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03-04-2018 03:59 AM  16 months ago
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Rockin Bird

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x cell 46 questions ??
I have an old x cell 46 and need some help. On the servo set up i need to connect to a spectrum rx. .On the top front tray its holding three servos,one for the rudder and the other for the elevator are in the front,and the one behind is that the aiel? right or wrong , i cant figure that out.Also the servo in the rear that's over the boom where does it connect ,is it connected to the Aux 1 ? Its been years and i am lost LOL .Also is the swash set for the 140 or 120 i for got.Thanks if anyone can help.
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03-04-2018 08:03 AM  16 months ago
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The three servos on the front tray are as follows. The forward most servo is the collective. It moves the rear most servo to provide collective control. The rear most servo is roll control. The middle servo is tail rotor control. The servo below the tray is throttle. The servo to the rear of the main shaft is elevator.

Do not set the transmitter to either 120 or 140. This is not a CCPM control system. Use a standard Heli set up. On Futaba it is called H1; don’t know what Spektrum calls their standard (not CCPM) mode.
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03-04-2018 01:24 PM  16 months ago
Rockin Bird

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Thanks i will try that for starters. Need to see is i have another radio,the DX 9 will not work.Wow its been a long time ago since I got my hands on a xcell.That sweet smell of "Nitro"
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03-04-2018 01:37 PM  16 months ago
Rockin Bird

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So I can't use a spectrum 2.4 rx right ?
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03-04-2018 02:44 PM  16 months ago
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Why couldn't you?Lets Fly!
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03-04-2018 05:24 PM  16 months ago
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I am sure the DX will work, you just need to find the correct swash setting. I'm a Futaba guy so I know next to zero about Spektrum. I'll look at one of my flying bud's the next time I'm at the field (I'm snowed in right now) and get back to you. I did take a quick look at a manual on line and it looks to me like the correct setting might either be "normal" or maybe "4 @ 90d". Maybe someone who knows can let you know the correct setting before then.The older I get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
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03-05-2018 12:22 AM  16 months ago
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Helitom
thanks for checking on that.Man i am almost there.
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03-05-2018 12:42 AM  16 months ago
KJH

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X-Cell Manuals
If you need a manual for your X-Cell, check here: http://alshobbysite.com/rchelibase/xcell/

I have four X-Cells, now. All set up on Frsky Taranis and didn't need any swashplate setting within the radio. I previously used Futaba and didn't need to change the swash setting, either.
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03-05-2018 12:19 PM  16 months ago
Dyehard

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A DX9 will work, just use normal in the swash setup. That's the swash type for a mechanical mix heli, like the Thunder tiger Raptors and the old X-cells. Plug the roll servo, the rocking servo, into the Ail port on the receiver, the back servo, the one near the tail boom, into the Ele port and the collective pitch servo, the front one on the servo tray that moves the rocking servo, into channel six. All the basic setting are done in servo setup in the transmitter. I've set up a Raptor 50 and an old Robbe Futura SE on a friends DX8 and DX20 using normal swash, the DX9 works the same as those two.

BTW, I have several old X-cells, including an X-cell 46.
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03-06-2018 01:29 AM  16 months ago
Rockin Bird

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Ok I'll try to program it on my DX9 . Thanks , I am getting alot of help , hope this helps me.
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03-07-2018 02:38 AM  16 months ago
Rockin Bird

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Ok, I must be getting really mixed up with this xcell.Here is a pic.One ,two, and three.Using a specktrum rx can someone tell me which ports do one two and three go into.And is the swash setting 120? I'm trying ,thanks for all the help.

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03-07-2018 02:58 AM  16 months ago
helitom

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1 is collective, 2 is rudder, 3 is aileron (roll). Do not set the swash setting on the transmitter to 120 or 140, set it to normal.The older I get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
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03-07-2018 11:51 AM  16 months ago
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What helitom said. Also, you may want to move the collective pushrod to the other side of that servo, to get a straight shot toward the roll servo.-Kevin
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03-07-2018 12:24 PM  16 months ago
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Ok I'll try that.But on my DX9 not sure if it has normal for the swash. I need to look at this again.That sweet smell of "Nitro"
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03-07-2018 12:27 PM  16 months ago
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Rockin Bird
Ok I'll try that.But on my DX9 not sure if it has normal for the swash. I need to look at this again.
You shouldn't have to set anything in your DX9 for the swashplate. Go with the default setting.

In your DX9 manual, pages 35 and 36: https://www.horizonhobby.com/pdf/SPMR9900-Manual_EN.pdf
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03-07-2018 01:50 PM  16 months ago
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I'll try again. As already said, using page 35 for reference, go into the transmitter and set swash type to normal, no other type will work. Then plug servo one into AUX1, servo two into RUD and servo 3 into AIL on the receiver. The servo behind the swashplate plugs into ELE on the receiver. Once done, after power up, only servo 3 should move when you move the aileron stick, only the servo behind the swash (elevator) should move when you move the elevator stick and only servo 1 should move when you move the collective/throttle stick. Servo 2 should move when you move the rudder stick.

It is best to have the ball links off the servos at first to keep from overdriving the servos. Go into servo setup and reverse any servos that aren't moving the right direction. Make sure you have a linier curve in your transmitter for pitch curve going from 0 to 100, then use end point in servo setup to set the amount of roll and elevator on the swash and the max amount of positive and negative collective pitch.

On your picture, it would be best if you cut off the unused side of the horn off you rudder servo, then you could move the link going from servo 1 to servo 3 to the opposite side, making servo 1 output more linier.

I hope this helps, it's the best I can explain it.
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03-07-2018 02:50 PM  16 months ago
KJH

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Something like this...
This is my X-Cell 46 after setting for 10 years in storage. It's been rebuilt and old servos replaced. The Futaba S3001 is collective. Hitec HS-425BB is tail rotor (rudder). The one to the right is roll (aileron).

-Kevin
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