Today’s computerized RC radios are awesome! They include a level of flexibility and features we only dreamed of 10 years ago. If your are reading this, you have probably discovered there is a downside to all this cool stuff, the new features and increased flexibility bring with them a new layer of complexity.
Your time is valuable. If you have been trying to figure out on your own how to make it all work, you have most likely spent hours cruising the web looking for helpful tidbits and instead found posts not quite on track, incomplete or that outright conflict with each other.
Red Sailplane’s products allow you to skip the frustration and move directly to flying your sailplane. To accomplish this, each product not only contains a written guide, it also includes a file to import to your radio so all the heavy lifting is already done.
And because these are digital downloads, you receive what you order immediately.
Here is what Mark S recently had to say; "As one who was reluctant to pay a premium for what originally thought the forums would provide, I can say honestly that this guide is worth every penny. I spent countless hours piecing together tiny bits of forum information into what I thought was a good model setup only to discover I tapped only about 10% of the RP's potential. The guides on this site are not merely radio setup files but aim to teach pilots how to get the most out of their radios and models."
Click on any product in the catalog to see a detailed list of features for that particular program along with sample pages from the guide.
The Spektrum guides for its new radios are 60 to 165 pages long with over 250 images. The Generic Guides include three templates representing different wing servo installations which will cover nearly all of the sailplanes out there. Chapters include how to load the template, general information concerning the programming, how to setup the aircraft, how to setup the radio and then how to adjust the template for your specific sailplane and flying style.
There is an entire chapter dedicated to telemetry explaining how it is setup to state the altitude at the top of the climb or zoom, track the current used by your battery and provide a voice alarm if you have set one and how to record the telemetry for later playback and if you have a GPS sensor installed, overlay a 3D track on Google Earth.
Guides and templates for specific sailplanes such as the Radian Pro, include pictures of linkage and control system modifications along with airframe improvements to make it a better handling sailplane. These sailplane specific guides include information only for that sailplane.
JR Guides prior to and including the x9503, are text only and do not include a template.
You also get free updates for a year and you will be notified by email when a guide or template is upgraded. Spektrum publishes firmware updates two to three times per year and occasionally, features once reserved for more expensive radios will trickle down to less expensive models.
If your still not convinced, click on one of the guides and the following screen will show example screen shots and provide reviews from users of the guide and templates.