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    Issues with hovering and battery

    So am I the only one who can't get the QR-1 to hover in one spot? It constantly wants to drift and getting a throttle speed to keep a constant height is impossible. I also have an issue with the batteries. The leads you connect the batter to are in the way most of the time and makes it very difficult to slip the battery into the heli. Am I doing something wrong?

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    QR-1 is the most stable bird I have ever flown and it will hover hands free if it is working correctly. Try the procedure described in the video link below to see if it will help.

    http://traxxas.com/support/QR-1-Stab...em-Reset-Video
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    When you insert the battery first from the side before you slide it in further, it is more easy to push the wire that is attached to the main board aside.
    Hard to explain, but the move you should make is in the shape of the letter L. Start on the opposite site of where the wire comes out.
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    Also helps to use your thumb to hold open the battery slot a little by pulling up on the lower part of the chassis when the bird is upside down. Connect the leads after the battery is inserted.

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    I got the hang of the battery but the hover still is not right. It wants to drift right and back all the time. It isn't super fast but it should not be drifting at all. Think I should take it back to the hobby shop or call Traxxas on it?

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    Traxxas is well known for their tech support so calling them is never a bad idea. That being said there are some easy things to check and do yourself.

    >Make sure there is no pet hair or carpet fuzz, etc wrapped around any of the motor shafts
    >Make sure all the blades spin freely
    >Adjust the trims on the radio
    >Do the calibration shown in the video link in post #2
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    Also, if it has crashed at all, check to be sure none of the rotors are bent at all, check for significant chunks of blade missing. Next step would be to adjust the trim after you do a stabilization system reset.

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    If all of the blades are straight, the motors fully inserted and the battery is fully inserted then tuck the connectors into the rear of the copter so the rear blades are not attempting to push air through the wires. Makes a huge difference in the sound and stability.
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