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Old 08-07-2011, 02:12 PM   #561
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I just tested a new RX700 that was laying on the hood of my truck and I got 65 paces away before there was any issue at all. There's something wrong with either the RX or TX module. Put both of them in a box and ship them back to ATX and get them to do the TX module update.

The new TX's don't have a telescoping antenna unless you remove the screw in the TX housing.

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Wow, 65paces. Only if i got half of that. I will defintely box it up and send it in for the module update. Hopefuly it will cure the problems. I didn't remove any screws from the tx. Just open the 4 screws on the back of the tx to soften the ratchet as i'm flying helis only. Thanks for all the help, Terry.
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:03 AM   #562
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Make sure the TX antenna is pointing straight up or straight down on the TX too when you do the range test and when you fly it.

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Good news on range check problem - I pulled the rx700 out of the heli, did a final range check with the bareboned rx, this time with my tx antenna 90 degree to the right side, I got 75 paces and the light is still in. With full power i think i will defnitely lose sight of my bird before the signal goes out. .... this is indeed awesome!!!Put it back to my heli, quick test on low power and I got 45paces and still have full control of the heli. Test flown it today, I could not be happier. Now it's time to dump ALL my spektrum and jr gears for FH3 receivers..... Thanks for all the tips, Terry. I'm so glad i don't have to send it in.
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:19 AM   #563
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Excellent, I'm glad you got it sorted out. I know it will work well for you and the good thing is that you won't have to douche the tail belt down with KY to deal with static.

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Old 08-09-2011, 04:56 AM   #564
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Excellent, I'm glad you got it sorted out. I know it will work well for you and the good thing is that you won't have to douche the tail belt down with KY to deal with static.

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Very true! This is a nice bonus when jumping off the spektrum/jr bandwagon
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:34 AM   #565
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Excellent, I'm glad you got it sorted out. I know it will work well for you and the good thing is that you won't have to douche the tail belt down with KY to deal with static.

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Old 08-09-2011, 05:24 PM   #566
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:37 PM   #567
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bob you are more of a help than you realize. Thanks -Did you do the heli setup with the airtronics sd-10 if so please post link
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:05 PM   #568
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bob you are more of a help than you realize. Thanks -Did you do the heli setup with the airtronics sd-10 if so please post link
I used this radio for 3 heli builds so far. Of course each section of the build shows using the radio like head setup or tail, etc so you will have to watch those sections.

Pantera
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=151507

Velocity 50
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=178236

Fury 55
http://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=215358


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Old 08-25-2011, 11:54 AM   #569
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Excellent, I'm glad you got it sorted out. I know it will work well for you and the good thing is that you won't have to douche the tail belt down with KY to deal with static.

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Good to see more people have noticed the direct connection between using JR/Spektrum radios/receivers and static issues.
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:57 PM   #570
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I just got this radio and have only flown twice on it, but it is not hard to get used to or to like. Tons of potential for a great price!
Thanks, Bob, for the vids, I watched some of them so I would know a bit before I started actually programming mine.
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Your welcome Caleb! I think you will really like this radio.

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Old 03-23-2012, 12:56 PM   #572
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ok bob back to watch waht i dont remeber lol
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:46 PM   #573
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Default problem with inverting pitch (rave 450, sd 10g)

Hi, maybe can someone help me, i setting up my Rave 450 for my second flight.
But i've got a problem, i dont know if this is normal:

My SD 10G is in mode 2, cyclic control as shown in the video is right, but the pitch is wrong, if i reverse the swash servos, to pitch working how it should (left stick up, pitch up),
then are the cyclic controls reverse (right stick up swash goes back).
I solved the problem by inverting the pitch curve (point 1 100%, and point 9 -100%),
standard setting (point 1 -100% and point 9 100%).
Is this the only way to solve the problem, are there any other options?
pls and thx for help
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV14m...ature=youtu.be
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:48 PM   #574
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There is no reason to reverse the points in the Pitch curve. Simply plug the servos into the correct ports as shown on the graphic setup menu when you selected the Swash type and set the channel reversing correctly and everything will work. You may also change the PI settings in the surface menu in the SWH menu.

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Old 06-16-2012, 12:50 AM   #575
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So as a sailplane pilot who bought the SD-10G for its sailplane expertise, who now aspires to learn to fly helis, Finless: are you still high on the ATX radio? Or has BNF made Spektrum a wise choice?

What's my goal? Well to fly Heli's. But I have an SD10G. However if there is no one else in the area (southbay area of L.A, county) flying the ATX radio, maybe I should sell and get what they use. .????

Advice to newbies says, get what people around you have. True nuff. But are you, finless bob, still high on the SD10G?

PS: I need a mentor in the LA Southbay area if you are out there.
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:32 AM   #576
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"Advice to newbies says, get what people around you have." is probably the dumbest advice of all time in this hobby. I give folks more credit for being smarter than most and IMHO, trying new things is the best way to learn. If you're buddy is a dumbass and you follow what he's doing does that make you smarter or dumber? There are plenty of pilots flying this or that brand of radio at my local plank field and 99% of them don't fly all that well so should you buy what they are flying?

There are plenty of SD-10G pilots in the LA Area. The radio will do whatever you need to do with a heli.



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Old 06-16-2012, 01:54 PM   #577
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"Advice to newbies says, get what people around you have." is probably the dumbest advice of all time in this hobby. I give folks more credit for being smarter than most and IMHO, trying new things is the best way to learn.

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I hope I did not insult anyone! That certainly was not my intent. The advice I've read is here and elsewhere. I believe what they are referring to is not which radio is better. But if you need help with your setup, it helps if you have a radio many others around you have as far as their ability to give said help.

I certainly did not mean to imply popularity makes it better. That is a logical fallacy I find in many aspects of modern life!


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Thanks! I was really not questioning the radio's ability! I was asking Finless (and anyone else)
  1. Are they still as high on the SD-10G as they were two years ago? After all a lot has come to market since, the DX-7 and DX-8 as well as a few Futaba radios.
  2. For a guy with zero heli build/setup experience, is there an advantage to looking at what people around you have for assistance? Not quality.

I did not mean to diss the radio!

Best wishes!
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:29 PM   #578
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I'm high on it, Jeff. Finless is more out of the heli scene right now i think. Certainly if you have used it with other models, do not get another radio!! What you'll have to do is just read, study, ask questions, and like you said, find someone to help with heli stuff. Same radio as them... not really an issue. All the programming for helis will be about the same as other radios. You'll do alright!
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:55 AM   #579
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Hey there Guys,

I've been flying Heli's since 1987 and have had Futaba, HiTech, Spektrum and even an Airtronics Vangaurd radio...

I stepped away from the hobby in 2009 and was loving my DX7 at that point in time.
I'm now getting back into A/V flying and will be using a multi-rotor as my platform.

I need to re-tool everything from the ground up. In looking at many post it seems that the popular radios for the A/V Multi crowd are the Futaba 8FG and the Spektrum DX8 and then the JR X11...

I need to control the Hex, camera gimbal and camera shutter as well as the different flight modes. After reading about this radio and watching Finless' videos/reviews I can't seem to find any reasons not to pick up this radio....other than the old "Ford/Chevy" BS...

Help me out, why isn't this radio more popular? and are there any legit reasons to get something else??

Thanks for the help!

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There are those that would say that the reason is simple, Global Hobbies does not market it aggressively. Or they can't (afford to?). Otherwise people would see it for what it is, a steal even at it's 'normal' pricing.

Perhaps as well, air/heli may be a poor sideline to the surface market where Airtronics is highly competitive (ironic if true considering the name).

And of course, I would guess that R/C is a really small sideline to SANWA. Probably a torch carried by a small group in the company (tho I have ZERO first hand knowledge of that... pure conjecture on my part).
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