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Old 03-15-2016, 04:25 PM
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I'm handicapped with all the new programming on the radios. i want to have a kill engine switch and a countdown timer. I got a timer that is a countdown but starts when you turn the radio ON. I need to start it when I takeoff.
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Old 03-15-2016, 06:26 PM
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This is difficult to program with any brand of transmitter. Unless there is some unique, distinctive action that you take just prior to takeoff, the transmitter has no way of knowing if you are just about ready to takeoff or just taxiing out to the runway. There are a couple of ways I handle this problem.
 
My transmitter is an XG11 and according to the XG14 manual, your transmitter should operate similarly. When you have the INFO screen in front of you, the F button on the left side of the screen functions as a timer button turning the timer on and off. You will first have to set up the timer with the TIMER menu. You shouldn’t have to specified the start and stop switches. (The manual is not too clear on this point.) If you start the timer too early, you can reset it by selecting the timer readout on the INFO screen and push the C button on the left side of the screen. This will reset the timer. The main problem with the method, is that you have to remember to start or clear the timer just prior to taking-off.
 
Another way is to set up a stick position switch on the throttle stick that turns on the timer when the throttle is advanced to a position higher than you use for taxiing.
 
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Old 03-15-2016, 06:57 PM
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Thanks Allan, I'll try it tomorrow. The way you explained looks similar to the JR9303. I do not main to activate it when I'm about to TO. Thanks
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Yes, the first method is identical to the 9303 except to reset the timer you’ll have to highlight the time displayed before pressing the C button, (tip on the bottom of XG14 manual, page 61).
 
Hopefully an XG14 owner will explain how to set up a stick position switch, SPS, on the throttle. The SPS programming for the XG14 and the XG11 differ.
 
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Ive long believed that the problem with timers is forgetting to start them. You want to make it so they start automatically by doing things that you already do, such as advance the throttle, raising the retracts or flaps after takeoff. There are two stick position switches for the xg14, they show up on your menu as SPS0 and SPS1. A stick position switch works just like flipping a switch, but it happens automatically when one of your control sticks reach a preset position. The first thing you will have to do is forget the timer, and follow the instructions on setting up the sps. for my electric pattern planes, I set the SPS0 on the throttle channel, and make the setting at about 40%. Then, in the timer menu, you can set how you would like to activate your timer. Note here that you can start and stop the timer with different actions. If your sps both turns on the timer and turns it off, and it is set at half throttle, then every time you go to idle you timer will stop. I use the trainer/snap switch to turn off the timer if I need to. Also note that these radios have logic as well. If you click the "and" box, you will create a scenario where two conditions have to be met; so on a warbird if you had selected both a sps and a switch that sets your flaps to takeoff position to start your timer, then you could keep from starting the timer during your runup, and then when your on the runway with your flaps down, advancing the throttle would then start your timer. The combination of the sps and the "and" function is limitless, you could use the same sps for more than one function, because you can combine the sps with one switch for something, and the same sps with a different switch for something else. Hope this helps!
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Timer set up so that it starts with the throttle up and stops when the trottle is down.
Go to Timer screen and activate the Timer. Set the Down time for your plane, 6 min, 7 min etc

Click on SW- select SPSO clicking on square and making it dark.
If you want the throttle to stop when the stick is downclick on Stop SW. Click on SPSO and darken the square. Scroll through the wholelist of choices to make sure all the other boxes are white. I discovered that there was a default selected in either=Snap or Mix Make all boxes white except SPSO, first on in the list.

That finishes work in the Timer section.

Now go to STK POS SW
After you set up the screen you should have

SPSO:THRO
SYM:OFF
AREA:HIGH
POS:L 85 I fly Electric and L 85 does it for me. It is just like and off on switch. If you use a fuel engine you must experiment with this setting.

When I use these settings the timer starts as I throttle up and stops when I throttle down

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Old 03-17-2016, 07:44 AM
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Hello!
Im happy XG14 owner too..
I fly mostly F3B/F3F/F3J gliders, some opf them electric, with 7 ch receivers.
I fly MODE1, trottle(butterfly) on the right hand

I have E- motor on my right side lever = CH5 on my reveiver.

DEVICE SELECT

CH DEVICE OUT
5. GEAR: FLAP LV MOTO

how can i set timer on the right side lever (motor on-timer start, motor off timer stop?

TIMER settings
START SW /STOP SW...SW SEL(3 pages)...?

i can set timer on the trainer switch(TRN SW) but i will have timer on right side lever :-)

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best regards

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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2053090&highlight=XG14


http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1921242&page=31

Try one of these threads where questions about JR are answered by guys that use the transmitter
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Thank you guys for all the suggestions. I got the timer to work, just like it did on my 9303, I need to try the cut off but the weather has to get better for flying.
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Default XG14 Programming Question Tailerons/Flaperons

Folks,

Need help setting up my XG14 Radio for my Freewing 90mm F-16. Would like the following functions: Each flight control is on a separate channel.

1. On a switch -Takeoff/Landing Flaps and both ailerons down and Tailerons on the elevators.

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Flaperons and Tailerons on a switch position.

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