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Feb 03, 2008, 08:29 PM
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Program SPektrum DX6I Aero Throttle Hold

Hi All,

New DX6I owner here (came with a Blade 400...). I purchased a couple of 6100 rx's to use with my foamy park flyers I fly indoors. Going from a Hitec Optic 6 to the 6I. The planes fly great with the Spektrum and I am a happy guy.

Anyway, my question is about throttle hold. On the Optic I pushed a button and the throttle was locked so if I hit the stick it did not start the motor. I like to use this when I carry the plane to the flight line.

On the 6I I cannot seem to make this work in the airplane mode. I figured I would need a programmable mix but I cant seem to get it to work. I have tried lots of different things, and even mixed lots of things just to see if I understand how the mixing worked (for example mixing rudder with ailerons worked fine).

So, has anyone with a 6I been able to do this?

Any help appreciated.

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Mar 31, 2008, 08:44 AM
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Gene did you ever figure this out? I was wondering how to do the same thing with my DX6i...
Mar 31, 2008, 12:37 PM
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Spektrum support says it cannot be programmed this way. They suggest simply not arming the speed control until the plane is on the flight line.

Sep 08, 2009, 07:10 PM
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Thanks guys. I have throttle hold programmed on all my helis. We have normal, stunt, and hold, throttle curves available in the heli mode. I move between normal and stunt curves with my gear/f mode switch on the left of the tx (can call it the "idle up" switch). I can also move between normal or stunt curves to the hold curve with my mix/th hold switch on the right of the tx. I flatline the hold curve at 0.0% so that when I move the switch to the hold position the throttle stick sends 0.0% no matter where I move it. This is a great safety device in case the throttle gets bumped. I just tried do something similar for my first airplane in the acro mode. I tried everything I could think of in the mix area with no luck. At least now I don't feel like such a dunce.
Sep 09, 2009, 05:39 AM
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Originally Posted by bill williams
At least now I don't feel like such a dunce.
You can still feel like this for replying to a 1 year old thread.
The only throttle hold on DX6i is in HELI mode.

Use a rubber band tied to the back brace and wrap around the front and on the throttle stick if you are that afraid of hitting the THR stick.

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