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Do the glide test, with the motor off, but...

Do the glide test, with the motor off, but everything else on, several/many times first. Launch it so it will go straight ahead. Look for any strong climb, or bank of the wings, before it glides...
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Posted By tedsander

First, when everything is turned on, make sure...

First, when everything is turned on, make sure all control surfaces are in line! Meaning, the elevator from a side view is dead on straight to the rest of the horizontal stabilizer, the rudder is...
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Posted By tedsander

It looks like the Ares is out of production, or...

It looks like the Ares is out of production, or at least no longer sold here in the States. Their web site has been taken down. So you have an orphan. The manual doesn't give much to go on for...
Forum: Q-500 Racing
09-11-2021, 05:08 AM
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Views: 359
Posted By tedsander

In particular, he advises to test for lateral...

In particular, he advises to test for lateral balance by doing a vertical dive, and pulling sharply to level. The heavy wing will be low after you pull out to level. More details as to why that is...
Forum: Q-500 Racing
09-10-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By tedsander

Read the Peter Goldsmith article about trimming -...

Read the Peter Goldsmith article about trimming - especially where he discusses lateral balance and engine thrust. May help you sort it out.
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09-09-2021, 08:02 PM
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Posted By tedsander

Ditto - with the plane on the ground, and holding...

Ditto - with the plane on the ground, and holding the fuse, you should not be able to lift a wing tip and see any separation between the wing and the wing saddle, without so much force that you begin...
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Posted By tedsander

Easily - probably not. You'll have to search...

Easily - probably not. You'll have to search e-bay and the "for sales" here, making sure to get the right protocol and channel number. Then send them in for a checkup, as even new can drift from...
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Posted By tedsander

Dick T. gave perfect advice! Just make sure to...

Dick T. gave perfect advice! Just make sure to replace ALL your batteries! And that full system check you mentioned.

You might want to evaluate the costs. Batteries and service may add up to a...
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Views: 203
Posted By tedsander

You're probably out of luck. There are many...

You're probably out of luck. There are many variations, especially with products from China, and none work with each other.
.Here's one link to a group that is working on a module for advanced...
Forum: Beginners
08-31-2021, 08:37 PM
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Views: 1,900
Posted By tedsander

As jaka54 said...until the planes get too big to...

As jaka54 said...until the planes get too big to lift by your fingers. Then do a search on a "Vannessa Rig" or methods done by weighing each of the wheels and measuring.
All will get you in the...
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Views: 61,434
Posted By tedsander

No, it's not possible. These receivers use the...

No, it's not possible. These receivers use the pretty old "D8" mode, which the X20 doesn't support. The X8R's use "D16", which is supported.
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Posted By tedsander

Just to be clear, OpenTX and the ACCESS protocol...

Just to be clear, OpenTX and the ACCESS protocol updates I talked about are completely separate things. You do not need to update one to do the other. I'd suspect you got ver 2 receivers from...
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Posted By tedsander

Well, with technology one should never say...

Well, with technology one should never say never...but updating OpenTX should normally not ever require rebinding.. I would, however, delete all telemetry sensors and re-discover them. This should...
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Posted By tedsander

Most of the more recent updates have concentrated...

Most of the more recent updates have concentrated on fixing issues on radios with color screens, and/or advanced multi-protocol modules. Extremely likely there is not much of a reason to update...
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Posted By tedsander

Zadig is only normally needed, in some cases, for...

Zadig is only normally needed, in some cases, for updating really old versions of OpenTX. What version are you currently running?
In more current version, you can do it after installing Companion...
08-17-2021, 05:31 AM
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Views: 1,142
Posted By tedsander

I buy from ElectroDynamics Inc...

I buy from ElectroDynamics Inc (http://www.electrodynam.com/rc/index.shtml)
Batteries come with two power leads. Also handy is they sell a combo charge cable that allows 2s balance charging with...
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Views: 1,048
Posted By tedsander

There are more good choices than the two listed...

There are more good choices than the two listed (considering that JR is pretty much gone....)
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Views: 61,434
Posted By tedsander

It may be possible, but I wouldn't, especially in...

It may be possible, but I wouldn't, especially in a larger many servo plane. The main bus for power at the pins isn't all that robust to begin with (hence why the big boys use power distribution...
Forum: Gas Engines
08-07-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,161
Posted By tedsander

I asked just this on another forum, and many came...

I asked just this on another forum, and many came back highly recommending Falcon props, over Xoar. As with anything, the specifics of your engine and plane will determine "best". I had a slight...
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Posted By tedsander

After rereading, I probably should have backed up...

After rereading, I probably should have backed up a bit, since this is a beginners thread...

Servos (and most other devices) detect a pulse coming from the receiver. The length of time it takes...
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Views: 61,434
Posted By tedsander

Never heard of the pump before, but a quick...

Never heard of the pump before, but a quick search and it looks like a neat addition for a multi-cylinder engine!
Look at your Outputs screen on the radio, and move the cursor down so that Ch 8 is...
07-08-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,519
Posted By tedsander

I'll pretend that wasn't an uncalled for snarky...

I'll pretend that wasn't an uncalled for snarky comment.

No expert, just parsing the language, as you are wont to do.
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Views: 61,434
Posted By tedsander

Great - sounds like you are on your way!

Great - sounds like you are on your way!
07-08-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,519
Posted By tedsander

As the code says: "Moving vehicles". So the...

As the code says: "Moving vehicles". So the distinction rests on the definition of "directly over". If their paths don't intersect on a vertical axis, then they aren't "directly over". So there...
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Views: 61,434
Posted By tedsander

I'm unclear what you mean by "I cannot adjust...

I'm unclear what you mean by "I cannot adjust individual switch inputs". Is everything working the way you want with the second method (plus elevator mixing)? If not...tell me more...

Down the...
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