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01-20-2010 03:25 PM  8 years agoPost 1
ncarbon

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Is there a way to make my setup work with the 8FG and an 8 channel RX?

I want to run the following components:

GY520
GV-1
Switchglo Pro

I am afraid I am a channel short.

I want the GV-1 to have flight modes off the 3 position switch but also make sure fail safe shuts gov off and goes to idle.

Can I make the 8 channel work? or do I need more channels?

TIA Ned

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01-20-2010 04:58 PM  8 years agoPost 2
jsenicka

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Setup your failsafe to go to idle, and then don't use the second channel into the GV1. Just have it arm based on throttle.

Jim Senicka
Team Manager, GrandRC Flight Team

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01-20-2010 05:08 PM  8 years agoPost 3
ncarbon

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Having a hard time waiting
I have been waiting for the Hitec A9, tired of waiting, may just switch to the 8FGH, just can't switch the GOV on/off.

Ned

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01-20-2010 05:17 PM  8 years agoPost 4
Smok

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Off the top of my head, you would need to use another Rx channel
for GV-1 on/off and disable stick switching of the governor.

I am upgrading my helis from Futaba 7C to 8FG, so I will be
doing that too. With 7C I am using 1-4 for the usual Ail/Ele/Rud/Thro
and Ch6 for Pitch, Ch 5 for Gyro Gain and Ch7 for GV-1 RPM switching.
So with 8FG and 6008HS that leaves Ch 8 for GV-1 on/off.

If you would use 6014HS, then you can also use Ch9 and 10
but only as switched channels ( non-proportional ).

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01-20-2010 05:20 PM  8 years agoPost 5
ncarbon

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6014HS
buying the 6014HS is a 200.00 proposition, Have not seen Transmitter only for the 8FGH and then pick up the 6014HS.

TIA Ned

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01-20-2010 05:21 PM  8 years agoPost 6
Smok

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oh.. seems I missed that you will want a channel for "Switchglo Pro"...

Makes me curious what it is so "STOP - GoogleTime" ;-)

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01-20-2010 05:37 PM  8 years agoPost 7
Smok

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Indeed 6014 costs $60 more than 6008...

Btw. 8FG has a nice feature of throttle "Idle down" - in addition
to engine kill switch. I do not use onboard glow drivers but still
I am planning to have the in-flight engine idle setting
to be at a bit higher RPMs - so it would not quit in an auto,
while for the ground handling I am planing to use the "Idledown"
on the same 3-position switch as the throttle kill.

Btw. I will be watching if someone comes with an elegant solution
for how to free-up an additional channel for the GloPro...

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01-20-2010 06:01 PM  8 years agoPost 8
davehour

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Guayama, Puerto Rico 00785

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Btw. 8FG has a nice feature of throttle "Idle down" - in addition
to engine kill switch.
Smok:

I read in the T8FG manual that the "Idle Down" function is only available in the acro model type.

David

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01-21-2010 07:46 AM  8 years agoPost 9
Smok

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Indeed, it's not there in Heli menu, so I'll leave the idle as it is..
Thanks for pointing out..

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