Setup advice needed

Setup advice needed

Post by Dave » Sat, 24 Jun 2000 04:00:00



Hello

I've been flying my Shuttle ZX for some time with a basic
Airtronics VG6H radio (non-computer type).  It's been ok
for the basics, but I recently decided to replace the radio
system with the Airtronics RD6000 radio system.

Since I've never setup or flown a computer type radio, I
could sure use some advice from those of you who have
experience in this area.  At this point, I'm concerned
with the initial mechanical setup and starting point
curve settings in the transmitter.  On the servo end,
is it best to have all pushrods 90 degrees to the servo
arms when both transmitter sticks are centered, and then
make electronic adjustments such as EPA, etc. from there?

Thanks for any help.

Dave  

Shuttle ZX, OS.32SX-H, RD6000, JR 120BB Gyro
 stock blades and a few other odds and ends.

 
 
 

Setup advice needed

Post by Jim McIntyr » Sat, 24 Jun 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

> Hello

> I've been flying my Shuttle ZX for some time with a basic
> Airtronics VG6H radio (non-computer type).  It's been ok
> for the basics, but I recently decided to replace the radio
> system with the Airtronics RD6000 radio system.

> Since I've never setup or flown a computer type radio, I
> could sure use some advice from those of you who have
> experience in this area.  At this point, I'm concerned
> with the initial mechanical setup and starting point
> curve settings in the transmitter.

Try to find someone with a similar setup and copy their settings. I
ballpark mine (guess) and adjust at the field after flying (eg. bump
throttle curve if headspeed drops during climbout from hover).

Make use of you model memorie/copy feature. This is most useful for
experimenting without losing working settings, not just for multiple
models.

Quote:
> On the servo end,
> is it best to have all pushrods 90 degrees to the servo
> arms when both transmitter sticks are centered,

Yes, this avoids the complication of unwanted mechanical mixing
resulting from non-linear travel above & below centre.

Quote:
> and then
> make electronic adjustments such as EPA, etc. from there?

I try to get mechanical throws as close as possible first. EPA is
useful for fine-tuning but excessive use can lead to loss of resolution.

Enjoy.

--
Jim McIntyre
Ontario, Canada.
http://members.tripod.com/Jim_McIntyre
http://www.ajaxrcclub.com/

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