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Old 01-15-2007, 03:18 PM
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Default RE: BTA-06 autopilot experience, anyone?

Bill:
from my testing 500' is the lowest that I can ever see using auto pilots in general one word trees. ( I fly in GA, lots of pine trees)
The reason for a PCM fale-safe is if you fly out of range of your transmitter the plane can be set to turn in a slow circle so you can get it back.
First off you need to use a larg 40 to a 60 size rc plane for this. (if you can not see it and you loss video you loose your plane)
I fly with at least a 4 AMP battery at all times. ( the BTA-6 pulls about 85 to 90 mAMPs when in use)
If you are looking at the lb's, your using way to small a plane.