Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > RC Gliders, Sailplanes and Slope Soaring
Reload this Page >

Flying again after 30 years away

Notices
RC Gliders, Sailplanes and Slope Soaring Discuss rc gliders,rc sailplanes and slope soaring in this forum. Thermaling techniques, airfoils, tips, etc

Flying again after 30 years away

Old 05-29-2019, 11:43 AM
  #1  
dodgeit
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Flying again after 30 years away

Boy, has the hobby sure changed. Anyway bought a Radian XL and a Spectrum 6 channel radio. The XL was tail heavy by 3.5 grams, after getting that corrected, there were some test throws to check CG. Boy was the elevator way off. the out of the box setting, and instructions were off a good bit. After sorting those issues, it was power on and away she went. Did 6 flights over a 3 hour span, and took the bird home still in one piece. It was like I had never stopped, everything came back instantly.

Now I need help. Is there a way to program some down elevator, when the throttle is at full? I ask because I had to trim down elevator during power on and then up elevator for gliding.

thanks for the help, and any pointers on the Radian.
Old 05-29-2019, 07:51 PM
  #2  
speedracerntrixie
My Feedback: (29)
 
speedracerntrixie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Happy Valley, Oregon
Posts: 7,380
Likes: 0
Received 24 Likes on 24 Posts
Default

The most I can offer you is a big WELCOME BACK! Other then that I have been reading about some guys upgrading the motor and a couple wing failures when flown too fast.
Old 12-02-2019, 08:40 PM
  #3  
glideher
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: new york
Posts: 14
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

what radio system do you use? you can always do a mixing of throttle to elevator, this is in the program menu under mixing
welcome back to the hobby

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.