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Old 08-29-2013, 10:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys:

I'm really frustrated right now and I'm hoping someone (or a few) can help me out. I'm trying to get my DX6i's IU and TH switches to work on the demo version of Heli-X. I've been reading these threads (https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=538755) and (https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=556020), but I'm just not understanding what I'm trying to tell my DX6i to do. I think my biggest problem is that I don't understand what the different menu options are.

I can find my way around the DX6i menus and I know what throttle and pitch curves are, as well as swash mixing and D/R, Travel Adj, and Subtrims. What I'm REALLY struggling with is what the GYRO, MIX 1, and MIX 2 menus are for and if I even need to use them when trying to configure the sim. Archmage gave a pretty straightforward example, but he's using a DX8 and I don't have some of those options on the DX6i.

Finally, I've read through the DX6i Manual, but it wasn't much help to me. Can someone help?

Thanks!

EDIT: P.S., I DO understand that the PC is only "seeing" the channels and not the switches/buttons. I just can't understand how to "bypass" the switches or perhaps how to "trick the system" into seeing the other two channels and get them to do what I need them to do.
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm really frustrated right now and I'm hoping someone (or a few) can help me out. I'm trying to get my DX6i's IU and TH switches to work on the demo version of Heli-X. I've been reading these threads (https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=538755) and (https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=556020), but I'm just not understanding what I'm trying to tell my DX6i to do. I think my biggest problem is that I don't understand what the different menu options are.
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EDIT: P.S., I DO understand that the PC is only "seeing" the channels and not the switches/buttons. I just can't understand how to "bypass" the switches or perhaps how to "trick the system" into seeing the other two channels and get them to do what I need them to do.
Sounds like I have another project (DX6i For Dummies). I'll add this to my Phoenix with DX6i for Dummies project, but DX6i for Dummies will come first.

As you stated, you understand the sim side, it's just the DX6i that is giving trouble.

(I have replied to this thread so I can remember to do this).

Potted summary of DX6i basics (dont have one with me right now, so this is from memory):
- DX6i has two menus a Settings and an Adjust menu (I'll explain the thinking behind this later)
- All regular flying adjustments throttle/pitch, DR&expo, etc. sit in just 1 menu (adjust).
- Once you set the model type, the adjust menu alters accordingly
- Leave mixes alone unless you are trying to do magic
- Leave travel adjust at 100 fore everything unless you have a specific need
- Do not change sub trim unless you have a specific need
- Throttle curve and Pitch curve work on the same stick in heli mode
- Throttle curve and Pitch curve can be set for normal and stunt modes
- Only a Pitch curve can be set for hold (throttle is set to a single value)
- Expo, more positive is softer round centre stick.
- Normal trims beep differently when moving to centre position (you want trims centred)
- There is a hidden menu to calibrate the sticks
- Use travel adjust to soften overall stick travel
- Use monitor screen to view changes
- When you plug in trainer cable, DX6i turns on without transmitter and locks to last loaded model. If you want to change models, unplug trainer, turn on TX, change model, turn off TX, plug in trainer cable.

Hope this helps till I have time to construct the guide.
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Glad to hear you're working on some type of guide. As a new user, I find the so called manual a joke.
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Glad to hear you're working on some type of guide. As a new user, I find the so called manual a joke.
It's written by developers for hard core enthusiasts of every discipline (aeroplane, glider, helicopter). The poor newcomers really do not have a hope with it. There is so much base knowledge required to interpret the transmitter manual techno-babble.

Having completed my other "writing projects". This is the next on my list. Previous projects (as examples) were:
May take a few weeks.
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Please say you'll do one for the 7s - as a newcomer the Spektrum one may as well be written in French! The 'instructions' for the gyro menu are barely a third of a page. Whaaaa.....?
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