Newbie Transmitter Hack! (Limiter Discs)

by FliteTest | April 20, 2016 | (8) Posted in Projects

It’s been a while since Jen has flown, so we decided to have her fly a Tiny Trainer using limiter discs.

Josh used limiter discs to train young kids to fly at his flying ministry before Flite Test. The discs are placed on top of the gimbals and keep movement within a certain area.

Limiter discs are designed to train your muscle memory and keep you from spiking the airplane. They’re a great way to help you learn to fly if you don’t have a buddy box available, because they give you the freedom to fly while limiting the things that could get you into trouble.

To make limiter discs, measure the diameter of your gimbals. Cut a small slot for the throttle and a D shape for the right stick. The sizes you cut can vary based on how much or how little throw you want.

Limiter discs are easy to install using hot glue. If you want to be able to remove them in the future, try using double-sided tape.

Limiter Disc PDF Template available HERE

Happy flying!

COMMENTS

mike mcelroy on April 20, 2016
Was out for my first time and it was not good want straight up because to much up then straight down if I had your new limiter this might not if happen so I just. Ordered the tiny trainer so I can learn how to fly so I don't. Crash so easily.. Thank you for coming. Up with them
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Epitaph on April 20, 2016
We really need to see you more on camera, Jen!!
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Fastlearner on April 20, 2016
Yes! More Jen Bixler! Maybe my wife will fly with me if she sees other wives flying with their husbands.
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brucestern on April 21, 2016
Loved watching Jen work her magic with the Tiny Trainer, but she got her hubby to build her one with the new water resistant foam board, while it appears in the store it is sold with the regular old white foam board. I understand that Jen gets preferential treatment, but when will the Tiny Trainer be released with the new stuff? If any kit should come with the water resistant foam board, the Tiny Trainer SHOULD be at the top of that list??????
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Fearless FPV on April 21, 2016
+1! Absolutely!
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ELW773 on April 21, 2016
+1!! I agree!!
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drydenmaker on April 21, 2016
Great idea, esp with the MZ-10. I was just bemoaning buying a more expensive transmitter to learn on, and here is your video. So will we be able to get them separate from the Tiny Trainer?
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drydenmaker on April 21, 2016
And then I saw them in the store... :P THANKS!
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Noah D.S. on April 24, 2016
I printed out the template but it was to big for my transmitter (an MZ-10). how do you make it smaller?
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WeeVikes on April 25, 2016
I used them for the first time this weekend, and this noob had his first ever successful, repeatable FC flights! After a series of spectacular crashes prior to Saturday, the maiden of my FT-22 was flawless, as were the subsequent two flights.

Although I'm looking forward to removing the "training wheels", right now as I'm gaining experience, these were the ticket. I'm sold!
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Bromego on April 26, 2016
For those who have a 3D printer, I have published the designs for the limiter disc here:

http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1520852

Thank you flitetest for the great idea
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danield on April 28, 2016
I used some old cd disc's to make mine. Tin snips and Dremal, easy for this old man. But I'm still dyslectic!
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Kingsley on March 23, 2019
Please note the link to the disks does not work.
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Newbie Transmitter Hack! (Limiter Discs)