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Old 11-24-2006, 08:33 PM
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Hi all

I have Cermark New Timer and have had quite a few flights on her now, but noticed some thing strange on the last flight, there seemed to be a delay in the response of the control surfaces , I have a focus 3 radio. The only thing I have been doing lately is flying on the simulator because bad weather, I use a flight model that is very close to my plane, I checked all the servos and control connections for being tight, Do these low cost radios have this delay that i might not have noticed, before using the sim that has instant response ? I dont know that is why i am asking, because i had a hell of time landing my plane the last time.

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Old 11-25-2006, 12:12 PM
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You didn't mention what type of sim you were using, but just a guess is maybe that your batteries maybe a tad low.

Some sims have an advanced setting where you can make the performance more "realistic". It makes takeoffs and landings lots more difficult.

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Thanks AG

I am using FMS with some photo realistic back drops that makes it somewhat better than the standard 3d graphics that come with it, though it does not have a advance setting you can edit the flight model with CG, loading, power settings which before i edited the model it was kinda lame, good point on the batteries, i was up for maybe 10 min but not to the point of motor shutdown, but that was my longest flight to date, so maybe the batteries were kinda of zapped. I am going to stay off the sim for a while and just fly and see if the sim is giving me a false sense of confidence.

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Old 11-27-2006, 08:26 PM
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If there is a visible, detectable delay between the time you move the stick and the time the surfaces move, you've definitely got a problem.

However, if the control surface moves immediately when you move the stick, your simulator plane is set up to be more responsive than your "meatspace" plane
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Thanks Matt,
After I read your post I dug into this a little deeper and found a big problem, The servo tray had one of its vertical glue joints broke, with just moving the servos on the bench I did not notice any movement, but I had my wife put some pressure on the the rudder an elevator and holy crap the tray moved back and forth, I am glad the other joint held while in the air that could have been bad news, I guess it pays to check and recheck everything after each flight, ya never know when some gremlin will come up and bite you in the behind.

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