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01-15-2006 03:44 AM  13 years ago
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Kokamo

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10X (heli) radio flying planks......
Well, I just figured out that I can use my 10X heli version on my little foamies. I have heard a few people talk about how this "can't be done" but now I can't figure out a reason why not.

I recently traded out some stuff for my only TX....a JR XP652. This is a plane and heli radio. When I traded it, I had a 10X (heli) radio on the way.... never thinking about my planks that I supposedly could not fly with it. Tonight, I hooked everything up and dialed in a new model in the memory section. I had to do a little reprogramming of the pitch curves and throttle curves (mode 1 and 2), but it looks as if it's gonna work.

I have a few things to ponder here. Since this is a heli version, it obviously has a few more bells and whistles for mixing and such, but is there any real advantage of using a heli radio on an airplane?

Please post your comments.

Thanks!

Joe
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01-15-2006 07:18 AM  13 years ago
spork

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I use my Futaba heli radio for flying-wings, powered planes, gliders, once for a radio controlled race-car/birthday cake, and even helis. Works fine.

RC
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01-15-2006 07:25 AM  13 years ago
Heliavi8or

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I can't imagine that it would be a problem. It is alot of radio for an electric plank but there is no reason why it won't work. Good luck!Practice! It might be costly but it's the only way we get better!
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01-18-2006 01:37 AM  13 years ago
pchuckie

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I do it as well with my 10X, haven't figured out how to use channel 5 for anything though. I put my second aileron servo on channel 6 and created a mix
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01-18-2006 04:13 AM  13 years ago
woodchopper

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I fly all my planks with my 10sx heli, 90 sized pattern plane, 60 size Extra 300, and some fomies, coupled flaps/elevator, landing flaps, differential ailerons, ect. ect. But the mixes and vodoo are a bit of a mind melter.

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Mark Richens
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01-18-2006 04:22 AM  13 years ago
Kokamo

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Very cool guys, I went out and flew my E-Flite Ultimate Biplane(w/night setup)Sunday and everything went very well. I still need to dial in a little more expo and tune the dual rates but it still flew it very well. Unfortunately, I will have to do quite a bit more studying on how to mix elevators and ailerons and such to make it more interesting. Man I have alot of work ahead of me.

Woodchopper
Please excuse my ignorance.....but what does "vodoo" mean?

Thanks,

Joe
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01-18-2006 04:26 AM  13 years ago
LCHelilover

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I use my Heli 10X for all my planes and heli's. To use channel 5 for mixes, you need to inhibit the gear switch -- function 16 I think. It took me a while to figure out why my mixes were screwy until I found that out.

You can mix flaperons, elevons, dual servo aileron and/or elevator with the "helicopter" transmitter...it just has to be done with mixes 51 through 58...not a "built in" function.

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01-18-2006 04:37 AM  13 years ago
woodchopper

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Sorry, voodoo, it is a bit like magic. You can slave two or three channels to one function.
I know, it would be easier to just get a plank radio but it is fun when you get it to work.

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Mark Richens
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01-18-2006 08:08 AM  13 years ago
dkourk

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I am in exactly the same position, but did not even know there was an issue with using the 10X (heli) for planks. I am just prepared to do any mixes I will need manually...

At my stage that would at most be a couple of aileron servos, and possibly flaps.

If anyone has done flaperons with the 10x and has any tips this is the time to share them!!

DK
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