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10-10-2005 12:37 AM  12 years agoPost 1
crewchief_432

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will the 401 gyro work with a hitec eclipse 7 and a JR sport 6 channel reciver. I have it in a trex and cant get it into heading hold. I cant find out where I need to go in the transmitter to change it. do I need a 7 channel reciver? Thanks for any help. Jeremy

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10-10-2005 04:40 AM  12 years agoPost 2
Dr.Ben

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You should have enough channels.

You first need to see if the sixth channel on your receiver is controlled by a switch or knob. If it's on a switch, one side will be HH and the other side will be rate, and the ATV one side of that channel will be the gain for HH, while the other will be for rate. If it's on a knob, you'll need to turn that knob all the way to one side or the other, and then use the ATV for that channel to adjust your gain. If you move that knob away from its extreme of travel but not beyond midline, it too will control gain. If you turn the knob past midline, you'll flip the gyro into rate(HH) from HH(rate). You may use the servo reversing feature for this gain channel if you want the switch or knob to be physically in the opposite direction or position for either rate or HH.

I'm not sure if the Eclipse has a gyro menu in its software, but if it does, you might want to inhibit it until you figure out what is what.

Also, if you're in doubt about what that 6th channel is doing, pull out the gain lead from the gyro and stick an extre servo in there. It's movement will tell you what directing which slot on the receiver.

Ben Minor

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10-10-2005 05:43 AM  12 years agoPost 3
chuckhager

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Clovis, CA

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crewchief_432,

I have a 401 and use it with my Eclipse 7. I don't use a JR receiver, but that shouldn't matter. Gyro plugs into CH4 and the sens wire plugs into CH5. The Hitech Eclipse 7 supports gyro gain on CH5. To enter the gyro menu, turn your transmitter on. Then press the UP and DOWN keys at the same time to enter the setup menu. Now press the DOWN button until the display reads GYRO. Now you can press the INCREASE or DECREASE button to set your gain. Anything above 50% will set the 401 in headding hold. You will need to enter a setting for normal, idle up 1 and idle up 2.

Chuck Hager

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10-10-2005 09:35 PM  12 years agoPost 4
crewchief_432

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Groveland,fl.

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Thanks chuck it seems to be working fine now. I didn't have the gain up over 50%.

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10-11-2005 05:52 AM  12 years agoPost 5
Wisdom-Seeker

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If you want to be able to switch gyro modes from the Eclipse 7, you need to connect the sense wire to channel 7. The channel 7 switch is above and to the left of the cyclic. The Eclipse 7 gyro adjustment (channel 5) allows only one setting per flight mode. This means that you cannot change gyro modes while sticking to one flight mode.

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