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DX6i Help/Extra 260 3D profile

Old 10-29-2008, 02:44 AM
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I bought a DX6i, for my Extra 260 3D Profile Foamie... I do have the manual but it is so complicated... Im used to flying my Super Cub & Minium 210 park this plane is a New Ball game to me... I want to take it easy. I was told that I can adjust my THROWS with a flip of the Gear switch... to reduce the responsiveness by 50%. I would like someone to guide me thru this step...pretty much telling me exactlly how to set this up....

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Old 10-29-2008, 02:24 PM
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Do you know how to set up high and low rates yet? You have individual switches for the Elevator and the Airleons....

Look at the top of the unit. The high/low switches have ELEVATOR ( LEFT HAND SIDE ) and AIL ( RIGHT HAND SIDE) printed under them.

You must start there, I believe. Then, you can set her up for the single switch flip (which I haven't done yet ).

Turn TX on; press the roller bar down;Roll the roller bar clockwise until you see D/R &EXPO and press the roller bar again.

If your panel switches are in the up position, you should see 100% on all items shown on the screen.

If so, the elevator switch to the DOWN position...

using the roller bar..move the cursor over the 100% number..

Press down on the roller bar...

ROLL the roller bar to adjust that throw to 50 %...

Press the roller bar to set the adjustment into the computer.

You should now be able to watch the throw change from 100% to 50 % as you flip the ELEVATOR high/low rate switch on the left hand side of your unit.

Proceed for the AIL in the same manner.

After you have high/low rates set up, you can switch either or them while flying by simply throwing those switches individually.

To set up for a single switch flip, will have to go back and re-read the manual or await an answer from someone further advanced than me. Rich

Please note that there are a number of different conventions about how the high/low switches should be set up. One fellow at my club uses the UP position for LOW rates and the DOWN position for HIGH rates.

I was taught that UP is HIGH and DOWN is LOW..but I don't think that arrangement is locked into stone any place.

regards, Rich
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:40 PM
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One additional item that should be mentioned is Mode 1 and Mode 2 issues.

As I understand it, Mode 2 TX'rs are used in the USA and a number of other countries, where-as Mode 1 is used in Europe ( and more).

The two systems differ as to what function each TX stick controls. My answer was for the mode 2 US version ( which might be the same as far as throws/dual rates the Mode 1s...?? )

regards, Rich
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:15 PM
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To set a single switch for dual rates scroll to to D/R COMBI tab and there you can select a single switch for all dual rates. This is not to be confused with the D/R EXPO tab. I have been confused a time or two.
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