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Brian Dickinson 121/06/2020 15:13:04
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Dave. Thank you. That’s just what I want to do. I don’t see the point in having one transmitter per model.


Malcolm Frary21/06/2020 15:22:08
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And the usual rule as I understand it is that if you select the wrong model, you wind up using it with the wrong settings. Receivers don't bind with settings, they just bind, and it is up to the operator to ensure that the profile selected is the one for that model. Sometimes a big ask.

I try to stick with nice simple radio and adjust my model to fit what the transmitter is going to give me. This thinking was validated by one of my members have a sail arm punch its way through a bulkhead at switch-on.

Colin Bishop21/06/2020 17:12:23
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Like Malcolm I prefer to adapt the model to standard settings if possible. For example rudder throw can be adjusted by altering the linkage between the tiller and servo.


Dave Milbourn21/06/2020 17:37:13
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I'm glad to have been of some help. I had a Spektrum set once. I bought it for compatibility testing with ACTion stuff but I didn't like it much and sold it on. I'm now standardised on Hitec but that's become increasingly hard to get hold of. At least Spektrum has a UK service agent.


I also try to set my models up with the rudders in the same "sense" and the throttles all the correct way round. The throttle fwd/rev is easy but it's not always possible with the rudder, though. I've found that some models are better "tamed" by reducing the rudder servo end-points while others are OK at 100% each way. That's where the model memory really helps.


Very true but, as my late friend Craig Talbot said, "there's nothing you can realistically do to prevent the damage that can be caused by a truly determined idiot".

Dave M

Ray Wood 221/06/2020 18:03:29
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But has it got a 25 model memory ?? I have, but have trouble remembering where I might have put the model😄

That's only half of them !

Regards Rayimg_20200621_171721.jpg

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 21/06/2020 18:05:21

Dave Milbourn21/06/2020 18:26:13
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"So many toys - so little time...."


Brian Dickinson 121/06/2020 18:36:16
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OMG Ray. That’s a bit of a stressful shelf.

I hope you have them marked up to models. How do you keep up to the batteries?


Ray Wood 221/06/2020 18:54:55
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Hi Brian,

I have shares in Duracell 😄 and I bought a Dymo label maker £3.99 in Aldi 👍😄 is brilliant all tx's labelled and when the batteries were new, my Radio Link set for my sailing barge are 2 years old. Interesting to note the Dymo machines are £32.00 in WH Smiths ???????I

Regards Ray

Tim Rowe21/06/2020 21:14:41
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To DM and all

I didn't explain the feature very well and I am glad to see the record put straight. I think what I meant to say has been well described. My apologies.

Tim R

Dave Milbourn21/06/2020 23:07:02
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I have to confess that my explanation took a lot longer to write than I thought it might - and I wasn't very happy with it at the end of the process. If it made some sort of sense then I'm content.

Dave M

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