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Old 06-18-2015, 07:46 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Don't forget it is supposed to be fun. Excessive bench time gets fatiguing. Early this season when I was super rusty I dirt napped both my 180's on the same battery. Quite the accomplishment . Heck I still had 1:30 on my timer after the second crash. Left the house with 8 charged lipos and two perfectly flying 180's and went home with 2 carcasses and 7 1/2 charged batteries. I hit the sim pretty hard for a few days because it really only gets fun when your crash ratio gets better than 15:1 or 20:1. I'm back at 20:1 thankfully. Spending too much time on the bench just isn't fun. Hence the argument that you concentrate on practicing with an abuse sink like a sim or MCPX. The 180 is small but not really designed for crashes.
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:55 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Change you pitch curve to 1-45%,2-55%,3-65%,4-75% and H-95% on both normal and IU1. This seems to be a pretty good sport flying setup. (You can also try and fly it in normal mode. I didn't like it) Don`t attempt 3D flying with this setup. Give it a try if you want, it should tame it down for some mild sport flying.
I set my pitch curve to the above with my throttle at 25% across N and 100% IU2. Magic! It is a tame sport flyer almost close to a high tech FP, love it!

Great POST ON THE PITCH CURVE, Thank you very much!
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Old 03-27-2016, 12:16 AM   #43 (permalink)
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I set my pitch curve to the above with my throttle at 25% across N and 100% IU2. Magic! It is a tame sport flyer almost close to a high tech FP, love it!

Great POST ON THE PITCH CURVE, Thank you very much!
Glad I could help. I ran across this pitch curve back when I was flying my MCPX.
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:27 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Man, I watched the video ....tried the settings and almost demolished my 180! It was completely uncontrollable with those settings. I don't know if mine is just different than others or what.
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Old 09-10-2017, 04:42 PM   #45 (permalink)
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If you really want to tame it down see the blog link in my signature.

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Old 10-05-2017, 08:25 AM   #46 (permalink)
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You aren't the odd man out..my 180 is a hanger queen. She's been to Horizon once and still doesn't fly.
Part of the issue could be that I'm using OpenTX, however, it works fine for everything else I fly EXCEPT the 180.
I'll get it going eventually, I just don't have my heart in the hobby right now.
if you get it figure out let me know.
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Old 10-17-2017, 07:15 PM   #47 (permalink)
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If you really want to tame it down see the blog link in my signature.

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Thanks John,
I've seen your blog but hadn't really read through it, I'm on page two right now and it made me want to keep my 180(s) to mess with over the winter and see if I can't get them tamed down a little.

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Old 01-25-2018, 12:02 AM   #48 (permalink)
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you may want to consider the 130 S it is pretty tough and flies nice . you can even use 450 3S from your 180cfx !
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Old 03-06-2018, 12:36 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Interesting thread about age and trying to slow things down, incidentally Iím 84. I fly 130X (when they went out of production I stockpiled a few), Synergy 550E, and my used 180CFX. The 180 weight in relation to the blade size + the motor KV really determines the head speeds that work. I like GOV, set @ 4200, 4600 & 5000. If you get much under 4200 you get into the difficult collective management area. Thatís right, full package on all 3 flight modes. Castle allows a slow Spoolup setting in Normal. Once U have these settings you need to establish the Dual Rates and Expo that feel good to you and everyone is different.



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84?! Wow, Kudos to you sir. Iím 72 and still enjoying this addictive hobby as well. I like my 180CFX a lot and agree with most of the advice given to the OP in this thread. This little bird incorporates design changes that mostly address all the grief I experienced with the 130X. Spent a lot of money on that one. What I donít like about the 180CFX has to do with recently ďupdatingĒ the receiver firmware and finding that the servo controls are now all scrambled. Itís like someone switched the servo leads to different ports on the ASX. Will have to chase that one. If I canít solve it, Iíll probably get a microSpirit or microBrain. May you experience many, many more flights.



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