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    Mixing throttle and rudder
    I did this, well sort of, by using the settings in my transmitter, which at the time was a spektrum DX6i. You use dual rates, and exponential settings, I would imagine most modern 2.4 sets have this feature. In simple language, dual rates (D/R) will limit the throw, so by experimenting you flick the switch, and all of a sudden you have limited the throw of the rudder, flick it back for slower speeds and you have full movement. Exponential (expo) nulls the centre stick movement, and is generally on the same switch, so it makes the stick (rudder) in your case less sensitive, so easier to use at higher speed. Just remember though, most transmitters and receiver have aeroplane terminology, so, if your rudder is right stick, this is labelled as the aileron in the instructions, menu and so on
    8 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ pmdevlin ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Hi `Doug To be absolutely correct the ship I was on did not have Kort Nozels as it has a pair RR Azipulls, which have an inboard electric motor driving what is in effect a 360 deg rotating Schcttel Drive. The props aways face clean water as they face the direction of travel, un like a conventional shaft drive where they face aft and have loads of boat in the water flow. As with most electric ships 2 engines give normal cruising speeds of around 12 knots, for 15 you need another diesel on the line! It was interesting to see the actual controls. A knob about the size of a tennis ball with a small lever that moved through 90deg per Prop .Top dead centre was stop, all the way to horizontal was full power. The ship is MS Fram and she took us to 68deg 17 South !! An absolutely awesome voyage!! But this is maybe a tad off point for this thread.
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    Be nice if you can put it on You Tube so we can see it. If you get a YouTube acct (free) you can easily upload any video and then it can be linked to this site. Plenty of people here to help if you get stuck. John B
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    Have you taken the lid off the receiver and checked the condition of the aerial wire or circuit board soldering, Had a similar problem about 20 yrs ago when using 40Mhz and found that the aerial wire had broken 1/2 way down its length, Check if it has continuity and stretch it and wriggle it around while testing. May just need a new wire as the strands are very fine and can break easily. Don't think you should turn on the TX without the Xtal in from memory same as not leaving on with aerial down for too long (ie range check). Doug's your man for that info. TX should still have reasonable range as long as it's in the green (even slightly in the red) as that's showing signal strength. Maybe it's in the power switch, they can get a bit dodgey with age. Check the solder where the antenna TX wire clip solders to the circuit board and for any 'dry sockets' on the board (TX and RX) with a magnifying glass. John B
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