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Old 10-10-2014, 08:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default question about hubsan x4 h107c transmitter - left stick not centering itself upon re

*Sorry if this is a double post, as I may have resurrected a long dead thread (but from what I ca tell, my response to that thread has not been posted).*

Hi everyone,

I am new to this forum as well as new to flying these things, so thanks in advance for any help (and take it easy on me, please).

Anyway, I recenty bought a Husan X4 just to get some experience flying a quad before I decide if it is something I'd like to pursue further (ie, spend more money on).

I haven't even turned it on yet, as it arrived yesterday but I didn't get home until late last night. However, when I picked up the transmitter (or the controller/thing that looks like a smaller off brand ps3 controller) I immediately noticed something odd...

When I push the right stick in any direction and then let go, the stick automatically snaps back to the center position (again, not unlike a Playstation controller). However, when I move the left stick forward (directly away from my body, or "north") or backwards (toward my body, or "south") the stick doesn't return to center. Is this normal or do I have a defective transmitter? I should note that when I move the left stick in the perpendicular direction (to the left or right, or "west and east"), it does return to automatically return to center upon release.

In short, the left stick does center itself after being pushed forward or backward, but does center itself when pushed left or right.

To me, it seems like a defect. However, I have zero familiarity or experience in flying one of these things, so for all I know that may be the normal design of the controller (for some good reason).

Any help or insight would be very much appreciated.

Thanks again,

Pat
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is normal, you should try to fly it and you will see why the controller is made that way very quick.
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A spring loaded throttle is the exception, not the rule. The transmitters are designed originally for fixed wing/planks/planes. If you let go of the throttle, you don't want it to drop to 50%. In a single rotor, you don't want it to drop to zero pitch. Also, at 50% throttle! most quads hover. So, if you want a spring loaded throttle, just get a replacement right stick and mount it in the left slot on your TX. I was actually thinking of this myself since I fly only multi rotors.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default ok so I got about 12 seconds of flying..

(If you could call it flying, i wouldn't), when I decided I should install the prop guard.

The instructions said to pull the prop off while holding the motor in place with a tiny wrench (included with quadcopter)... After trying multiple times, with increasing amount of force, the prop still wouldn't budge. I triple checked the instructions to confirm that I hadn't missed so sort of critical step or key piece of information (I hadn't).

On my final attempt, the motor pulled completely out of the quad (propeller still attached). So now i have three props/motors in an otherwise working quad, and the fourth motor ripped out.

I am guessing that I just threw away $60? Would that be correct?

There are two rather thin wires coming out of the bottom of the cylindrical motor. The wires are not copper. They're pretty fine, and they don't have a lot of length to them (maybe an inch or less in length protruding from the bottom of the cylinder). But I cant fathom being able to reconnect them to whatever they're supposed to be attached to within the frame/body of the quad.

Do I just junk the whole thing? Can I fix it, or even pay a hobby store to fix it? I am not sure what to do here, but I am pretty annoyed about it. Any insight would be appreciated.
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
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(If you could call it flying, i wouldn't), when I decided I should install the prop guard.

The instructions said to pull the prop off while holding the motor in place with a tiny wrench (included with quadcopter)... After trying multiple times, with increasing amount of force, the prop still wouldn't budge. I triple checked the instructions to confirm that I hadn't missed so sort of critical step or key piece of information (I hadn't).

On my final attempt, the motor pulled completely out of the quad (propeller still attached). So now i have three props/motors in an otherwise working quad, and the fourth motor ripped out.

I am guessing that I just threw away $60? Would that be correct?

There are two rather thin wires coming out of the bottom of the cylindrical motor. The wires are not copper. They're pretty fine, and they don't have a lot of length to them (maybe an inch or less in length protruding from the bottom of the cylinder). But I cant fathom being able to reconnect them to whatever they're supposed to be attached to within the frame/body of the quad.

Do I just junk the whole thing? Can I fix it, or even pay a hobby store to fix it? I am not sure what to do here, but I am pretty annoyed about it. Any insight would be appreciated.
Hello. you do not need to junk it, i have no experience in soldering and I have done a motor replacement.. you can do a search on Google to find good you-tube videos..
as far as the prop not coming off, that could be a fluke, though I have had a prop or two be a pain coming off I have not had one stick so much as to pull the motor out when trying to take it off..

please stick with it though, i am a rookie in all since and have had to do a power cable replacement cause i pulled the battery out to fast... and a motor replacement cause i crash fast... but like I said i had no experiance soldering and I was able to follow a video and complete it... NOw I have two of the X4 L series and a X4 C HD series,. and I love them all. My next will be a D series for the FPV experience..
Let me know if you cant find a good video I will search my history for it..
Good luck and definitely stay with the hubsan..
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