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Apr 14, 2004, 03:03 PM

Flaparon with 4 channel receiver

For those who have asked....Not that I wanted to know :-) :-) :-)

I have a Futaba 6XA transmitter, and did this with a GWS 4 channel receiver. The idea was to get some of the 6th channel functions from a 4 channel receiver, using 2 servos. Here is what I did.
1. Turn FLPR ON and set at 100%
2. Turn FLTR ON and set at 100%
3. Turn ON prog1 and set channel 1 as Master and Channel 4 as Slave
4. Turn ON prog2 and set channel 6 as Master and Channel 4 as Slave
You may have to REV servo on channel 4 for proper rotation.

Now the servo plugged into channel 4 acts like channel 6 for some things -- but not all. That servo will act like a channel 6 servo for ailerons and for Flap Trim (the knob on the transmitter). The channel 4 servo will operate in opposite directions for the aileron function, but in the same direction for Flap Trim.

There may be other combinations that work -- the above worked for me.

I was NOT able to get the Airbrake function to work correctly. Anybody know how to do that??

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Apr 14, 2004, 10:34 PM
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Marion, Unfortunately, you can't. You dont have "link" in those mixes in the 6X to get it to follow for things like airbrake.

The new 7C has support for 5-ch receivers for twin aileron servos, and 3-ch support for vtails and elevons.

Mrs. AnnMarie Cross
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