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Futaba 6ex

Thought I'd upgrade to a new FASST transmitter - mistake???

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Jo Brien07/06/2018 20:53:25
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Hi,

I'm new to this forum and hope that the cumulative expertise of the forum can answer my simple question.

I have been using a Futaba 3GR FASST transmitter for some time to control my IOM and it's worked ok but is a bit bashed about. Saw a Futaba 6ex on ebay and thought that it would act as an upgrade for my current tx. I am using a FRSKY F4R receiver and the 6ex affiliates to that ok. I am looking to re-create in the 6ex a simple mode 2 transmitter to work with the receiver. (left stick to control the sail winch and right stick the rudder). But there are so many settings for ACRO or HELO that it is not clear how best to do this.

I have got the sail winch to work on the left stick ok but when I use the left stick it causes the rudder winch to activate. I can't seem to find a way to make the two sticks work independently.

I haven't yet been through all the options although I've tried most and I'm wondering whether I should put this unit back on ebay

Any assistance would be really appreciated.

Cheers

Jo

Gareth Jones07/06/2018 21:14:38
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Hi Jo,

It sounds as though the previous owner set up the transmitter with a mix of the two channels for some reason. For an aircraft the channels you are using would probably be throttle and aileron which seems a strange mix but maybe its a helicopter thing, about which I know nothing.

I suggest you check whether the transmitter is currently configured for a helicopter. If it is, you might be better switching it to a conventional aircraft configuration which is usually simpler and easier to understand. If the two channels are still interconnected, try and see if there is a mix setup in the transmitter, in which case 'unset' it.

Best of luck,

Gareth

Jo Brien07/06/2018 21:45:11
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Hi Gareth,

Thanks for your response. I attempted to use the helo settings, after not having much success using the Acro (fixed aircraft). I’ll go back and retook at the settings, although I don’t recall seeing a “mix” setting there. Thanks for the pointer though.

Kind regards

Jo

Paul Freshney07/06/2018 21:49:36
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Jo

If you have the instructions, there will almost certainly somewhere be a  reset facility that puts it back to ex-factory.

Then you can start from scratch with setting it up as you want.

If you do not have the printed instructions, then they will almost certainly be online somewhere.

 

Good luck

Paul.

Edited By Paul Freshney on 07/06/2018 21:50:28

Edited By Paul Freshney on 07/06/2018 21:51:44

Jo Brien07/06/2018 22:08:57
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Hi Paul, the resetting to factory default I’ve done a couple of times, the issue with this controller is that from there it is not intuitive to allocate one function to one lever and another to the other. I think Gareth msy have something with looking at the “mix” setting, which I’ll take a look at tomorrow.

Cheers

Jo

Paul Freshney08/06/2018 16:24:46
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Hi Jo

One other thought and that is that perhaps the previous owner physically fiddled around inside the Tx and plugged one of the dual axis stick pots into a different socket. Most current Tx’s inside have the stick pots physically plugged into their relevant sockets on the main board inside the Tx body. Thiinking back, I deliberately ‘confused’ a Multiplex Cockpit Tx by physically moving a stick pot connection - this was (for me) much easier than fiddling around with mixes etc to achieve what I wanted some years ago. So maybe, just maybe, it is a physical problem and not electronic, particularly as you have already ‘reset’.

Anyway, just a thought.

Cheers

Paul.

Jo Brien08/06/2018 18:32:22
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Hi Paul,

Interesting thought, although the unit, bought unboxed was sold as new and certainly looks unused and untampered with. The origin appears to be Ripmax Ltd. so maybe it is discontinued stock. The serial number is later than the ones that had software problems being A8 so I suspect that either I haven't found the correct settings, or it's a defective unit, although if the latter I'd expect it to exhibit areas of non-responsiveness when being programmed. It doesn't appear to do that so at the moment I'm assuming that it's a settings issue.

That's the reason I was hoping to copy the settings of a similar unit that is currently working with a sailboat.

Cheers

Jo

Gareth Jones08/06/2018 18:37:01
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Hi Jo,

I had a look through the manual for my Futaba 6EX and there is a helicopter mix that involves aileron and throttle, channels 1 and 3. Its described on page 28 in the manual if that helps. However I would have thought doing a factory reset would have cleared it.

Gareth

Jo Brien09/06/2018 08:49:25
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Thanks Gareth,

I did see that in the manual and I also enabled and then disabled it during the mode programming. Knowing how all the modes interact is a bit of a learning curve.

Cheers

Jo

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