Originally Posted by flying jeep
I have a large, 4m, sailplane that I'm about to build. It looks like the Spektrum DX6i I recently purchased does not have enough channel capasity for what I'm building. I'll have flaps, ailerons, rudder, elevator, and throttle. Yes, it's electro. But I thought I would spread this question around the other sailplane forums to see what turns up. As always, I'm shopping on a seriously tight budget. So tight, I may have to buy used and a piece at a time.
So, back to the original question. There is no mention of "Scale"; in fact it sounds non-scale and as stated, just looking in various forums for ideas. There is also a mention of a "seriously tight budget".
Therefore, jumping in with "ya gotta have 8-10-12-14 channels (pick one) for your future scale happiness" (or words to that effect) isn't helping. The fact is, he can fly the electric sailplane with his 6 channel radio, with flaps on a y-lead with adjustment, controlled by a slider. Dgliderguy has it pegged.