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Old 08-09-2011, 03:38 AM
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I just recently bought a new Spektrum 8 channel and several receivers...I think I screwed up, my main interest is warbirds so I need...2 channels for ailerons, 2 channels for elevators, 1 for rudder, 1 for flaps, 1 for gear 1 for throttle and 1 for engine kill...that adds up to 9...any option other than a new transmitter? any suggestions? Thanks
Old 08-09-2011, 03:50 AM
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Default RE: Need more channels? Suggestions please....

I fly Futaba you can get a 14 channel rec. but you can still make it work with y's on your ail.you have to config. flaps so you can use a y I have alot of warbirds and that's the way I do it if I can but sometimes I use the 14 ch. rec. but it's like 170.00
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Default RE: Need more channels? Suggestions please....

Use a y lead on the elevators and if needed another on the ailerons. Rarely do you need a seperate channel for elevators. At least it will give you two more channels to play with.
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Default RE: Need more channels? Suggestions please....

I just happened to think about using Matchboxes...can I use match boxes on the elevators and/or ailerons? B7
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Yup. They're like a "smart" Y-cable.

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Old 08-09-2011, 05:23 AM
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Default RE: Need more channels? Suggestions please....

You can. Personally I'd use Hitec programable servos, you can use a Y cable and set the center, direction, and throw of each servo with the programmer.
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ORIGINAL: blue77

I just recently bought a new Spektrum 8 channel and several receivers...I think I screwed up, my main interest is warbirds so I need...2 channels for ailerons, 2 channels for elevators, 1 for rudder, 1 for flaps, 1 for gear 1 for throttle and 1 for engine kill...that adds up to 9...any option other than a new transmitter? any suggestions? Thanks
I have an H9 P47-150 I have been flying for 4 years. It has Dual Ailerons, Dual Flaps, Dual Elevators, Dual Retract Servos, Rudder, Throttle, and Fiber Optic Kill. I used a Reversing Y on my Flaps, but the Reversed Flap servo jittered every time I started the engine, I replaced the Flap servos and extensions, but the same side still jittered. I switched to a Matchbox and the problem went away.

I use a Matchbox on Flaps and Elevators. I use Mixed Channels for Aileron and Gear. My 9303 allows me to Delay one Main Gear, so the Gear goes up in a scale fashion. If I had an 11X, I would not need Matchboxes.

I have had many instances, over the years, where Y Harnesses have had to be replaced because servos were behaving wierdly and bouncing every time I moved the sticks. Also, the Reversed side of a Reversing Y tends to drift off of Neutral every couple of flights. This is noticeable with Dual Flaps and Dual Elevators. These problems were noticed not only on my aircraft, but those belonging to others, as well.

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