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solentlife
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:43 pm
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I notice that I may be connecting a little different to many others ...

My battery pack sits on the top inclined 'shelf' of the 450 frame. The ESC along the side of frame to get lots of cooling air.
The leads are pointing forward and when I put canopy on - they exit the large hole in bottom of canopy.

This means I can velcro my LiPo in place ... put on canopy .... have leads ready out bottom of canopy to plug together.

I noted that the 2 guys I often fly with - they velcro LiPo in place ... connect leads and place canopy over all ...

I have to say they look neater without the Deans plugs hanging out bottom of canopy !

But I haven't changed as it's easy to plug in / unplug without having to remove canopy.

HOW do you plug in your LiPo to your 450 ?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:47 pm
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I also have the battery facing forward, I first connect to the Velcro, then hold in position with straps, when secure fit the canopy with the deans connection sticking out the canopy slot, then it’s just a matter to connect the power leads, wait for the gyro to settle in. Then push the leads back into the canopy, for streamline flight.

Trev.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:48 pm
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I velcro the battery to the tray. Strap the battery to the tray with a velcro. Turn on the TX'r. Plug in the battery to the ESC. Place the canopy on the helicopter.

My plugs are also facing forward on the ESC and battery.

Jack
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:02 pm
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OK ... so in essence we are doing similar - except I am not pushing leads back inside canopy once connected.


Well that's one thing I will now be doing ....
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:50 pm
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Can't help noticing that Jack is the only one to turn on his Tx so far. Any newbee reading this might get the idea that it does not matter.

The only time to turn on the Rx first is when binding. Once bound, although the ESC should not fire if the Tx is off, the system will register a signal loss when it links. This may, or may not effect the link. I prefer not to take the risk.

Tom.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:22 am
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tombo242 wrote:
Can't help noticing that Jack is the only one to turn on his Tx so far. Any newbee reading this might get the idea that it does not matter.

The only time to turn on the Rx first is when binding. Once bound, although the ESC should not fire if the Tx is off, the system will register a signal loss when it links. This may, or may not effect the link. I prefer not to take the risk.

Tom.


Noted ...

OK - so let me re-list my turn on sequence ... Wink

a) Remove 450 from storage point of string from ceiling.
b) Remove canopy.
c) Sit LiPo onto the patch of velcro on battery tray that aids in keeping it there while fixing.
d) Wrap velcro strap round and fasten securely.
e) Put canopy back on 450 and make sure ESC and LiPo leads are exiting bottom canopy hole.
f) Walk to designated take-off point and put 450 down on ground with nose into wind ..
g) Switch on Tx
h) Once Tx is on, engage throttle hold so 450 motor is locked out.
g) Connect ESC and LiPo leads and let 450 go through beep sequence.
h) Only once I hear the single Gyro beep do I then walk back to my stand point.
i) Make sure Idle Up is off and in Normal mode.
j) Disengage Throttle Hold so motor is now 'live'.
j) Fly !!

Wink Wink Wink Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:29 am
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Hi Solentlife,

I have another J for you which is something that I'm trying to regiment myself to do at the start of every flight, sometimes before I spool up but probably better after you spool up before lift off, check all control responces, ie. light L/R rudder - tail responds OK similar Aileron etc etc.

I've taken to doing this after servo and other failures after heavy landings, better to find a failure while your still on the ground, and it only takes a second or two.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:35 am
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Plus one on that. I crashed one that way once. Servo was
bad, & I didn`t check 1`st. Now I always wiggle the sticks
& check everything before I throttle up & pull pitch.
Scott.
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