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Old 02-08-2007, 08:51 PM
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Default Retract Setup

Never done this. How do you set up your radio. I have a Futaba 7 CAP an there is nothing in the book on this. Help
Old 02-08-2007, 11:02 PM
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If retracts are mechanicals then the servo is not proportional just plug it into the retract slot in the recivier, no adjustments can be made in the tx. If they are air retracts then adjust the travel in the radio for the servo so it fully opens and closes the air valve.
Old 02-09-2007, 12:55 PM
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The retract servo is on Channel 5, switch E. Power up the transmitter and receiver.
1. Press and hold "Mode/Page" key.
2. Rotate "Press" button to highlight "E. Point".
3. Press and hold "Press" button.
4. Press lower "Select/Cursor" button repeatedly until the triangle symbol is beneath number 5.
5. With "Switch E" in the down position turn the "Press" butonn clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the servo arm until the mechanical limits of the linkage is where desired. Notice the left "percent" symbol will change.
6. With "Switch E" in the up position turn the "Press" button as above to adjust servo for opposite linkage movement.

Adjust the end points so the servo doesn't hum or chatter and no binding exists in the mechanical linkages.

When you're done press the "End" button repeatedly to return to the main screen.

All of this presumes your retract servo is connected to Channel 5/Switch E.

Good luck.
Old 02-09-2007, 03:45 PM
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ORIGINAL: jalaska

The retract servo is on Channel 5, switch E. Power up the transmitter and receiver.
1. Press and hold "Mode/Page" key.
2. Rotate "Press" button to highlight "E. Point".
3. Press and hold "Press" button.
4. Press lower "Select/Cursor" button repeatedly until the triangle symbol is beneath number 5.
5. With "Switch E" in the down position turn the "Press" butonn clockwise or counterclockwise to adjust the servo arm until the mechanical limits of the linkage is where desired. Notice the left "percent" symbol will change.
6. With "Switch E" in the up position turn the "Press" button as above to adjust servo for opposite linkage movement.

Adjust the end points so the servo doesn't hum or chatter and no binding exists in the mechanical linkages.

When you're done press the "End" button repeatedly to return to the main screen.

All of this presumes your retract servo is connected to Channel 5/Switch E.

Good luck.
Except that a retract servo is not proportional, the adjustments in the tx will do nothing, the servo is at one extreme or the other. You have to adjust linkages and servo horn so that the retracts go lock to lock.
Old 02-09-2007, 03:50 PM
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I should know that 2X2=4.It is set up an works great. Retracts are a great idiea but just to many moving parts,a chance for something to come loose. Thanks a bunch.

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