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Old 03-22-2010, 12:09 PM
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Default Sanwa/Aitronics SD-6G Unofficial Thread

Information about the Sanwa/Airtronics SD-6G:

http://www.rcheliresource.com/breaki...nwaairtronics/

"Sanwa, sold under the Airtronics Brand in the States is releasing this new SD-6G 2.4GHz system. It’s a digital 6-channel radio with 10 model memory, digital trims, 5-point throttle and pitch curves, CCPM mixing, flight timer, and more. No official word when it would be sold State side, or how much it would sell for."
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Default RE: Sanwa/Aitronics SD-6G Unofficial Thread

I sent MinnFlyer to the Toledo Weak Signals Expo and he got this footage of the SD-6G for me:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIupoFnoZUI[/youtube]

Mike Greenshields says we should be looking at $179.99 when the SD-6G is released.
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Default RE: Sanwa/Aitronics SD-6G Unofficial Thread

Our friends at Model Airplane News are reporting a bit of additional information:

"Airtronics SD-6G

The new Airtronics SD-6G is an affordable computer 6 channel radio with many advanced functions making it suitable for aircraft and helicopters.

CCPM mixing, gyro switch, and 3 flight modes make it perfect for sport gas and advanced electric helis. In aircraft mode, we also have 3 flight modes and advanced wing templates and programmable mixing. This is a 2.4GHz radio of course and it is compatible with all of the very affordable FHSS1 Airtronics receivers. The SD-6G 2.4GHz is a full range, affordable, computer radio.

Available Summer 2010

Item No 90406

Price, Approx $180."

They also have a picture of it with the Airtronics branding and the LCD screen activated:

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Default RE: Sanwa/Aitronics SD-6G Unofficial Thread

There hasn't been much new information released on the SD-6G lately. Out of curiosity, I went poking around at www.sanwa-denshi.co.jp and found out a few things using Google translation:

-The SD-6G will have 8 character model naming
-The SD-6G will offer dual rates and expo on RU as well as AI and EL
-The SD-6G will use 6 "AA" batteries instead of a standard transmitter pack
-The SD-6G will offer graphic display of its 5 point throttle curves and 5 point pitch curves
-The SD-6G will support nine different kinds of swash plate

I would have preferred a standard transmitter pack battery myself, but perhaps it can fit a 2S LiPo or the NiMH pack from the SD-10G.

Overall, the SD-6G is shaping up as a really strong offering at $179.99. Hopefully "Summer 2010" doesn't mean September 20th and we'll see these in the near future.

One last note - if any of this information turns out to be incorrect, it's Google Translation's fault and not mine!



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COMING SOON! COMING SOON!

SD-6G の特殊装備 SD-6G special equipment
共通機能 Common feature
●2.4GHz FHSSスペクトラãƒ*拡散方式 ●64x128 㠃•ãƒ«ãƒ‰ãƒƒãƒˆæ¶²æ™¶ã€€â—ãƒ¬ãƒ³ã‚¸ãƒã‚§ãƒƒã‚¯ãƒ¢ ード ●モデルメモリー(10モデル) ● トレーナーシステãƒ*(SDシリーズ) ●㠃€ã‚¤ãƒ¬ã‚¯ãƒˆãƒ¢ãƒ‡ãƒ«ã‚»ãƒ¬ã‚¯ãƒˆ ●デジタルトリãƒ* ●フェールセーム•(電波) ●ãƒ*ーバッテリーアラーãƒ*〠€â—ã‚¿ã‚¤ãƒžãƒ¼(ダウン/アップ) Spread Spectrum 64x128 ● 2.4GHz FHSS ● Memory ● ● Model Renjichekkumodo full-dot LCD (Model 10) System Trainer ● (SD Series) Digital trim ● ● Dairekutomoderuserekuto fail ● (radio) Robatteriaramu ● Timer ● ( down / up)
●データリセット ●データコピー〠€â—ãƒ¢ãƒ‡ãƒ«ãƒãƒ¼ãƒ*(8文å*—) ●エンドポ㠂¤ãƒ³ãƒˆã‚¢ã‚¸ãƒ£ã‚¹ãƒˆ ●センター ●リバース ●スãƒ*ッムˆãƒ«ã‚«ãƒƒãƒˆã€€â—C-MIX(2系統) ●6セルDRYバッテリー仕様 Data Copy Data Reset ● ● Model Name ● (character 8) ● ● Center cut throttle Endopointoajasuto ● ● Reverse ● C-MIX (2 systems) 6 ● DRY cell battery specifications

飛行機(グライダーを含む)用機能 Aircraft (including gliders) for feature
●フライトモード(3系統) ●デュアム«ãƒ¬ãƒ¼ãƒˆ(AI, EL, RU/フライトモードx2系統) Flight Mode ● (three strains), dual-rate ● (AI, EL, RU / flight mode system x2)
●エクスポネンシャル(AI, EL, RU/フライトモードx2系統) Exponential ● (AI, EL, RU / flight mode system x2)
●スãƒ*ットルカーブ(5ポイント グラ フ表示機能付) Throttle curve ● (5 points graph display function)
●フラップ → エレベーターミã‚*シング(フライトモ㠃¼ãƒ‰x1系統) ●Vテール ●デルタ ●デュアルエルãƒ*ン ●フラッペãƒ*ム³(フライトモードx1系統) Elevator Flap mixing → ● (x1 flight mode system) ● V ● Delta flaperon Dyuarueruron ● ● Tail (x1 flight mode system)
●エルãƒ*ンディファレンシャル(フラ㠂¤ãƒˆãƒ¢ãƒ¼ãƒ‰x1系統) ●フラップ(2ポジ㠂·ãƒ§ãƒ³) Erurondifarensharu ● (flight mode system x1) flap ● (2 positions)
●エルベーター(エルãƒ*ン、エレベー㠂¿ãƒ¼ã®è¤‡åˆæ–°æ©Ÿèƒ½) Erubeta ● (aileron, elevator complex new features)
●デュアルエレベーター ●ダイレ゠¯ãƒˆãƒˆãƒªãƒ*メモリー(ACT/INH) ● Dairekutotorimumemori dual elevator ● (ACT / INH)

ヘリ用機能 ● フライトモード(3系統) ●スワッシム¥ãƒ—レートタイプ(9タイプ対応) ● for helicopter flight mode feature (three strains) Suwasshupuretotaipu ● (09 types supported)
●デュアルレート(AI, EL, RU/フライトモードx2系統) Dual-rate ● (AI, EL, RU / flight mode system x2)
●エクスポネンシャル(AI, EL, RU/フライトモードx2系統) ●ジャイãƒ*(フライトモードx2系統) Exponential ● (AI, EL, RU / flight mode system x2) gyro ● (flight mode system x2)
●スãƒ*ットルカーブ(5ポイント グラ フ表示機能付/フライトモードx2系統) Throttle curve ● (05 points graph display function / strain x2 flight mode)
●ピッチカーブ(5ポイント グラフ表 示機能付/フライトモードx1系統) Pitch ● (05 points graph display function / flight mode system x1)
●レボリューションミã‚*シング(3ポイ ント/フライトモードx1系統) Reboryushonmikishingu ● (3 points / flight mode system x1)
●ダイレクトトリãƒ*メモリー(ACT/INH) Dairekutotorimumemori ● (ACT / INH)

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Default RE: Sanwa/Aitronics SD-6G Unofficial Thread

bigedmustafa.....i called hobby people yesterday...the shipping date to hobby shops for the sd-6g is aug 15 th....they had no knowledge of a up coming sd-8g......pault
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Default RE: Sanwa/Aitronics SD-6G Unofficial Thread

The SD-6G is finally up on Hobby People's web site for your pre-ordering pleasure, albeit at a $199.99 price tag:

http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/751660.asp

Hobby People is currently showing a street date of August 16, 2010 for the radio, but that can certainly slide to a later date easily enough. It's nice to see that rechargable batteries and the wall charger will be included.



Key Features:
10-Model Memory
Advanced Airplane and Heli Software
3 Flight Modes (Heli and Air)
P-Mixes
3-Axis Dual Rate and Expo
5-Point Throttle Curve (Heli and Air)
Gyro Switch (Heli)
Advanced Swashplate CCPM Mix (2 and 3 sx)
Advanced Swashplate Leveling (Heli)
Servo Monitor
Throttle/Engine Cut Switch
Trainer Compatible with SD-5G and SD-10G
Adjustable Gimbal Spring Tension
Advanced Aircraft Mixes
Direct Select – Model Select Buttons

Program Features (Common for Both Heli and Air):

Model Naming
Model Select
Model "Direct Select"
Data Reset
Data Copy
Trainer System (Compatible with SD-5G/10G)
Throttle Cut
Wing/Swash Type
Dual Rates (3 axis) (Common or Individual for Flight Modes)
Exponential (3 axis) (Common or Individual for Flight Modes)
3 Flight Modes
Individual or Common Trims
Program Mixes (2)
Servo Reverse
Sub Trim
EPA
Servo Monitor
Stop Watch

Airplane Functions:

Wing Type
5-Point Throttle Curve
Aileron Differential
Flaperon Mix
Flap-Elevator Mix
Dual Elevator Mix
Ailvator
V-Tail
Delta
Program Mixes (2)
(Note: Curves, D/R, EPA, All Mixes can be individual for Flight Modes)

Helicopter Functions

CCPM/Swash Type (2 and 3 servo swash plates)
5-Point Throttle Curve
5-Point Pitch Curve
Revo-Mix
Gyro Control
EPA for Individual Swash Servo (swash leveling)
3-Axis EPA post-mix
Swash Mix Control
Throttle Trim Inhibit for Aerobatic Flight Mode
Program Mixes (2)
(Note: Curves, Gyro, D/R, EPA, All Mixes can be individual for Flight Modes)

RX-600

We've paired the SD-6G with the spectacular small-size full-range RX600 6-channel receiver. This receiver is compatible with all Sanwa 2.4GHz aircraft radios. It uses only two little antennas on extensions, so you can place them in the best spot for full-range performance. And at a weight of under 12 grams with case, it'll fit in just about every application. But, if it doesn't, Airtronics offers a wide selection of receivers from 5 gram 6-channel park flyer receivers to affordable 5-channel full-range receivers, Airtronics has the right receiver for your application.

Specifications:

6-channel operation with RX600 receiver
FHSS-1 Frequency-Hopping Spread-Spectrum
2.4GHz band
Programming Features: Aircraft AND Helicopter
10-Model Memory
Mode 2
TX Battery: 6 AA 1200mAh Ni-MH
Includes:
SD-6G Transmitter
RX600 Full-Range Receiver
6 AA's (1200mAh Ni-MH Rechargable)
Overnight Dual-Output Charger
Detailed Instruction Manual
1-Year Warranty
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Default RE: Sanwa/Aitronics SD-6G Unofficial Thread

Hobby People is showing the SD-6G as currently in stock and available for shipping as of today.
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Also note the manual is available for download at airtronics.net
I'm sure there will be a lot of tech questions. The manual is very informative.
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Default RE: Sanwa/Aitronics SD-6G Unofficial Thread

Mike

Is the SD-6G user changeable to Mode 1?

I fly mode 1. I did this change myself on my SD-10G without any drama.

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I do not know about the agent there, but here, we will have to carry a mode 1 and mode 2 version because it is not user switchable. Both the computer and the physical sticks take quite a bit of work to change between the two modes.

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Default RE: Sanwa/Aitronics SD-6G Unofficial Thread

I had the SD-10G, so I got the 6G for my wife...

The only thing I don't like is no option for the batteries. It takes 6 AA batteries and come with NiMH 1200mAh...

Will I be able to charge this radio from my Triton2EQ? I don't want to be stuck with a slow charge walwart....
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Yes, you can use the field charger as long as you keep the charge rate under 1 amp. Also, those batteries will last more than a day of flying. Fully charged you'll get 4-5 hours of use.
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I feel much better now...

I typically have never charged higher than 600mAh through any Tx...So I should be good...
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We have flown a lot with this setup. Gone weeks without recharging. We're using the same stock charger and those same cells in the SD-5G in little park flyer Cessna 310B we pass around at our club. The TX almost NEVER gets charged the day before we fly. (No one really ever remembers to do it.) It's always fine. Unlike the days of 72, 2.4GHz radios sip power in comparison (unless they have a giganto color back lit screen the size of Miami...).
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So this comes with 6 rechargable batts that equal 1200mah and last 4-5 hours of flying? Also am I reading wrong or does the price also include a rx pack? and you can use a quick charger as long as you keep it to 1 amp or under?
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1. TX battery included only, RX battery is NOT included.
2. TX battery can be field charged, but must be under 1 amp.
3. Included charger is a dual charger that will charge the TX 6 cell pack and a typical 4-5 cell rx pack at the same time.
4. TX batteries are Hi-Energy cells and will provide very good run time per charge.
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