MX-20 throttle spring

Discussion in '3 Axis Gimbal' started by Jose Luis Ocejo, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Jose Luis Ocejo

    Jose Luis Ocejo Active Member

    Sep 20, 2012
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    Hi to all this topic probably has been touch before in other forums but I wanted to get an updated opinion on the use, or not to use, the left stick throttle spring that comes standard on the Graupner MX-20 the components I have are: CS8 w/ 360CS Gimbal w/ 3 Radian I just recently went from 2 axis to 3 axis have not fly 3 axis yet, until now I been flying 2 axis with a Spektrum DX8 that has no spring on the throttle so what is the general opinion on this feature
    thank you all
  2. Andy Johnson-Laird

    Andy Johnson-Laird Administrator
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    Jul 31, 2012
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    Personally, I would remove the spring if you're using it for throttle. I would never want an unexpected throttle movement caused by a spring or some inconsistent self-centering mechanism. That said, for the Spektrum left stick used for a camera control I wish the "throttle" on the Spektrum (or the Futaba 8FG I now use) did have the option for a throttle spring!

    Hope this helps.
  3. SteveWilson

    SteveWilson Member

    Sep 29, 2012
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    We use a spring on throttle, didn't for a couple years. There is a risk as Andy says, but we feel the Altitude Hold is just too sweet with that spring in place - no fiddling around with throttle, just turn on AH and let go of the throttle. For us that trumps the danger of unintended lift-off.

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