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Old Aug 05, 2012, 10:23 PM
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Jerry, are you sure you are looking at the right pot, most of the sailors I know use the aileron stick to steer the boat ( right - left ) I think you are looking for the elevator stick ( up - down ) when I did my DX6i it had wires on both pots, the wires where long enough to reach the new pots, just had to reroute them
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 11:23 PM
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Ryan, here's the drawing for on deck rigging for my RMG winch
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 09:28 AM
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elevator stick ( up - down ) when I did my DX6i it had wires on both pots, the wires where long enough to reach the new pots, just had to reroute them
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John,
Conversion AC to sailboat Tx-

AC throttle< winch
AC rudder< down-haul
AC elevator<jib trim
AC aileron<boat rudder

The AC Tx elevator pot on the DX7 uses three tangs connecting the pot to the circuit board. The AC rudder (boat jib trim) has the three wires like the DX6

Looks like the DX6 is easier to convert than the DX7 (early version).
Thanks for helping clarify.
Jerry
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Old Aug 08, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Cheap DX5's for racing sailboat Tx

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Conversion AC to sailboat Tx-
AC throttle< winch
AC rudder< down-haul
AC elevator<jib trim
AC aileron<boat rudder
Looks like the DX6 is easier to convert than the DX7 (early version).
Just realized that early DX5s are ultra cheap (new +/-$60) and may prove to be the best (2.4) Tx for a racing sailboat.
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Old Aug 08, 2012, 02:03 PM
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Might take a look at the Tactic 6 channel as it has two knobs in top panel. Works good for Backstay adjustment on #1116.
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Old Aug 08, 2012, 07:27 PM
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Might take a look at the Tactic 6 channel as it has two knobs in top panel. Works good for Backstay adjustment on #1116.
Nice to know. Is Tactic 6 FM or 2.4? All things being equal, I prefer the short (2.4) antennas (and no channel checking) (:
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Old Aug 09, 2012, 01:48 AM
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Jerry, I think the better choice would be the DX6i, it has end point adjustment, sub trim adjustment, exponential adjustment, and 10 model memory also I use the helicopter setup on some of my models, it has a throttle curve setup so you can make any curve you want for your sail wench, also one of our club members uses a DX6i on his J boat, he has 2 RMG winches 1 for jib and 1 for main and mixes them together and can trim the 1 for the jib, no need for a jib trim
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Old Aug 09, 2012, 09:42 AM
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DX6i is it

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Jerry, I think the better choice would be the DX6i, it has end point adjustment, sub trim adjustment, exponential adjustment, and 10 model memory also I use the helicopter setup on some of my models, it has a throttle curve setup so you can make any curve you want for your sail wench, also one of our club members uses a DX6i on his J boat, he has 2 RMG winches 1 for jib and 1 for main and mixes them together and can trim the 1 for the jib, no need for a jib trim
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John,
This is the best case for using a DX6i for racing sailboats. This is the first time I've read about using mixing to accomplish what a jib trim does. Great. Less Tx surgery is better.

Do you use the landing gear channel (toggle up or down) to rake the mast? Could the retract (gear) channel's endpoints be adjusted for the down haul? That would mean no Tx surgery at all which would be the best deal.

So the throttle curve (main sail winch) is in the helicopter mode?! Never done that. This really helps, thanks. Moving on.
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Old Aug 09, 2012, 06:24 PM
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converting DX6i to LiPo

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Our club members uses a DX6i .
Guys,
Plan to race the SBOD using a DX6 i Tx. Walk me through converting a DX6i from 4 1.2V AA's to a LiPo bat. Which Lipo fits? Remove the AA bat clip to install the LiPo? need to anchor the female plug to connect the Lipo. Help?!
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Old Aug 09, 2012, 08:16 PM
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single cell lipo is 3.7v,4 AA nimh are 4.8v not really a good match.
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Old Aug 09, 2012, 11:00 PM
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Roger that!
Any AA alternatives?!
Do all (most) DX6 users stick with AA?!
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Old Aug 09, 2012, 11:13 PM
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single cell lipo is 3.7v,4 AA nimh are 4.8v not really a good match.
Would 2s 7.2V blow the DX6 (or DX5) circuit board?!
(Later (DX7+) operate with 9.6V Ni-MH.)
Anyone have data on max volts 5 & 6 circuits are designed to tolerate?
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Old Aug 09, 2012, 11:15 PM
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Jerry, I use the batteries that came with my DX6i ( 4AA 1700 mah NIMH ) I get 5 to 6 hrs run time, on my new S/B I plan on using the landing gear switch for the jib twitcher, one of our club members has his back stay on the main sheet arm of his winch
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Old Aug 09, 2012, 11:30 PM
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Jerry, I use the batteries that came with my DX6i ( 4AA 1700 mah NIMH ) I get 5 to 6 hrs run time, on my new S/B I plan on using the landing gear switch for the jib twitcher, one of our club members has his back stay on the main sheet arm of his winch
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Roger that. (:
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