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Old 12-23-2006, 10:20 PM
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I am getting ready to set up the control throws on my Ultra Sport 40+ and was wondering if I should set it up for low throws initially before I try dual rates, or just set it up for dual rates from the get go. This is my third plane and my second is a 4*40. I am just curious if on dual rates not having as much servo movement will make it more difficult to fly for a relative beginner.
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Old 12-23-2006, 10:42 PM
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Set it as the manual says. Set your high and low rates according to the instructions. Trust me, when you get to flying it's a lot better to have the control throws and not need them than it is to need the control throw and not have it. You can always turn it down to low rate if high rate is too much. But if you start on the with the lowest rate and you don't have enough when you get in the air there is nothing you can do but watch helplessly as your plane crashes.

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Old 12-24-2006, 12:05 AM
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I'm not sure what kind of radio you are using but it's normally easy enough to set up both right from the start. Fly at low rates to get a feel for the plane then switch to high when you are comfortable. Just make sure you go with throws as shown in the manual. Once you've flown the plane a few times, then you can play around with them if you want. Usually there is no need though.
Old 12-24-2006, 10:23 PM
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Thanks for the advice. I have a 9C Futaba radio. So dual rates is easy to program.
Old 12-24-2006, 11:58 PM
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Yes, or you can program 3 rates on the right switch on the 9C. I had that kit and sold it to a buddy. He crashed it on the first flight because his rates were set high. This is a very sensitive and responsive kit. I would suggest using their low rate suggestions and fly it easy the first few flights until you are used to how it handles, not meaning to disagree with ChuckW.
Old 01-22-2007, 11:13 PM
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Well after a long time (kids really get in the way of this hobby) and alot of advice from all of you my ultra sport is nearly complete. Thought I'd post some pics. OS 70 Surpass II, Monokote, Mechanical Retracts, Futaba servos, and receiver. Thanks again to everyone.
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:17 PM
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:19 PM
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:40 PM
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Default RE: Another Ultra Sport +question and pics

fstevenj,
Nice looking US. Let us know how she flies!!

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Old 01-23-2007, 01:04 AM
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Default RE: Another Ultra Sport +question and pics

Using high throws for maiden flight is a good idea. Another is to put some expo around center to make it less sensitive to start with.

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