Full Deck Glider and dx6i setup
I have purchased this
My experience with gliders is limited to a Hawk sky which I have lightened up, Adjusted CG for gliding, and set the prop brake on.
I believe I have purchased a Good glider for being foam, Not sure though.
The Question I have is this.
What should I set up as far as Mix's
I know I will want flaps.
Here is what I think Can be done.
I think I can set up flaps, Dual Ailerons, and V-tail with no issues.
I also believe I will either be able to get Crow, or Camber but not both.
Do I want to move both Flaps AND Ailerons for camber, and How much, and ....
so on and so on.
My desire is to have a glider which will Glide FAR and be able to find and use thermals. Flying fast would be fun also but not necessary.
Anyone want to be my Mentor?
There is tons of information here...
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Hmmm... I think you may be asking too much of the 6i. When I tried something along those lines, I found I couldn't use the gear channel as a proportional one, so that limits you to 4 flight surface channels. (One being used by the throttle.) Or perhaps you could put the flaps on the gear switch.
5-Flap (Here's why I think it would have to be on the gear switch. I think I tried using the gear chnl as a cntrl srfc, a flaperon I think, with a mix, but found problems with the gear switch still being functional, and interfering with what I wanted to do.)
I have to run to our club field to paint the landing target circles for our LMR glider contest, but I'll try playing with this in my 6i when I get the chance. I'm leaning towards no, it may be too ambitious, but don't give up until we've exhausted all possibilities! Or maybe it's possible but maybe without the crow function. And we have yet to hear from other, more expert people on the subject. I still consider myself somewhere between newb and intermediate!
I do not see what radio you are using and that is the KEY piece of information you left out as it is the limitations of your radio that will determine what mixes you can set up.
In xmech2k's post he seems to know that you have a Spektrum DX6i. If that is the case I would go to the Radian Pro threads and see how the DX6i can be set up for the Radian Pro. Your set-ups will be the same for this glider.
Also, I think Horizon Hobby has set-ups posted on their site for the Radian Pro for the DX6i, so you can look there too.
You will definitely need a Y cable and possibly a reversing Y cable for the flaps.
Radian Pro W/DX6i Set-up
This may help.....:
OK here is what I wound up with. I am now interested in any comments about possible changes.
I used the Aileron ch and the Flap ch for the 2 ailerons and selected the dual aileron mix from the wing types part of the menu
Also vtail was selected, Of course
I read somewhere that vtail selection on the Spektrum models drastically reduces maximum excursion. This seemed to be the case. I set the servos and control horns up with lots of mechanical throw to help this situation, and in addition gave the rudder, and elevator full%125 travel adjust. Since they don't go anywhere near their real travel limits because of the spektrum (bug?) this was fine
I put the flaps on the Gear channel with a Y cable
I created a mix that put gear into flaps when the gear switch was flipped and for some crazy reason this gave me crow. I am irritable about how Spektrum handles dual ailerons and can't seem to just label functions for what they do.. IE faperon, spoileron etc. The mix's that make this work seem to be anything but intuitive.
I created another mix on the MIX switch which through a little down aileron on both sides IE flaperons. but only a couple of degrees. I am calling this Camber.
This glider looks amazing while flying. I have to say my friend put his Radian up and although it seemed to float around as well as the Vrok, The vrok just looked amazing going through the air, And I was covering at least 2 times the ground as the radian.
Here are some things I noticed
I really didn't use the camber much and when I did I am not sure it did me any good. I really didn't find any thermals which provided crazy lift but on several flights I was able to go for as much as 15 minutes without motor.
I hate that this plane has to be provided with lots of down elevator to fly level with the motor running. I know this is because of the way the glider is designed, but I am thinking of getting rid of the (camber) mix and putting down elevator mixed with throttle to make it more fun to fly under power, even though this is not the main reason I bought this plane
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