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Posted by Suko | Apr 20, 2018 @ 12:01 PM | 1,355 Views
This guide will go through the process of combining flaps with flight modes. I can confirm that this works with the new (black) Dx6 and Dx7 and I assume it can work with any of the new "black" transmitters that have Spektrum's newer UI. However, I know that this trick is NOT POSSIBLE using a Spektrum Dx6e and I suspect it might not be possible on the Dx8e, but I haven't confirmed this yet.

So, what's the point of linking flaps with flight modes? Good question.
Have you ever had a plane where you deploy the flaps and the plane dives or climbs dramatically? Have you ever deployed flaps (or flaperons) and noticed your plane rolls a bit left or right, but flies fine with flaps up? Having flight modes linked to flaps can help you take care of these issues in-flight in real time without the need to land and go through your Tx settings.

How does it work?
By combining the FLAPS and FLIGHT MODE (which I will abbreviate as FM) onto a single switch, you can set independent trims for each flight mode and flap setting. This means that each flap condition (Flaps Up/Half Flaps/Full Down) will have independent trim from the other flap conditions.

How do we set this up?
I made a video and you can watch it as I go step-by-step through the process. There was no script and I had to hold the phone myself while navigating the menus, so it's not the best, but it will tell you what you need to know.
Setting up flaps with flight modes on Spektrum transmitter (4 min 1 sec)
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Posted by Suko | Jan 12, 2018 @ 12:35 PM | 3,253 Views
Iím going to go over a summary of the gyro units I have knowledge of. Thereís many brands and options out there, but Iím only covering what Iím familiar with. Iím not going to pretend to be an expert on something I donít own or use.

I need to emphasize that if you have specific questions that I arenít answer in this blog, please see the manual and go to the discussion page for that specific unit and ask there. This blog is intended to be a high-level help guide, not a guide on how to get every little detail dialed in.

So, in no particular order, letís take a look at some gyro options.

The OrangeRX RX3S 3-Axis Flight Stabilizer w/DSM2
Source: HobbyKing

RCG Discussion: (I think this thread is for both the Orange RS3X receiver unit and standalone gyro unit)

Pros: Can use on a 6ch aircraft w/ a 6ch transmitter. Relatively simple setup.
Cons: DSM2 only, not DSMX. Partial support for flaperons. Setting up gyro correction/control surface direction is unintuitive.

In my opinion, this is the simplest of the gyro/Rx units, but it does have some limitations. This unit can do flaperons with the AUX channel, but only one of the ailerons will get gyro correction while doing this. This unit does support toggling the gyro on/off using the AUX channel from your transmitter and there is a dip switch...Continue Reading
Posted by Suko | Jan 11, 2018 @ 04:01 PM | 2,609 Views
It seems like there's always a lot of questions on how to setup the Lemon stabilizer in a plane. There's a lot of guides out there, but it seems like that first setup can be daunting to a gyro newbie. I created this guide to help out some who may be needing some setup help. Specifically, this guide is made for the Freewing F-16 V2. However, there's no reason this setup couldn't also be used on similar 6ch aircraft utilizing flaperons.

Firstly, there's 2 different Lemon gyro types. The Lemon Stabilizer and the Lemon Stabilizer PLUS. I personally prefer the standard Lemon Stabilizers, since the PLUS versions are a bit more complicated and more tedious to setup (IMO). Before you get started, make sure you know which version you are using. The standard lemon has the satellite port next to the dials. The PLUS model has a recessed button.

Please note: In order to utilize all 6channels on a Lemon Stabilizer, you MUST have a 7+ channel transmitter. I know this doesn't make sense, but trust me. If you have a Dx6, this guide will not help you. There are gyro options available to you, but the Lemon Stabilizer I reference in this article won't work if you are trying to utilize Flaperons. See the next post for help using a 6ch radio.

This is the standard version w/ Satellite unit:

I could walk through the entire setup process, but I think you'll have a better understanding if you read the first few posts of this thread and also...Continue Reading