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Old 09-15-2012, 01:08 PM
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Default Do you need throttle trim ?

Do you need throttle trim on your transmitter or does it just complicate the setup ?
After watching a flyer screw up a setup with a heli, I started to wonder if it is easier to
inhibit the throttle trim.
The throws are set using the servo travel for full throttle range.
Mechanically set for mid throttle - mid stick. The throttle curve can be displaced for
adjusting idle speed.
Hold speed is set on throttle hold and cut is also radio set.
Do I need throttle trim ? Don't use it when I fly !
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:13 AM
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Default RE: Do you need throttle trim ?

Some folks use it to adjust the idle, and it only effects the lower portion of throttle range, it doesn't effect centering.

Also, in normal mode I usuall crank in a bit of throttle trim for a higher idle to keep the engine from going all the way back to idle during descents
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:38 AM
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Default RE: Do you need throttle trim ?

Some use throttle trim as an engine shut off
and if your flying electric not needed at all
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