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Old Dec 04, 2008, 02:00 AM
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E-Flite Hawker Sea Fury DX6i retract help! I NEED! haha

I have the E-Flite Hawker Sea Fury and i want to set up the retracts on the DX6i. how do i do this?
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Old Dec 04, 2008, 03:15 AM
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Option #1:
Run them on a Y cable and hook them up to the 'gear' port on your rx

OPTION #2:
For more granular control, you can plug one servo into 'gear' port, and the other into 'aux' channel. Then in your programming, setup a custom mix for gear -> flap (100% up, 100% down. Move the switch to get both directions). If you do it this way, you'll want to make sure your flap settings are set to 0% on the flap screen. This way your aileron in the aux port will get full travel.

Hope that helps!
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Old Dec 04, 2008, 08:03 PM
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thanks!
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Originally Posted by gp125racer
Option #1:
Run them on a Y cable and hook them up to the 'gear' port on your rx

OPTION #2:
For more granular control, you can plug one servo into 'gear' port, and the other into 'aux' channel. Then in your programming, setup a custom mix for gear -> flap (100% up, 100% down. Move the switch to get both directions). If you do it this way, you'll want to make sure your flap settings are set to 0% on the flap screen. This way your aileron in the aux port will get full travel.

Hope that helps!
Don
When I tried the y harness on mine, I could not get the gear to sync...one went up, one went down. Any idea how to change this? My LHS did not know, told me I had to put one on one channel, one on the other, and use BOTH switches to gear up or down...NOT what I want to do.
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Old Jan 08, 2009, 09:46 AM
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You need to buy a reversing y harness, it'll reverse one of the servos.
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Old Jan 08, 2009, 11:27 PM
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E-Flite Hawker Sea Fury maunal suggests EXRA320 (Y-Harness 6"/Reverser Standard by Expert Electronics) I'm having the same issue.

Question: Using a Dx6i, is it not possible to mix both gears and ailerons (2 servo's each)? Doesn't see, to be enough channels for both so I'm assuming at least one y harness is a must. If so, any thoughts as to which to harness? (i.e. reverse y harness for gear vs. y harness for aileron)

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Old Jan 09, 2009, 12:13 AM
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I run a Y harness on ailerons, they are too near to the tips to be of any real use as flaperons anyway, and having to separate channels mixed to gear is a big benefit in setting up.
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Old Jan 09, 2009, 04:24 AM
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I bought a reversing harness for the gear and had a standard y for the ailerons, but my didn't work properly so ended up having one wheel plugged into the gear slot and the other in the aux slot, so each wheel is on a seperate switch. I prefer it that way.
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Old Jan 09, 2009, 04:07 PM
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thanks, played around with mixing the 2 gear servos and now understand why all recommend separate channels for gears. does seem like there's much more adj flexibility than if went with reverse y-harness. I was looking forward to messing around with rx differential settings on dual ailerons, tho, from the looks of it, it wouldn't have made much difference...

would be fantastic if could control the rate of movement through rx... slow retract would look real/nice!
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Old Jan 09, 2009, 04:14 PM
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Using programmable servos you can slow them down if you want - Hyperion DS09AMD's would be perfect fit too.

Or you could also do it using 2 "servo-slows"
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Old Jan 09, 2009, 05:23 PM
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would be fantastic if could control the rate of movement through rx... slow retract would look real/nice!
AS mentioned, a servo slow unit thing works for this or higher end radios let you program in servo speed directly in the computer radio settings. The JR9303 lets you do both speed from 0 to 15 sec.s as well as a delay up to 2 secs.
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Old Jan 09, 2009, 08:53 PM
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I would recommend using the gear and auxiliary channels and mixing them. I have a DX6 and it took about 30 mins to figure it out. It was worth it, you can set individual end points when you use two channels and mix them. Also consider adding an isolated BEC you are running 6 servos.

Here are my birds:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=917247

Good luck.
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Old Jan 10, 2009, 06:40 AM
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RjA,

Do you mind posting the setup you've got on your DX6i for the mixes? I was going to use my mixing for aileron+rudder as i've got my landing gear on independant switches.

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Old Jan 17, 2009, 10:51 AM
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I'm using a Dx6i with Hitec 65mg servos. I'm sure settings will vary on different equipment and other variables but the following settings seem to work perfectly for me:

Travel adj: Gear 125% (up), 88% (down) / Flap 125%
Sub trim: Gear 0 / Flap (up) 55
Flaps: 88 (down) for both normal and landing
Mix 1: Gear-Flap Rate +125%

Should also note that I am using the holes closest to the pivot point on the servo horns. So movement needs to be adusted way up for full lock.
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