jccadena: New to hobby and going to install flight simulator to trainer. I'm confused
in the action of the stabilizer. If the plane rolls right, should the
aileron go down?
dmerc00: It looks like this version is "Rate Mode" only.
Gary Potter: Thanks for the video. You have one of the build you did for the plane you
used to test the OrangeRx stablizer? Or maybe a link?
DAVID CARTER: Thanks very much. Perhaps I failed to mention I am using the combined
receiver and gyro. I had exactly the same problem when using the V2 gyro
with a separate receiver. All "V" and Delta tails are off and no flaps.
Just to confirm with a 2 servo wing setup and when I put the right aileron
into the aileron connector of the receiver/gyro and the left into the AUX
you cannot turn the gyro OFF from your transmitter. Works OK, like in your
video with a "Y" connector and one servo setup.
dmerc00: Yes this is a feature that is a must-to-have on the stabilizer. Not sure if
this is an oversight by the manufacturer, hard to implement or just cost
prohibitive. The prophets missed the church on this one! I have got to
admit that I didn't even notice the problem.
DAVID CARTER: Pleasure talking with you, keep up the excellent videos. David
rocky walker: Sry. That's not what I mean. The kk2 has a very poor self stabilizing
system. ESP on quads. What I wonder is if u can use this with a kk2 for
such as a quad to fix the lack of , the kk2 has for self-balancing
GrumpyMadman: Looks like a piece of cheap junk to me, nothing but continual servo
chatter? If you set the plane down do the servo still continually chatter?
dmerc00: That would not be good. In studying the Reverse/Normal switches I have
found an incorrect setting can cause a feedback loop which will force the
servo to one side. This can cause the plane to go into a permanent loop or
death spiral. Not saying that is what is happening in your case but it's
something to watch out for.
mboiko: Thanks for a great review of the OrangeRX Stabilizer. I'm currently in the
process of posting links to your review in RCGroups giving you credit as
dmerc00. Thanks again... -mike-
3FLYTE: Gain is almost like what's on my as3x beast umx. it does not bother me in
the least when it hunts like that.
cleirig: The three video's make a clear and comprehensive "how to" on the three axis
theleabres: I just got mine and your video helped a lot. Thanks. Subscribed!
dmerc00: Ah! So you have Version 3 with built-in receiver not the V1 show in this
video. Thanks for clarifying that. You are right that the dual aileron wing
type is of no use with V3. Not needed for V1 or V2 either. But I think they
all can use the left and right aileron outputs for the two servos instead
of the Y if the servos are not mechanically opposed/reversed. You might
have to flip one servo around to make it work. But still the dual aileron
wing type should not be set in the radio.
VTOLKits: They have V2 now with switch for delta mix and switch for v-tail mix, very
good and cheap.
dmerc00: Thanks T, Yes this is a new product and I am just working through trying to
set it up. No manual was provided from HK so it is a challenge but fun. I
took the plane for some test flights today and should post the video of
that as Part 3 soon.
JohnVelojet: Very helpful! Thanks muchly for making and posting!
rocky walker: Do u think this can be used in the KK2 board to fix its lack of self
RonALampman: dmerc00, The "hunting" jitters of the servos is due to the gain pots being
set too high. If you were to try to fly like that, you would get bad
oscillations that get worse at higher speeds. I adjust my gyros down low
and sit the aircraft down so it will remain still. Then I crank up one of
the gyro pots at a time until I get jitters, and back off just enough for
it to stop.
dmerc00: Three! We are keeping HK in business :) I still need to put one on my
Bixler glider and test.
womackke: cool plane nice style
dmerc00: I imagine this gyro system will get a lot of use. Thanks for posting!
soroush zed: Hello ,if i have storm osd , do i still need this ?
dmerc00: Thanks for telling me about this. No one else notice. Mmmm, sounds like the
dual aileron wing type that you are referring to. Your right I didn't think
of that conflict. The AUX1 would not be available for the gyro on/off
switch that way, but you probably could use the gear channel for the gyro
switch instead (provided you don't have retracts). Otherwise, as you said,
use the Y-cable for the ailerons.
dmerc00: A gimbal on what? RC radios have them for the sticks but that is all I know.
Tsavah: Interesting review. I believe this is a new product, so I would expect some
problems with the units. I really like these reviews since it saves me a
lot of time trying to figure out how to share information about how
something worked, or didn't. Great show and tell.
dmerc00: I have ordered the V2 to test but don't have it yet. Probably will take 3
weeks coming from China.
GrumpyMadman: Ok, I guess the gain was probably set a little high a the start. Glad to
hear it is alright as I imagine the price is right. It is just so hit and
miss with some of Hobby Kings stuff.
DAVID CARTER: Thanks for your reply. I do not have retracts and use the Gear switch to
control the gyro off and on. But if you use a standard 2 servo wing set up
the gear switch does not turn the gyro off or on. The only way I have found
to get the switch to work is again to have a single servo set up for the
ailerons and ` "Y" connector. This is not good as most planes these days
have two indipendant servos allowing you to control each aileron sub trim
dmerc00: Your Welcome. Glad I can help in the understanding of the product. I am
just about done with Part 3 and it should be uploaded to YT soon. Part 3 is
mostly just flight testing at the airfield.
DAVID CARTER: Hi, an outstanding video but you fail to mention that the on/off switch
only works if you have a wing setup using one servo. I also have a DX8 and
it took many hours to find out that if you have a wing set on your
transmitter using 2 servos you cannot switch the stabiliser OF and ON. Your
video indicates you have a choice of using one to two servos, one with a
"Y" lead. Am I missing something here?
dmerc00: Thank you very much!
pointnozzleaway: i just put one on my 800mm T6 Texan. used aileron only. super simple and
worked awesome !
dmerc00: Sounds great. I will have a look at the thread. I imagine there is some
good information there.
Will G: So this would not work to stableize a gimbal? If not what would work?
dmerc00: I am not sure how that could be done electronically without problems.
TruckerManNow: Can I install it in a 4 channel trainer type aircraft without worrying
about adjusting it from my radio? Can it just be turned on prior to flight
and be ready to go? Thanks...Good video too
Jonnysea1986: This is really interesting.
3FLYTE: well it finally came back in stock, so i ordered three :) i will experiment
with it on my t28 and some others.
David Holt: Hey Rocky. I think this would be more likely to work with the basic KK
board. I will try it and let you know.
TruckerManNow: can this device be installed in a 4 channel type RTF kit and it work
entirely on its own? Meaning that no inputs would be required from the
radio itself. Good video..thanks
dmerc00: Yes you can use it without the remote on/off and without any input from the
radio. Keep in mind it does NOT have GPS, heading hold, return to home, or
auto pilot so if you lose control from the radio the plane will eventually
dmerc00: Later in the video you will see that with adjustment the chatter will stop
when the plane is set down. My main complaint with this unit is that it can
not be switched on/off remotely with the radio otherwise it's ok.
DAVID CARTER: Yes you are right but the problem still arises you cannot use separate sub
trim or aileron throw by using a single servo wing set up. I think this is
either design fault on the Orange or a design fault in the DX8. Most wings
have 2 servos and you need to adjust each one individually if you are using
the stabiliser, just the same as if you are not using the stabiliser. Nice
to hear your comments, very much appreciated.
dmerc00: Thanks, I also made two videos on version 2 of this stab which has some
extra features like being able to be turned off remotely.
dmerc00: Yes, I have heard that the KK2 has self leveling and if programmed properly
can be used for airplanes. RCgroups had information about it.
dmerc00: Yes does the same hunting on my AS3X Hyper Taxi. When I set it down the
dardi jones: i dont like stabilisers. I think people should leard how to fly the plane
and keep it stable instead
MichaelT1960: I too have one of the OrangeRx stabilizers and mine locks up on the stick
movements after it is on for a while (20 - 30 seconds or so). I am sending
mine back for a replacement because I know it will lead to a crash:( I wish
this unit was a heading hold unit like the AS3X's are!
RonALampman: If oscillations are noticed, continue to turn the gyros down until they
stop. At this point I like to use a small Keychain camera mounted on the
aircraft. If oscillations are noticed in the video, (except for in high
wind) turn the gyro pots down in small increments. This should smooth
everything out. Generally, when I do the bench adjustments, the aircraft
fly quite well. Hope this helps and Happy flying!
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