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Old 03-04-2010, 12:14 AM
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What is the accepted procedure for range test with the engine running.
I am assuming it is to start the engine with the TX already in Range Test mode rather than start the engine and power cycle the TX.

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Default RE: 8FG Range Test

Hi Dan,

This was taken directly from the manual:

1. With the "Range check mode" on, walk
away from the model while simultaneously
operating the controls. Have an assistant
stand by the model to confirm that all
controls are completely and correctly
operational. You should be able to walk
approximately 30-50 paces from the model
without losing control.
2. If everything operates correctly, return to
the model. Set the transmitter in a safe, yet
accessible, location so it will be within reach
after starting the engine or motor. Be certain
the throttle stick is in the low throttle position,
then start the engine or motor. Perform
another range check with your assistant
holding the aircraft with the engine running
at various speeds. If the servos jitter or move
inadvertently, there may be a problem. We
would strongly suggest you do not fly until the
source of the difficulty has been determined.
Look for loose servo connections or binding
pushrods. Also, be certain that the battery
has been fully charged.

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