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Dec 04, 2012, 09:50 AM
Gone Huckin'
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It's been said before (multiple times) but I just have to repeat that expo is a very personal thing.

For me personally, I find that I need lower expo on smaller planes and slightly higher expo on larger planes but I never go beyond 70% or so. Also, I prefer less expo on rudder and elevator with a good bit higher on ailerons. But I think that's because a lot of my flying is low and slow stuff and I like have a very responsive tail so that I can make lots of small corrections. I find that if my expo is too high on the tail that I tend to over control when I don't get the response I'm looking for right away.
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Dec 04, 2012, 02:07 PM
Sippin the Koolaid!
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Expo feel is different between radios too. Servos effect the feel of the Expo as does control throw.
On my 71 slick with hitec 7954 Servos at 8.2 volts l have 80% on the ailerons with 45* of throw, 81% on the elevator with 64* of throw, and 62% on the rudder maxxed out throw.
My 51 slick with hitec 5085s set at 6.2 volts is set to
78% on the ailerons with 45* of throw, 78% on the elevator with 65* of throw, 68% on the rudder and its maxxed out.
Dec 04, 2012, 03:15 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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Originally Posted by turnerm
It's been said before (multiple times) but I just have to repeat that expo is a very personal thing.

For me personally, I find that I need lower expo on smaller planes and slightly higher expo on larger planes but I never go beyond 70% or so. Also, I prefer less expo on rudder and elevator with a good bit higher on ailerons. But I think that's because a lot of my flying is low and slow stuff and I like having a very responsive tail so that I can make lots of small corrections. I find that if my expo is too high on the tail that I tend to over control when I don't get the response I'm looking for right away.
I used to have a girlfriend like that....

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Dec 04, 2012, 03:54 PM
Gone Huckin'
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Originally Posted by SteveT.
I used to have a girlfriend like that....

SteveT
Bwahahahaha!!! I'm starting to understand the title of your band now Steve!!
Dec 04, 2012, 03:59 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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Yup!!! Well what else would you call a band that the youngest member of the band was 47, and the oldest 54....

Of course D.O.M. also stood for other things depending on where we were playing.... "Dancing on Mars", "Dirigibles over Moscow", "Descent Of Man" etc.... City organizations that hired bands for "Music in the Park" series, were not fond of "Dirty Old Men"....

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Dec 04, 2012, 04:06 PM
Gone Huckin'
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Originally Posted by SteveT.
Yup!!! Well what else would you call a band that the youngest member of the band was 47, and the oldest 54....

Of course D.O.M. also stood for other things depending on where we were playing.... "Dancing on Mars", "Dirigibles over Moscow", "Descent Of Man" etc.... City organizations that hired bands for "Music in the Park" series, were not fond of "Dirty Old Men"....

SteveT
LOL! Yea, I couldn't see have the "Dirty Old Men" playing in my neighborhood while all the little kiddies run around playing tag.
Dec 04, 2012, 04:09 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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At one time we were thinking of changing the mane to "American Standard Band" (kind of a play on "Average White Band".....but we decided not to....as it people might not like that one either.....I'll let you see if you can figure out why not.....

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Dec 04, 2012, 04:23 PM
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American Standard does make other things like HVAC. So you only want to distance yourself from one of their product lines.
Dec 04, 2012, 04:46 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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True....

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Dec 05, 2012, 12:26 AM
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you increased it to more than 75%? I've heard of that.
more then recommended on rudder and aileron... elevator recommended. Works for me.
Dec 05, 2012, 06:10 AM
I like the violent stuff!
Phoenix back in the 80's, punk band, all in their 70's, "One Foot in the Grave." Drummer actually play for Lawrence Welk. He preferred PUNK!
Dec 05, 2012, 10:23 AM
3d NOOBular
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Hey them musicians gotta play wherever they can get a gig... especially a steady gig like Lawrence Welk lol
Dec 05, 2012, 02:56 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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Or Porter Wagoner...

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Dec 06, 2012, 04:10 PM
Video Juggernaut
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Did some more flying today. My prop nut came loose on my motrolfly. Looks like it stripped in the middle somehow. anyone ever have this happen?
Dec 06, 2012, 04:15 PM
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Probably overtightened it.


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