Oct 6, 2016

HobbyWing RPM error fix

Some of you have had issues with the V4 HobbyWing ESCs not properly outputting the RPM signal to your FBL systems. This can cause all sorts of issues to errors in the governor logs, hunting head speed, tail twitching, and lack of spool-up all together. This problem was most prevalent when being used with the… more »

Sep 11, 2016

3Digi Gov with Hobbywing V3 ESC

The 3Digi has recently received a fully functioning governor with firmware/software V1.2.  Make sure you go to www.3Digi.de/en and click downloads.  Scroll to the bottom of the page and download the newest version of the terminal software.  When you attempt to connect your 3Digi to the terminal software it will tell you firmware is outdated… more »

Feb 9, 2016

Throttle calibration with the V-Control and HW 160A ESC

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to calibrate the throttle endpoints when using the HobbyWing 160A (or any HW ESC honestly) with the V-Control.  I should also note that if you want to use the autorotation bailout feature in the HW governor you need to set your Throttle Hold percentage to 30%. – Nick

Sep 25, 2015

All-Things Speed Flying!

All-Things Speed Flying! Introduction Speed flying in helicopters has been around for a while now in various forms, but only in the last year or so has it begun to gain more widespread acceptance as a pastime within the hobby. The concept is rather simple: How fast can a helicopter travel through a course of… more »

May 4, 2015

Mini VBar Power Bus

So we’ve all heard the rumors and speculations. Some people report problems, and others report it working fine but at the end of the day the question still stands, “Is a Mini VBar safe on a big heli?”. With a couple small workarounds I believe it can be done safely, but if not done then… more »

Oct 14, 2014

VBar Gov w/ CC ESC Autorotation Bailout – No Idle

Setting up the CC ESC’s in conjunction with the VBar governor is pretty straight forward unless you want to enable the autorotation feature WIHOUT idling the motor. Here’s a step-by-step procedure for getting the autorotation bailout setup with no idle. *NOTE* For some reason this combination of settings/hardware will not appear to function when bench… more »

Apr 5, 2014

iKon Electric Governor Setup

I’ve received a ton of inquires about the iKon internal gov and it seems to be a bit of a confusion when it comes to the setup.  I’ve included some step-by-step procedures here for setting up the iKon internal governor with a Castle Creations ESC and a Scorpion ESC.  The Scorpion would should apply ver… more »

Jan 26, 2014

Nail a zero pitch setup every time!

Blade tracking can be a thing of the past with this neat little trick.  It just so happens that a Scorpion 5mm phillips driver is a perfect fit in the blade grip hole on 700 class helis.  This works out great for checking zero pitch at mid-stick.  They key here is to align the bit… more »

Poor man’s Swash Leveler

So you’re out at the field and forgot your swash leveler at home. You’re hosed right? Wrong! Most of us keep a couple zip ties in our field box and here’s a neat little trick that will put them to good use.  Wrap one around the main shaft and pull it tight.  Take another one… more »

Aug 11, 2013

Phasing – The free performance upgrade

So you might have heard the term swash plate phasing or maybe even seen it in your FBL system software but what exactly is it?  Well swash plate phasing is the angle of relationship between the swash plate and the head. Why is it important.  Swash plate phasing directly affects how the helicopter reacts when… more »