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Posted by oldsneakers | Mar 29, 2021 @ 12:12 PM | 8,193 Views
Setting up AS3X on an AR8360 Receiver with an iX20

This is the short hand version of following John Adam’s AR637T videos with some added extras I use on my plane. Substitute as needed for your plane. I will add screen copies when I get time. I wanted something simple to follow instead of referring to the videos.

The plane has Flaps & uses Crow. Uses 3 channels & trim switches to control the gyro gain in roll, pitch and yaw independently

Receiver Forward Programming Flight Mode Channel is Aux4
Gyro Gain Channels are on X+1, X+2, X+3
RTrim - Elevator compensation adjust when Crow is on
LTrim - Adjust gain of ailerons AS3X gyro axis, Gain channel X+1
LTTrim - Adjust gain of elevator AS3X gyro axis Gain channel X+2
RTTrim - Adjust gain of rudder AS3X gyro axis Gain channel X+3

I use 3 receiver Flight Modes:
FM1: no gyro
FM2: Rate gyro On
FM3: Rate gyro On and Crow deployed

Setup the transmitter
Create a new model in your iX20
Bind the new model to the AR8360 receiver
Model Setup/Aircraft Type choose your wing settings
Here I’m using 2 Ailerons, 2 Flaps and Normal Tail

Model Setup/Menu Setup
Channel count to 12 or above
Set XPLUS to On

Model Setup/Channel Assign/ set Aux4 to Switch B
Set all other channels to Inhibit

Model Setup/Flight Mode Setup set Switch 1 to switch B

Model Setup/Trim Setup choose how you want the gyro gain switches
to act. Common on all FM’s or different on each FM. Set each Trim switch you are...Continue Reading
Posted by oldsneakers | Mar 23, 2021 @ 04:32 PM | 8,688 Views
Possible reasons Spektrum receivers won't start up

AS3X Related
• The plane control surfaces are not at center as in when you have Flap/Crow/elevator comp active.
• There is excessive trim on a control surface.
• The plane is not on a level surface(Not all receivers).
• The airplane is not stable. Wind shaking the plane can stop the gyro from initializing. I have found that with my AR8360T receiver, I cannot hold the plane still enough to have it start up. The plane must be on the ground.

RF Related
• The receiver is not bound or has lost it's bind to the transmitter.
• Bind plug was left in the receiver.
• The Bind plug is plugged into the wrong port(very common on AR9350's)
• The transmitter model is bound to a different aircraft.
• The receiver battery is dead.
• The transmitter is too close to the receiver(4 feet minimum).
• All required satellite receivers are not installed and bound.
• The satellite receivers are plugged into the wrong ports.
• One of the bound remote satellite receivers got disconnected.
• Don't try to connect to your receiver in a poor environment, such as a metal shed,
or on bleachers, or in the back of your pickup truck, or with the antennas against the ground (common glider mistake).
• Your transmitter(iX12 & iX20) automatically placed itself into "Tx Auto Sleep".
Here is another that looks like a receiver did not start or the reason some say their
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