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Brian Dorricott 102/07/2017 12:34:53
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I am using a DX6e as master wireless and a DXe as a slave , everything works ok but it does not seem to trim out properly . If my instructor changes trim on the master DX6e I am having to match it on the DXe which is bit hard if your the nervous beginner type . Is there any way to set it up so the trim stays with the master ? Tried google but no one seems to have a DX6e yet , anyone suggest settings on both ( got the programming lead for DXe) and then I will try it again.Help appreciated thanks

Denis Watkins02/07/2017 14:01:15
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Nah Brian, a competent flyer has to trim out the slave aircraft.

It only takes a few minutes, then that set up is used for some while with the novice

Brian Dorricott 102/07/2017 15:35:02
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Point taken Denis but incompetent would be nearer the mark ! I was less nervy back when I began in February - A cert pipe dream at moment , what's the equivalent RC term for 2 left feet ?

Denis Watkins02/07/2017 15:41:52
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At my club Brian

2 flyers take the master and the slave and trim out on each transmitter.

You suggest the "A", so cannot one of your club step in to help?

Chris Bott - Moderator02/07/2017 16:28:01
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A simple way to do this is for the instructor to fly the plane, trim it and then land.
On the ground, hook up the pupil Tx and trim the pupil Tx until there's no surface movement when the instructor switches between the two.
Once this is achieved, then both Txs are trimmed the same and you can head to the strip for a lesson.
Steve J02/07/2017 17:42:28
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Brian,

You need to look at the configuration of the DX6e. With the DX6e Wireless Trainer configured as Pilot Link Master you only need a clean memory on the DXe with no servo travels, reversing or trims set.

Steve

Edited By Steve J on 02/07/2017 17:42:48

Don Fry02/07/2017 18:49:16
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Steve J, to make plain, you are saying transfer a trimmed model memory from the master to the slave.

I have acquired a DX6E, as a slave to my DX9, and the pupils arrive, 17th July.

Steve J02/07/2017 19:04:55
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All that you need to do on the slave is create a new Acro memory and bind it to the master.

Steve

Chris Bott - Moderator02/07/2017 19:48:35
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I think with pilot link master, the master expects a centred, zeroed trim input from the slave. It then applies the masters trims to the signals coming in. That way only the instructor has to worry about trims. Sounds the way to go to me.
Mr.B.02/07/2017 20:53:15
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Indeed, in pilot link master the instructors trims are applied to the student. If the student applies trim this is added to (or subtracted from) to the instructors trim.

Brian Dorricott 103/07/2017 10:12:38
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Thanks guys for replies , I can test this on the bench by putting in a big trim change on the DX6e master and when I press the trainer button there should be no change -correct ? Just to clarify the DXe Slave is one model only tx so cannot create a new memory it does not have one . Just to amuse you guys and confirm my limited ability , I was under instruction and every time the instructor gave me control the plane dived , trim it he said so I did until it was at the end travel still it nose dived after a minute of this I listened carefully and noted that I had the motor kill switch on ! Always carry the plane out to field with tx kill switch on just forgot - red faced , not half.

Brian Dorricott 103/07/2017 16:49:44
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Thanks everyone Pilot Link Master was the trick ! Every change now on trim on master is reflected on slave so now I don't touch trims on slave at all . Just stick input now so it's sorted ta guys . Zeroed everything on DXe and now spot on with DX6e doing all the trimming etc

Now a big question how long before you get any better at it ? or was 58 to old to start ?

Chris Bott - Moderator03/07/2017 22:51:56
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Definitely not too old Brian. But learning is a gradual process. One week you'll make great strides and another you'll think you've taken a step backwards.
The whole attraction of this lark is that it's such a challenge. Stick at it, you know it's worth it.
kc05/07/2017 13:59:53
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Stick with it as Chris says - it will be frustrating that youngsters learn quickly but it just takes longer with age.

One thing you may find is that concentrating on flying gets harder after a certain time - maybe 10 minutes maybe 15 mins- it all depends. You need to find your own limit ( if any! ) and not exceed that once you start to fly solo. Personally I never fly beyond 10 minutes of aerobatics now whilst 30 years ago I would always fly for 20 minutes at a time. Reason is i noticed that some other older pilots flew well for perhaps 7 or 8 minutes then crashed - they did it week after week. They didint seem to realise they were losing concentration after a while. So I tried to make certain that didn't happen to me as I got older! Obviously flying slow vintage style models might ( or might not! ) need less concentration and could be flown for longer - again it all depends. Whilst you need to push the limits to improve your skill, you also need to know your limits in concentration and land whilst you are still well in control.

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