Flight modes

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Grafen
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Flight modes

Postby Grafen » 01 Mar 2013 23:07

I'm new and I'm confused. I'm using a Spektrum DX8. Question: does Heli-x use my DX8 flight modes and curves? If it does, how do I get it to ignore the curve settings in the program's configuration?

Thanks / Danke

laserman
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Re: Flight modes

Postby laserman » 02 Mar 2013 22:41

AFAIK it ignores the THRO channel but uses the Nick, Roll, Yaw and (collective)Pitch channel.
So, if you have a non-linear pitch curve you'll see the result in Heli-X.

there is a beta-testing going on where Heli-X uses all the curves & mixes(e.g. 120° swash mix) of the Transmitter
as a new additional option.

ThomasC
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Re: Flight modes

Postby ThomasC » 05 Mar 2013 19:22

The new version 4.2 will have the options you request - you will be able to use five channels, and you will be able to disable any curves in the software (separate options) so you can choose to use your transmitter curves if you want.

There will bei NO option to use swashplate mixing, though. You still will have to set your transmitter to 90 degrees / one servo mixing (no mixing). This applies to any simulator currently on the market, at least to my knowledge.

Wait for the 4.2. I hope Michael will release it to the public soon, the current beta runs really fine!

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Re: Flight modes

Postby Michael » 05 Mar 2013 21:50

... Version 4.2 is already released ...

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Re: Flight modes

Postby ThomasC » 05 Mar 2013 22:32

@Michael: thanx for the information, didn't know that.

@Grafen: in case you still have problems setting Heli-X to five channels: configuration -> controller is the place you're looking for. Be careful: in order to calibrate all five channels you will have to set your transmitter to special settings, i.e. by using a free model memory: pitch and throttle (and all other channels) should go from 0 to 100. This is only needed for calibration in Heli-X, after that you can switch back to your preferred model settings, i.e. with flat throttle curve, active D/R, active Expo and so on (but no swashplate mixing, as this won't work!!). To assign pitch and throttle to the correct functions, you might use your Throttle Hold switch so you can see which channel is throttle and which is pitch. Feel free to ask if problems persist.

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ThomasC

Grafen
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Re: Flight modes

Postby Grafen » 06 Mar 2013 16:39

Thanks everyone. I changed my swashplate to a single servo and I'm flying with my DX8. After I gain some confidence I'll try some of your other suggestions. Danke!

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Re: Flight modes

Postby bustapitt » 24 Dec 2013 05:09

hello.

im having trouble getting hold to work in heliX(i use dx8).
it seems to affect pitch and throttle when i switch the hold on. im sure its a simple thing but i just dont seem to get it even after reading the tips and doing the setup on this topic.

thank you
-pete

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Re: Flight modes

Postby ThomasC » 24 Dec 2013 19:16

I do not own a DX8, but remember: AuRo is a flight mode and has it's own curves (in case Throttle: a constant value). Possibly there lies your problem...


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