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Jul 31, 2010, 03:23 PM
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SANWA VG6000 change mode


Hi,

I've a SANWA VG6000, and I would change mode (1 to 2)... But, I don't found any informations about how to do it...
I only found procedure for the RD series, but this one doesn't works with VG.

Does anyone can help me ?

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Jul 31, 2010, 04:21 PM
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All you need is to move the spring from left stick to right stick for elevator control and metal pressure plate from right stick to left stick for motor control.
Jul 31, 2010, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by John Kim
All you need is to move the spring from left stick to right stick for elevator control and metal pressure plate from right stick to left stick for motor control.
Hi John Kim,

Thanks for your response.

But at the level of mixing, etc... there is no manipulation to do (as with the RD6000 in a hidden menu)?
Jul 31, 2010, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by klesh
Hi, I've a SANWA VG6000, and I would change mode (1 to 2)... But, I don't found any informations about how to do it...
I only found procedure for the RD series, but this one doesn't works with VG.
Does anyone can help me ?Thanks
"Mode change - Sanwa (aka Airtronics) - DIY RD6000/RD8000 "
under sub section "Transmitter - Change Mode 1 <> 2" at:
Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links

Regards
Alan T.
Aug 01, 2010, 04:57 AM
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Originally Posted by A.T.
"Mode change - Sanwa (aka Airtronics) - DIY RD6000/RD8000 "
under sub section "Transmitter - Change Mode 1 <> 2" at:
Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links

Regards
Alan T.
Code:
Sanwa Mode 1 to 2 change via service mode
1. Switch the radio off.
2. Shift the left switch forward.
3. Hold down F.Mode and End.
4. Switch the radio on.
5. Flip back the left switch.
6. Scroll down to MOD.
7. Select mode 2.
8. Press End.
9. Switch the radio off.
10. Switch the radio back on.
1. unscrew aerial
2. remove all screws from the back
3. carefully lift the back off BE VERY CAREFUL AS THE TRAINER SOCKET WIRES
ARE SHORT AND SNAP EASILY
4. remove the spring / tensioner and seesaw assy from the elevator stick
5. remove the throttle ratchet asembly and stick travel limiters
6. refit to opposite sticks without the limiters

Re asemble the tx

1. With the radio off.
2. Shift all switches forwards / down .
3. Hold down F.Mode and End.
4. Switch the radio on.
5. Wait for a beep
6. Flip back the top left switch.
7. Release F.Mode and End.
8. Scroll down to MOD.
9. Select mode 2.
10. Press End.
11. Switch the radio off.
12. Switch the radio back on

-----------------------------------------
Other functions of SVC menus
Init-->YES (press yes button)
CH---->yes button selects 6 or 8
NEU--->sets neutral stick positions
TRV--->sets stick calibration
A/D--->VR1....VR6 stick pot values
MODE-->mode 1 or 2(stick orientations)
LCD--->All led's lit, some, some, none
SW---->press 'yes' to see switch positions
B*AL-->use +- to set batt voltage alarm
PULSE->Nor, LO, HI
V*Cal->'+' set voltage to 10.0 volts
All-CR>All clear
-------------------------------------------------
I've tried this procedure, but doesn't works on VG series...
Moreover, there is no F-MODE key or END key... (I've tried with 2 FUNCTION keys, INC+ & DEC-, ...)




How to access to service menu on VG series ?

Thx
Aug 01, 2010, 06:59 AM
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Originally Posted by A.T.
"Mode change - Sanwa (aka Airtronics) - DIY RD6000/RD8000 " under sub section "Transmitter - Change Mode 1 <> 2" at:
Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links Regards Alan T.
Misread VG/RD. sorry, currently the only known way to convert VG units is the old fashioned "hardwire" method as explained 28Nov08:
Mode Change Sanwa/Airtronics VG6000 "Gidday jus a note to all who may read this . I have successfully changed from mode 1 to mode 2. Takes a little bit of work but its not hard. Take back off radio.u will see that there are 3 wires on the elevator and throttle pots that lead to the board . make note of where their positions are and unsolder.wot u need to do is get some longer wires to switch the pots over. solder the longer wires to the board in color order on the left side looking down. but on the right side you have to reverse the red and black wire position. so as to make the throttle cut to work properly.I then just soldered extension wires to the opposite side pots from the boards and switched the spring ,rachet and throttle stops over , Works great and all functions work as prescribed. Ps. use heat shrink on all joins. Sanwa can stick their codes!! LOL!"

Regards
Alan T.
Aug 01, 2010, 03:12 PM
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I did not know SG6000 was a computer radio. It must be same radio labled as RD6000 by Airtronics. I believe RD6000 does not have mode change program.

If you want to use mixing, the wiring need be changed as well as mechanical changes so that original control channels stay same, as Alan explained in above.

If you needed Mode 2 radio, you should not have bought Mode 1 SG6000. Changing mode on this radio is difficult.
Aug 02, 2010, 04:13 PM
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If you hate wiring changes, use programable mixes instead of factory set mixings.
Aug 02, 2010, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by John Kim
If you hate wiring changes, use programable mixes instead of factory set mixings.
By the time you've done that, everything is so confusing that the radio is hardly usable except in the most basic fashion.
Aug 02, 2010, 08:00 PM
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I almost want to be mad at JK for his polluting this thread so terribly.

Didn't read the OP: check.
Invented a radio: check. (go ahead, google airtronics SG6000, i'll wait)
Belittled the OP after having to be corrected because he didn't even bother to read the OP: check and double check.

....

Aug 06, 2010, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by A.T.
Misread VG/RD. sorry, currently the only known way to convert VG units is the old fashioned "hardwire" method as explained 28Nov08:
Mode Change Sanwa/Airtronics VG6000 "Gidday jus a note to all who may read this . I have successfully changed from mode 1 to mode 2. Takes a little bit of work but its not hard. Take back off radio.u will see that there are 3 wires on the elevator and throttle pots that lead to the board . make note of where their positions are and unsolder.wot u need to do is get some longer wires to switch the pots over. solder the longer wires to the board in color order on the left side looking down. but on the right side you have to reverse the red and black wire position. so as to make the throttle cut to work properly.I then just soldered extension wires to the opposite side pots from the boards and switched the spring ,rachet and throttle stops over , Works great and all functions work as prescribed. Ps. use heat shrink on all joins. Sanwa can stick their codes!! LOL!"

Regards
Alan T.

Thanks!
I'll try...
Aug 16, 2010, 03:05 PM
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I've finally found how to access the service menu, and so how to change mode!

Service menu on VG6000:

- Turn off your radio
- "RETRACT GEAR" toggle switch turn towards you
- "FLAP" 3 positions toggle switch in the middle
- "ELEVATOR" & "AILERON" must be turn to '1'
- Press both "INC+" and "DEC-" key simultaneously, and turn on the main power

Now, you can see "OAA" on screen.
To navigate in menu, use standard keys ("FUNCTION").
When you see number of your mode (1, 2, ...), use "INC+" or "DEC-" to change it.
Next, calibrate sticks...
Turn off your radio.
The mode is changed!



I hope this procedure can help another...
Nov 03, 2017, 06:05 PM
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Thx


Been trying to find how to change the VG6000 over and here it is Thankyou. Just need to fit a 2.4G DIY module now !

Btw, anyone know the input channel order of the VG6000?
Last edited by 146skip; Nov 03, 2017 at 07:20 PM.


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