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Old 04-08-2004, 02:34 PM   #1
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Aileron servo inactive??

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Just obtained the rest of the servo extentions for a super chip. It has two separate servos for the ailerons.

The right ron works fine. left ron, which is plugged into ch 6 (T6XAS), ONLY operates as a flap (ch 6 is the flap channel as well as aileron with a second servo). There is no action as an aileron.

I've tried resetting the memory for the model. No change. Not a retract servo (same as the other ron servo which works ok).

I substituted a known good servo. Same thing--operates as a flap but not as an aileron. I suspect it's a radio setting but I'll be hornswoggled if I can figure out what it is.

What am I doing wrong?
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Old 04-08-2004, 02:48 PM   #2
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yup it's a radio setting. I'll have to check when I get home but it has to do with a mix (channel 1 and 6) to get dual airlerons working. It also allows for Flaperons.

Hopefully someone can answer before this evening, if not I'll look it up for you

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And they did sir. It was the flaperon function.

However, that little tidbit is not in the same place in the book where it tells you how to set up the second 'ron

Thanks Dennis (he pm'd me with the solution Nuker).
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Old 04-08-2004, 03:03 PM   #4
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Hope this helps. Here is a link to the manual.
It is on page 30.

Here is the page on Flaperons.

The Flaperon mixing function uses two servos to individually control two ailerons, combining the aileron function with the flap function. Both ailerons can be raised and lowered simultaneously for a flap effect. Of course, aileron function, where the two controls move in different directions, is also performed. The down travel of the left and right ailerons can be adjusted, so you can also get a differential effect. (Left and right flap travel are adjusted individually in the ATV menu.) To take advantage of the flaperon mixing function, you’ll need to connect the right aileron servo to CH1 (AIL) and the left aileron servo to CH6 (FLP).

You can combine the flaperon function with the airbrake function (ABRK), to get steeper descents without building up airspeed. This is very convenient for making short approaches on small fields.

Please note that you may only use one function from flaperon, elevon, or V-tail at a time. The one you activate overrides the others. If you need V-tail with a flaperon model, use the programmable mixers (PMXI & PMX2) to program in the V-tail function.
Setting up the Flaperon function

1. Use the up or down arrow keys to select the FLPR window.

2. When first accessed, the flaperon function is inhibited (INH). Press the CURSOR key to get to the activation menu. The INH indicator will flash on and off.

3. Now press the (+) key to activate the flaperon function. At this time, the ON indicator will blink on and off.

4. Next you may set aileron differential. Aileron differential means that one aileron has more travel in one direction than the other direction. Normally the down travel is reduced to about half of the up travel, especially on slower-flying models.
Pressing the CURSOR key one time causes the large sign in front of the number to blink. You may reduce the down travel by selecting the minus (–) sign. If you choose 0% down, the ailerons will move up only. This is preferred over reducing the up travel.

5. Pressing the CURSOR key again moves to the differential setting number (the percent sign should now be flashing). For the 100% value, the up and down travel are both the same. Reducing to less than 100% causes less travel. 50 - 75% is a good starting value, but observe your model in flight to fine tune this setting. If you wish to return to 100%, press both the (+) and (–) keys simultaneously. 0%+100%-100%0%
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Got it fodder. The problem was the page where it originally sets up the two ailerons is around page 18, no where near the flaperon page 30 that shows HOW to get them working.

All is well now. Gonna try gassing (airing?) up the retracts and see how they work.

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