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Apr 20, 2012, 10:27 AM
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Andy,

Same thing over here, must be the PlayStation generation.
The Younger generation also seems to prefer the handheld Tx over the Pult way.
I'm not using the neck strap either, light and compact the way to go.

regards,
Danny
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Apr 20, 2012, 11:16 AM
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Apr 20, 2012, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by danny.act
Andy,

Same thing over here, must be the PlayStation generation.
The Younger generation also seems to prefer the handheld Tx over the Pult way.
I'm not using the neck strap either, light and compact the way to go.

regards,
Danny
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Apr 20, 2012, 12:00 PM
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Well, this unit will be a very fine upgrade, for my DX7. Never had any problems with that unit, but it has become to limited for my hangar. The DX7 is still fine to fly the
BNF micro planes. But I'm will love the DX 18 for the possibilities it provides.

And the size will be great. I was considering the DX 10 for a while, but that one is far to expensive to my liking, I would rather go MC-32 then.

So I ordered my DX 18 already, And like many pilots around the Globe, I will be very pleased with it, for the next decade.

PAT
Apr 20, 2012, 12:02 PM
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If thats the best way to hold it, Im glad I already have all the kids i want.
Apr 20, 2012, 02:37 PM
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Apr 20, 2012, 11:25 PM
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Andy, thank you for clarifying my original post, and reminding people about the "ignore" option

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Originally Posted by struggleforlife
Holey moley, i've never (openly) been called a troll before...
What a unpleasant thing to say!
To my best knowledge I've never done anything to deserve this.
Well Teryn... I don't know you, but I will tell you this:
I will just LOVE you back!
hahahaha
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Apr 22, 2012, 06:37 AM
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I am a bit (most likely a lot) confused about the Flight Mode functions on the DX18 and I am using the manuals for the DX10 and DX8 for my source of information. I am use to using Flight Modes to be able to assign trims, mixes, servo speeds, curves, etc at the flip of a switch. For example if I want the elevator trim to be different (or the same) in two flight modes I name "Cruise" or "Land" I can do that. I can also energize specific mixes to all flight modes or just specific flight modes and so forth. When I read the DX manuals I can't find where/how you assign any of these to flight modes. I know I am missing something -- please point me in the right direction.

Howard
Apr 22, 2012, 08:09 AM
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The DX8 manual isn't going to help you any.

The DX10t/DX18 flight mode switches are selected using the Flight Mode Setup screen. On these screens you specify which switches to use to select the flight mode you want (up to 3 switches). In Heli mode you also specify the HOLD switch and what position it is active in.

With Sailplanes it's even more advanced. You need to tell it how many FM's you want - 2/3, 4/5, or totally Custom. With 2 or 3 you select a single switch to control the mode, with 4 or 5 you use two switches. With Custom you specify 3 switches, and this gives you access to all 10 possible FM's.

If you use the 2/3 or 4/5 options, the selection of what FM is in what switch position combination is pretty easy. You just adjust until you're happy with the 2, 3, 4, or 5 options. You can also rename each option if you so desire.

In the Custom mode, you specify what FM you are in for every switch position. You really don't want to do this unless you fly a very complicated ship or have some very precise needs. The pro guys who helped us develop this know how to use 10 FM's well, but the sample files they send me keep having 4 or 5 FM's defined, so I think 10 is probably overkill for most pilots.

Andy
Apr 22, 2012, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by AndyKunz
The DX8 manual isn't going to help you any.

The DX10t/DX18 flight mode switches are selected using the Flight Mode Setup screen. On these screens you specify which switches to use to select the flight mode you want (up to 3 switches). In Heli mode you also specify the HOLD switch and what position it is active in.

With Sailplanes it's even more advanced. You need to tell it how many FM's you want - 2/3, 4/5, or totally Custom. With 2 or 3 you select a single switch to control the mode, with 4 or 5 you use two switches. With Custom you specify 3 switches, and this gives you access to all 10 possible FM's.

If you use the 2/3 or 4/5 options, the selection of what FM is in what switch position combination is pretty easy. You just adjust until you're happy with the 2, 3, 4, or 5 options. You can also rename each option if you so desire.

In the Custom mode, you specify what FM you are in for every switch position. You really don't want to do this unless you fly a very complicated ship or have some very precise needs. The pro guys who helped us develop this know how to use 10 FM's well, but the sample files they send me keep having 4 or 5 FM's defined, so I think 10 is probably overkill for most pilots.

Andy
Andy,I didn't look through the whole thread. Would you pls advise when this 18ch radio will be released?

Thanks

Su.
Apr 23, 2012, 12:30 AM
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Originally Posted by super2012
pls advise when this 18ch radio will be released?

Thanks

Su.
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Apr 23, 2012, 05:00 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyKunz
The DX8 manual isn't going to help you any.

The DX10t/DX18 flight mode switches are selected using the Flight Mode Setup screen. On these screens you specify which switches to use to select the flight mode you want (up to 3 switches). In Heli mode you also specify the HOLD switch and what position it is active in.

With Sailplanes it's even more advanced. You need to tell it how many FM's you want - 2/3, 4/5, or totally Custom. With 2 or 3 you select a single switch to control the mode, with 4 or 5 you use two switches. With Custom you specify 3 switches, and this gives you access to all 10 possible FM's.

If you use the 2/3 or 4/5 options, the selection of what FM is in what switch position combination is pretty easy. You just adjust until you're happy with the 2, 3, 4, or 5 options. You can also rename each option if you so desire.

In the Custom mode, you specify what FM you are in for every switch position. You really don't want to do this unless you fly a very complicated ship or have some very precise needs. The pro guys who helped us develop this know how to use 10 FM's well, but the sample files they send me keep having 4 or 5 FM's defined, so I think 10 is probably overkill for most pilots.

Andy
Andy,

Thanks -- that helps. I also re-read the DX10 manual for FM for all three AC types and it makes more sense now. I am still not clear about which attributes can be changed/modified as a function of which FM you switch to. For example, can digital trims for a plane be unique to a specific FM or selected to be the same across all FM, can mixes be turned on/off or values changed by moving from one FM to another, can D/R & Exponential be turned on/off or values changed by moving to different FM, can servo speed values be changed with different FM, etc. Your knowledge is really providing a great insight into this new radio. Thanks

Howard
Apr 23, 2012, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Howard L
Andy,I didn't look through the whole thread. Would you pls advise when this 18ch radio will be released?
This summer.

Quote:
Thanks -- that helps. I also re-read the DX10 manual for FM for all three AC types and it makes more sense now. I am still not clear about which attributes can be changed/modified as a function of which FM you switch to. For example, can digital trims for a plane be unique to a specific FM or selected to be the same across all FM, can mixes be turned on/off or values changed by moving from one FM to another, can D/R & Exponential be turned on/off or values changed by moving to different FM, can servo speed values be changed with different FM, etc.
Flight Mode is a logical switch which is created by one or more physical switches.

Digital trims can be unique to a FM or common to all FMs by selecting the appropriate Common/FMode option for that trim in the Trim Setup screen. On the DX8 all trims are ganged together; on the DX10t/DX18 each trim is independent of the others for this setting.

Because FM is a switch, it is on the switch list for all the other places where you would use a switch, including mixes, D/R-Expo, servo speed, etc. The number of checkboxes for active positions is based upon the number of FMs you have defined.

In sailplane there is one special case where you can select the Combo switch as your input for D/R-Expo. When you do this, the primary switch is FM and you select a secondary switch. This in essence gives you 3 D/R's per FM (all will have the same Expo curve but with different D/R settings).

Andy
Apr 23, 2012, 08:43 AM
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Andy,

I got it this time, great answer -- thank you for sticking with me.

Howard


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