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How do you use Google earth to create waypoints?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by William B. Spransy Nov 2, 2010.

height at next waypoint

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris McNair Sep 4, 2010.

I need elevon help.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Mortimer Jun 13, 2010.

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Checksum in the WP file, what is it?

I'm making my own course by typing in the numbers in the WP file, but I don't know what to put for the checksum at the end of each line. Does it matter what I put there? Can I leave it out? and what about the asterek in front of the checksum number? Can I eliminate the asterek? If anyone can help me with this I would greatly appreciate it.

Posted on June 23, 2010 at 1:06 — 1 Comment

extra chips

I bought some extra chips for my Attopilot. They we the same as the one that came with atto, except they were larger capacity, 2 gig instead of 1 gig. They didn't work, I was unable to format them with the same settings as the original, my computer said it couldn't do it, and atto wouldn't work at all with them.. But I couldn't find any 1 gig chips in the stores, they told me they were obsolete. But I was able to get one online at www.newegg.com . The 1 gig chip I got there works good, I was… Continue

Posted on September 26, 2009 at 17:51 — 4 Comments

How do you format those little cards?

I bought some extra cards for my atto, you know, the little chip that has all the information on it, like the set file and wp file. But the only one that works is the one that came with it. I thought it said somewhere that you have to formatt them before you use them. Can anyone tell me how to do that, or tell me where I can find out?

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 2:04 — 2 Comments

What about line $101 ?

I noticed line $101 in the generic set file. It is set at =0 It says that your plane is forced into auto when it goes beyond that distance. Well, I flew with it set at zero by accident (I hadn't noticed tthat line) and you would thnk my plane would have been forced into auto all the time, and I wouldn't be able to fly manually at all. But that didn't happen. Now that I noticed this line, it makes me worry. Can I set it at 10000 or something high like that to make sure it doesn't activate? Or… Continue

Posted on September 12, 2009 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

Too many wires?

When you connect the receiver to the attopilot, you use three wires for each of the servos (+5v, ground, and signal) and three more for the mode (channel 5). That's 12 or more wires. But since two of the three wires for each servo are for power (red and black), can't you eliminate 6 of the wires and only use one red and one black and the rest would just be white signal wires? For most of you it probably doesn't matter. But for me, I'm runnig out of room in my funjet and it would help to get rid… Continue

Posted on September 5, 2009 at 3:20 — 2 Comments

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 2:23 on August 22, 2009, William B. Spransy said…
My attopilot just came in the mail. Too bad i don't have time to do anything with it. Maybe on Sunday I'll have time..
At 3:00 on August 30, 2009, Chris McNair said…
The Jackaroo will fly for 1.5hrs in clam conditions; I am working on a prevision for a 3hr flight time as well. It will be in production in the next 2 months.

Chris
At 3:24 on September 2, 2009, Todd Sandercock said…
Hey bill. It's not quite a funjet but it is a twinjet :) it is flying very well with paparazzi in it at the moment. There is heaps of room inside for an everything you need, mine even has a digi 9xtend hiding inside the wing with the antenna going up one of the vertical fins
I also have a microjet and i have installed paparazzi in that very easily. i have not flown it yet as i need to get a motor for it.
So far though my most successful plane is an eflite apprentice. it has a huge amount of space in it and it can loaded up to about twice the standard weight as long as you change the wheels over to something better. Also at its standard weight the endurance is a good 30 minutes!!!
At 18:50 on September 13, 2009, Gary Mortimer said…
Well I would'nt raise it to a high number because it will prevent fly aways, Mine is set to 1km, just leave it at 0 if your worried, I think I would keep the line in as the Atto might not like the leap from 100 to 102

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