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Old Dec 11, 2010, 08:09 PM
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Have you guys tried the Spyder batteries? I've got some 3s 2200 25c batteries that have been good and are only 29.99. You can charge at 3-5c and they have a 10% off going on right now.
Some of the local heli guy's have been beating on some Spyder packs with great results. I plan on getting some to try in the spring. Kevin is a local to me and is a top notch guy.
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Old Dec 11, 2010, 08:13 PM
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I got 4 flights on the 42 in today with my brother(we both have new 42 slicks ) We stopped b/c the winds was a bit rough and the rain was comeing. It then rained the rest of the day . So 17 flights in 3 days. Man im slacking. I used to get that easly in a day
Old Dec 11, 2010, 08:14 PM
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I was only tested by the WIND.
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Old Dec 11, 2010, 08:20 PM
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I got 4 flights on the 42 in today with my brother(we both have new 42 slicks ) We stopped b/c the winds was a bit rough and the rain was comeing. It then rained the rest of the day . So 17 flights in 3 days. Man im slacking. I used to get that easly in a day
We got to fly in 15-30 mph winds today Talk about fun
Old Dec 11, 2010, 08:24 PM
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Yeah we maidened my brothers in 20 to 30mph winds. Its fun BUT when you are trying to work on a maneuver its a pain. It was a north wind today and thats the worst at our Field as it creates alot of turbulence

Oh Chris I am really starting to get TRing! I had it down about 1 foot off the ground yesterday . I even got a tail touch while doing it!! I was soooo excited I almost crashed
Old Dec 11, 2010, 08:31 PM
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Yeah we maidened my brothers in 20 to 30mph winds. Its fun BUT when you are trying to work on a maneuver its a pain. It was a north wind today and thats the worst at our Field as it creates alot of turbulence

Oh Chris I am really starting to get TRing! I had it down about 1 foot off the ground yesterday . I even got a tail touch while doing it!! I was soooo excited I almost crashed
LOL Congrats I have been working on other maneuvers lately and my TR has suffered. I can still do it fine but it isn't as smooth as it used to be. So much to learn and not enough time to fly.
Old Dec 11, 2010, 09:56 PM
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I saw on a thread where guys were setting up an idle up or slight throttle hold with their electric planes ....

Has anyone here tried this ?
Old Dec 11, 2010, 10:00 PM
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There are a few that do it. Safetyhawk and heritageflyer. I haven't done it and I have never had an issues but its one of those personal preference things
Old Dec 11, 2010, 11:08 PM
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I do it on one of my small profile balsa planes because the prop spin up time from off is way too long. I already use a throttle cut religiously, so I just use the throttle trim to set the idle and the switch to turn the motor on and off.
Old Dec 11, 2010, 11:50 PM
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There are a few that do it. Safetyhawk and heritageflyer. I haven't done it and I have never had an issues but its one of those personal preference things
I don't set it up small planes like the 42 Slick.
Old Dec 12, 2010, 01:10 AM
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I do it on one of my small profile balsa planes because the prop spin up time from off is way too long. I already use a throttle cut religiously, so I just use the throttle trim to set the idle and the switch to turn the motor on and off.
I really dont see a need for it as long as your brake is turned off. Your prop should be freewheeling anyway. On smaller planes like foamies sometimes the magnets will be too strong and stop the prop. Like the new EPP Extra 330 thats about out. Other than that like the 72g or 103g motor on my 41 edge or 42 slick they never have problems freewheeling.
Old Dec 12, 2010, 07:18 AM
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I use the idle on a switch on my 42" and 51". I've noticed my landings are smoother. Not a clue why.
Old Dec 12, 2010, 07:54 AM
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I saw on a thread where guys were setting up an idle up or slight throttle hold with their electric planes ....

Has anyone here tried this ?
Not sure what Radio you have but here is how to do it on a DX7. Off the Gear Switch. It definitely smooths things out on landings and spins it up faster in Hovers if you are trying to catch it like in a tail slide or pogo.

The bottom -number has to be tuned to idle for different ESC's/Motors. Greater -number raises RPM's.

I set the Trim to zero before I adjust the number.


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well it doesnt look like Im gong to be able to fly for the next week . 30 for the highs and 20 to 30mph winds. Not happy about that at all. I got the 42 flying and just got my heli fixed back up and now I cant fly(never fails)
Old Dec 12, 2010, 10:15 AM
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I use the idle on a switch on my 42" and 51". I've noticed my landings are smoother. Not a clue why.
It is helpful to have an idle up, as the slow spinning prop (not free-wheeling) helps to slow on final. Might be why your landings are smoother.

I have an idle up on everything. Well, except for foamies.
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