Originally Posted by dale69101
any other manuals that would be helpful.
Download and spend a day with the DX18 programming guide and associated DX18 download from Kennedy Composites. http://www.kennedycomposites.com/transmitters.htm
along with your DX18 outfit with 6 servos hooked up.
OK, it's for thermal sailplanes really, but a 6-servo sailplane needs lots of mixing and other features and the guide walks you through a high proportion of the DX18's capabilities. It'll help if you can fix up a plane or a bench rig with 2 ails and 2 flaps to see what's going on. The download is a template, so does need user input to make it work properly with controls moving and behaving correctly. I printed out all 27 pages of the guide as I'm old enough to read paper easier than a screen.
I've flown props and EDF and turbine jets for many years using most of the capabilities of a JR 10X and only got started with slope soarers a few months ago. I was surprised to find that glider programming can be rather more complex than that of most powered planes. Initially I found the more extensive capabilities of the DX18 mind-boggling, but the aforementioned guide and download eventually proved to be a first class learning aid, despite some frustrating periods when I couldn't get my ageing brain to think laterally enough.
Is the manual for the DX8 extensive and relevant?
Not really. My DX8 was a useful taster for modern Tx programming when I moved over from my JR 10X, but it's nowhere near as extensive as the DX18.