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Old 01-04-2013, 12:44 AM   #1
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Well, I got my sk installed and setup in my X5. Tried it yesterday and found I had a tail wag. No matter what I did, I couldn't get it to stop wagging. No matter the gain or anything. So, I said to heck with it, and reset the Sk back to default basic 3d. Then I went thru the setup again. This time, the part where you center the servo horn, I didn't do it right the first time. I would just click center and never 90 the servo horn. This caused me to shorten my control rod 3 full turns to zero pitch the blades. So after the reset I 90'd the servo horn, lengthened the control rod by 3 turns to get the blades to zero. Viola, no wag. The tail holds awesome. And I must say, the YEP 100 amp ESC, combined with the hobbywing RPM sensor, the gov works great. I still need to adjust the tail a bit, but all I can say is wow. It's so darn stable. Makes the beastx look like it's drunk the sk540 is so stable.

It did take me a bit to understand how to use the banks. But then a friend told me, you select banks, I have a DX8, by using negative numbers in the gyro's. So I got that figured out. I have mine setup so that I can flip between banks by using the F-Mode switch. Normal is Bank 1, IU1 and 2 are Bank 2. Even though both banks have the exact same settings.

On a good note, I am only $270 from ordering the X7 kit. So I should be able to do that this month.

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Old 01-04-2013, 01:12 AM   #2
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I am having a severe case of deja vu. I also came from a bx with a dx8 to sk. It seems we all go through the exact same stuff!

If you don't already have the lcd and are planning on getting more sk's, the you might want to put a little cash away to get a lcd. Like you, I use flight modes to switch banks. With the lcd, you can easily learn the intricacies of a fbl change, parameter by parameter, in seconds. No more sun making the laptop unreadable, no more battery running out while tinkering. I actually enjoy tuning now, and am always tinkering with a new setting, seeing if I can actually notice a difference in each parm.

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Old 01-04-2013, 01:47 AM   #3
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I will do that. Thank you. So far, this thing is awesome.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:28 AM   #5
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Told you guys.. the BX feels like a flybar heli in comparison.

this unit is incredible. and yes make sure you do exactly as the wizard asks.
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Rex,

Can't wait for you to get it dialed in and get some flights on it !

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Old 01-06-2013, 05:40 PM   #7
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but all I can say is wow. It's so darn stable. Makes the beastx look like it's drunk the sk540 is so stable.

It did take me a bit to understand how to use the banks. But then a friend told me, you select banks, I have a DX8, by using negative numbers in the gyro's. So I got that figured out. I have mine setup so that I can flip between banks by using the F-Mode switch. Normal is Bank 1, IU1 and 2 are Bank 2. Even though both banks have the exact same settings.

On a good note, I am only $270 from ordering the X7 kit. So I should be able to do that this month.

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Lol, here we had a guy about 7mos ago that got enraged when I told him the beast was a dog in comparison......he turned us into the mods. True story!

Can you guys do me a favor? The DX8 banks? Can you please describe this in more detail? I have a new 8 I haven't setup this way yet, And would certainly appreciate more of a complete guide if this isn't too far OT?
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I am new to the banks myself. But as I understand it, you can adjust the banks to perform slower, say in Normal mode, and faster in IU modes. Mind you this is all about editing the banks in the software. But if you use a negative number in your gyro settings, both cyclic and rudder, you can switch between banks.

As I said, I have my normal mode using negative numbers for the gyro (Bank1). In IU1 and 2 I use positive numbers, (Bank2)

I doubt this helped you, but it's as much as I understand now.
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Lol, here we had a guy about 7mos ago that got enraged when I told him the beast was a dog in comparison......he turned us into the mods. True story!

Can you guys do me a favor? The DX8 banks? Can you please describe this in more detail? I have a new 8 I haven't setup this way yet, And would certainly appreciate more of a complete guide if this isn't too far OT?
Hey Randy, also check out Sokos sticky about drift free SL in this forum. Even if you don't need it for drift, he is pretty much telling how to set up bank switching using flight modes on the DX8, so the its the same principle.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:09 PM   #10
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Big fan of sk540 here.. Currently own 5
Have played with microbeast, ikon, tarot zxy, and 3gx... Sk runs rings around them all... Yet to try vbar... Possibly try one soon when I buy a Logo 600sx

Skookum is he only fbl unit that the tail has flown perfect out of the box

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Old 01-07-2013, 03:19 AM   #11
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I've ordered the X7. It comes with Vbar so I'll find out soon. I have all 3. Beastx, Sk540, vbar now. Yippee!!!
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I've ordered the X7. It comes with Vbar so I'll find out soon. I have all 3. Beastx, Sk540, vbar now. Yippee!!!
Rex you are gonna like the X7 a couple of my friends have them nice machine well built...
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