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Neil6713/08/2018 17:04:43
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Trying to set up a wot 4 with dual ailerons on a spectrum DX6 radio with 6 channel receiver. How do I set up ailerons so they work independently, if I use a y lead they obviously both go in the same way and there appears to be no way to reverse one servo. I am sure this can't be difficult but still new to dual ailerons. I have power in bind socket, rudder, throttle and elevator as normal and a battery checker in gear. Left with aux 1 and one aileron socket.

Dave Hopkin13/08/2018 17:13:55
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By the position of the servos - have the servos facing in opposite directions

Left hand wing with the output arm facing the tip and the right hand wing one also facing the tip

Use the Y lead and they will work as an opposed pair

PatMc13/08/2018 17:15:12
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You can use a Y lead. The servos need to operate the same way as the connection to the horn will be from opposite sides of the servos.

Steven Shaw13/08/2018 17:19:51
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You should try your Y lead to realy see what happens. I use a Dx6 and all my planes have the ailerons on Y leads and work properly.

Nigel R13/08/2018 17:21:42
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Aileron channel is left servo, aux 1 is right servo (I think), set wing mix to dual aileron.

Install servos as a mirror image, everything will be right as rain then.

Either servos upright, with both horns going towards the tip, at neutral.

Or laying flat, with both output horns outwards, and with the horns both at front, or both at back.

Check on how your servo reversing is set up - I cannot recall if you have to reverse both channels at the same time, or if you just reverse the aileron channel.

I've set up a few on the DX6 and don't recall any specific oddities about it.

Neil6713/08/2018 17:25:04
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Thanks guys, clearly a senior moment on my part, too obvious for words, feeling a bit thick right now!


Cuban813/08/2018 17:25:55
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Perhaps I'm missing something here, but on my six channel models I simply select the appropriate wing type during setup and that's that. RH aileron to aileron port and LH aileron to Aux 1.

Fatscoleymo13/08/2018 19:25:44
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Never managed to fly anything with a single aileron.... tends to be a bit wobbly....wink

Did you mean dual servos....


MattyB13/08/2018 19:57:37
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Never ceases to amaze me how many people stick doggedly with y-leads despite almost every Tx now being able to handle dual aileron servos. Obviously it’s still important to set up the linkage geometry correctly, but the advantages of being able to tweak the centres, diff and throws independently (not to mention flapperons, snap flap and spoilerons where appropriate) are huge. Spend the time to learn how to set them up, it’s well worth doing and removes additional physical failure points too (I’ve seen many nasty, cheap y-leads and extensions cause crashes over the years).

Edited By MattyB on 13/08/2018 19:59:20

Nigel R14/08/2018 08:37:29
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I have a couple of AR400s that couldn't do dual servo wing without a Y lead. Or maybe you have a warbird with gear and flaps to drive somehow - that won't work on a DX6 with dual aileron servos any other way.

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