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08-02-2011 07:21 PM  6 years agoPost 1
Helimech

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I need some help from a Futaba rep.....as usual, Great Planes --- the exclusive U.S. distributor for Futaba --- can't answer a question about a product they have an exclusive on!

The instruction sheet that comes with the SBE-1 encoder shows 10 leads on the receiver side, and specifies that wires #1 and #2 MUST be plugged in; but it doesn't specify where any of the 10 leads plug in! Does it not matter where one lead or another goes? You just plug them up wherever on the receiver you want? The receiver port numbering system is different from Futaba to say, JR...so it can't be that. Please advise!

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08-02-2011 07:28 PM  6 years agoPost 2
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Edited.

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08-02-2011 07:33 PM  6 years agoPost 3
Helimech

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Ben...
I doubt it, because the numbering of which port is for what differs between radio manufacturers, so it wouldn't be consistent. The main purpose of this thing is to allow such devices as the CGY-750 to be used with other receivers, such as JR. I am in the belief that it doesn't matter what lead you plug in where, but I want to get a confirmation of that.

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08-02-2011 07:44 PM  6 years agoPost 4
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08-02-2011 08:18 PM  6 years agoPost 5
Helimech

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Ben.....
Do you by any chance have the channel numbers for Futaba? I only have JR, which I know is different.

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08-02-2011 08:27 PM  6 years agoPost 6
jaws

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I downloaded the CGY750 manual from futaba-rc.com and looked on page 88-90. It shows all the channel settings for the s.bus related to the 750 so maybe that would help for you to map to the equivalent JR settings.

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08-02-2011 09:16 PM  6 years agoPost 7
kcordell

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PM SKaluf and he should be able to help you out. He is the Hobbico/Futaba contact.

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08-02-2011 09:59 PM  6 years agoPost 8
Wyorcflyer

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In the CGY750 SBUS menu you tell the CGY750 which channel is which function. It doesn't care which is which it just needs to know how to map the functions to the channels.

Because of ModelGuard and Switchglow we have had other threads on function and channel mapping. I have run all kinds of weird mappings to make things work out and the CGY750 tolerates all of them just fine.

So you just have to know what function is going into which lead of the SBE-1 because that will be the resultant channel that you will set in the CGY750. The first two leads of the SBE-1 need to be plugged into the receiver somewhere for power, per the manual (leads 3-10 are signal only). Other than that you can plug whatever lead of the SBE-1 into whatever channel/function of the receiver makes sense to you. Then you tell the CGY750 what you did and all should be set.

I'm betting it is that simple.

Jack

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08-03-2011 02:09 AM  6 years agoPost 9
Dr.Ben

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That sounds reasonable to me; it was my initial thought too. In no case are you going to hurt anything by playing with it on the bench. Just check, check, and recheck to make sure each function does as it is supposed before blasting off .

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08-03-2011 04:36 AM  6 years agoPost 10
Helimech

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Thanks To All Responders
Will have to download the CGY750 manual to get a better idea of what Wyorcflyer is saying.

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08-03-2011 04:58 AM  6 years agoPost 11
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Here is the link to the manual.

http://manuals.hobbico.com/fut/cgy750-manual.pdf

Page 88. Each prompt simply asks for the channel.

First it asks you which channel the Aileron is comming in on. You tell it whatever number is on the lead of the SBE-1 that is plugged into the Aileron Channel on your receiver.

The next prompt asks for the same for the elevator. You supply the lead number of the SBE-1 that is plugged into whatever channel on your reciever delivers the Elevator command etc.

Very simple and the first step you need to take to set up the CGY750. The manual is not in the order you would normally follow unless you happen to have a transmitter and receiver that output the channels in the default order in the CGY750. That was not the case for me using FAAST Multi.

This sounds much harder than it is. With the CGY750 in hand you can punch in the channel assignments in just a minute or two.

Jack

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08-03-2011 05:56 AM  6 years agoPost 12
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Thanks, Jack
I appreciate the explanation. Definitely makes it sound easier to follow.

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08-03-2011 03:23 PM  6 years agoPost 13
bbaxter

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Hmm...and I'll bet that that SBE-1 you got came from overseas, right? We know it wasn't imported into the U.S. through the regular channels.

We haven't seen any yet, here at Futaba Support USA. It's a new item that's due to arrive in the U.S. the end of this month (August).

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08-03-2011 04:10 PM  6 years agoPost 14
Skaluf

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Wyorcflyer is correct. Simply tell the CGY750 which channels are used for the functions and you are set to go. Very simple to set up.

Steve

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08-03-2011 04:29 PM  6 years agoPost 15
Fnity

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Were did you get the SBE-1?

If you did get one overseas can so PM me a link please

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08-03-2011 06:57 PM  6 years agoPost 16
Helimech

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SBE-1
I haven't received the SBE-1 yet; just have it on back order with Tower, and am trying to plan ahead on how to install it. Better to know ahead of time!

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08-03-2011 07:28 PM  6 years agoPost 17
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Got it.. I also have two on backorder

Should be easy to setup as S Kaluf noted... I dont expected any surprises.

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