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fly boy303/01/2015 15:53:57
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Hi all, do you think it a bad idea to maiden a model and radio the same time. ? Cheers

john stones 103/01/2015 16:06:30
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You're over thinking it FB3wink

As long as you do the same prep and checks as you would do with your old radio, jobs a good un teeth 2

John

Pete B - Moderator03/01/2015 16:08:36
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You don't test-fly all your individual new servos, do you? If you were being ultra-safe and excessively 'correct', fb3, it would be prudent to test the model with a tried and trusted radio combo - and the radio combo on an expendable hack. smile

Statistically, I wouldn't think the likelihood of something untoward happening is much higher whichever way you do it.

If you think about, the majority of newbies find themselves in exactly that position - new model and radio - and a system failure in either is probably the least likely cause of a maiden mishap!

What i would suggest is watching out for black cats and ladders en route to the patch, though....wink 2

Pete

fly boy303/01/2015 16:10:06
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Thanks John, reason behind this was I am using 2.4Ghz for the first time ! Cheers ps (Specktrum with Orange Xc)

J D 803/01/2015 16:11:58
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Don,t see why not,after all this is how most beginner's start. All preflight check's should be carefully done more than once.

john stones 103/01/2015 16:20:00
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Right mate, don't try extending the ariel thoughcheeky

John

..03/01/2015 16:23:51
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Yes I would agree with the above, give it a good power down range check both static and running & what could possibly go wrong.

Hope it goes well J...

fly boy303/01/2015 16:25:15
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Of course you are all right. How time flies and dulls the memory. 35 years ago my club mate maidened my first build Yamamoto, with my brand new Futaba Challenger radio. No problem at all. Thinking back now I can still remember the thrill as it landed. LoL. Thanks all

fly boy303/01/2015 16:28:35
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Nice one John, I think I am the last golden oldie to convert to 2.4Ghz in the club. It will still take time to remember that I do not need my faithfull No 71 peg. Ha Ha

cymaz03/01/2015 16:59:27
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I would only say that should you do the maidens, double your range check. And get someone to double check the throws and C of G.

Good luck

Percy Verance03/01/2015 17:01:20
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Pete B

I certainly don't test fly all my new servos, but I do put them on continuous cycle on my servo tester for 15 minutes or so. I've had 2 failures out of perhaps 20 servos in just over two years. Had I not done so I imagine I'd have had a couple of unexplained crashes to ponder over........

And for the record, one of the failures was an Alturn, the other a HiTec.............

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Pete B - Moderator03/01/2015 19:41:17
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Posted by Percy Verance on 03/01/2015 17:01:20:

Pete B

I certainly don't test fly all my new servos, but I do put them on continuous cycle on my servo tester for 15 minutes or so.

Yes, me too, Percy, after a couple of Vigor servos I installed straight from the box just kept getting hotter and hotter instead of doing something!

Like you, very few failures but they're well worth catching beforehandsmile

Pete

dave parnham03/01/2015 20:26:04
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I have /had the same dilemma. Got a new 14sg for Christmas and a couple of 2008 and 7008 rx to put in my planes.

Also have a new Spot On 50l and Radion Pro to maiden.

I must admit I have put a new 2008 into my older Acrowot Foamie and will test fly the new 14sg on that.

Its just peace of mind, that if the radio works, then im settled.

cheers Dave p

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