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Old 05-30-2003, 05:42 PM
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I am left handed and looking to reverse the two sicks on my Futaba 6VA. I simply want to swap the left and right units. I have partially disassembled the Transmitter and I am now looking for the best way to accopmplish this task. It appears that the left and right units are not interchangeable and therefore cannot be swapped. My next thought was to simply swap the wires between the two units, then swap the spring and the ratchet from the opposite units. Please advise on the best way to do this, if this is recommended procedure. Do I need to cut and re-solder or can I use the connectors? Anything that I need to watch out for? Any worries of re-calibration?

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Old 05-30-2003, 05:49 PM
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This is NOT a recommended procedure. It will be impossible for anyone to help you fly your plane. Likewise, you will never be able to fly anyone elses. Just learn to fly the way man was meant to fly!

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Old 05-31-2003, 12:30 PM
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If you are really serious about swapping the functions.A quick way to do it is simply move the spring from the right side elevator stick to the left side motor stick.If there is a ratchet assembly you could move that also. Now the right stick should have a rachet and no spring return and be motor control.Now plug the servos into correct positions on the receiver.The markings on the receiver will no longer be correct .But since all the channels are proportinal it won't make any difference what you call them. You can do this without any soldering and moving wires and if it dosen't work out it will be just as easy to restore.The only problem will be the computer functions you will have to remember the channels are switched.I would consider this a temporary switch to try The wiring would have to be switched for a permanent fix.Like the previous post said you will be on your own as far as getting help flying.We have a fellow in our club who flys that setup.Been doing it for years. Good luck
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