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Darren avery28/12/2015 09:45:32
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Hi to all out here. I have been given an artech diamond 1100 for crimbo but am struggling to get anything work. I have followed the destruction manual and when I switch everything on the transmitter won't move any servos or fire the motor up. All charged and new batteries. When the battery is on on the glider it keeps beeping is this normal or am I doing something wrong lol
Pete B - Moderator28/12/2015 11:46:08
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Hi Darren,

Welcome to the forum. Be aware - this hobby can be very addictive!teeth 2

Sounds to me as if you need to set the throttle range on the ESC. Normal procedure is:

Firstly, remove the prop! You don't want any unpleasant surprises......

Switch on the Tx and move the throttle to fully on (up).

Next, connect the battery pack. You should hear some beeping from the motor.

Move the throttle stick to fully off (down).

There should be a confirmatory beep and you should have all controls operating. You have just calibrated the ESC to know the range of the throttle for your Tx. It should only need to be done once unless you change anything.

By slowly opening the throttle, you'll see which way the motor is turning. Looking from the front of the model, it should be rotating anti-clockwise. If it is rotating clockwise, swap any two of the three wires beteween the motor and the ESC.

Only replace the prop when you've finished setting it up, for safety reasonsthumbs up


Darren avery28/12/2015 12:25:56
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Thanks Pete. Strange as the destruction manual says the product is bonded together. This was not the case as I had to do it myself after some eye straining to see the writing lol.
Anyway all sorted now thanks
Cuban828/12/2015 12:29:06
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Hi Darren

Is this your first foray into R/C model aeroplanes?


Percy Verance28/12/2015 14:24:25
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Too late I think C8. He's gone off to fly it...........

It's the *bonded together* bit which perhaps raises concerns a tad.

Edited By Percy Verance on 28/12/2015 14:26:07

Darren avery28/12/2015 18:46:00
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Hi and yes mate. Always wanted a bash at it
Darren avery28/12/2015 18:50:12
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Too late I think C8. He's gone off to fly it...........

It's the *bonded together* bit which perhaps raises concerns a tad

Concerns lol in what way? And it was too breezy for my liking to fly it first time
Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator28/12/2015 18:58:37
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Hi Darren,

and welcome!

Hope you enjoyed the flight - did it go well? I hope so.

But just to raise a serious point for a moment; have you thought about getting yourself some insurance? I know it sounds deadly dull compared to flying but the problem is (take it from me!) accidents do happen and it very easy in modelflying to find yourself on the wrong side of a very big compensation claim. And by very big I mean millions!

You might think "hey its only a little model it can't do that much damage" - I afraid you need to think again! The largest claim for damages done by a model aircraft in the UK was £4m - that was a tiny hand launched chuck glider that blinded a small girl. It can happen, and if it does you stand to lose everything, house, car, possessions, the lot.

Insurance is cheap - £25M cover for a £33 a year - you'd be wise to consider it carefully before doing much more flying! Guys on here can point you at places you get insurance.


PS Re-reading that I sound like an insurance saleman! I'm not honest - I just don't want you to find out the hard way.

Percy Verance28/12/2015 19:01:47
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What we were going to do was to advise you to get some help for your first flights. If you've not flown any sort of model before, getting help will increase your chances of success considerably.

I'd suggest finding your nearest club. Someone there will check the model out (C of G, control throws, range check, setting the failsafe etc) before it flies for the first time. There is help here of course, but at a club you'll get "hands on" help.

And yes, BEB has a valid point. That chuck glider weighed less than 2 ounces, yet the accident resulted in a £4 million claim.....  Being insured is really the way to go.......


Edited By Percy Verance on 28/12/2015 19:10:38

Chris Barlow28/12/2015 19:03:34
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By "bonded" you mean bound. This is simply locking the receiver to the transmitter.

Nothing wrong with not yet knowing the correct terminology and it certainly doesn't mean he's going to crash it.

Still, it's always better to get some experienced help when flying for the first time.

Darren avery28/12/2015 19:12:31
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Salesman lol

Cheers guys I do have half a brain regarding this as the other half pilots an R1 and has done for years.

Just confused me slightly with the destruction saying it was factory bonded bined lol
Percy Verance28/12/2015 19:13:43
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Who mentioned a crash Chris?

It certainly wasn't me............ surprise

Percy Verance28/12/2015 19:21:23
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Well Darren, after Googling R1 I've established it's a motorcycle.

With the greatest of respect Darren, no amount of experience on a motorbike will help you to fly a model aircraft.

Sorry to have to say it, but there it is I'm afraid...........  There are few shortcuts in this game. Again, with respect, you're going to have to learn how to do this.......

Edited By Percy Verance on 28/12/2015 19:23:04

Don Fry28/12/2015 19:23:16
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Getting confused here, can sort other half, but what the hell is a R1.

Chris Barlow28/12/2015 19:28:36
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Posted by Percy Verance on 28/12/2015 19:13:43:

Who mentioned a crash Chris?

It certainly wasn't me............ surprise

Nope. Not playing! laugh

Percy Verance28/12/2015 19:37:14
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I'm leaving this one for those whom are better than me..............

J D 828/12/2015 19:42:38
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Think the R1 he mentions is something the RAF fly, sort of a flying command post.

Edited By john davies 8 on 28/12/2015 19:45:56

Percy Verance28/12/2015 19:52:07
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Well whatever an R1 turns out to be John, Darren gives the impression he requires little help anymore, so I'm leaving it at that...

ChrisB28/12/2015 20:19:28
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Welcome Darren.

As others have said, the best thing to do is join the BMFA, with the membership comes third party insurance which, provided you fly in a safe location means that the minimum essential criteria is covered. The biggest factor with this hobby is the weather and other than those who do slope soaring or indoor flying its been a lean 8 weeks!angry

Also, its advisable to join a club, that way there will be others around to assist you first hand and teach you on other types of aircraft and help to set up your model.

The RAF have their own association, RAFMAA, if you're based on or have access to an RAF Station, as I assume the R1 you refer to is the Sentinal?

What part of the country are you in?


Couple of links below that may be of assstance.



Edited By ChrisB on 28/12/2015 20:20:36

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Edited By ChrisB on 28/12/2015 20:27:39

Don Fry28/12/2015 21:02:23
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Still confused, thanks to fellow formumites I am reminded of the R1, very uncomfortable bike, ran out of fuel after an hour or so of use, tyres cost a new Laser engine, and they, not the Laser, only ran for a few hours. R1 aircraft?

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