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Thread: Spektrum iX12
04/09/2018 12:55:38
Posted by Don Fry on 04/09/2018 11:08:08:

Are you using switch E to move the flaps? If so you need to assign Switch E to channel 9 as well, so switch E is switching both channels, and hence both servos.

Hi Don. Yes, I've set Ch. 8 to SW E but am unable to select the same option in Ch. 9. However, SW E is operating both servos, it's just that the one in Ch. 9 does not replicate the same movement as the servo in Ch. 8. Channels 1 - 7 and 9 have all been automatically set to 'N/A' by the transmitter. I assume that this has been pre-defined when I set the wing type to '2 Ailerons - 2 Flaps'.

04/09/2018 12:49:59
Posted by Denis Watkins on 04/09/2018 09:40:58:

The size of the increments of travel and trim can be set on most channels

Go through as you found, there is a discrepancy on the channels you are using

Hi Denis. Thanks for that but can you give me any guidance on the location of this facility? I can't see any options that do this in the Model Setup screens.

04/09/2018 09:32:12

I'm having trouble setting up matching servo travel for flaps and as this is my first Spektrum radio cannot for the life of me see where I'm going wrong.

Wing type: 2 Ailerons: 2 Flaps.

This is the set up for the flaps:-
Channel Input Configuration:-
Channel 8 - Aux 3 - Switch E (3 position)
Channel 9 - Aux 4 - N/A

RX Port Assignment:-
Channel 8 - Aux 3 - Right Flap.
Channel 9 - Aux 4 - Left Flap.

Tried setting the travels on each servo and cannot get them to move the same amount. Is this something to do with Channel 9 Input Configuration being N/A?


Thread: Discoloured canopy
02/07/2018 14:58:27

Thanks again for your input guys.

02/07/2018 12:44:19

Thanks for the input, guys. I think I'll have to try the vac forming route but concerned about using vaseline as a release agent. Is there anything else less messy and more easily cleaned off that I can use?

01/07/2018 23:22:37

Anyone have ideas on how to renovate a badly yellowed canopy on my P47 please? I suspect this is just and age or sunlight degradation issue.

Thread: Spitfire Aerial fitting ideas
11/09/2017 12:25:38

Hi Ian,

Try this - it works successfully for me without blowing off or moving in flight. See pictures:-

Glue magnets into fuse. Cover with cling film. Attach two more magnets over the cling film. Make a paste from epoxy and mico balloon and mould into rough shape over the magnets. Remove when cured. finish shape, make slot for plywood aerial and glue into position . Voila!20170911_120952_resized.jpg.20170911_120931_resized.jpg

Edited By Pickygit on 11/09/2017 12:30:54

Edited By Pickygit on 11/09/2017 12:34:55

Edited By Pickygit on 11/09/2017 12:35:35

Thread: 2 Stroke Engine Tune
18/08/2017 18:49:32

Thanks Brian. Looks like I've a few hurdles to jump!

18/08/2017 18:09:11

Guys, thank you for your responses. Brian - you describe my restarting problem very well also. I have included a picture of my cowl installation. Is it possible for you to show your 'funnel intake' installation please?


18/08/2017 16:02:37

This is my first attempt using a 2 Stoke petrol engine (DLE35RA) and is mounted in a 1/5 scale Spitfire. I've managed to set up the engine OK with the cowl off and can run indefinately with little or no '4-stoking' at any throttle setting. However, when the cowl is fitted, (only approx. 15mm of the head protrudes from the bottom of the opening in the cowl through which the Pitts style exhaust is also exiting) I have a running problem. The engine starts and runs for about 1.5 minutes at around 1/3rd. throttle and then wants to die. Only tickling the throttle and choke will keep it going before it stops altogether. Of course, it's geting a bit warm in there but the engine doesn't appear to be seizing as I can freel rotate the engine after its stopped. Any advice would be welcome.

Edited By Pickygit on 18/08/2017 16:07:33

Thread: 1/5 Scale Spitfire
01/03/2017 23:52:08

Anyone know how to make/buy a scale fuel cap for a 1/5 scale Spit?.

For clarity I mean the one for the tank in front of the cockpit.

Thread: NEW CLUB rc flyers deepcut
12/10/2013 23:38:22

Heard about this site from Paul, our new window cleaner. I'm keen to join as the site is only a mile away from where I live. Any more details please.

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