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Offline thehaze

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Apprentice Club!
« on: June 26, 2014, 03:23:03 PM »
Doing a little research.


Who here owns an Apprentice?


Takeoffs are optional. Landings are mandatory.

Offline Gil.E

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Re: Apprentice Club!
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014, 04:49:53 PM »
+1 for me.
2011 model - unSAFE Receiver
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Re: Apprentice Club!
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014, 04:59:23 PM »
+1. With SAFE

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Re: Apprentice Club!
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2014, 07:58:59 PM »
+1 for Brian; 2014 model with SAFE.

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Re: Apprentice Club!
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2014, 09:10:34 PM »
1 for me without SAFE. Didn't like SAFE so switched to a 7 channel Spektrum with satalite.
What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: Apprentice Club!
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2014, 11:42:36 PM »
Apprentice S for me and loving it.
 
If you don't like the SAFE feature, just turn it off. (Position 3)
You will still have the "save me" feature on the trainer switch available as you push your comfort envelope.
 
 

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Re: Apprentice Club!
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2014, 09:54:47 AM »
That assumes you have a 3 position switch. the DX6i has only a 2 position switch.
What could possibly go wrong?

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Re: Apprentice Club!
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2014, 12:51:54 PM »
For a 2 position switch (channel 5) radio such as the DX6i, you need to adjust the 2 dip switches on the receiver to obtain 2 out of 3 possible flight modes.  There should be a label on the receiver showing the different scenarios in addition to what's in the manual.
Ie.  for Intermediate and Experienced mode, switch 1-off, switch 2-on.

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Re: Apprentice Club!
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2014, 09:49:05 PM »
Still flying my 2009 "unsafe" Apprentice which now has logged nearly 300 flights (must be something safe going on!) on wheels, skis and floats.
Rx,(AR 6210) motor (Power 15) and ESC ( CC Thunderbird 54 A) have been upgraded and I still enjoy flying it! :)
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Re: Apprentice Club!
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2014, 08:06:34 AM »
Although I'm not a club member, the next time Wingnutz has me out at the field as a guest, I'll be bringing my new Apprentice S... hate the beginner/intermediate mode and all my training so far has been on expert mode. Hope to have my wings on Thursday :-)
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Re: Apprentice Club!
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2014, 08:32:12 AM »
The Apprentice is taking to the air later this morning, at the Rose City Model Flyers field... finally controlled by a "licensed" pilot :-)
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Re: Apprentice Club!
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2014, 08:47:50 AM »
Congrats Bobby - I take it you have your wings!

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Re: Apprentice Club!
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2014, 03:55:18 PM »
You are correct, Simon... earned them yesterday, and picked them up this AM out at the field... feels good :-)


And thanks for the congrats.
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Re: Apprentice Club!
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2014, 07:54:25 AM »
Congratulations Bob! I watched part of the test procedure the Rose City Club put Bob through. Many "winged" flyers would have difficulty making this grade!
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Re: Apprentice Club!
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2014, 11:43:00 PM »
Apprentice with floats

Beginner plane -> Night flyer -> FPV plane -> Float plane

This plane amazes me every time.