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11-05-2004 07:19 PM  13 years agoPost 1
Arild Johansen

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I now this tread has been discussed on Runryder before, but the tread’s a found didn’t have any solutions so I try a new one.

I just bought a new Futaba 9 CHP, and would like to change the Idle-Up switch from left hand top (3 pos.) to right hand front (also 3 pos.) Is it possible to do this through any menu or is it a “wire and soldering” solution?

Mvh. Arild

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11-05-2004 07:45 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Tomas Ahl

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It is a wiring and soldering solution. The two functions idle-up and throttle hold can not be re-assigned programatically.

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11-05-2004 07:50 PM  13 years agoPost 3
Tomas Ahl

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That is, unless you have bought the new T9C Super. That one has assignable idle-ups as far as I have read.

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11-07-2004 10:46 PM  13 years agoPost 4
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futaba 9chp (pcm?)
theres a book available from traplet publications ( who publish the popular magazine 'model HELICOPTER WORLD' ) by ANN-MARIE CROSS, titled FUTABA 9C-THE USERS GUIDE.....its got a lot more info than the standard manual. ....and she tells of 'hidden' menus...... something the manual doesnt say. got a 9c myself and if i have a 'layoff' i have to swot up again before using it.....theres a lot to know and learn........or is it i'm just thick!!!!!!!!! .......

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11-09-2004 08:04 PM  13 years agoPost 5
Arild Johansen

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Well isn’t it anyone who has the book and can read for me? I tried email Futaba but they said that it was impossible. Maybe I just need to convince myself that it is a better placement of that switch anyway…..

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11-09-2004 08:13 PM  13 years agoPost 6
BarracudaHockey

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I find it easier where it is. I don't like taking my fingers off the right stick.

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11-09-2004 09:12 PM  13 years agoPost 7
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sorry Arild cant help you there, my copy is at work....i read it at lunchtimes but only read enough to get me away its a bit heavy going...not as simplified as the standard manual.like i said...maybe im just thick!!!.......why not just use it as it is?......its just a matter of getting used to the positions ......and theres enough switches to keep most folk happy..........page 10 of the standard manual has factory switch assignments.....or you could just mess about with it and see if you can get it to do the swap.trouble is tho'.........with complicated radios you may unknowingly affect some other function .
sorry couldnt be more help,.

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11-09-2004 09:14 PM  13 years agoPost 8
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i have to agree with barracudahockey......some guy's been paid real cash money to work out where the best place for that switch should be.

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11-09-2004 10:58 PM  13 years agoPost 9
RotorMarc

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This is not a matter of programming you would have to open the case and move that switch physically because the switches on the other side are: 1 position momentary (throttle kill) and the other is just a 1 position (used for throttle hold)

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11-10-2004 12:15 AM  13 years agoPost 10
drsuessmn

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should have got a 9ca and took the ratchet out

[align=center][url=http://smmac.com/][color=deeppink]Just What the Dr ordered[/color][/url][/align]

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11-10-2004 07:56 AM  13 years agoPost 11
Arild Johansen

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Well I must agree with most of you that it is a matter of “what you are used to”. But as I fly my helicopter with hovering pitch on idle-up 1 ( middle stick ) and zero pitch on idle-up 2 ( also middle stick ) this gives a momentary drop when I switch from idle-up 1 > 2. The drop is easy compensated when one finger ( right hand ) flips the switch and my left hand compensate the collective-pitch. When both compensate and flipping switch with left hand I do not feel so comfortable. I have short fingers so I must move my hands on the TX to reach the switches on the top panel of nearly al TX’es. But maybe I make a hen out of a feather…

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11-10-2004 11:45 AM  13 years agoPost 12
Tomas Ahl

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I have that T9C book too and there is nothing you can do software wise to move the idle-up switch with an original T9C. As I said earlier this has changed in the T9C Super, but otherwise its soldering and rewiring time.

TURTLE-ZED, the book doesn't mention any more menus than the original manual do it's just that it goes through them all in much greater detail.

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11-10-2004 03:24 PM  13 years agoPost 13
drsuessmn

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If you do a search there is a pretty in depth explanation of what needed to be done to switch this

[align=center][url=http://smmac.com/][color=deeppink]Just What the Dr ordered[/color][/url][/align]

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11-13-2004 03:16 PM  13 years agoPost 14
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to ARILD......(and Tomas Ahl) sorry to have mis lead you chaps.....i read that comment on 'hidden menus' somewhere....(.will have to look for that now)....and bought the book on the strength of it. yes it does go into the programming more in depth but its a bit too much info for my small brain......or maybe i'm just thick!!!!! (i heard that!!!).
SORRY to have burdened you with my flawed comment.all the best.

too much choice ......too little cash.

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11-17-2004 11:13 PM  13 years agoPost 15
Arild Johansen

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No pain, no pain at all

Well as a mention it I sent the question to Futaba. They wrote back that this wasn't possible on the 9x. The new Super version has this feature but I didn't now about that when I ordered my radio.

I have now programmed the 9 CHP and come to conclusion that I wasn’t so hard to use it as it is. But still I think that it's a feature that Futaba should have include at the first..

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