Six Servo Sailplane for the DX6

Six Servo Sailplane for the DX6

Regular price $ 24.95

The DX6 contains all of the core programming used in the flagship DX18.  There are a few missing features but they are limited to missing physical features like side sliders, left and right trimmers and a Knob. Otherwise, it is all there. 

Still, when compared to the typical remote controlled aircraft, the six servo sailplane is the most difficult to program.

Frustration levels can be very high. How many Flight Modes do you want, on which switch and do you want a voice to announce the switch change? You finally get the flaps to come down, but they don’t come down evenly. You want to use crow rather than flaperons but can’t figure out how to program it. More down elevator than up is a good thing for pushing over at the top of the zoom, but you don’t want it in all the Flight Modes.

Whether you want to reduce your frustration level, or you just want all the bells and whistles, this product is for you. The bundle includes a 71-page Guide and three templates for different wing configurations.

Load the template (all explained in the Guide) and it sets up the radio for a six servo sailplane. Five Flight Modes are included, each announced by a voice and pulling the Flap Stick below 92% automatically activates Landing Mode. Flight Mode Features have been turned off in Modes where they would be inappropriate and where applicable, turned on with typical values.

Three different templates are provided for different wing configurations. Choosing the correct template configures all the wing servos to operate in the correct direction when the TE is moved with the Aileron Stick, Camber Presets, Flap Stick with Crow or Flaperons, Camber Sliders, Snap Flaps, and Aileron to Flap mix.

If you elect to use telemetry, the radio will announce the altitude at the top of the zoom and report back receiver voltage, current consumed and altitude.

Separate sections for V-Tail programming with setup guidelines, troubleshooting with the monitor and setting the center of gravity.

A separate chapter on setting up a mechanically and electronically neutral sailplane prior to programming. If this is done well, the values in the template will be very close to the typical sailplane. This is followed by a chapter on how to adjust the values and the center of gravity to suit your sailplane and flying style.

The features include in the template are:

• As a safety feature, the radio will not turn on until you retract the flaps and turn off Launch Mode so the launch Flaps don't slam into something.
• Elevator and Ailerons on the right stick and Rudder and Flaps on the left stick.
• Five flight modes are active, Speed, Thermal, Cruise, Launch, and Land. 

Launch Mode: (announced with voice)
• Differential rate of 90%.
• Appropriate changes in Rates, and Aileron to Rudder mix.
• Camber Slider is off to eliminate accidentally changing Launch Flap setting.
• Aileron to Flap mix is inactive.
• Toggle our of Launch Mode starts the timers. .
• Camber Preset TE to 20% down with independent Elevator Trim.

Cruise Mode: (announced with voice)
• Neutral trailing edge Camber Preset.
• Camber Slider is active. Camber Slider only droops the trailing edge.
• Appropriate changes in Rates, Differential and Aileron to Rudder mix.
• Aileron to Flap mix is available with adjustable Flap Differential.
• Snap Flap is active.
• Additional down elevator to help push over at the top of the zoom.
• Voice announces altitude automatically at pushover at the top of the zoom.

Speed Mode: (announced with voice)
• Reflexed trailing edge Preset.
• Camber Slider is active. Camber Slider only droops the trailing edge.
• Appropriate changes in Rates, Differential and Aileron to Rudder mix for faster airspeeds.
• Additional down elevator to help push over at the top of the zoom.
• Snap Flap is active.
• Aileron to Flap mix is available with adjustable Flap Differential.
• Voice announces altitude automatically at pushover at the top of the zoom and Additional down elevator to help push over at the top of the zoom.

Thermal Mode: (announced with voice)
• Drooped trailing edge Camber Preset.
• Camber Slider is active. Camber Slider only droops the trailing edge.
• Appropriate changes in Rates, Differential and Aileron to Rudder mix for slower airspeeds.
• Aileron to Flap mix is available with adjustable Flap Differential.
• Snap Flap is active.

Landing Mode: (announced with voice)
• Pulling the flap stick below 92% automatically activates Landing Mode.
• The 92% kick point can be modified.
• Adjustable Flap travel.
• Two methods to match Flaps so they move together.
• Either Flaperon or Crow.
• Flap to Elevator compensation expo curve with seven points.
• Appropriate changes in Rates, Differential, Aileron to Rudder mix for very slow airspeeds
• Extra down elevator to help push over in the landing zone.

• Master volume on the Right Knob. (if knob is available on your radio)
• Option for cross trims, placing the elevator trim on the Flap Stick side.
• Appropriate voices for each flight mode and telemetry if a telemetry module is installed.

• A count down timer that start when you toggle out of Launch Mode. 
• A second timer that keeps track of accumulated flight time.  This Timer is also stated when you toggle out of Launch Mode.   

• If you have telemetry: (Either a TM1000 or one of the new telemetry enabled receivers)
• Telemetry can be recorded for later playback.
• You can track signal quality (by each individual antenna) between the transmitter and receiver and voltage without additional sensors.
• Add either an altimeter or variometer sensor and the transmitter will announce altitude when you push over at the top of the zoom.
• Add a current sensor and the transmitter will announce the gas remaining in the tank. (current left in the battery). This a WAY better method than tracking voltage.
• Add a 40G Load sensor set to record Max load and you can read the Max G load in real time. Great for working on your launch technique.
• Add a GPS sensor and you get straight line speed, distance from the pilot and location in the event you lose the aircraft.
• You can record telemetry with Switch A that is automatically saved to the SD card for later play back.
• Switch D is setup to call out altitude on demand and mAh used on demand.


Sample Pages from the Guide.

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