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Old Aug 03, 2010, 08:19 PM
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That is a real pain with the AR500 and annoying since as FireyFate says you only really need 5 (real) channels for flaperons. But I am pretty sure that if you have a TX with lots of mixes you can use one to get rid of the effect of the Gear switch and then programme everything in manually.

If, like me, you are using a DX6i with only 2 mixes it is virtually impossible with an AR500, although if you are desperate I think it is just about possible, albeit with some loss of travel - this is how I have seen it done:

Left aileron plugged into Aileron Channel.
Right Aileron plugged into Gear Channel.

MIX 1 - Master is AIL, Slave is GEAR. SW is ON. Tweak the U rate later

MIX 2 - Master is FLAP, Slave is GEAR. SW is FLAP and the rate is 125% D.

FLAPS - Set to desired angle (down, up for spoilerons).

SUBTRIM - full whack in one direction to even the flaps out through the SUB TRIM option. Even then you may find that you need to tweak the clevis on your ailerons and fiddle with the rates.

And that is one of the reasons why I have AR6200 receivers and buy the PNP version of these planes!
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