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Horizon Hobby Carbon Cub S+ flew out of sight never to return

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  • #41
    Disconnect all that stuff. You don't need it anymore. You can always put it back in the future. Just run a regular 6 channel rx. You'll have way more fun with it then. I did.

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    • #42
      Am so glad I learn to fly back in the antenna age, no dual rates, just a buddy box and my $12 EBay simulator.

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      • #43
        Thank you for this forum.

        I'm in Western Australia and I (still) have a Sportsman S+ Gen 1. I fly with a Spectrum DX7 Tx. We tried to test fly it this morning at the Wanneroo Aeromodellers field.

        Did a compass calibration, set VFA, then went to the edge of the airstrip and armed it with the wings parallel to the airstrip. We waited till we heard the ascending three tones. Then my partner carried the aircraft to the centre of the airstrip and HELD it pointing into the wind. I then opened to throttle to 100% and he walked down the strip, holding the aircraft pointing in the direction of take off. As he walked, I throttled back. NOTHING happened. The throttle stayed at 100%. Then the throttle started to change rpm, slowed down, increased revs etc, without any throttle from me. All the time my mate was still holding the aircraft. I tried to de activate the GPS "in the air" so to speak, nothing. Finally we disconnected the battery.

        We tried this a few times, once with the aircraft being held on the ground, same result each time. I presume that, had we actually taken off, we would have had a "fly away".

        On our last test, by sheer chance I pulled back on the elevator stick. The throttle closed down when I pulled it back. Let the elevator centre and the throttle revved up again, even though I was holding the stick at zero throttle, it continued of change rpm speed.

        I have read somewhere, that there is a link between the throttle and elevator for Autolandings, but that's all.

        To the best of our knowledge, my mate is a computer and aircraft whiz, we did everything right. We even programmed another and used another Tx. Still the same result. My mate says that there is a fault in the GPS module.

        Any suggestions please?

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        • #44
          Send it back to Horizon Hobby and ask for a refund. Buy the XK Sky King glider from Motion rc. I guarantee you will have a blast with it and not a bunch of headaches.

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          • #45
            Thanks SkyBoom, I haven't got the receipt any more and I bought it at least 12 months ago. Since my last post, I have pulled the GPS module cable out of the Rx. I don't mind flying it with only AS3X and SAFE, but now it won't bind, goes through the motions well, but no response to any control inputs. Any suggestions anyone?
            Oh yeah, I'll have a look at the Sky King.

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            • #46
              Originally posted by Huey D View Post
              Thanks SkyBoom, I haven't got the receipt any more and I bought it at least 12 months ago. Since my last post, I have pulled the GPS module cable out of the Rx. I don't mind flying it with only AS3X and SAFE, but now it won't bind, goes through the motions well, but no response to any control inputs. Any suggestions anyone?
              Oh yeah, I'll have a look at the Sky King.
              The AS3X RX is likely programmed to work with the GPS module. Without it, it may not function properly. My suggestion would be to not use the RX at all and put in a simple Lemon RX. If you want or need stability, put in a cheap gyro. Or put in a Lemon or Admiral stabilized RX.

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