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Old May 13, 2016, 06:12 PM
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Problem with channels? [Hitec]

Hello guys,

I hage a slight problem setting up my glider as my Aurora 9 only has 9 channels while the ASW 29 has:

1 Elevator
1 Ruddrr
2 Ailerons
2 Flapps
1 Airbreaks ( 2 but on Y cable)
1 Retract wheel
1 Motor/Esc

Thats already 9 while I still need telemetry, BEC amd tow hook. What should I do, any Ideas?

Regards, Zan
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Old May 14, 2016, 09:54 PM
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put flaps on a Y..........IIRC there is another port that can be used for the bec.
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Old May 15, 2016, 02:10 PM
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Put the BEC on a Y with the Esc. Use a Y on the ailerons and set them up mechanically. The flaps too but they probably need separate channels unless you have a servo reversing cable for one side.
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Old May 16, 2016, 05:32 AM
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Thanks for the help guys! Ill put ailerons on Y as I need 2 channels for flapps. Should I buy a powerbox for 6m glider tho?
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Old May 16, 2016, 11:18 AM
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Yes a powerbox such as the Smart Fly EQ6 will solve your issues and keep others from developing. I use one in my 40% Extra 330 with the Aurora/Optima TX and RX. Y cables will lead to trimming issues and you could run into low voltage problems at the servo using the RX bus for that many servo's.
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Old May 19, 2016, 02:59 PM
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I would also recommend using a Y-harness for your ailerons and flaps, that would free up 2 channels which can be used for your BEC and your tow hook.
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I have struggled with my Aurora 9 trying to use two flap servos on a Y cable. It does not work well, the servos fight each other and are not trimmable individually, electronically and mechanically. I now have two flap servos on two channels operated by a 3 position switch with slowed servos and each servo trimmable and adjustable via EPA, etc. I have flap servos plugged into channels 5 and 6 on the Optima receiver. I am using the SPC port to power the receiver alone from the motor battery . Servos are powered by the BEC. I get inflight motor battery voltage readout via SPC without extra telemetry accessories. If you want more telemetry, you will likely use a Y cable to power the telemetry module.

You might get better help/advice in the sailplane and radio forums and by contacting Hitec support by phone.
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