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Old 12-02-2011, 09:15 PM
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I just got my champ by hobbyzone and I was checking, how do I trim the plane and which button does which? ALso, the sticker with AERONICA is something I kinda broke but put a little tape. Out of the box, is the AERONICA tail suppose to be a bit wobbly? Also the rudder is leaning to the right, anyway to fix that?
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:31 PM
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nothing should be wobbly.... you might need to get a hold of some foam safe CA aka"super glue" and reinforce it.... your transmitter should have a trim feature.....


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Old 12-02-2011, 10:49 PM
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I didnt really mean wobbly wobbly, since I put something on it. I meant its kinda like if I pt it to the right it stays there for a while and moves a little bit too the left but not too the middle. Also, the rudder and trimming I want to know the most. How do I trim it an which button does which? And how do I put the rudder in a straight line because its kinda leaning too the right like what others have.
Old 12-03-2011, 06:04 AM
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I have the champ and I believe most of the information you are looking for is in the manual. I am at work right now, or I would check my champ and let you know. From your pics it looks like your rudder is leaning to the right. I would move the rudder so it is centered on the wing, and not leaning to one side or the other, and then I would use some foam-safe CA and put a small drop on the side of the lean. This will help make sure your rudder stays in the correct position. The Champ is a great littel plane, and people have taught themselves to fly using these ultra-micro planes, but I would recommend you at least talk to an instructor at a local field if you haven't flown before so you understand the basics of flight and flying a model airplane. I have been using my champ to teach one of my daughters, and she was able to do most of the basics, in calm winds, after only a few flights and some basic instructions while she was flying. I don't think you can use a buddy box with the champ so it may be difficult to get instruction through the normal methods. The champ is almost indestructable as long as you are flying over grass, so I wouldn't be too worried about damage, but I would keep a bottle of foam-safe CA handy so you can repair the occasional break or crack that can occur from crashes and hard landings. There are many forums and threads devoted to the champ on the internet. Just search under Hobby Zone Champ and you will find a lot of good information. Have fun and enjoy flying
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:22 AM
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Actually its just that the manual has absolutely no information for fixing this. Alot of people say check the manual but no information that I can see fixes it.
Old 12-03-2011, 09:49 AM
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It's very simple. there are two buttons by each stick. If you need to put rt. into the plane to hold level, push the rt. button next to that stick until the wing stays level. If it climbs and you need to hold down, push that button until the planes stops climbing. In other words use the buttons that correspond to the stick movement to correct the plane.
You have two buttons on the bottom of Rt stick. Those control Lt. or RT. of the wing. The two to the Lt.. of the Rt. stick control the trim of the elevator to control the up and down.
One other point. If the trim buttons Lt. of the throttle are not all the way down the airplane with not arm.
I have sold hundreds of these planes. If you have any other questions just send me a PM. Dennis
Old 12-03-2011, 09:55 AM
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From what I can see in your pictures, it looks like you may have a crack where the horizontal stabilizer, and the vertical stabilizer meet, causing the verticle stabilizer to lean to the right. This type of problem can not be fixed with the trim buttons on the transmitter. Look closely on the right side of the verticle stabilizer where the verticle and horizontal stabilizer meet and see if there is a gap, or crack at that point. If there is, move the verticle stabilizer with your hand until it is centered and not leaning and fill in the crack or gap with a drop or two of foam-safe CA. I had to do this to my champ, but I bought it used from someone so I attributed the lean to some hard flying before I got it.

Old 12-03-2011, 10:51 AM
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There  are four buttons next to each stick. What does the 2 buttons below the both sticks do and what does the 2 buttons on the side of each stick do?
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Also Indy you are right! in the first 2 pictures that thingy with the AERONICA sticker, not the one with the gflyer. I broke on flight, I tried putting tape but later on I notice the rudder was leaning. Were you talking about that plastic thing that holds up the tail with the AERONICA sticker broke off? It didnt really break off itgot a bit cut off. Can I use glue?
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Foam safe CA and kicker will fix it. Dennis
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What about glue?
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Read the manual!
Old 12-03-2011, 02:01 PM
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Well this time the propeller is a bit too the right, I think this happened after a windy flight. It looks like its leaning to the right when the propeller is spinning. Does it affect my pplane?
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Right thrust is there on purpose. Dennis
Old 12-03-2011, 02:41 PM
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Oh yea forgot one thing, it says on the manual about the charger that "if the led stays on for more than 40 minutes while charging ( AND/OR 5 SECOND AFTER REMOVING THE LIPO FLIGHT BATTERY, REPLACE THE A BATTERIES IN THE CHARGER) " what does the part in () mean? So I will know when I have to switch them.
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ORIGINAL: Indy Park Flyer

From what I can see in your pictures, it looks like you may have a crack where the horizontal stabilizer, and the vertical stabilizer meet, causing the verticle stabilizer to lean to the right. This type of problem can not be fixed with the trim buttons on the transmitter. Look closely on the right side of the verticle stabilizer where the verticle and horizontal stabilizer meet and see if there is a gap, or crack at that point. If there is, move the verticle stabilizer with your hand until it is centered and not leaning and fill in the crack or gap with a drop or two of foam-safe CA. I had to do this to my champ, but I bought it used from someone so I attributed the lean to some hard flying before I got it.

You can tell from those pictures that there is a crack somewhere along the horizontal stab? Oooook.

It looks to me like it is either installed incorrectly or there is a problem with the way the stabs are attached to the fuselage (for this particular model).

I would contact Hobbyzone about this.

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My HZ Champ was severely out of trim when I received it. It required some wire bending to get the control surfaces to line up properly just to begin trimming it out. It eventually got there, but you must be patient. Some things they don't tell you in the manual: 1) turn on the transmitter first, then plug in the flight battery if you don't want to rebind the xmtr-rcvr every time. 2) Also, every time the XMTR is turned on it defaults to High Rate mode. You must go through the steps to get Low Rate if that's what you want, every time the XMTR is turned on. 3) the battery must be all the way forward to get the CG just right. I made the mistake of having the battery slightly rearward on one flight and could hardly control the model.

So far the model has survived and flies fairly well, once everything is set-up properly.

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