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Futaba 14SG Throttle cut

Old 08-05-2017, 03:36 PM
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Default Futaba 14SG Throttle cut

I have just converted from Spektrum to Futaba 14SG. Can anybody tell me how to programme the Futaba to have a "electric motor throttle cut" on one of the switches. It was easy on the Spektrum but the Futaba appears a bit more complex. I fly only electric.
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Old 08-06-2017, 05:19 AM
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Try these examples....:

http://www.rccd.org/Documents/Tips/D...0Electrics.pdf

Or, if the TX model applies......:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...utaba-7C-FASST

http://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/...s.asp?th=80881

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ottle-cut-help

https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=575555
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Old 08-06-2017, 08:24 PM
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Thanks very much for your reply I have looked at the links and think they will be helpfull
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Old 12-29-2017, 12:34 AM
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With modern Futaba radios, there is the default throttle function that is specific to IC engines on CH3. To have the throttle lockout for an electric, all you have to do is go into the Function menu, scroll down the CH3 Throttle line, then highlight Throttle and change it to motor. The programming available when motor is selected as the CH3 function is customized to the needs of electric powered models.
I hope this helps!
FWIW, I also use a new Airware Spektrum radio. I was surprized to find that there as not a proper throttle cut for IC engines in the programming. Apparently they think that what's good for an electric model, is also acceptable for engines,,,,,not! If you want a true engine throttle cut, you need to create it using a P-Mix.
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Old 12-29-2017, 03:24 AM
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My DX7v2 throttle cut works flawlessly for carburetor control.
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Old 12-30-2017, 06:15 PM
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Yes, it should work fine, but if you accidentally hit the throttle kill while flying, it'll kill the engine, since it closes the throttle fully regardless of throttle position. The traditional throttle kill for carbs only functions at the low end of the throttle position.
When you get a chance, load a gas or glow powered model into memory, then observe how the throttle kill responds in the servo monitor screen.
Hmmm, a wet power flyer posting in Wattflyer OK, I fly all types too!
I'm working with the DX6e at the bottom end of Airware radios, but I checked the DX9 manual, and the programming appeared to be the same.
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I will admit that I am unfamiliar with traditional throttle cut methods. Finally flew my first dirty, filthy wet fuel model this season. Only for combat wings. People say I am regressing in the hobby and should try something new. I explain that dirty, filthy wet fuel IS new to me! That does stand to reason that the cut function would be limited to lower throttle range. Again, this IS new to me.

I thought I had Spectrum programing down to a science and promised a friend I could set up his DX6i at the field. Yeah, that one is pretty bare bones and required using the manual. I was surprised to find that there are multiple versions of the software.
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