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Old 06-04-2006, 08:02 AM
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Hi i have had one of these for over 6 months and i have not used it due to work commitments i now have some free time and would like to use it. However i have a few questions:

The heli came with two batteries how long does it take to recharge both of them?

How do you get this thing to fly e.g are there any procedures you need to follow in order to achieve flight?

Where do you recommend i try my first flight?

Sorry if these are stupid questions but i am from a RC nitro buggy background.

Thanks

jon
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[link=http://www.4-rc-helicopter.com/index.php?sid=9874&lang=en&action=show&cat=5]You can refer to this website[/link]
Old 06-08-2006, 10:24 AM
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this site doesnt really tell you much i just need to know how long the green battery needs to be charged for and the blue battery. Also there are two adaptors which one do u use for the blue battery and which one do u use for the green one.

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any body please?
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The green stock battery usually takes 2 hours-the blue battery should be a Lipo with a separate charger that is labeled Li ion charger.The Li ion charger has a led that changes color when charging is done.Either way,you probably don't need to charge more than 1 1/2 to 2 hours-overcharging will cause a lot of problems.
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thank you so much for a great reply. IS this correct for the dragonfly because im trying to configure the FMS software with my Transmitter:

The Left stick:

/\ Throttle \/
< Rudder >

The Right Stick:

/\ Elevator \/
< Aileron >

Also do you know where to get the dragonfly file for FMS software? i can only find the micro dragonfly

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FMS is not very good it only teaches you what the sticks do the graphics are crap..if you can afford it buy real flight 2 or 3 its like flying the real thing i bought mine on ebay and i love it and a good sim is the best way to go if you crash there the repair is just a click of the mouse and its UP,UP,AND AWAY !! ( watch out tree!!!)
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ORIGINAL: james199

FMS is not very good it only teaches you what the sticks do the graphics are crap..if you can afford it buy real flight 2 or 3 its like flying the real thing i bought mine on ebay and i love it and a good sim is the best way to go if you crash there the repair is just a click of the mouse and its UP,UP,AND AWAY !! ( watch out tree!!!)
Cheers i make take a look into that FMS but at the moment im struggling with FMS[] Can you reassure me that my control settings are right?
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Can someone tell me if this is the correct configuration for the controller, i need to know to set up FMS.

The Left stick:

/\ Throttle \/
< Rudder >

The Right Stick:

/\ Elevator \/
< Aileron >

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Default RE: Simply newbie questions regarding 36

Left stick is: Trottle and eileron
Right stick is: Elevator and rudder

This is called Mode 2 (trottle on the left)
Thats the set up I got with my stock 36.

I'm sorry to tell you this, but walkera electronics is crap.
If you use the wall plug battery charger, your batteries will fry in about.... now.
Get better chargers. If you want this bird to fly, no choice but go with lipo battery and lipo charger (with ballancer).

Good luck.
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ORIGINAL: borneobear

Left stick is: Trottle and eileron
Right stick is: Elevator and rudder

This is called Mode 2 (trottle on the left)
Thats the set up I got with my stock 36.

I'm sorry to tell you this, but walkera electronics is crap.
If you use the wall plug battery charger, your batteries will fry in about.... now.
Get better chargers. If you want this bird to fly, no choice but go with lipo battery and lipo charger (with ballancer).

Good luck.
can you recommed a charger which will charge both types of battery?

Im sure my setup is correct the rudder control is defiantly on the left, why is it different with yours? did you change yours?

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If you have mode 2 radio throttle and rudder are left stick-elevator and aileron right stick.Nothing wrong with using FMS to get used to the controls-you need ppjoy to make TX work with FMS.You may need a special cable to get it to work with the 36 transmitter.The micro Dragonfly file is fine as FMS really doesn't allow for collective control anyway.There are a number of chargers that will do both nicads and lipo but they tend to be pricey-the Triton,Celectra,and Ice chargers are some.
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NO. I didn't change anything on my transmitter. My Trottle and aileron are definately on my left finger. Now I'm using a Futaba radio, and that radio says my set is MODE 4.

You can use this charger, for both lipo and Nic.

http://private-aircraft.biz/shop/pro...bf3e84b6e7c9ed
But why would you want to stick with NiCads? No power.
If you use only lipos, you can get this cheaper charger:

http://www.bunkyo-rc.com/product_inf...roducts_id=178
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ORIGINAL: borneobear

NO. I didn't change anything on my transmitter. My Trottle and aileron are definately on my left finger. Now I'm using a Futaba radio, and that radio says my set is MODE 4.

You can use this charger, for both lipo and Nic.

http://private-aircraft.biz/shop/pro...bf3e84b6e7c9ed
But why would you want to stick with NiCads? No power.
If you use only lipos, you can get this cheaper charger:

http://www.bunkyo-rc.com/product_inf...roducts_id=178
Thanks for the links i might invest in one. However I think I should give the provided charger a go first even tho im kind of nervous of the battery's exploding.
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ORIGINAL: sportygreg

If you have mode 2 radio throttle and rudder are left stick-elevator and aileron right stick.Nothing wrong with using FMS to get used to the controls-you need ppjoy to make TX work with FMS.You may need a special cable to get it to work with the 36 transmitter.The micro Dragonfly file is fine as FMS really doesn't allow for collective control anyway.There are a number of chargers that will do both nicads and lipo but they tend to be pricey-the Triton,Celectra,and Ice chargers are some.
Yes i invested in a S-video cable to USB from milehighwings.com i have FMS up and running now its just a matter of being able to control the dam thing....practice makes perfect i guess.

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