Futaba GV-1 ....Where am I going Wrong?

Futaba GV-1 ....Where am I going Wrong?

Post by tekk » Sun, 16 Dec 2001 07:39:27



Okay,
        I have now installed my nice new GV-1 governor and am trying
to follow the instructions, seems simple enough:
Throttle limit setting,
1put throttle to max slow press data key
2put throttle to full high, press data key
3put throttle to engine cut, press data key

The instructions now say that stop will stop flashing and change to a
steady light and this is all then memorised. Problem is, it isn't, it
takes me right back to the beginning of the sequence and i then have
to start the whole thing over again and i have been in this loop for a
while now and would dearly love to get out!! All suggestions
gratefully recieved.

regards  tekkno.

 
 
 

Futaba GV-1 ....Where am I going Wrong?

Post by Mike Duke » Sun, 16 Dec 2001 09:45:11


Are you sure your engine cut setting is lower than the idle setting?
Gv-1 will do exactly as you are describing if the throttle cut setting is
not set at lower point than the idle limit. I know this sounds funny, but
check this again.  The gov isn't seeing big enough difference between the
idle point, and the kill point.

Mike


Quote:
> Okay,
> I have now installed my nice new GV-1 governor and am trying
> to follow the instructions, seems simple enough:
> Throttle limit setting,
> 1put throttle to max slow press data key
> 2put throttle to full high, press data key
> 3put throttle to engine cut, press data key

> The instructions now say that stop will stop flashing and change to a
> steady light and this is all then memorised. Problem is, it isn't, it
> takes me right back to the beginning of the sequence and i then have
> to start the whole thing over again and i have been in this loop for a
> while now and would dearly love to get out!! All suggestions
> gratefully recieved.

> regards  tekkno.


 
 
 

Futaba GV-1 ....Where am I going Wrong?

Post by Timothy Morri » Sun, 16 Dec 2001 10:29:10


It could also be that the ATVs on the throttle are too low. Try to get them
as close to 100% as you can. The Gv-1 is capable of making tiny adjustments
to the throttle so high resolution is important.

Tim.


Quote:
> Are you sure your engine cut setting is lower than the idle setting?
> Gv-1 will do exactly as you are describing if the throttle cut setting is
> not set at lower point than the idle limit. I know this sounds funny, but
> check this again.  The gov isn't seeing big enough difference between the
> idle point, and the kill point.

> Mike



> > Okay,
> > I have now installed my nice new GV-1 governor and am trying
> > to follow the instructions, seems simple enough:
> > Throttle limit setting,
> > 1put throttle to max slow press data key
> > 2put throttle to full high, press data key
> > 3put throttle to engine cut, press data key

> > The instructions now say that stop will stop flashing and change to a
> > steady light and this is all then memorised. Problem is, it isn't, it
> > takes me right back to the beginning of the sequence and i then have
> > to start the whole thing over again and i have been in this loop for a
> > while now and would dearly love to get out!! All suggestions
> > gratefully recieved.

> > regards  tekkno.

 
 
 

Futaba GV-1 ....Where am I going Wrong?

Post by tekk » Sun, 16 Dec 2001 10:28:51




By studiously ignoring page 26 and moving right on to page 45 of the
manual, i have answered my own question. On page 26 it quite clearly
states, and i quote "The "Stop" display stops flashingand changes to a
steady light and the stop point is memorised"
Now, skip the rest of the manual and move right on to page 45, no
mention there at all of the "steady light" mentioned three times on
page 26. I have been***ing around looking for these "steady lights"
all night, there aren't any!! Bit like waching "steady lights" in the
sky, at night, I would have probably had more success!! Yet another
case of yet another manual being written in Chinglish, HOW much does
Futaba stuff cost?

regards  tekkno.

Quote:
>Okay,
>    I have now installed my nice new GV-1 governor and am trying
>to follow the instructions, seems simple enough:
>Throttle limit setting,
>1put throttle to max slow press data key
>2put throttle to full high, press data key
>3put throttle to engine cut, press data key

>The instructions now say that stop will stop flashing and change to a
>steady light and this is all then memorised. Problem is, it isn't, it
>takes me right back to the beginning of the sequence and i then have
>to start the whole thing over again and i have been in this loop for a
>while now and would dearly love to get out!! All suggestions
>gratefully recieved.

>regards  tekkno.

 
 
 

Futaba GV-1 ....Where am I going Wrong?

Post by Mike Duke » Sun, 16 Dec 2001 14:47:21


Yeah, That too<G>
Mike


Quote:
> It could also be that the ATVs on the throttle are too low. Try to get
them
> as close to 100% as you can. The Gv-1 is capable of making tiny
adjustments
> to the throttle so high resolution is important.

> Tim.



> > Are you sure your engine cut setting is lower than the idle setting?
> > Gv-1 will do exactly as you are describing if the throttle cut setting
is
> > not set at lower point than the idle limit. I know this sounds funny,
but
> > check this again.  The gov isn't seeing big enough difference between
the
> > idle point, and the kill point.

> > Mike



> > > Okay,
> > > I have now installed my nice new GV-1 governor and am trying
> > > to follow the instructions, seems simple enough:
> > > Throttle limit setting,
> > > 1put throttle to max slow press data key
> > > 2put throttle to full high, press data key
> > > 3put throttle to engine cut, press data key

> > > The instructions now say that stop will stop flashing and change to a
> > > steady light and this is all then memorised. Problem is, it isn't, it
> > > takes me right back to the beginning of the sequence and i then have
> > > to start the whole thing over again and i have been in this loop for a
> > > while now and would dearly love to get out!! All suggestions
> > > gratefully recieved.

> > > regards  tekkno.

 
 
 

Futaba GV-1 ....Where am I going Wrong?

Post by Rune Johanse » Mon, 17 Dec 2001 02:26:39


The problem is that the instruction manual that came with the GV1 is a
little bit "weak".
I have set up a governor for a friend at the field today, and the procedure
you have followed is correct. When you reach the flashing "idl" again, your
done.!
The menu for the throttle-limit is working like this: it start with idle
("idl" flashing-set the trottle stick and trim to the idle position) press
either + or - data key.The idl-sign will be steady for a short moment, then
the menu goes to full- and then engine cut settings (repeat as for idle) .
When you have set the engine-cut pisotion, it will be were you started; with
the "idl" flashing.
The settings are now memorized in the GV1. Move on to set the gear-ratio,
rpm and so on. Then you are ready to go flying!
Note:The only indication you will get if you have done something wrong, like
for example the engine-cut is set above the idle, you will see "err" in the
diplay. If this happen, start from the beginning.
Hope this helps.

Happy flying!
:)R.

Quote:
> Okay,
> I have now installed my nice new GV-1 governor and am trying
> to follow the instructions, seems simple enough:
> Throttle limit setting,
> 1put throttle to max slow press data key
> 2put throttle to full high, press data key
> 3put throttle to engine cut, press data key

> The instructions now say that stop will stop flashing and change to a
> steady light and this is all then memorised. Problem is, it isn't, it
> takes me right back to the beginning of the sequence and i then have
> to start the whole thing over again and i have been in this loop for a
> while now and would dearly love to get out!! All suggestions
> gratefully recieved.

> regards  tekkno.