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Old 10-04-2008, 04:55 PM
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Hello, any advise on the setup for this?


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Old 10-04-2008, 06:33 PM
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Set this up just like you would any other radio set. Just be sure to follow the binding instructions for the Spektrum gear and you are set.
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:47 PM
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My other model is the trex 450 heli, which I know won't be similiar settings. I'm looking for suggestions on what data to input into the dx7 menu's in order to make it happy.


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Old 10-04-2008, 09:30 PM
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I have mine setup up straight up. no expo, no low rates, etc.

Just make sure the channels are set to the correct orientation and use the aileron channel for the rudder and you'll be all set.
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Old 10-05-2008, 12:58 AM
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Ok, leaving everything set up as default besides changing the reversing of the two servo's " rudder / elevator" where needed. Couldn't I put the rudder servo in the rudder location of the spektrum receiver? This way , I would control the throttle with the left stick and also the rudder. Then the right stick would only control the elevator? Would like it to be somewhat similiar to flying the heli to some extent.


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Old 10-05-2008, 01:28 AM
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You could put the servo for the rudder in that way if you like. However the conventional installation for planks is directional control (right/left turns) to be on the right stick. Rudder if three channel Ailerons if four channel.
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:30 AM
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Yeah, you can put it int the rudder spot if you want. But like Mike says, conventional setup is to put the rudder in the aileron position for a 3 ch bird.
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:35 AM
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Thanks everyone, since I control the rudder on the heli with the left stick, I was hoping to keep this the same for the slow stick.
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:42 AM
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I always use rudder stick for rudder whether there are ailerons or not. I never realized that's the minority. I must be weird.
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Old 10-05-2008, 02:31 AM
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The general consensus is your primary turning input stick is the rt stick, with the elevator.

Since an R/E/T plane has only one turning authority, being the rudder, it is usually put on the rt stick. On a plane using A/R/E/T, the ailerons are the primary turning authority, and are on the rt stick, with the rudder (secondary turning authority) being on the left stick.

Of course, this is on Mode II setups, used in the United States. The opposite would hold true for Mode I setups used in other countries.

Hope this helps.
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Old 10-05-2008, 02:45 PM
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As others have indicated - you generally but the primary turn control on the right stick.

That said - coming from heli world where you know how to use the rudder you can put it wherever you want.

One thing you might want to consider is mixing aileron to rudder 100% and then both sticks will control it. You will want to practice using the right stick only also..... That will help you down the line for ailerons.

I always do this on my rudder only ships (although I always connect primary turn to right stick) - that way when on landing when my natural reaction is to use rudder - it is mixed with my aileron control and all works well.

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That's a good idea Mike. I have not thought of that one before.
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