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Old 05-14-2003, 10:03 PM
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I'm attempting to program my 4*60 with the Hitec Flash 5. Everything is working great except the aileron servos. When left and right stick control inputs are done, the servos/ailerons move in the same direction. What am I doing wrong?

I have HS-422 servos on each side of the wing, connected to 12" servo extensions, connected to a "Y" connector all connected to channel 1 on the rx.

I moved the "Y" connector to channel 5 on the rx, that made for some really cool flaps when moving the "s/w #3" toggle switch?? That didn't help either?
Old 05-14-2003, 10:18 PM
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when connected to a Y-harness, they are supposed to move in the same direction. You need to change the pushrod setup. They need to be on opposite sides of the servos. For example, install one control rod so it is on the outside of a servo (by outside, I mean on the arm pointing to the wingtip), and then on the other wing panel, put that rod on the outside (again, on the arm pointing toward the wingtip). I am guessing that you have one on the "outside" and one of the "inside" which would make them move the same direction.
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You could also use a "reversing Y" connector which would reverse the direction of one of the servos.

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den,

I'll give it a try just as soon as I get home. What about that flap action that took place when I placed the "Y" connector on channel 5 on the rx? How do I keep that sort of function while it's connected to channel 1?

thanks,
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You can't...well, unless you have a computer radio that can do flaperons. I have done this once with my futaba T-6XA. One servo is plugged into the normal aileron slot, and one is plugged into the flap slot. The radio automatically mixes the servos to give you normal aileron action, then then lowers both ailerons when you want. I am not sure about your hitech, so I can't say if it will do it or not. If it will allow you to, you abandon the y-harness altogether and set it up as I explained. Long story short, you can't have flaperons with a y-harness, just can't be done.
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I understand, thanks.
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Hey Den,

You're right. The control rods are on the same side of the servos servicing the ailerons. I'll change one of them over. Thanks for your help.
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not a problem. let us know how the first flight goes!
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Originally posted by cruzomatic
What about that flap action that took place when I placed the "Y" connector on channel 5 on the rx? How do I keep that sort of function while it's connected to channel 1?
If you want both flaps and ailerons (it's called flaperons), then you have to have a radio which supports flaperons, and then you hook one servo to ch 1, and the other on ch 5/6. The radio mixes the two together.

I'm not sure, but I don't think the Flash 5 supports flaperons. Check the manual to make sure.
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if you have the 7ch receiver just put one on ch1 and the other on ch7 next to the battery and this will solve your problem
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Like Strato said the Flash 5X supports flaperons and ordinary dual servo ailerons the second aileron servo plugs into Ch 5 get rid of the "Y" harness and don,t change the linkage instead get the radio manual out. I cannot walk you through the steps without a manual but have programed a few of them for students and it is easy to do.

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Thanks guys. I'll do some troubleshooting when I get home. I do know the Flash 5 does support flaperons, but just wasn't sure how to do the setup on the rx in relation to the dual servos. I'll give it a try on channels 1/5-6 or 1/7. Check back, I'll post the results.
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Originally posted by JohnBuckner
Like Strato said the Flash 5X supports flaperons and ordinary dual servo ailerons the second aileron servo plugs into Ch 5 get rid of the "Y" harness and don,t change the linkage instead get the radio manual out. I cannot walk you through the steps without a manual but have programed a few of them for students and it is easy to do.

John
John is right. You use channel 1 and 5 and get rid of the "Y" harness.
You need to look up how to set the flaperons but the Flash 5X will do it.
If you still get the ailerons going in the same direction you will have to reverse one of the channels. That will get them working correctly. They will still work as ailerons while the flaps are down.

I would also need to have my manual to tell you but am willing to do that if you can't figure it out.

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Thanks,,

Bill, do I still need to flip one of the control rods over to the other side of the servo arm on one of the aileron servos?
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Originally posted by cruzomatic
Thanks,,

Bill, do I still need to flip one of the control rods over to the other side of the servo arm on one of the aileron servos?
If you're going to use two channels, no, it isn't NECESSARY, but I still would, to make them symetrical.
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Yes, either way (y harness or flaperons) you should change one of the arms over.
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Thanks, I'll change one of them over.
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Ok, this is what I've done thus far. I switched over one of the control rods and now the ailerons are working as they should. Now my problem lie with the flaps. I cannot get my programing down. Any Flash 5 radio experts out there that can assist. I have the right aileron servo in channel 1 and the left on channel 5. That is per the manual. Flaps are to be assigned to the SW#3, but can't seem to get it.

Thanks in advance,
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Sorry cruzomatic, I have never even held a Flash 5, but I know where you can get your answer:

There is a manufacturer's sub-forum on RCU called Hitec Radios - Ask Mike at Hitec, I'm sure if you post this question there, he can answer it.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forumdispl...s=&forumid=149
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I'll do that, thanks.
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Now I did not flip the control arm I just reversed the servo on the radio.
But I guess either way will work.
I will look up the info for you and get back with you tonight if someone else does not beat me to the punch.

Bill
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Thanks Bill,

I'll be up late tonight working on it. Please let me know,,


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