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    L2 mode illuminates the high side of the quad...

    L2 mode illuminates the high side of the quad based on user input.

    Note that L2 is 3-state: tilt based->Press L2->all on->press L2->all off->press L2->tilt based

    To see how L2 works power...
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    After my nephew's Incredibles "That is totally...

    After my nephew's Incredibles "That is totally wicked!" exclaimation ... my favorite x3 and x5 flip quote: "OK, that's different."
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    With the light bar plugged in, you should be able...

    With the light bar plugged in, you should be able to reprogram the AUX buttons like you normally would. For example, you can set the other button for L1 (leg lights on-off)or L2 (leg lights...
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    To see fast spinning, have you performed the x3...

    To see fast spinning, have you performed the x3 and x5 flips in fast mode (expert 1)?
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    I believe that you do need to arm it before...

    I believe that you do need to arm it before applying throttle. Until you have the arm-throttle down pat, I would be careful what you throw it over -- i.e. don't start by throwing it out over the...
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    The sticks are in the bag with the extra rotors. ...

    The sticks are in the bag with the extra rotors. They can be hard really hard to see in the bag. If they are not hiding and really are missing from your box, please call support.
  7. Impressive damage. Sorry it happened.

    Impressive damage. Sorry it happened.
  8. Incredibly cool.

    Incredibly cool.
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    I believe it is the same. Entering the turn when...

    I believe it is the same. Entering the turn when you tilt towards the inside of the turn, you have to add more throttle to maintain altitude and accelerate sideways. As it turns, the rudder keeps...
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    Here is why I believe this happens. When you...

    Here is why I believe this happens. When you tilt the quad forward and accelerate, the air the quad moves through pushes back on the rotor disks. This pushes the quad down. (Imagine sticking your...
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    Hi. What do you mean by "dip down"? Lose...

    Hi.

    What do you mean by "dip down"? Lose altitude?
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    (I am an employee. I can nose-in hover but am...

    (I am an employee. I can nose-in hover but am not a great pilot and regularly hit things. Most frequently I hit the ground.)

    I really like it -- The LEDs and light pipes give it night and day...
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    Best rudder rate settings?

    What's the best setting for rudder? It defaults to 50. I've been flying at 73 following an expert's advice. (It must be perfect because its 73 not 75 :p ) I like how 73 spins but I turn smoother...
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    Very nice meta question. It is a bit like asking...

    Very nice meta question. It is a bit like asking a "Brand X" cola producer what criteria they used to come up with their secret formula.

    (Your user id and your question compel me to say thank you...
  15. Ha! This year I am going to steal your shrink-ray...

    Ha! This year I am going to steal your shrink-ray idea -- I promise that I will credit you.
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    Ha -- here's one of my roof stories: I convinced...

    Ha -- here's one of my roof stories: I convinced my wife to try ours out at a B&B. She was worried about breaking it and had a tendency to give it more throttle when losing control. Because of the...
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    Sticky: http://youtu.be/2mmTagvpuQc

    http://youtu.be/2mmTagvpuQc
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    Sticky: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9lah3Akf_4 3...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9lah3Akf_4

    3 landings:
    1. Turning radio off (should be like LVC)
    2. Throttle drop to 0
    3. Throttle drop to 0 (take 2)
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    I think so -- granted I am biased (work for...

    I think so -- granted I am biased (work for Traxxas). However, my nephew is that age and wants one for Christmas. He has QR-1 and flies my Alias really well.
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    Yeah, Netwon really has a habit of grounding my...

    Yeah, Netwon really has a habit of grounding my flight dreams.

    Building on your point, I think Sir Isaac Newton makes Easy mode hard for people. They accelerate the Alias at full Easy mode tilt...
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    Call Traxxas and they will step you through...

    Call Traxxas and they will step you through figuring out what is wrong.
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    Sticky: http://youtu.be/JurlP3nSEY8 Trying some flips...

    http://youtu.be/JurlP3nSEY8
    Trying some flips while moving in Fast mode.
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    Sticky: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lHJZ43fZDwU/UoL...

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lHJZ43fZDwU/UoLf4Dy1NwI/AAAAAAAAGOI/j2pyQ3h9JQo/w745-h559-no/IMG_20131112_201130.jpg

    Completely disassembled. Noticed after reassembled ... motors out of frame...
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    Sticky: To start teaching my daughter single flips we did...

    To start teaching my daughter single flips we did this:
    1. put the Alias on the floor
    2. put it in Fast mode by pressing the right stick
    3. armed it
    4. gave it a small amount of throttle
    5....
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    Sticky: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yZWia19gfkw/UlF...

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yZWia19gfkw/UlFp9WLNEZI/AAAAAAAAFd4/YQD6fzsjkc0/w793-h595-no/IMG_20130902_185905.jpg...
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