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BANDGEEK1 01-26-2008 09:53 PM

6 channel TX
what all does a 6 channel TX control?

crimsonrain22 01-26-2008 10:11 PM

RE: 6 channel TX
yaw, pitch, roll, collective, Throttle, Gyro, Heading hold on or off depending on you gyro.

BANDGEEK1 01-26-2008 10:24 PM

RE: 6 channel TX
i'm new, i know what pitch, throttle, roll, and yaw are; but what do the others do?

crimsonrain22 01-26-2008 10:58 PM

RE: 6 channel TX
Collective is the pitch of your blades. The gyro is if you use a heading hold gyro you can turn them from rate to HH. Heading hold will keep the nose of your heli pointed where you leave it and is used for fast backwards flight and such to keep the tail from weather vaneing in the wind.

BANDGEEK1 01-26-2008 11:03 PM

RE: 6 channel TX
ok, thanks. would that (being a 6 ch) be good for controlling an RC robot with 2 weapons and brakes (separate from throttle)?

feel free to PM me

crimsonrain22 01-26-2008 11:11 PM

RE: 6 channel TX
Well in a 6 channel heli radio you only have one channel that is a on/off the others are all mixed in with the 4 axis controls.

Gittle 01-27-2008 08:51 AM

RE: 6 channel TX
Bandgeek you just need to figure out how many functions you have on the bot and that will tell you how many channels you need. Here are few examples that may help you.
RC Car = 2 channels one for steering and one for throttle
RC Airplane = 4 channels - throttle, roll(aileron), pitch(elevator), yaw(rudder).
RC Heli(eccpm) 5 channels four servos- throttle, collective, pitch, roll, yaw, gyro HH for #6 but not required
RC Heli(mechanical mixing) 5 channels 5 servos- throttle, collective, pitch, roll, yaw, gyro HH for #6 but not required

The airplane requires 4 channels to fly so if you have retracts you will need a 5th channel, or if you want to drop a bomb and have retracts both you will need a 6th channel. You get the picture. If you are playing with bots then you need to figure out how many channels you will need and (look into the future) get as many as you can so you will not be limited by the radio. So if you need 6 to make it work and want to add something later you will need an extra channel. One thing to remember that there are a lot of radios available these day due to the fact of all the new 2.4ghz stuff coming out. Lots of older radios available cheap so get one with a lot of channels. Hope this helps ya. Just some FYI. Good Luck Gittle

BANDGEEK1 01-28-2008 03:26 PM

RE: 6 channel TX
thanks a bunch.

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