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Rich too22/09/2019 18:45:09
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Yeah Adrian, I am not going to be comfortable with one RX! I might follow your lead wink

I did order the X24 from the States. I read up on it on the FG forum, there's a huge thread on the unit.

One thing on the extension leads, I have trouble getting the pins to click into place in the plastic holders/plugs?

john stones 122/09/2019 18:53:20
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I bought the make your own leads kit, not a chance of me coping with it, Gary does a good job mind. wink

Adrian Smith 122/09/2019 22:26:43
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I know it sounds obvious, Rich but do make sure the pins/sockets are slid into the plastic holder the right round as on one side of the pin/socket fitting there is a tiny flap of metal that springs up once inserted to stop the pin/socket coming back out.

Rich too23/09/2019 05:07:07
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Yeah, I got that, but I have to use the tip of a mini screwdriver to push them into place. Perhaps I should try another supplier.

Rich too23/09/2019 05:08:13
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Posted by john stones 1 on 22/09/2019 18:53:20:

I bought the make your own leads kit, not a chance of me coping with it, Gary does a good job mind. wink

haha! I can only just manage with my glasses on...

Adrian Smith 123/09/2019 08:35:02
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You'll probably find the integrity of of the plastic flaps is knackered using a screw driver to push them up with - they are so flimsy.

Martyn K23/09/2019 08:40:39
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Posted by Rich too on 23/09/2019 05:08:13:
Posted by john stones 1 on 22/09/2019 18:53:20:

I bought the make your own leads kit, not a chance of me coping with it, Gary does a good job mind. wink

haha! I can only just manage with my glasses on...

Get a set of cheap magnifying reading glasses. I find them make a huge difference for close up work

Rich too25/09/2019 07:44:08
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Posted by Adrian Smith 1 on 23/09/2019 08:35:02:

You'll probably find the integrity of of the plastic flaps is knackered using a screw driver to push them up with - they are so flimsy.

I use the screwdriver to give the metal pins a push from behind so shouldn’t damage the plastic.yes

Rich too25/09/2019 07:44:34
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Posted by Martyn K on 23/09/2019 08:40:39:
Posted by Rich too on 23/09/2019 05:08:13:
Posted by john stones 1 on 22/09/2019 18:53:20:

I bought the make your own leads kit, not a chance of me coping with it, Gary does a good job mind. wink

haha! I can only just manage with my glasses on...

Get a set of cheap magnifying reading glasses. I find them make a huge difference for close up work

I’ll look into that yes

Rich too16/10/2019 18:54:42
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A bit more progress, finished wiring the wings and matching the servos.

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Rich too16/10/2019 18:57:22
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Then it was on to the business end, and final installation of the motor, and associated wiring. I also started to make up and install cables for the elevators.

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Rich too16/10/2019 18:58:08
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Ultymate16/10/2019 20:16:48
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Purely a matter of taste, but I always whenever possible use a cable between the throttle servo and the carb and rely on the throttle spring to close the throttle. This greatly reduces the amount of vibration being fed directly into the servo

Adrian Smith 116/10/2019 22:48:48
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Nice tidy work there, Rich. Do you know what size/type of prop you will use? Was the servo matching unit easy to do the job?

Rich too17/10/2019 12:03:31
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Posted by Ultymate on 16/10/2019 20:16:48:

Purely a matter of taste, but I always whenever possible use a cable between the throttle servo and the carb and rely on the throttle spring to close the throttle. This greatly reduces the amount of vibration being fed directly into the servo

Yeah, I've heard others do that, but the method I use is tried and tested - MG servos are a must. I always leave the springs in place. I've never had an issue.

Rich too17/10/2019 12:10:38
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Posted by Adrian Smith 1 on 16/10/2019 22:48:48:

Nice tidy work there, Rich. Do you know what size/type of prop you will use? Was the servo matching unit easy to do the job?

Thanks Adrian. I think it's a bit of OCD!! I've gotten more concerned with vibrating and chafing wires, and fuel tubing as I've gotten older! I believe I've got a 28 x 10 for it, I can't remember the brand - I'll use decent CF ones when I stop breaking them! wink Yes, the X24 unit is a doddle to use once you get the hang of it. I am very pleased with it. I also may want to use twin receivers so we'll see how easy that is to set up.

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