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Maurice Dyer10/07/2019 13:43:40
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Does anybody know, before I take the back off my 14SG. Can the stock tension/springs be adjusted ?. Can't find anything in either Malcolms book or the manual ??

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Malcolm Holt10/07/2019 13:57:04
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No need to remove the back. Pages 17 and 18 of the Futaba manual explain how to adjust stick tension.

Basic installation and mechanical matters such as this are pretty well covered in the official manual so, as the title indicates, my book deals specifically with programming.

Maurice Dyer10/07/2019 13:59:41
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Thank you Malcom

Tim Flyer14/07/2019 13:59:37
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I tried to be “clever” and bought a 6ch R7006sb receiver a while back for my IC Acrowot plane to save £20 or so over my usual £100 R7008sb . However I now think it was a mistake . I want to use flapperons and the menu on the 14SG transmitter with the new receiver does not have the camber function I normally use. The plane has two elevator servos. Are flapperons possible using the R7006 receiver paired to a 14SG, or is there something I’m missing? Any help much appreciated!

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Malcolm Holt14/07/2019 16:58:28
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Check the Model Type menu. What is the wing type setting?

Tim Flyer14/07/2019 20:46:23
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Thank You Malcolm . The wing type is “Normal 1Aileron”

Tim Flyer14/07/2019 20:48:32
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Aha😊. Now I realise . I should have done 2 aileron! By the way thanks again for your very useful book. I have it in kindle 😊

Malcolm Holt14/07/2019 21:16:47
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I suspected that might be the case. Glad you find the book helpful.

Tim Flyer14/07/2019 21:38:53
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Yes I certainly do it’s a great book and as you probably realise I’m no technical expert! But your book has cleared up lots of every day questions I had that were not covered in the manual in plain English. It certainly makes me use and understand a lot more of the Futaba functionality...

Its also really kind that you also take the time to answer questions on here.

Peter Goldsmith12/10/2019 16:31:37
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Hello Malcolm, I have a question for you, I have a used piper cub and the recomended throws for control surfaces are around 15 mm, I have the links on the closest to the middle on the servos and the longest on the horns to give the smallest amount of movement, but it is still way to much from the recomended settings, can I set this up on the transmitter using dual rate, or am I making more problems for myself, your advice will be very helpful, thank you in advance. I do have your book but cant seem to fathom out the best solution.

Malcolm Holt12/10/2019 18:52:22
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Ideally you should try to utilise as much of the servo's movement as possible by the methods you have described. As there is no further scope for adjustment, other than by fitting longer horns, I suggest you go to the End Point menu and reduce the travel of the servos (inner numbers).

The travel value acts as the basis for all movements of the servo. Accordingly the movement of the control surface will be reduced in the Function to which it is assigned and also in any mixes which are applied to it.

Peter Goldsmith13/10/2019 08:23:55
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Thanks for your reply Malcolm, will try it out later. Peter

sharpy107114/10/2019 17:03:29
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I don't want to hijack this forum but I wish to say how grateful I am to Malcolm Holt for the quick and informative replies, he really is a star.

I have a 14FG and use it for boating as well as Planes, I had a query which I didn't think right to put on here as it was for boating but within an hour the reply came through with more importantly the correct information so putting me out of my misery.

Thank you Malcolm Holt

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