Setting up RC Systems

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Re: Setting up RC Systems

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It's worth checking the specs of the battery and the charger. The Yuasa REC22-12B battery has a maximum charge current of 5.5A, so a charger which can dump 10A into the battery could do irreparable damage. If you're planning on running at shows etc then it's best to have two sets of batteries, so you can swap them out and charge the spare set overnight. Some shows will allow the use of petrol generators to run chargers but most prefer them not to be used whilst the public are in the grounds.

The FS-i6X is a ten channel transmitter, irrespective of the name, hence the ten channel receiver.

The mapping of transmitter control to receiver output is done in the programming of the transmitter. Most will change the default mapping depending on whether you tell it the model is a plane, glider, helicopter or drone. Nobody seems to do a tank transmitter, so it's best to start off with the default simple plane mode and adjust things from there.

How you change the programming depends on the manufacturer. Not having used any FlySky kit I can't help with that but Armortek may have some notes from their use of it.

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There are a few RC systems especially made for functional models like tanks, e.g. the Brixl and the so called "Blauzahn". Both have a lot of channels (up to 256) and are rather expensive. An airplane RC system is also a good solution for a 'normal' tank, because it has enough function range if it has 10 channels or more.

IMHO the best way to adapt a RC system to the personal behaviour is one or (better) a complete set of servoes at the receiver channels which show the actual programming state of the transmitter and the changes done, the mixer functions and the fail safe state by simple moving the sticks and switches and looking which servo reacts in which manner. When all issues are resolved by changing the transmitter programming then you may easily connect the tank functions to the controls and all will work.

Each battery has a specific maximum charge current which must not be exceeded. This current allows for lead acid batteries a fully charging within 4 to 10 hours, for LiFes usually within about one hour, if the charger allows this high currents.

I'm not a friend of changing any battery in the field. My batteries (also LiFes) remain in the tanks until they are worn out. The batteries in my models allow driving periods of at least 3 hours which lasts for a normal day of fun. :D
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Re: Setting up RC Systems

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So far so good. I managed to progamme my Tx (FlySky FS-I6x) to operate using 1 stick. However, using some help with utube I attempted to programme my auxiliary channels and synchronise them with relevent switches so I can move on the the second stage of the 'internal' the sound pack. When I scroll through the menu to 'display' I can see that and 6 channels are operation I cant seem to find the other 4. Anyone using FlySky offer any help?

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