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Jul 16, 2015, 04:21 PM
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HobbyKing - BAT1



First impressions;
well packaged,
half decent manual, ( won't need that! )
hull good quality,
nice ball-raced wheels!
servos included and fitted,
sale arm pre-fitted,
steering rod pre-fitted.
magnetic hatch,
brass inserts on hull screws,
carbon fiber mast, boom and rear axle,
reinforced front wheel assembly,
free useless screwdriver & toothpick!
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Jul 16, 2015, 04:22 PM
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HobbyKing BAT1 .... Ah! I get it now!



It's about this stage I get why it's call BAT 1 !!!
Jul 16, 2015, 04:23 PM
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HobbyKing BAT1 - Hatch



The Hatch is held down by a magnet, which isn't glued in place, well the top half isn't?!?!
Dab of Hot Glue, job done.
Jul 16, 2015, 04:24 PM
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HobbyKing BAT1 - Radio layout, v1



So far so good, where am I going to put the radio?
I decide to be a [s]smart 'bottom'[/s] cleaver and Velcro the Receiver (Rx) to the hatch & run the aerials inside the hull top!
Jul 16, 2015, 04:26 PM
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HobbyKing BAT1 - Steering



I then notice the steering snake / outer / rod was loose, so more Hot Glue.
I also Hot Glued the snake down the hull to the front as it was only bonded at the servo end.
The steering got quite stiff after that so a few drops of Teflon oil soon loosed it up nicely.
Jul 16, 2015, 04:28 PM
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HobbyKing BAT1 - Front wheel



The front wheel, steering arm and mount is quite substantial... but I hot glued that in too anyway!
The steering clevis was none to clever, that will need keeping an eye on...
Jul 16, 2015, 04:30 PM
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HobbyKing BAT1 - Turnigy TGY-i6



Stepping back a bit, I would be using the Turnigy TGY-i6, 'all signing, all dancing' 2.4GHz (Gig) radio.
http://www.hobbyking.co.uk/hobbyking...r_Mode_2_.html
(anther computer radio to learn.... )

It has a good " quality feel" to it and runs on 4 AA batteries.
Jul 16, 2015, 04:32 PM
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Re: HobbyKing BAT1 - Turnigy TGY-i6


Nice safety feature!
Jul 16, 2015, 04:33 PM
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HobbyKing BAT1 - Battery or batteries?



The kit is supplied with one of those spring type battery holders which takes 4 AA batteries.
At this stage I will state my personal preference for a 'flat pack', pre-welded battery pack.
( I've had several failures of spring-type battery holders in the past, splitting, corrosion, bad joints, percussive failures, etc, etc. )
.... just don't like them at all!

But as it came in the kit I've use it anyway.
You Velcro it down wherever you want it.
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Jul 16, 2015, 04:34 PM
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Re: HobbyKing BAT1 - Radio layout, v2



It's only after I've fitted the battery holder and the Rx, that I then test fit the upper deck.
... It doesn't fit, there isn't enough room above the batteries for the Rx or servo plugs.
Another shuffle around but now the servo leads aren't long enough.
The battery holder ends up against the sail servo which should stop the batteries flying out in case of an emergency stop (crash!)
Jul 16, 2015, 04:36 PM
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Re: Land Yacht HobbyKing BAT1 - WtH!!!



The Bat 1 comes with battery holder & Hull mounted switch (with leads).

Time to set up and test the radio.
Read the instructions:
1. Plug 'Bind plug' into [B/VCC] (channel 7)
2. plug batteries into any other channel
3. Power up the RX - Fast flashing LED.
4. Power up Tx whilst holding Tx's 'Bind' button.
5. Confirmation chirp from Tx.
6. Rx flashes slowly.

........ however, spot my deliberate mistake! >>:-(
Jul 16, 2015, 04:38 PM
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HobbyKing BAT1 -Poof!



The battery box lead is unkeyed two pin plug, the power switch is standard 3 pin (servo) socket.....

Red to black & black to red =
Jul 17, 2015, 02:28 AM
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Re: HobbyKing BAT1 - Radio layout, v3



That battery box is dead now, it can't hurt me any more.... <

Order a new Rx and back to plan A, with a proper battery pack!
A dab of Hot Glue to keep the servo leads out of the way.
Jul 17, 2015, 05:01 PM
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Turnigy TGY-i6 - setup model name


Before I set about binding the new Rx, I thought I have a play with the Transmitter (Tx).
I has loads of aero type features most of which i'll never need but a few will come in use on later projects, eg. V tail mix, servo limit & extend, etc, etc.

https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...1465900X53.pdf

I thought I'd set up the model name first... Easy!
2 hours later I'm left scratching my head and getting splinters for my efforts!

See if you can make heads nor tails from this?!?!]
Jul 17, 2015, 05:03 PM
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Turnigy TGY-i6 - setup model name



Eventually, I figured it out, 3. should read;

3. A LONG Press on the "Cancel" key will exit and save the new parameters.


Turnigy TGY-i6 - Startup safety lockout & Setup Model Name (1 min 45 sec)
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