off in 3D.
Even for a slope glider? I want a straight out wings level hand launch. The glider I've installed the G in is prone to dropping a wing hard and fast at low speed. It's happened on a couple of Pre-G launches. Fortunately I was able to save it. 2D has resulted in perfect launches every time. I would completely agree with you if I was flying a powered airplane off a runway. Maybe my logic is flawed? Opinions welcome.

Cheers,

Mark
Apr 01, 2017, 05:26 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by highnpressurized
Even for a slope glider? I want a straight out wings level hand launch. The glider I've installed the G in is prone to dropping a wing hard and fast at low speed. It's happened on a couple of Pre-G launches. Fortunately I was able to save it. 2D has resulted in perfect launches every time. I would completely agree with you if I was flying a powered airplane off a runway. Maybe my logic is flawed? Opinions welcome.

Cheers,

Mark
Agree. You couldn't beat a 2D hand launch from a slope even in a gale force wind. So yes, 2D for slope glider and my preference is always 3D during take off on an electric power model.

I'm sure AI M meant for a power model.

Cheers
Apr 01, 2017, 07:56 AM
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That is correct.
Oct 10, 2017, 08:20 AM
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Problem with controlled response


I have a problem with my guardian. When in 3-D mode the control service does not respond when I first starting to giving it input. I have to keep Adding stick input until suddenly the crontrol surface will respond and then it catch up with the stick input. When I fly with the guardian turn off the controls have instant response. Do I have to go into the program and reprogrammed the guardian to speed up the response ?
Oct 10, 2017, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by kid at 55
I have a problem with my guardian. When in 3-D mode the control service does not respond when I first starting to giving it input. I have to keep Adding stick input until suddenly the crontrol surface will respond and then it catch up with the stick input. When I fly with the guardian turn off the controls have instant response. Do I have to go into the program and reprogrammed the guardian to speed up the response ?
You may have a faulty G. Suggest contact EagleTree and they will advice you. More often tey send a new unit.

Hope this helps.

Cheers
Nov 02, 2017, 09:44 AM
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I am using a quad ESC in my plane so it does not come with a UBEC. Is it a way to power the Guardian with a separate UBEC?
Nov 02, 2017, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by ali.beygi1368
I am using a quad ESC in my plane so it does not come with a UBEC. Is it a way to power the Guardian with a separate UBEC?
Connect to a spare Rx channel . that's the most common way to resolve this problem. 5V UBEC should work too.

HTH

Cheers
Nov 02, 2017, 01:28 PM
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If the power pin on the ESC has no connections, you can simply connect the UBEC to the AUX channel of the G, assuming it is unused. If all G channels are used, you will need a Y cable on one of the G output channels. If the power pin of the channel on the ESC to which the aileron channel of the G will be connected is used for something other than power distribution, then you must also extract the center pin from that cable, so the UBEC doesn't back-feed whatever is in the ESC.
Nov 02, 2017, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Wintr
If the power pin on the ESC has no connections, you can simply connect the UBEC to the AUX channel of the G, assuming it is unused. If all G channels are used, you will need a Y cable on one of the G output channels. If the power pin of the channel on the ESC to which the aileron channel of the G will be connected is used for something other than power distribution, then you must also extract the center pin from that cable, so the UBEC doesn't back-feed whatever is in the ESC.

Quote:
Originally Posted by CurrentDude
Connect to a spare Rx channel . that's the most common way to resolve this problem. 5V UBEC should work too.

HTH

Cheers
Thanks!