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Old 07-21-2006, 06:45 AM
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if anyone needs a copy of the manual for the ripmax HAL2100 autopilot system, I have it in PDF form. email me & i'll gladly forward the file. I believe the futaba PA1 is the same thing.

I'm a beginner & i'm fitting this to my plane as it should help, especially for landings. Could anyone comment on if it really is a help or is it a hinderance ?

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Old 07-23-2006, 12:15 PM
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the autopilot will teach you bad habits, IMHO.

You have to keep pressure on the sticks to maintain turns, unless something has changed since I test flew a trainer that had one. you will get a nasty surprise when you turn the auto pilot off and try to fly. Its just better to use a buddy cord and a instructor to learn. Again thats my humble opinion.

spend the money on a good simulater program instead.
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Take Marks good advice, an autopilot is no way to learn to fly.
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Thanks for the advice. -In fact, now that I've installed it (but not yet flown with it), I'm not convinced of it's accuracy, it seems to be easily "confused" at near ground level (where it matters !).
I'm interested from a technical point of view, but it seems the technology is a little too simple. -Has any one had any good experiences with the system ??

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Hi there was wondering if you could please email me a copy of your Hal 2100 autopilot as am in need of another copy if you could send it to JACameron6@aol.com i would be most grateful. cheers.
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Hi ray

I understand you have a PDF of the HAL 2100 autopilot. I would appreciate a copy

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