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How to set up ailerons on separate channels (T10J)

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Tim Donald06/03/2020 11:58:29
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I'm trying to set up a Wot 4 Foam-E but want to use a channel for each aileron so that I can adjust the throws individually rather then using the supplied Y-lead. I have set it up as aerobatic model on the Tx but if I use aileron differential in the settings it wants the second aileron to be on channel 7 (it's only a 6 channel receiver). Anybody know how I can do this? It's only using 5 channels so don't want to use an 8 channel receiver just because the Tx will only use channel 7 for the second aileron.

Bob Cotsford06/03/2020 12:07:45
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Best let everyone know what brand and model of radio you're using Tim, different makes work in different ways!

J D 806/03/2020 12:09:54
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It will be Futaba T10j .

Bob Cotsford06/03/2020 12:11:35
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Can you slave ch5 to ch7 in a free mix with that set?

Edited By Bob Cotsford on 06/03/2020 12:12:05

john stones 1 Moderator06/03/2020 12:26:54
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Set the dif mechanically with an offset horn, that'll free the channel you want.

Tim Donald06/03/2020 12:49:08
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Thanks all. Yes Futaba T10J Tx.

Not sure about slaving ch5 to ch7 Bob but I will have a look at doing that thanks. It must be a very common thing for people to want to do (unless it's a sneaky ploy by Futaba to make you buy more expensive receivers !)

Thanks John, trying to avoid messing around with the mechanicals as it came pre-assembled. Also wanted the option lowering both ailerons for flaps.

CARPERFECT07/03/2020 08:32:35
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Hi Time. Look on page 97 in the manual. it`s called aileron differential. but you need a 8 channel receiver

CARPERFECT07/03/2020 08:33:12
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Sorry Hi Tim. not Time

CARPERFECT07/03/2020 08:36:35
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Having Ailerons as flaps is easy. page 106 flaperons. no y lead, channels 1 and 6.

cymaz07/03/2020 12:33:59
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Posted by CARPERFECT on 07/03/2020 08:36:35:

Having Ailerons as flaps is easy. page 106 flaperons. no y lead, channels 1 and 6.

yes

Tim Donald07/03/2020 13:58:50
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Thanks Carperfect and cymaz. I did try setting it as flaperons but there was some other issue (can't remember what it was now). I will have another go and see what happens.

Low pass Pete07/03/2020 14:40:49
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The simple way is to use an 8 channel receiver. Select Ail Differential and put L Ail on channel 1 and R Ail on channel 7. I have just done this on my new Hangar 9 Valiant.10cc. Then simply adjust end points to get the throws u need.

One bonus with 8 channel rec is that u can monitor the receiver battery on the Tx,

Edited By Low pass Pete on 07/03/2020 14:44:10

Tim Donald07/03/2020 14:46:45
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Yes, I have done it on other models with an 8 channel no problem but I've just bought a new 6ch (thinking that would be fine as the model is only 4/5 channel) ! Will experiment later with the flaperon settings.

Bob Cotsford07/03/2020 15:05:41
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To be brutal, you don't need differential or flaperons on a Wot 4 Foam-E, they don't fly accurately or consistently enough to worry about adverse yaw and they fly so slowly as standard that flaps wont provide much benefit. Unless you go full hooligan in which case flaperons could be coupled with elevator for silly tight loops and the like.

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