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Old 03-27-2009, 09:42 PM
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hey there,
received my Lama V4 today, charged a batterie, step #1 of Raadd's flying lessons. started at 2:30 at 3:20 batterie still running good. I have a
Li-po Strobe Alarm on the batterie, when its low it stops flashing, but it did not. is it because I did not spend much power because it is the first lesson. I took it nice and easy like the man asked.
people of experience talk to me.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:04 PM
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Well, 3/4 of an hour is a Looong time for a battery to go, but if you didn't
tax it too hard, well, maybe..............

More normal flight times are in the 6 to10 minute range. What voltage does your
strobe kick out at? It is generally accepted that you don't want to ever go below
3 Volts (per cell) so if you have a two cell battery, you would be looking for 6 Volts
as an absolute minimum voltage. It's better if you fudge it a bit and try to quit at
about 3.3 Volts per cell.
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Old 03-28-2009, 02:17 AM
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good day,
the alarm intructions said to be safe at first dial it in the middle, between
3 and 4, like in the picture, that's what I did. but this was not continious
flight. a lot of putting the heli back in the box, reading instructions, breathing.
I used the batterie after supper, worked fine. keep the rev's high, the alarm worked, and the pack wasen't hot . but still being carefull.
I usualy crash before it empties, so today was great.

thanks for everything.
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Old 03-28-2009, 02:32 AM
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lag,
I've had my V4 over a month now and love it. Radd's is a terrific tutorial but probably not necessary with a coaxial. It's never a bad idea, though.
I always know when it's time to land because the power starts to sag. If I push on, raising the throttle to maintain altitude, the heli just gets lower and lower until it touches down.
Like Jim said, flights last 6 to 10 min. depending on throttle management. The battery and motors will be warm after a flight. Let them cool before you recharge or fly again with a different battery.
Remember, altitude is your friend so as soon as you have a perfectly calm day, go out there and spread it out a bit. Then you can practice your moves without hitting a lamp or wife.
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:30 PM
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good day to you RibCracker,
learned much from Radd's lessons, 2e day, lots of packs, no crash.
when not in control stop and go back to the box, that's the first thing
I learned. taking it slow, the heli's payed for and it won't go away.
something new to learn every other flight.
I'm having so much fun, feel's like Christmas afternoon.

thanks for the words
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Sorry for the incovience... but now I can PM!!!
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:57 AM
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hey, kool
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