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Old 06-16-2011, 01:19 PM
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Default Futaba GV-1 governor set up

I just put the first 3 flights on my low-time X-cell 60 and I'm having a little problem with my new Futaba GV-1 governor. It works fine as far as holding any of the 3 switchable RPM's I've set, but the governor will not shut off when I reduce the throttle stick to idle. The heli just sits there, whirring away at 1500 RPM. I thought I set up the throttle stick limits and idle cut off properly, but maybe I'm missing something. To review, I set the throttle stick to low then hit the data button; throttle to high and again hit the data button. Last, I set to idle cutoff and hit the button again.

I'm using a 3-position switch to select RPM's (in this case, 1500, 1550, 1600) and also a separate switch to turn the governor on and off.

If I instead set the throttle stick to one notch above idle (fast idle) and then pushed the data button, would that solve the problem with the governor not disengaging?

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Old 06-16-2011, 01:36 PM
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Enable StSw in the GV-1 . . . that is what is required to have the GV-1 drop offline based on stick position (StickSwitch)

Without that (which is the default) it ignores stick position once engaged.

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Enable StSw in the GV-1 . . . that is what is required to have the GV-1 drop offline based on stick position (StickSwitch)

Without that (which is the default) it ignores stick position once engaged.

- Tim

You were exactly correct Tim. I brought up the StSw menu and sure enough, it was INH. I punched the data button
once and then it indicated OFF. Advancing the throttle stick past about 25% it shows ON. ON, OFF, ON, OFF :-)

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No problem! Enjoy!

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