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Eclipse 7 - w/ 5 channel Rx

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Old 07-17-2003, 07:07 PM
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Default Eclipse 7 - w/ 5 channel Rx

Hi,

I just got a Hitec Eclipse 7 Transmitter.

I have an electric soaring plane with rudder, elevator, ESC (channel 3), left aileron and right aileron. This means I need the Acrobatic setup on the Eclipse 7, not the Heli or the Soaring setup.

In Acrobatic, according to the Eclipse 7 handbook one of the 2 aileron servos must be on channel 6 (channel 5 is for landing gear).

Can I somehow finagle the Eclipse 7 (via mixers maybe?) to address the one aileron servo on channel 5 - thus getting away with a 5 channel receiver, rather than having to buy 6 channel receivers with an unused channel 5?

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Old 07-17-2003, 07:49 PM
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Just put a "Y" in the aileron channel and hook up both aileron servos to the same channe.
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Old 07-17-2003, 08:20 PM
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Default Eclipse 7 - w/ 5 channel Rx

Thanks Rodney.

Yes, that would work in the short term, agreed.

The reason I went from 4 channel radio to Eclipse was that I could do "spoileron" (both up) or "flaperon" (both down) with individually addressable servos.
Would also allow differentiation in up/down amount. I.e. if left servo goes up certain amount, right servo does down a different amount and vice versa.

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Old 07-18-2003, 06:12 AM
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Default Eclipse 7 - w/ 5 channel Rx

Don't think so. If you mixed you would want to do the opposite of the other aileron channel, but then when you used flaperons you want it to move the same not opposite. Bite the bullet. You've got a good transmitter now get a good receiver.
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