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TJ Alexander21/02/2018 16:08:37
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I have a DX6. And an e-flite Beechcraft Bonanza <3

I use the DX6 for my other models, and don't seem ot have a problem.

But when I use it with the Bonanza, a couple of odd things happen.

1. The rudder is off trim left

2. The flaps go down when I switch it on, and nothing I can do will move them. I have tried assigning a different switch, but that's not affected it.

3. The ailerons seem to work fine to the left, but travel is a lot shorter to the right.

I've been right through the menus to see if there is something astray, and I can't find what might be causing this.

Any suggestions?

Denis Watkins21/02/2018 16:18:15
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SPM6600 DX6i 6-Channel DSM2 without
Servos, Mode 2
Or Purchase Separately
SPMAR6200 AR6200
6-Channel Rec
SPM6070 AR7000 DSM2 7-Channel
Receiver

The Bonanza appears to be DSM2, do you know if the RX has been changed?

Steve J21/02/2018 18:06:19
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Posted by TJ Alexander on 21/02/2018 16:08:37:

Any suggestions?

Bind the model to new acro memory.

Steve

TJ Alexander21/02/2018 19:21:01
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It has an Orange Rx fitted by the previous owner. I am tempted to try a Spektrum Rx, but there's no guarantee that will help

Denis Watkins21/02/2018 19:28:29
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There you go TJ, its not the original Rx

The flap servo is in the wrong socket and live ON

So make sure channel order is TAER

1 throttle

2 aileron

3 elevator

4 rudder

5 gear

6 flap

Then use a new cleared model select

There is nothing wrong with a Orange RX unless it is single short aerial

Then upgrade to twin aerial

TJ Alexander21/02/2018 21:36:37
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Thanks. Everything seems to be in the right place, but a bit more testing shows me that the ailerons move slightly when I activate the elevator, as well as other unexpected movements. There are no mixes programmed in.

I don't know much about aeromodelling electronics, but I'd suspect some crosstalk. Cable insulation looks good, so the prime suspect would be the Rx. I'll change that, and see how I get on.

Any recommendations for a 6-channel DSMX receiver for this type of model?

Denis Watkins21/02/2018 21:40:39
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Just get a Spectrum AR610

Will do you fine

TJ Alexander21/02/2018 21:57:59
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Thanks. The number of different receivers is a bit confusing. But the AR610 seems reasonable. Need to avoid counterfeit, now.

Denis Watkins21/02/2018 22:05:41
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Posted by TJ Alexander on 21/02/2018 21:57:59:

Thanks. The number of different receivers is a bit confusing. But the AR610 seems reasonable. Need to avoid counterfeit, now.

Als Hobbies

Is the main online dealer, and will provide you with genuine equipment

MattyB21/02/2018 22:46:20
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Don’t buy a new RX yet - just take another known good RX and test it on the same model memory first, that way you'll know if it’s a TX setup or RX issue.

TJ Alexander22/02/2018 15:59:54
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Good idea. I have an AR636 I haven't refitted to my Conscendo yet.

Worth a try.

TJ Alexander23/02/2018 11:28:42
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Tried the AR636, but, though it bound OK, I can't seem to get any response out of it. I'll put it in the Conscendo, and check the Orange as well.

Danny Fenton23/02/2018 11:52:59
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I have had an issue with the aux channel on my DX6i (only used on the sim and for my daughters quad) in that the flap/Aux wouldn't work. Turns out by default the travel is zero!! I found a Youtube Video that explains how to set it up.

I doubt this is your issue but who knows?

Cheers

Danny

Denis Watkins23/02/2018 12:00:38
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Posted by TJ Alexander on 23/02/2018 11:28:42:

Tried the AR636, but, though it bound OK, I can't seem to get any response out of it. I'll put it in the Conscendo, and check the Orange as well.

If you have the manual TJ, there is difference binding this receiver connected to servos, and not connecting, and removing the bind plug, as this sets the receiver to rebind at next switch on if not removed.

The manual is online and only a few pages

As Denny points out, the Transmitter can be holding other settings that don't help

TJ Alexander24/02/2018 05:20:58
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Thanks both. A bit more investigation needed!

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