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 (Radian Pro) 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."
The Spektrum guides for its new DX radios are 60 to 205 pages long with hundreds of images. The "Six Servo Sailplane" 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.
The latest Guide is for the new iX12, powered by Android Transmitter. It is an amazing piece of equipment. For more information on this new Transmitter, click on the iX12 Guide in the products page. At 245 pages, it is a beast of a guide.
Flight Modes are one of the leading reasons for purchasing a new radio. Each guide not only explains why Flight Modes are helpful, you learn how to create Flight Modes, (its WAY easier than you think), how to assign a Flight Mode to a particular switch. Each guide includes several different Flight Mode setups. If you like a particular one, the instructions are all there to modify the prepared Templates or build your own.
There is an entire chapter dedicated to setting up telemetry. Included are step by step instructions on showing you how to make telemetry work for you. Examples (to name just a few) show you how to set up the Transmitter to automatically announce the altitude at the top of the climb or zoom, track the current used by your battery (think gas gauge), provide a voice alarm if you have set one, 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 and 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.
Click on one of the Guides and the following screen will discuss the features and show the Table of Contents. Some may include screen shots directly from the guide.
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In early 2018, Spektrum updated Airware to version 2.0. All Current Spektrum Transmitters now share the same core programming. In response, Red Sailplane was able to reduce the Six Servo Sailplane generic programming guides from eight to just four. They still include with or with out a motor and are now divided by radios with and without a slider.
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