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Old 02-09-2011, 01:01 PM
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What I want to do I dont think can be done.

Maybe someone has some suggestions.

I have had this tracker for years and love it. I do and have programed some functions like flap, flaperon, elevons and switch assignments. so I have been racking my brain (not much there) to do the folloiwng:

I have a plane set up for elevons, all is fine there. What I now wish to do is add just a little up elevator during the launch of the plane and then take it out once in flight. This would be kinda like reverse flaps (I thought)

To set up the flapperon you must select this in the wing mix selection, but I have elevons selected so I can't go that way.

I have mixed channel 1 and 6 and assigned it to a switch and this works fine but only 1 servo is activated.

I then tried to mix1 with chan 1 and 6, mix2 with chan 2 and 6, assign them both to one switch (A) and still only 1 servo (chan 1) is activated. Both mix's are set up the same as far as percentages of mix.

Now my brain is fried[&o]

Any suggestions?


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Old 02-09-2011, 01:11 PM
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NEVER MIND

I had a blonde moment... It works now.......

I now have 2 mixes set to the same switch and percentages master/slave set correctly.

Should work like a dream


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Old 02-10-2011, 04:01 PM
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Okay, how 'bout some more specifics - which mixes, what switch, etc.

I love my TIII, but it's even harder to program than a futaba!
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Old 02-10-2011, 04:47 PM
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Ok, I know that if you dont use something every day you forget how to do it.

As stated before I wanted to program some up elevator to keep my Parkzone F-27 Stryker from diving upon release. The last time I flew it I moved my trim tab all the way down to get it climbing and then with both hands on the TX, retrim during flight.

What I ended up doing was:

1. smix-1, channel 1 (master) and 6 (slave) on the screen that shows M<=S [-] (+) adjust to 20% turn the left knob fully counter clockwise (next to A switch)
2. smix-2, channel 2 (master) and 6 (slave), on the screen that shows M<=S [-] (+) adjust to 20%.
3. go to switch assignment screen and set smix-1 and smix-2 to switch A (or any switch you want)

If you need more up or elevator travel you have 2 options. You can use the pot (black knob next to switch A) and rotate clockwise to increase you travel or go back to the smix screen and increase th 20% to a higher number.

I opted to leave the knob in the fully counterclockwise position so I can have the same travel each time and dont have to worry about it.

So now I just flip the A switch to get my launch trim and then once I have full control of the plane switch it off and my trim is normal.

Now it would just get above 20 deg I'll go fly it


Hope this helps.


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Old 02-11-2011, 08:38 AM
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Nice solution to the problem. Thx for the details.
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