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Speedster23/01/2012 20:31:15
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Hi DX7 and DX8 glider pilots

If you have problems to set the DX7 and 8 up for 4 servo wing gliders.

I use this on my Vector lll and the F3J Trinitus glider on the DX7
and the Flyfly FOX on the DX8
Works great.

6 ch Reciver

The flaps funktion are on the thottle stick.
When you use the elevator, the flaps is also mooving
(elev up/ down flaps. snapflaps)
When you use the flaps, the elevator compensate. (for elevator trim)
When you use the ailerons, the flaps are also mooving as aileron.(all wing aileron)
Spoilers (up aileron), are on the flt mode switch, So full crow brake are possible, if full flaps dont give enough braking.

My set up is:
wing setup is flapperons.
Aileron servos are in Aile and Aux

Flaps servos are in thro and gear.

The % in the mixing, are the settings Im using in my Vector lll, (DX7), and may not be the perfekt setup you have to use in your glider, but it will be very close.
Max throw/ reversing/ subtrim etc, will change the % and +/ - set up

Mix 1
thro/gear +58% +88% This make the gear flap go with the thro flap.
(in the mix you have to offset the gear +125%)

Mix 2
aile/gear +23 +19 offset +11 This make the gear flap go as aileron

Mix 3
Aile/thro -18 -25 This make thro flap go as aileron.

Mix 4
Elev/thro +36 +24 This make the flaps go as Snapflaps

Mix 5
Elev/gear +36 +33 This make the flaps go as Snapflaps

Mix 6
Thro/elev 0 - 36 This give the elevator a bit down, when using the flaps.

Are in the FLAP system MIX
Norm UP100% DH44% Spoilers Aileron up with elevator trim
land 0 0
Land 25% 0% (Little down aileron for termal flying) use it with a bit flaps

And if you also want the ailerons go as snapflaps, you can mix it in the Elev/flap MIX

And when using a 6 ch rx, the towing coupling are on a y lead together with the thro (OR GEAR, if it goes the wrong direction), so when giving full flaps I release the tow.

Good luck
Pete Carpenter30/01/2012 11:23:09
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Thanks for posting Speedster, I might just give this a go when I get a chance. I've just been through it all trying to set up my Luna with a 6ch rx and a DX8, I got the crow on to the thr stick easily enough but couldn't work out everything else, particularly the full span ailerons.
Does left or right aileron go to ail or aux? And same question for the flap servos and the thr and gear slots, does it make any difference which side goes to which slot?
Simon Cunliffe30/01/2012 20:27:48
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Hi Speedster
As we (DX8 owners) have the facility would it be possible to email (I've PM'd you my email) me the SPM file for the DX8? This way I know I have the settings exactly as you have them!
Simon Cunliffe30/01/2012 20:28:02
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Sorry double post!

Edited By Simon Cunliffe on 30/01/2012 20:28:50

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