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1 This equipment has been tested in accordance with the requirements contained in the appropriate Commission regulations. To the best of our knowledge, these tests were performed using measurement procedures consistent with industry or Commission standards and demonstrate that the equipment complies with the appropriate standards. Each unit manufactured, imported or marketed, as defined in the Commission’s regulations, will comform to the sample(s) tested within the variations that can be expected due to quality production and testing on a statistical basis. We further certify that the necessary measurments were made by Kansai Electronic Industry Development Center, Ikoma Emission Measrement Station, 10830, Takayama- Cho, Ikoma-City, Nara, 630-01 Japan.
2 SECTION I INTRODUCTION RD6000 Super Radio Control System RD6000 Super Transmitter/Receiver Specifications Academy of Model Aeronautics Initial Preparation RD6000 Super Transmitter Features NiCd Battery Charging Airborne System Connections Airborne Components Connectors Audio Low Voltage Alarm Transmitter Battery Removal Control Stick Length Adjustment Throttle High Warning Transmitter Stick Tension Adjustment Trainer System Using the RD6000 Super Micro-Processor Aero Features Description Heli Features Description SECTION II AIRPLANE Implementation of Control Function Servo Reversing Control Centering Data Reset Model Selection Stop Watch Integral Timer Model Naming Exponential Modulation Data Copy Switch Reverse Click Throttle Cut RD6000 Sport Users Manual- Aircraft Aircraft Menu Structure Programming for Aircraft (Model Type) Dual Rate End Point Adjustments Landing Gear End Points Trim Memory Flaperons Alarms Delta (Elevons) Aileron to Rudder Mix V-Tail (Rudder to Elevator Mix) Throttle to Elevator Mix Compensation Mixers (C-Mix) TABLE OF CONTENTS 4 4 5 5 6 7 7 8 8 8 9 9 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 24 25 27 28 29 30 31 32 34 35 36 37 38 40 41 42 43 44 58 Page # Elev-Flap Mixing Rud-Aileron Mixing Rud-Elevator Mixing Flap-Elevator Mixing Spoiron Aileron Differential Landing Differential Crow Left Aileron Crow Right Aileron Option Menu Screen Trim Step Fail Safe (PCM Only) B-F-S (Battery Fail Safe)PCM Only Basic ON / OFF 60 61 61 62 62 63 64 65 65 66 67 68 69 69
3 SECTION IV HELICOPTER RD6000 Super User Manual - Helicopter Airborne System Connections Helicopter Menu Structure Programming for Helicopter (Type) Pitch Curves Throttle Curves Revolution Mixing Gyro Adjustment Trim Memory Exponential Dual Rate Dynamic Trim Memory (DTM) Changing Flight Mode 1 and 2 Switch Locations Implementation of Control Function Servo Reversing Control Centering Data Reset Model Selection Stop Watch Integral Timer Model Naming Exponential Modulation Data Copy Switch Reverse Click Throttle Cut End Point Adjustment Trim Memory Alarms ( Throttle High and Flight Mode Only) Compensation Mixers (C-Mix) Option Menu Trim Step Fail Safe (PCM Only) B-F-S (Battery Fail Safe) PCM Only Basic ON / OFF Swash Plate Type (CCPM) APPEND I RD6000 Super Aircraft and Helicopter Setup pages 45 7 46 47 49 52 54 55 56 22 56 57 60 15 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 24 25 27 28 29 35 37 40 58 66 67 68 69 69 71 Page #
4 RD6000 Transmitter Specifications: Transmitter Type: Dimensions: Weight: Power Output: Frequencies: Modulation: Power Supply: Current Drain: Temperature Range: Pulse Width: Model Memory: RD6000 Sport Receiver Specifications: 6 Channel, Dual Stick with propriety Microprocessor. W: 7.5” X H: 8.0” X D: 2.5” 1 lb. 11 oz 600 mWatts 72 MHz PPM/FM or PPM/FM Reverce 9.6 Volt, 700 mAh NiCd 180 MA 0 to160 degrees F 1.5 ms (nominal) 8 Receiver Type: Receiver Sensitivity: Dimensions: Weight: Receiver Power Supply: 92777Z PPM/FM 7 Channel, Super Narrow Band with Universal “Z” Connectors 1.5 microvolts L: 2.25”, W: 0.6”, H: 0.82” 1.2 ounces Four Cell, 4.8 Volt, 700 mAh NiCd The following additional receivers are compatable if part number 99399Z Adaptor is used. 92745 PPM/FM 4 Channel, Micro Super Narrow Band Receiver 92765 PPM/FM 6 Channel, Super Narrow Band Receiver RD6000 SPORT RADIO CONTROL SYSTEM Thank you for selecting the Airtronics RD6000 Super Radio System. In designing the RD6000 Super we have made every effort to provide you with a radio that will allow you to extract the maximum performance from your powered aircraft, sailplane, or helicopter, while at the same time simplifying the task of setting up and adjusting your model. These instructions are written in great detail to help you understand what all of you RD6000 Super capabilities are. Because of the many features of the RD6000 Super, this manual is quite long. Don’t be intimidated! To actually use the system, you may only need to read the INTRODUC- TION section, the Common Functions section, and study the section that applies to your type of aircraft. Each type of aircraft, i.e., fixed wing and helicopter has its own self-contained section describing each applicable feature and its implementation. However, helicopter flyers may find it advantages to read all sections of the manual to become more acquainted with the operation of the RD6000 Super unit. Note that the labels for fixed wing switch functions are in red letters and helicopter switch functions are in white letters. Again, we appreciate your selection of an Airtronics Radio Control System and wish you many hours of flying enjoyment. SECTION I
5 ACADEMY OF MODEL AERONAUTICS 5151 East Memorial Drive Muncie, Indiana 47302 The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) is a national organization representing modelers in the United States. We urge you to examine the benefits of membership, including liability protection in the event of certain injuries. The Academy has adopted simple and sane rules which are especially pertinent for radio controlled flight as the OFFICIAL AMA NATIONAL MODEL AIRCRAFT SAFETY CODE, which we have partially reprinted below: I will not fly my model aircraft in sanctioned events, airshows or model flying demonstrations until it has been proven to be airworthy by having been previously, successfully flight tested. I will not fly my model higher than approximately 400 feet within 3 miles of an airport without notifying the airport operator. I will give the right-of-way and avoid flying in the proximity of full-scale aircraft. Where necessary, an observer shall be utilized to supervise flying to avoid having models fly in the proximity of full-scale aircraft. Where established, I will abide by the safety rules for the flying site I use, and I will not willfully and deliberately fly my models in a careless, reckless and/or dangerous manner. I will have completed a successful radio equipment ground range check before the first flight of a new or repaired model. I will not fly my model aircraft in the presence of spectators until I become a qualified flyer, unless assisted by and experienced helper. I will perform my initial turn after take off away from the pit or spectator areas, unless beyond my control. I will operate my model using only radio control frequencies currently allowed by the Federal Communications Commission. (See chart below) Only properly licensed amateurs are authorized to operate equipment on amateur band frequencies. 72 MHz BAND by Channel and Channel Frequency 11 72.010 12 72.030 13 72.050 14 72.070 15 72.090 16 72.110 17 72.130 18 72.150 19 72.170 20 72.190 21 72.210 22 72.230 23 72.250 24 72.270 25 72.290 26 72.310 27 72.330 28 72.350 29 72.370 30 72.390 31 72.410 32 72.430 33 72.450 34 72.470 35 72.490 36 72.510 37 72.530 38 72.550 39 72.570 40 72.590 41 72.610 42 72.630 43 72.650 44 72.670 45 72.690 46 72.710 47 72.730 48 72.750 49 72.770 50 72.790 51 72.810 52 72.830 53 72.850 54 72.870 55 72.890 56 72.910 57 72.930 58 72.950 59 72.970 60 72.990 INITIAL PREPARATION PACKAGING: The packaging of your Airtronics RD6000 Super Radio Control System has been especially designed for the safe transportation and storage of the radio’s components. After unpacking your radio, DO NOT DISCARD THE CONTAIN- ERS! You should set the packaging aside for use if you ever need to send your radio in for service, or to store your radio in case you do not plan to use it for an extended period of time.
6 RD6000 SUPER TRANSMITTERS FEATURES The RD6000 Super narrow band PPM/FM computer radio control system is designed for the use by power model, sailplane, and helicopter pilots who demand a quality product. The RD6000 Super is packed with all of the capabilities that the beginner as well as the more advanced modelers demand for all three types of flying. It has the features available to get the most out of any type of model. Program Features for all types of models (BASIC turned ON) 8 Model Memory Stop Watch Digital Trims Servo Reversing on all channels Dual Rate on Elevator and Aileron channels (Plus Rudder on Helicopter) Large Screen Liquid Display (LCD) End Point Adjustment on all channels Aircraft Advanced Features (BASIC turned OFF) All of the features listed under the program with the BASIC turned ON are also included in this Advanced Features section. Expoential Aileron Differential Trim Memeoy Landing Differential Trim Authority (STEP) for digital trims Crow Model Naming (3 Letters) Dual Rate Alarm Failsafe / Hold (PCM Rx only) Menu Options Receiver Battery Failsafe (PCM Rx only) Flap to Elevator Mix Low Battery Alarm Throttle to Elevator Mix Integtal System Timer Rudder to Aileron Mix Data Copy Aileron to Rudder Mix Flaperon Mix Rudder to Elevator Mix Spoiron Mix Elevator to Flap Mix Elevon Mix Switch Reverse V-Tail Mix 2 Comensation Mixers Throttle Cut 4 Modulation Modes Click Delta Mix Helicoter Features (BASIC) Helicopter Features (Advanced) includes Basic Stop Watch Exponential Servo Reversing Fail Safe (PCM Rx Only) Dual Rate Elev, Ail and Rud Throttle Cut Servo Centering Model Naming (3 Letters) End Point Adjustment 2 C-Mixers Throttle Curve (5 Point) in all Flight modes Integral System Timer Revo Mix (3 Point) in all Flight Modes Trim Step 4 Flight Modes Switch Reversing Gyro Senseativaty Adjustment in all Flight Modes Data Copy Pitch Curve (5 Point) in all Flight Modes 4 Modulation Modes Model Select Click Model Type Battery Fail Safe (PCM Rx only) Data Reset Dynamic Trim Memory Bacic ON Swash Plate Type Basic OFF Option Menu Model Type selection Center Adjustment on EL, AL, TH, RU, and P-F Data Reset LCD Transmitter Voltage Meter High Capacity Transmitter/Receiver NiCd Batteries Adjustable Stick Tension and Length Low Battery, High Throttle and Power Alarms
7 7/B 6 5 4 3 2 1 92777/72 FM BA ND Dual Conversion BY Narrow Band Receiver 24 NiCd Battery Switch Harness Charge Connector 92777 Receiver AERO HELI Flap Retract Gear Rudder Throttle Aileron Elevator Collective Pitch Gyro Rudder (Tail Rotor) Throttle Aileron (L/R Cyclic) Elevator (F/A Cyclic) The above diagram shows how to connect the components of your RD6000 Sport system together. At this point your objective is to get the system operating on your workbench. Once connected you must then refer to the corresponding diagram for your system, i.e., either AERO or HELI showing the transmitter control stick function. NiCd BATTERY CHARGING INFORMATION: In order to protect the charging circuit in your RD6000 Super transmitter, a diode has been installed to protect it from some of the high discharge rate “cycler’s” on the market. We recommend that you charge the transmitter battery (while installed) with the supplied ATX charger, Part # 95033. Should you wish to “cycle” or discharge the transmitter battery, you must first remove it from the transmitter. This allows you to bypass the protective diode. The following two Airtronics service items will allow you to “cycle” your RD6000 Super transmitter battery. See your local dealer for these items. (1) #99704 Transmitter Charging Plug with Cable for use with your cycling device (black wire w/white tracer is positive. (1) #97051 Transmitter Battery Cycling Adapter Cable. Above items will also work with Airtronics Quasar, Radiant, and Vanguard transmitter batteries. Airtronics does NOT recommend the use of any fast or quick chargers. AIRBORNE SYSTEM CONNECTIONS
8 AIRBORNE COMPONENTS While your systems batteries are charging, you can familiarize yourself with the airborne portion of your radio. The airborne portion of the radio refers to any components which are mounted in your plane or helicopter and carried aloft when you fly. The airborne components consist of the receiver, which receives the signals from the transmitter, decodes them, and relays the commands to the servos; the servos which are simply electronically controlled motors used to move the controls of the plane; the NiCd battery pack which provides power for the receiver and servos to operate; and the switch harness which allows you to turn the airborne package on and off. CONNECTORS Your RD6000 Super unit is equipped the new universal AIRTRONICS “Z” connectors which are color coded blue, and are electrically compatible with the receivers of other radio control system manufacturers. The connectors are rugged but should be handled with care. Note that these connectors are not compatible with older AIRTRONICS R/C equipment unless Adapter p/n 99399Z is used! “Z” CONNECTOR (-)Negative (+)Positive Signal AUDIO LOW VOLTAGE ALARM Your RD6000 Super transmitter is equipped with an Audio Alarm which will sound whenever the transmitter batteries drop below 9.5 volts during transmitter operation. If the alarm sounds while you are flying, land immediately and don’t operate the transmitter until it has been charged for 12 hours. The transmitter should normally operate 120 to 150 minutes before the alarm sounds. If the alarm sounds even after the batteries have been on charge for the required time it indicates that there is a problem with either the battery pack or the transmitter, and you should contact AIRTRONICS about service.
9 TRANSMITTER BATTERY REMOVAL The NiCd battery in your RD6000 Super transmitter can easily be removed and replaced with a fully charged pack to extend operating time. Additional packs are sold separately as an accessory item under the Airtronics part number 95010. To remove the pack, push down on the two ears of the battery door located on the rear of the transmitter. The door can then be removed and the NiCd battery pack can now be removed and unplugged. Reverse the procedure to install a new pack. CAUTION: Observe the correct polarity when plugging in the NiCd battery pack. If incorrect, damage to the transmitter will occur! CONTROL STICK LENGTH ADJUSTMENT The sticks in your RD6000 Super transmitter are adjustable in length and spring tension to allow you to tailor their feel to your personal preference. To adjust stick length, hold Part B with your fingers and unscrew Part A counterclockwise to loosen the two pieces. Now screw Part A in or out to the desired position and lock it in place by screwing Part B against it. It is best to leave at least four threads inside Part A when screwed out to its longest length for the best mechanical security. Do not over tighten when you screw the two parts together. THROTTLE HIGH WARNING The RD6000 Super has a built in warning feature that will not allow you to use the transmitter if the throttle stick is not in the lowest position when you turn on the transmitter. If the throttle stick is not in the low position, when you turn it on, you will hear a continuous beeping sound and the display will read TH-HI! Pull the throttle stick down to the full low position. The normal menu will then be displayed and you can operate and/or program the transmitter. Part (A) Loosen End Cap First Part (B) Adjust Stick Length by turning here
10 TRANSMITTER STICK TENSION ADJUSTMENT To adjust the spring tension of the transmitter sticks you need to remove the back of the transmitter case. First remove the antenna and the NiCd battery pack from the transmitter. Now remove the eight screws that hold the case back in place, four in the main case, two in the LCD back cover and two on the handle. Once the screws are removed swing the back of the case away from the transmitter being careful of the trainer plug wiring. There are four locations for the stick tension adjustment screws installed because the stick controlling the throttle is reattached and has no tension adjustment. The #1 and #3 screws adjust the tension for the vertical motion of each stick. The #2 and #4 screws adjust the tension for the horizontal motion of each stick. To make the tension adjustment use a small phillips type screwdriver to turn the adjustment screws. Turning the screw clockwise will increase the stick tension, turning it counterclockwise will decrease the tension. Once you have completed your stick adjustments, replace the case back and install the NiCd battery pack and antenna. Be careful to line the battery charging port pins when replacing the back cover. WARNING: Any other modifications made to the transmitter other than adjusting stick tension will void any and all warranties covered be Airtronics Inc. Screw Locations 1 2 3 4
11 TRAINER SYSTEM The Trainer system in the RD6000 Super transmitter allows you to connect any two Airtronics RD6000 Super together for the purpose of training a new pilot. You can also connect the RD6000 Super to either an RD6000 Super, RD6000, RD6000 Sport, VG 400, VG 600, Radiant or Vanguard PPM unit. The Trainer cord to use is the ATX Part # 97100. The RD6000 Super is NOT compatible with Infinity 660 or Quasar units. In actual use, one of the two transmitters will serve as the Master and the second transmitter will serve as the Trainer. The Master transmitter is held by the instructing pilot, AND IS THE TRANSMITTER THAT MUST MATCH THE RECEIVER FREQUENCY INSTALLED IN THE MODEL! The trainer transmitter is held by the learning pilot, and does not need to be on the same frequency as the model. The frequency of the Trainer transmitter is unimportant because the switch of the trainer transmitter is NOT turned on during instructional flying. Normally during training, the instructor takes the model off and flies it to a reasonable altitude. While the Master/Trainer switch on the Instructors transmitter is left in its OFF position, the Master transmitter will have full control of the model. When the instructor is ready to begin training, he presses and holds the spring loaded switch on his transmitter which transfers control to the student. (As long as the instructor holds his Trainer switch in the ON position, the model will respond to the commands of the Trainer transmitter sticks allowing the pupil to fly the model. It is not necessary for the student to hold the trainer switch on the Trainer transmitter.) When the instructor ceases to stop training, or if he feels that the student is in a situation that endangers the model, the instructor can release the spring loaded switch and control of the model will immediately return to the Master transmitter. To use the Trainer system, you must plug the appropriate Trainer cable into the back of both the Master and the Trainer transmitters. Turn on the Master transmitter and the Model. The cable will energize the encoder section of the Trainer transmitter. Once you have verified that both the Master and the Trainer transmitters will control the model when the spring loaded switch in the appropriate position you are ready to start training. NOTE: Both transmitters must be programmed identically for the trainer system to function properly. All servos must operate in the same direction, centering, end points, and other settings such as type of Modulation must be identical. Trainer Switch (Spring Loaded) Master Transmitter Trainer Transmitter
12 USING THE RD6000 Super MICROPROCESSOR Airtronics has invested a large amount of design effort to ensure that the powerful capabilities of the RD6000 Super are as simple as possible to use. This manual has been written to offer the user complete instructions for either fixed wing aircraft or helicopter models. The manual is divided into three sections. One for introduction and another for aircraft (both powered and sailplane), and one for helicopters. You only need to read the introduction section and the one that applies to your type of model. In most cases all of the programming of a setup is accomplished through the use of the input keys on the RD6000 Super transmitter. The function(s) of these are shown below. Note: Pressing the INC+/YES and DEC-/NO keys simultaneously will clear a setting and return it to the default value. BAR GRAPH VOLTAGE INDICATOR As a convenience the RD6000 Super transmitter provides a Bar Graph transmitter battery voltage indicator at the top of the Liquid Crystal Display screen labeled “E” and “F”. The “F” symbol indicates FULL and the “E” indicates EMPTY. You can consider it similar to a visible gas gauge. The Bar Graph indicator is in addition to the normal battery voltage that is displayed on the main screen when ever you select either AIR or HELI by pushing the END key twice. When the Bar Graph reads less than half you should not fly until you recharge the transmitter. Press this key to move up in a menu Press this key to increase a value or to indicate YES Press this key to decrease a value or to indicate NO Press this key to return to the previous screen Select Flight Mode (Helicopter) Press this key to move down in the menu Press this key to select a channel and move to the left Press this key to select a channel and move to the Right
13 RD6000 Super AERO FEATURES FEATURES STW (Stopwatch) REV (Reverse) D/R (Dual Rate) CNT (Center) TRM (Trim) EXP (Exponential) EPA (End Point Adjustment) M-SL (Model Select) MOD (Modulation) TYP (Type of Model) INT (Integral Timer) RST (Reset) CLK (Click) NAM (Name) SW-R (Switch Reverse) CPY (Copy) FLAPE (Flaperons) DELTA (Elevons) V-TAIL (Rudder and Elevator) D/A-A (Dual Rate Alarm) DESCRIPTION Used as a stopwatch or to countdown to a preset time. Reverses the servo operating direction. Adjusts servo throw. Available on Elev and Ail. Changes servo neutral position. The LCD provides an indicator of the value, as well as the direction of the trim. Changes the linear movement of the servo to the relation of the stick movement. Can be set Positive or Negative. Limits the total movement of a servo in each direction. Select models 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Transmitting Modulation PPM/FM, PPM/Reverse FM, PCM1, PCM2. Model Type Aircraft or Helicopter. Used to show how long the transmitter has been in use. Can be reset to zero. Clears all setup data in any model to factory default settings. A beep sound can be heard every time you press a transmitter key. Options Active or Inoperative. You can use up to 3 characters to name your model. You can reverse to default direction of all control switches. Copy one model to another. Activates 2 channels to be used for Ailerons. Ailerons operate as ailerons and as well as Elevators. Used for flying wings. Used for V-Tail models. Alerts you when a Dual Rate switch is on. Options On or Off. T-CUT (Throttle Cut) C-MIX (Compensation Mixing) E>F (Elevator to Flap Mixing) R>A (Rudder to Aileron Mixing) R>E (Ruder to Elevator Mixing) F>E (Flap to Elevator Mixing) SPOIR (Spoilerons) AI-DIF (Aileron Differential) L-DIF (Landing Differential) CR:LA (Crow Left Aileron) CR:RA (Crow Right Aileron) OPT (Option Menu) Step (Trim Step) FAIL (Fail Safe) B-F-S ( Battery Fail Safe) BASIC ( ON/OFF ) You can set the point where the throttle can be cut using the throttle cut-off button. Ability to mix a master channel to another slave channel with a C- Mix Switch. Ability to mix Elevator to Flap. Ability to mix Rudder to Ailerons. Ability to mix Ruder to Elevator. Ability to mix Flap to Elevator. For sailplanes. Both aileron will act as spoilers as the throttle stick is used. Changes the total amount of throw up and down to both aileron servos independently to help stop a bad yaw. Allows Aileron control to remain effective when Crow or Spoilers are used (Sailplane) Crow is used to slow the sailplane down. Ailerons go up when flaps go down. Lt and Right Ailerons are adjustable Advanced program allows you to turn off or on function displays. Sets the amount of movement a servo will move with one beep of the trim. You can preset a default control input when aircraft loses it’s signal from the transmitter. Only works with a PCM receiver. Will bring the throttle servo to idle when the airborne battery reaches a predetermaned low voltage. Only works with a PCM receiver. Turn Basic menu on or off FEATURES DESCRIPTION
14 RD6000 Super HELI FEATURES FEATURES STW (Stopwatch) REV (Reverse) D/R (Dual Rate) CNT (Center) TRM (Trim) EXP (Exponential) EPA (End Point Adjustment) M-SL (Model Select) MOD (Modulation) TYP (Type of Model) INT (Integral Timer) RST (Reset) CLK (Click) NAM (Name) SW-R (Switch Reverse) CPY (Copy) T-CUT (Throttle Cut) DTM (Dynamic Trim Memory) GYR (Gyro) CV-P# (Throttle Curve) CV-P# (Pitch Curve) RV (Revolution Mixing) FAIL (Fail Safe) C-MIX (Compensation Mixing) STEP (Trim Step) B-F-S (Battery Fail Safe) SWH (Cyclic Type) BASIC ( ON/OFF) OPT (Option Menu) DESCRIPTION Used as a stopwatch or to countdown to a preset time. Reverses the servo operating direction. Adjusts servo throw. On Elev, Ail and (Rud in Heli Mode) Changes servo neutral position. The LCD provides an indicator of the value, as well as the direction of the trim. Changes the linear movement of the servo to the relation of the stick movement. Can be set Positive or Negative. Limits the total movement of a servo in each direction. Select models 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Transmitting Modulation PPM/FM, PPM/Reverse FM, PCM1, PCM2. Model Type Aircraft or Helicopter. Used to show how long the transmitter has been in use. Can be reset to zero. Clears all setup data in any model to factory default settings. A beep sound can be heard every time you press a transmitter key. Options Active or Inoperative. You can use up to 3 characters to name your model. You can reverse to default direction of all control switches. Copy one model to another. You can set the point where the throttle can be cut using the throttle cut off button. Memorizes trims in each flight mode. Gyro sensitivity for each flight mode To setup a curve in all flight modes. To setup a curve in all flight modes. Tail rotor offset mixing You can preset a default control input when aircraft loses it’s signal from the transmitter. Only works with a PCM receiver. Ability to mix a master channel to another slave channel with a C-MIX switch. Sets the amount of movement a servo will move with one beep of the trim. Will bring the throttle servo to idle when the airborne battery reaches a predetermaned low voltage. Only works with a PCM receiver. 5 Cyclic Options (Normal, CP3F, CP3B, CP4F, CP4B) Basic menu ON or Off Advanced program allows you to turn off or on function displays.
15 SECTION II COMMON FUNCTIONS The following functions are common and are applicable to both Aircraft and Helicopter sections of this manual. The Liquid Crystal Display shows an Aero model selected; however, a similar screen will be displayed when a Helicopter type model is selected. NOTE: Switches labeled with red lettering are for aircraft and white lettering is used for helicopter. IMPLEMENTATION OF CONTROL FUNCTIONS In this section you will learn how to implement the control functions and tailor the servo movement and centering for each control. Pressing the END key on the front panel several times will bring you to the following screen, i.e., the initial screen that indicates the current model type and number, PPM modulation and the transmitter NiCd battery pack voltage. Press the (CH +) key to obtain the STW screen. The Elevator channel will appear on the upper part of the screen. The model number and aero will be present on the left side and the stop watch will indicate zero since no time has been programmed. REV (SERVO REVERSING) The RD6000 Super allows you to electronically REVERSE the direction of rotation for each of the servos in use. This allows you to hook up your control linkages and pushrods in the most mechanically desirable manner without regard to the direction of servo movement. After installing your linkages check to see if any of the controls move in the wrong direction when you move the controls. If so proceed as follows for reversing the elevator channel. Reverse for all other channels are done the same way. Press the FUNCTION down key to arrive at the following screen: If the Elevator servo moves in the wrong direction, press the INC +/YES key. To move to the Elevator D/R (Dual Rate) screen, press the FUNCTION down key.
16 CNT (CONTROL CENTERING) Your RD6000 Super allows you to fine-tune the CENTER or neutral position of all flight control servos. After hooking up your controls and mechanically centering all linkages to the approximate positions, press the FUNCTION down key to arrive at the following screen for the Elevator control. (Note that the Aileron, Throttle, Rudder and Flap centering operates in the same manner when you select that channel on the upper part of the screen. You can move across to the CNT function of each channel as well as some of the other functions by pressing the (CH+ ) key. By pressing the INC+/YES or DEC-/NO keys you can vary the value from 0 to + or - 100%. Default is 0% IMPORTANT NOTE: It is desirable to adjust the control linkages as close as possible to the correct center positions, then use the CNT (CENTER) commands to “Fine-tune” the exact position of the control surface when the transmitter control is in neutral. Using a large amount of electronic centering adjustments will decrease the total throw available for that channel. In particular, centering adjustments greater than + or - 50% will tend to make the extreme stick position on one end less responsive!
17 If you want to “UNDO” all of your programmed parameters at one time, you can use the RST function. However, be certain that is what you want to do, since this function will reset all settings to the factory default settings. The RST function will only affect the specific model that you have selected. ALL OTHER Models in memory are unaffected by the RST function. Press the END key to select the initial AR 1 screen that indicates the Transmitter NiCd pack battery voltage. Now, press the CH + to access the STW (Stopwatch) screen. This screen allows you to move up and down as well as left and right on the screen in the RD-6000 Super program. RST (DATA RESET) To RESET ALL DATA for this model to default settings press the (CH +) key and the screen will flash YES. Now, press the INC +/YES key and the screen will indicate OK! All paramameters on this specific model number have now been reset to default values. Press the END key twice to return to the STW screen. Press the CH + key several times to move across the CH indicator portion of the screen until it reads “etc”. Now, press the FUNCTION down key three times to move down in the menu until you reach the RST (Data Reset) screen. i
18 TYP (MODEL TYPE) To select the type of model you wish to program, press the (CH+) key to scroll to “etc”. Next press the FUNCTION key to select TYP. Now press the (CH+) key to select the next model type, either HELI or AERO. THe screen will flash YES with the type of model indicated on the LCD display. To confirm your selection, press the INC+/YES key and the screen will indicate OK! Press the END key three times to return to the inital screen that will then show your model number/type and transmitter battery voltage. HOW TO SELECT MODEL SET-UPS: M-SL (Model Select) The RD6000 Super has built in memory to store four model setups in any combination of model types. To use or modify one of the model setups you first must select M-SL in the etc menu. Assume that you want to select a second model. To do so, press the END key to bring up the initial screen that indicates transmitter voltage and model number. Press the (CH +) key to scroll to “etc”. Use the FUNCTION down key to select MSL. Next press the INC +/YES key and the screen will flash MSL to indicate you can select a second model. Press the INC +/YES key again to select the next or following model such as AR2. Press the END key three times to return to the initial screen which will show the model number and the transmitter battery voltage reading. NOTE: if the model type is incorrect, i.e., HELI rather than AERO, continue with the model selection procedure. The model type can then be selected on the TYP screen.
19 STW (STOPWATCH) The RD6000 Super offers a built-in timer and allows the pilot to use the stopwatch function in either elapsed time mode or in a countdown mode of operation. To use the stopwatch, press either the (CH -) or the (CH +) key to select “etc” on the Channel indicator display. Now press the FUNCTION down key to scroll through the various screen’s until you find the STW screen with the flashing >indicator. This is where you can set your stopwatch countdown time. The STW (set) screen is just above the INT screen as shown on the Menu Structure, page 31. Use the INC +/YES key to set a value for the Start of your count down; as an example set it at 10.00 minutes. The screen will look like the following illustration. If you want to decrease the time, use the DEC - /NO key. If you want to clear the time, press the INC +/YES and the DEC - /NO keys simultaneously. You can now start the stop watch when you are on any of the channel indicator screens that displays the STW screen and the time you previously programmed. Press the INC+/YES key to start or stop the countdown. When the time reaches 10 seconds, a tone will be heard and one will also be heard every second as it counts down to zero. When the timer reaches zero, a steady tone will be heard and it will start counting up. Press the INC+/YES key and DEC-/ NO key simultaneously to reset the timer to your previously programmed time. etc etc etc
20 INT (INTEGRAL TIMER) The Integral Timer function of the RD6000 Super is activated each time the transmitter power switch is turned on, and continues to time up to 99 hours and 59 seconds at all times when the transmitter is turned on. This time will give an excellent indication of how many hours of actual use you RD6000 transmitter has accrued. Or, you may wish to re- set the timer to zero at certain intervals, for instance, each time you charge the transmitter NiCd battery pack. The INT (Integral Timer) function is located in the “etc” column of the menu, directly below STW (set). Use the FUNCTION down key to access the INT screen. Note that it will have some indication of how long the transmitter has been operating. It may look like the following screen, but with a different time shown. The time will show a change for each elapsed second and minute. If you want to reset the Integral Timer to Zero, press the INC +/YES and the DEC -/ NO keys simultaneously. If you desire, you can display the Integral Timer function instead of the STW (stop watch) function on all of the Channel screens. To do so while you are in the INT screen, press the (CH +) key to obtain the following screen. Press the INC +/YES key and the bottom line of the screen will change from INH (inhibit) to read ACT (active). You can press either the DEC -/NO key or the INC +/YES key to change it back to INH. Most pilots prefer to have the Stop watch function displayed on all of their Channel screens, rather than the Integral Timer, therefore, they leave the Integral Timer DSP at INH (inhibit). Press the END key twice to get back to the top of the “etc” menu column.
21 NAM (NAMING YOUR MODEL) The RD6000 Super provides the capability for you to designate each of the four models you have programmed by use of a 3 digit name. Use the (CH +) key to select the “etc” screen. Press the FUNCTION down key twice to select the NAM screen. Now press the (CH +) key to select the screen for model number one. The first charater will be flashing to indicate you can change that letter. Press the INC +/YES key to scroll through the letters of the alphabet and make a change in the first letter. You many use any combination of LETTERS (upper and lower case), NUMBERS, Colon(:), Dash (-), Character, or blank space to designate a model. When you have finished the first letter or number, press the (CH +) key to move to the next letter and set it in a similar manner. The DEC -/NO key can also be used to change a letter or number in the opposite direction. Press both the INC + /YES and DEC -/NO keys simultaneously to return to the default setting of AR 1. Once you have completed designating your present model, press the END key twice to return to the “etc” column heading. i
22 0 25 50 75 100 0 25 50 75 100 0 25 50 75 100 0 25 50 75 100 Servo Travel Servo Travel Stick Deflection Stick Deflection LINEAR THROW EXPONENTIAL THROW EXP (EXPONENTIAL) The RD6000 Super allows the pilot to choose two settings for Exponential throw for each of the primary flight channels, Elevator, Aileron (and Rudder in helicopter mode). Exponential throw is primarily used to “soften” or decrease the control stick sensitivity of a control around the neutral point. With Exponential disabled, a control funtion servo will move in an amount proportional to the amount of control stick deflection, i.e., 50% stick deflection will result in 50% servo travel; 75% stick deflection will cause the servo to travel 75% of it presently set maximun throw. Exponential settings DO NOT change the amount of travel available at 100% stick deflection, but rather it changes the amount of the servo travel that will occur with stick deflections less than 100%. The first 25% of stick deflection may be set to result in only 10% of total servo throw making the control less sensitive around neutral. See the following illustrations. If you have used Exponential functions before, you will want to start with a small amount of Exponential (10 to 20%) to determine wheather you like this sort of control response. Exponential is most useful where strong control response is desired at extreme stick positions but softer response to small stick movement is desired in order to make very accurate small corrections to flight path. The switch positions for Exponential #1 and Exponential #2 correspond to the Dual Rate switch positions of Elevator and Aileron. Exponential #1 is with the Dual Rate switch in the down i.e., Off position. Exponential #2 is with the Dual Rate switch UP i.e.,ON position. (Note however that you can leave the Dual Rate adjustments for Elevator and Aileron set at 100% which is no rate, so that switching a Dual Rate switch ON will activate Exponential only. NOTE: Setting the Exponential with a positive number will make servo movement soft in the neutral area of the stick movement. Setting the Exponential with a negative number will make servo movement faster in the neutral area and softer at the end of the stick travel.
23 As an example, to set Exponential for elevator, access “EL” in the Channel area by using the (CH+) key. Now press the FUNCTION down key to select the EXP display for the Elevator Channel as shown below. This screen tells you the present Exponential status of the elevator channel and when a Dual Rate Exponential switch is set to ON position, the Exponential setting for that control function. The possibilble range for Exponential settings is from -100% to +100%. Note that 0% is linear. A negative value will speed up the response and it will make the stick movement more sensitive around the neutral position. To set an EXponential rate in this example, turn the Dual Rate switch for Elevator to the ON upward position. Note that the display changed to Exponential #2. You can set the value for the Elevator channel Exponential. Press the INC+/Yes key to set a positive value of Exponential function as indicated below. In the above example we set Exponential #2 to be 20% of the maximum for the Elevator channel. This is a good starting point for determining the suitability of Exponential throw for you aircraft and flying style. You can actually have two different Exponential setting’s if you desired. One for switch position #1 and another for switch position #2. However when you first start using Exponential throw, it is usually best to leave the switch #1 position at 0% which is linear throw. In general, large amounts of Exponential are useful only in instances where very large control surface deflection is required at extreme throw, while very small amounts of control response are necessary for smaller control stick inputs. One example of models for which large Exponential settings may be useful is the highly maneuverable “Competition FUN FLY” style models. For most sport and aerobatic models, an Exponential setting from +10% to +25% will give the desired “softness” around neutral. CAUTION: Proceed with care when setting Exponential functions to ensure that you will have adequate control deflection available in any possible switch position. Setting Exponential to a very high or 100% setting will require very large stick movements to achieve small control responses. Always make sure that you are aware of the present status of any rate assignments that you have selected! For the most flexibility in setting up an aircraft model to your liking, study the available options for Dual Rates, End Point Adjustments, and Exponential. The combinations possible when using these options allows for several possible set-ups. The Exponential for the Aileron Channel is set in the same manner as done for the Elevator. The AI D/R switch located above the right stick assembly is then used when setting the Exponential Throw.
24 MOD (MODULATION) An extremely versatile feature of the RD6000 Super transmitter is the capability to select 4 different types of modulation. These are PPM/FM for standard FM receivers and PM/FM-Reverse for “other brand” receivers, PCM1 and PCM2 for Airtronics PCM Receivers. To access the Modulation screen, press either the (CH –) or (CH +) key to select the “etc” screen. Next, press the FUNCTION down key to select the MOD (modulation) screen. It will show PP indicating the present selection is PPM/FM. If you want to change the Modulation, press the INC +/YES key and the presentation will change to the following screen. Note that the small Modulation Indicator on the right side of the screen will also show the present modulation selection when it is changed, except when you select PPM/FM Reverse. Press both the INC +/YES and DEC -/NO keys simultaneously to return to the default PP (PPM/FM) modulation. Press the END key to return to the STW screen. etc
25 CPY (DATA COPY) A valuable feature of the RD6000 Super is the Data Copy Function. With this function the entire set of control parameters for one aircraft can be ‘copied’ from one model set-up into another. (For instance, if you have your aircraft program in Model #1 and nothing in Model #3, you can copy the Model #1 program into Model #3 with the copy function. Having copied your control set-up, you can now use MSL (Model Select) to access the Model #3 program and then make control changes to that set-up. This allows you to experiment with different control options without changing your original parameters (in this example Model #1). To use the CPY (copy) function, select “etc” on the Channel indicator using either the (CH –) or (CH +) key. (note that you must be on the STW screen to move horizontally across the screen to “etc”). Press the FUNCTION down key to select the CPY (copy) Function. For this example, assume you want to copy the set-up of Model #1 (which you selected), to Model #3. The first number on the screen indicates the model number of the model you are copying. The second number indicates the destination of the model being copied. Press the INC +/YES key to change the destination for the copy to indicate Model #3. Note that one of the small triangles is blinking which indicates there is another screen associated with this function. etc i i i
26 On the previous screen, the destination has been set to Model #3. MAKE CERTAIN that this model setup is not one you wish to save, because when you copy the Model #1 set-up into Model #3, all data that was in Model #3 is replaced with the Model #1 data! At this point Model #3 data is still intact, so if you wish to change the destination for the copied data, do so before proceeding. Having selected both the data source (Model #1) and the desired destination (in this example Model #3), you can now proceed to confirm the copy function. Press the CH + > key to access the next screen as shown below. The “YES” will be blinking. Press the INC +/YES key to confirm your data copy function. The screen will change to the following screen to inform you that the process has been completed, and that Model #1 and Model #3 now have the same data, (in this example Model #1). Press the END key to return to the CPY select screen. i i
27 SW-R (SWITCH REVERSE) The SW-R Function allows you to reverse the action of the five toggle switches located on your RD6000 Super transmitter. The default of the SW-R Function is in the NOR (normal) position. CAUTION! The switch reversal function is not selective. If you change it from NOR (normal) to REV (reverse), all switches will be reversed in their action! To access the SW-R Function, select “etc” on the Channel indicator using either the (CH -) or the (CH +) key. ( Note that you must be on the STW screen to move horizontally across the screen to“etc”) Press the FUNCTION down key to scroll down to the SW-R (switch reverse) screen. Now, press either the INC +/YES or the DEC -/NO key to change the indication from NOR to REV. All switches on the transmitter are now reversed in their function. Press END to return to the STW screen. etc
28 CLK (CLICK) The RD6000 Super transmitter normally is set to emit an audio tone when ever the programming keys are pressed, when values are changed and when the stop watch function is started, stopped or reaches the final ten seconds of count-down. It is possible to disable the “Click” or audio tone, using software settings. When the “Click” tone is disabled, ONLY the stop watch count-down will still cause an audio tone to be emitted. To set or disable the “Click” function, select “etc” on the Channel indicator using either the (CH –) or the (CH +) key. Press the FUNCTION down key to access the CLK (CLICK) screen. Press the INC +/YES key to change the indication from ACT to INH, to disable the Click function. (pressing either the INC +/YES or the DEC -/NO key will toggle the function between “INH and “ACT” settings Press the END key to return to the STW screen. etc
29 T-CUT (THROTTLE-CUT) Another useful function provided by the RD6000 Super for engine powered models is T-CUT, Throttle Cut. Normally you set your throttle stick in the extreme low position and use EPA and the digital trim to obtain a steady low engine idle speed. However, if you want to stop the engine at the end of the flight you would have to use the throttle digital trim and later re-trim for proper idle. The T-CUT function solves this problem by providing a push button that, when pushed, overrides the throttle sticks low throttle position and drives your throttle servo to a lower position, stopping the engine. The throttle stick must be in the low position for the throttle cut to function. In order to use T-CUT, press either the (CH -) or the (CH +) key to select TH on the Channel indicator. Next, press the FUNCTION down key several times to obtain the following screen. Press the DEC -/NO key to set a value of –100%. Place the throttle stick in the extreme low position. Press and hold down the Throttle Cut push button located above the elevator/aileron stick assembly. The throttle servo will then rotate further to close the engines carburetor and stop the engine. etc TH
30 RD6000 Super USERS MANUAL - AIRCRAFT Elevator Dual Rate Switch Trainer Switch Throttle (U/D Rudder (L/R) Throttle Digital Trim Rudder Digital Trim Panel Input Keys Retract Switch Liquid Crystal Display Aileron Dual Rate Switch Throttle Cut Switch Elevator (U/D) Aileron (L/R) Elevator Digital Trim Aileron Digital Trim Main Power Switch Flap Switch SECTION III 92777 Receiver Channel Assignments Receiver Plug Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7/B Plug in Servo For: Elevator Aileron Throttle Rudder Gear Flap or 2nd Aileron Servo Battery C-MIX 1, 2
31 AIRCRAFT BASIC MENU STRUCTURE (Rx Channel) CH EL AL TH RU G P/F etc STW STW STW STW STW STW STW REV REV REV REV REV REV M-SL D/R D/R CNT CNT EPA CNT TYP CNT CNT EPA EPA EPA RST Basic ON Use the four center buttons in the function panel to navagate through the menu’s. (UP / DOWN / LEFT / RIGHT) (Rx Channel) CH EL AL TH RU G P/F etc STW STW STW STW STW STW STW TRM TRM TRM TRM REV TRM M-SL REV REV REV REV EPA REV NAM D/R D/R CNT CNT FAIL CNT MAS-1 EXP EXP EPA EPA EPA SLV CNT CNT T>E R>A F>E E>E EPA EPA T-CUT R>E FAIL MAS-2 E>F A>R FAIL FAIL SLV FAIL FAIL E>E STW set INT set STEP TYP SW-R CPY RST MOD CLK B-F-S FLAPE SPOIR DELTA V-TAIL AI-DIF L-DIF CR-LA CR-RA D/R-A BASIC OFF OPT AIRCRAFT ADVANCED MENU STRUCTURE
32 PROGRAMMING FOR AIRCRAFT INITiAL SET-UP OF TYP (MODEL TYPE) When you receive your RD6000 Super unit the transmitter is preprogrammed for both fixed wing aircraft model’s as well as for helicopter models as follows: If you fly only fixed wing model aircraft, you can change both model’s 2 and 3 to aircraft. Turn the transmitter power ON and press the END key untill you come to the default main screen. The inital screen will show AR1 which indicates the aircraft type as well as showing the NiCd battery voltage. Press the (CH+) key to scroll across the CH (channel) indicator on the screen to “etc”. Press the FUNCTION down Key once to access the MSL (model select) screen. Model #1 is setup AERO Model #5 is setup AERO Model #2 is setup HELI Model #6 is setup HELI Model #4 is setup AERO Model #7 is setup AERO Model #3 is setup HELI Model #8 is setup HELI etc 1
33 Next, press the INC+YES key until the screen reads HL2 (heli model 2). Now press the END key and the screen will show that you have selected model number two which is a helicopter setup. However, since you are a fixed wing aircraft pilot, you want all of the transmitter setups to be fixed wing aircraft. The TYP (type) of aircraft must be changed from Heli to Aero. TYP (Type of Model) To change the type of model, press the FUNCTION down key to select the TYP (model type) screen. Note that one of the small triangular indicators will be blinking to show that you should press the (CH+) key. Therefore, press the (CH+) key and the screen will change to AERO with a flashing YES. To confirm the change of aircraft type, press the INC+/YES key. The screen will then change to read OK! As shown on screen below to indicate the model type has been changed to AERO from model #2. Press the END key twice to return to the STW screen. The same procedure as noted above can be used to change model #4 from HELI to AERO.
34 D/R (DUAL RATE) Dual Rate adjustments allow you to switch from your “standard “ control deflection to a reduced amount of throw by simply flipping a switch. The Actual speed of signal processing and servo movement are not affected by the Dual Rate settings, only the amount of total throw available. The RD6000 Super allows Dual Rate settings for Aileron and Elevator. To access the Dual Rate setting for Elevator when you are on the STW or REV screen, press the FUNCTION down key to reach this screen. The screen tells you the present rate status, and when a Dual Rate is set to the ON position, the alternate rate for that control function that is presently set in the program. It is important to understand that the term “Dual Rate” is used because it is an old and familiar description. We are showing an example for the Elevator channel, however, all of the other channels are set in the same way. The Dual Rate setting can be varied from 0 to 150%. Default for Dual Rate 1 is 100%. We recommend you leave it at that setting and only change the setting for Dual Rate 2, i.e., when the Dual Rate Switch on the upper left side of the transmitter panel is turned ON. The normal convention for Dual Rate reduced throw is the switch in the UP position to Turn ON Dual Rate. When you do so, note that the Screen will appear as follows. Press the INC +/YES or DEC -/NO key to increase or decrease the value. An initial setting of 50% is a good starting point and you can tailor it later following a test flight. The Dual Rate switch for Aileron is located above the right stick assembly and is labeled AI D/R. Aileron Dual Rate is programmed similar to that as done for Elevator. To set it for Aileron, place the AI DR switch in the upper position and use the DEC -/NO key to reduce the value shown on the screen to something less than 100%. CAUTION: Prior to taking off your model, check the position of both of your Dual Rate switches to make sure they are in the position you want!
35 EPA (END POINT ADJUSTMENT) The RD6000 Super allows you to adjust the “End Points”, or travel limits, for all flight channels. In general, it is best to use as close to 100% servo throw as possible. This allows for the best possible resolution and centering of all control surfaces. However in some cases it is not possible to use full servo movement such as those instances where short control horns must be used because of aircraft design considerations, or with fixed length control horns such as a throttle arm. Assume we want to adjust the EPA of the Elevator channel servo. To electronically do so, we first bring up the STW (stopwatch) screen as previously instructed in INITIAL SETUP. Next press the FUNCTION down key until the EPA screen appears for the Elevator channel. The EPA of the Elevator channel can be adjusted from 0% to 150%. By moving the elevator stick up and down, you will see the LCD arrow change according to the direction you are moving the stick. To set the UP EPA, move the stick back past the neutral position and release the stick. You can increase or decrease the amount by using the (INC+) or (DEC-) function keys. Note that you can move across the menu using the (CH+) or (CH-) keys to adjust EPA for all other channels. To adjust the EPA on Gear and Flap channels simply move the toggle switch up or down and adjust the EPA accordingly.
36 G (Landing Gear End Points) In most cases, (almost all cases in the past) the total servo throw for the landing gear function could not be set by the transmitter, because most retract servos are SWITCHED (non-proportional) servos. With these servos, mechanical adjustment is the only method available to ensure proper operation of the retracts. Airtronics now offers a high Torque PROPORTIONAL retract servo, p/n 94739. With this servo and the RD6000 Super transmitters, End Point Adjustments for the retract servo are possible, independently setting the “Down” and “UP” lock positions in mechanical retracts, and precise adjustment of the air valve in pneumatic retracts. To use this function, select the EPA function as shown on the previous screen. Press the (CH +) key to scroll across the Channel indicator on the screen until you reach G (Landing Gear). Note that you must set the value for UP and Down landing gear by use of the INC +/YES and DEC -/NO keys. Activate the Landing Gear toggle switch located on the upper left top of the transmitter when setting the values for the Landing Gear. You can vary each one from 0% to 150%. The default values for Landing Gear are –125% and +125%. To restore the landing gear channel to the default values, press the INC and DEC keys simultaneously. Press the END key to return to the STW screen.
37 TRM (TRIM MEMORY) The RD6000 Super offers the Trim Memory Function on all four of the flight control channels. Trim Memory for Elevator, Aileron, Throttle, and Rudder is input by the Digital Trim keys set when you use the INC +/YES or DEC -/NO keys to input trim. Any trim that you set while your model is in flight by use of the Digital Trim keys will automatically be stored in memory for that specific channel and model. The Trim value in % that you set during flight is shown on the TRM screen for each Channel. In addition, there are bar graph indicators on the screen at all times that visually show how much trim has been set for Elevator, Aileron, Throttle and Rudder channels.
38 FLAPE (FLAPERONS) The Flaperon function can be used to just obtain two separate aileron channels with a servo in each wing. It can also be used so that the strip ailerons act as flaps and deploy in a downward direction to create both lift and drag. In the following example, the ailerons will be programmed to act as flaps that are controlled by the Flap/FL-EL switch. Press the (CH –) or the (CH+) key to select “etc” on the CHannel indicator. Next, press the FUNCTION down key several times to see the following screen. Now, press the INC +/YES or the DEC -/NO key to set the FLAPE function to ACTive. The aileron stick will now operate two servos on receiver channels #2 and #6. Press the END key to return to the STW screen at the top of the menu. etc 1
39 Press the (CH –) key to select p-f on the CHannel indicator. Use the FUNCTION down key to scroll down to FLAP EPA (endpoint adjust). Note that the default setting is –100%. Range of adjustment is from -150% to +150%. Press either the INC +/YES or the DEC -/NO key to change the value an/or polarity of the function. The FLAP/FL-EL switch located on the top-right of the transmitter activates the Flaperons. To disable the Flap switch, set the Flap EPA at 0%. Note that if the ailerons go up when the Flap switch is activated, change the polarity of the programmed value. Use the FLAP TRM (trim) function to fine tune flap operation. etc 1
40 ALARMS D/R-A(DUAL RATE ALARM) THROTTLE STICK HIGH The RD6000 Super offers an “ALARM” function to warn you if you turn your transmitter on while a Dual Rate Switch is activated, and another to warn you if you turn the transmitter on while the Throttle Stick is in any position other than Full-Low throttle. TH-Hi! Will be displayed on the LCD screen until you place the Throttle stick in the full-low position. To activate the D/R-A (Dual Rate alarm), press the (CH –) or the (CH +) key to select “etc” on the CHannel indicator. Press the FUNCTION down key several times to scroll down the menu items and select the D/R-A screen. Next, press either the INC +/YES or the DEC -/NO key to set D/R-A to ACTive. If a Dual Rate switch is in the ON position when you turn ON the transmitter, an audio tone signal of 3 beeps will occur at approximately every 15 seconds until you turn off a dual rate switch. If you wish, you can turn off the Dual Rate alarm by pressing either the INC +/YES or the DEC -/NO key to change D/ R-A to INHibit. Note that the High Throttle Stick alarm is always active. NOTE: The RD6000 Super transmitter will also sound an alarm if the power switch is left on for a period of time that exceeds 15 minutes. etc 1
41 DELTA (ELEVONS) DELTA mix can be used in a flying wing type model to provide ELEVON control, where the elevator and aileron functions are combined. To access the DELTA function, use either the (CH –) or the (CH +) key to select the STW screen. Press the FUNCTION down key to scroll down to the DELTA screen. Now press the INC + /YES key to change the display to ACT(Active). Note that you cannot have FLAPE (Flaperon) Active when DELTA is Active and vice versa. When DELTA is Active, you will have two channels assigned for ELEVON control. Plug these two servos into channels #1 and #2 of your receiver. The two servos will now respond to movement of the elevator/aileron control stick. End Point Adjustments for elevator and aileron can then be made for the amount of throw required. Press the END key to return to the STW screen. etc 1 4
42 A>R (AILERON-RUDDER MIX) The RD6000 Super provides you with the capability to program your aircraft so that Aileron stick deflection will also cause the rudder servo to respond in the same direction, (right aileron=right rudder). This automatic coordination of rudder with aileron is useful in many high wing/scale models that suffer from adverse yaw with aileron application. (Note that the rudder servo will still respond to rudder stick movement as well as with aileron stick movement). To use A>R (aileron-rudder) mixing, first access the AL (aileron) channel on the Channel indicator. Next, press the FUNCTION down key to select the A>R display. Press the INC +/YES key to adjust the amount of mixing that will occur. You can now activate the AL>RU mix switch, located above the throttle/rudder stick assembly, to turn-on or off the AL>RU mix function. Press the INC +/YES and DEC -/NO keys simultaneously if you desire to reset A>RU to 0%. etc 1 CH AL 4
43 V-TAIL (RUDDER-ELEVATOR MIX) The RD6000 Super transmitter has the ability to control sailplanes or powered models that utilize a V-Tail control system. In these aircraft the two tail controls perform both as elevators and as rudders. Two servos and two chan- nels (receiver channels #1 and #4 are required for V-Tail operation). To select the V-Tail operation, first press either the < CH - or the CH + > key to access the “etc” channel indicator. Next, press the FUNCTION down key to scroll down to the V-TAIL display. Press the INC +/YES key to see the following screen which will activate the V-TAIL function. If you press the DEC -/ NO or the INC +/YES key you can toggle from INH (Inhibit) to ACT (Active). You can use the Rudder and Elevator Servo Rev (Reverse) and EPA (End Point Adjustment) functions to fine tune your set-up. If you desire, you may use the Aileron>Rudder mixing function to allow operation of the V-Tail rudders with the right aileron control stick. See AL>RU mixing, page 42. etc 1
44 T>E (THROTTLE-ELEVATOR MIX) The RD6000 Super allows for automatic adjustment of Elevator trim as you advance or retard the throttle stick. This is a valuable option as most sailplanes will need a change in pitch trim when ever flaps are deployed. By making this adjustment with an electronic mixer, the pilot does not have to alter the elevator digital trims each time flaps are used, and thus does not have to re-trim the elevators for normal flight. This feature can also be used on an engine powered model to make small elevator trim corrections as power is applied or reduced. To use the T>E (Throttle-Elevator) mix, press either the (CH –) or (CH +) key to select TH on the CH indicator screen. (Note that you must be on the STW screen to move horizontally across the entire CH indicator screen). Press the FUNCTION down key to see the following T>E screen. Press the INC +/YES or the DEC -/NO key to set a value for T>E mixing. The range possible is from –100% to +100%. For now in this example, press the INC +/YES key to insert a value of 20% for the T>E mix. Flight testing will always be required to determine the optimum amount of mix. Press the INC +/YES and DEC -/NO keys simultaneously to reset T>E mix to the default value of 0%. etc 1 TH 4
45 RD6000 Super USERS MANUAL - HELICOPTER C-Mix 1 Trainer Switch Throttle (U/D Rudder (L/R) Throttle Digital Trim Rudder Digital Trim Panel Input Keys Flight Mode 3 (See Page 60 to change F.M. switch locations) Digital Hover Throttle INC / DEC C-Mix 2 Throttle Cut Switch Elevator (U/D) Aileron (L/R) Elevator Digital Trim Aileron Digital Trim Main Power Switch Flight Mode N,1,2 (See Page 60 to change F.M. switch locations) SECTION IV 92777 Receiver Channel Assignments Receiver Plug Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7/B Plug in Servo For: Elevator (F/A) Cyclic Aileron (L/R) Cyclic Throttle Rudder (Tail Rotor) Gyro Collective Pitch Battery Liquid Crystal Display Digital Hover Pitch INC / DEC Flight Mode Selector
46 HELICOPTER BASIC MENU STRUCTURE (Rx Channel) CH EL AL TH RU G P/F etc STW STW STW STW STW STW STW REV REV REV REV REV REV M-SL D/R D/R CNT D/R GYR CNT TYP CNT CNT EPA CNT EPA RST EPA EPA CV-PH EPA CV-PH BASIC ON CV-P3 RV.H CV-P3 CV-P2 RV.M CV-P2 CV-P1 RV.L CV-P1 CV-PL CV-PL NOTE: Use the (CH-) and (CH+) keys to move horizontally within the same function. Use the FUNCTION UP and FUNCTION DOWN keys to move vertically within the menu. The small trianges to the left of the function that shows on the LCD screen indicates the direction that you can move horizontally and vertically in the menu. Use the four center buttons in the function panel to navagate throught the menu’s. (UP / DOWN / LEFT / RIGHT) (Rx Channel) CH EL AL TH RU G P/F etc STW STW STW STW STW STW STW TRM TRM TRM TRM REV REV M-SL REV REV REV REV GYR CNT NAM D/R D/R CNT D/R FAIL EPA MAS 1 EXP EXP EPA EXP CV-PH SLV 1 CNT CNT CV-PH CNT CV-P3 E>E 1 EPA EPA CV-P3 EPA CV-P2 MAS 2 FAIL FAIL CV-P2 RV-H CV-P1 SLV 2 CV-P1 RV-M CV-PL E>E 2 CV-PL RV-L FAIL STW set T-CUT FAIL INT set FAIL STEP TYP SW-R CPY RST MOD CLK B-F-S DTM SWH BASIC OFF OPT HELICOPTER ADVANCED MENU STRUCTURE
47 PROGRAMMING FOR HELICOPTER INITIAL SET-UP OF TYP (MODEL TYPE) When you receive your RD6000 Super unit the transmitter is preprogrammed for both fixed wing aircraft model’s as well as for helicopter models. If you fly only helicopter model aircraft, you can change model’s 1,3,5 and 7 to helicopter. Turn the transmitter power ON and press the END key until you come to the default main screen. The inital screen will show AR1 which indicates the aircraft type as well as showing the NiCd battery voltage. Press the (CH+) key to scroll across the CH (channel) indicator on the screen to “etc”. Press the FUNCTION down Key once to access the TYP (model type) screen. etc 1 i AERO
48 Note that one of the small triangular indicators will be blinking to show that you should press the (CH+) key. Therefore, press the (CH+) key and the screen will change to read HELI with a flashing YES. To confirm the change of aircraft type, press the INC+/YES key. The screen will then change to read OK! As shown on screen below to indicate the model type has been changed to AERO from model #2. Press the END key twice to return to the STW screen. Press the END key twice to return to the STW screen. The same procedure as noted above can be used to change Model #3 from AERO to HELI. h e l i i AERO etc 1 HELI N i
49 PITCH CURVES (FLIGHT MODES) The RD6000 Super allows you to customize four distinct flight modes for each helicopter model. The four pitch curves (flight modes) available for each helicopter model are: N…………………………..Select Curve N -- NORMAL 1…………………………...Select Curve One – IDLE UP 1 2…………………………...Select Curve Two – IDLE UP 2 3........................................Select Curve Three -- HOLD Selecting a pitch curve is done by activating the two FLIGHT MODE switches located on the top of the transmitter as shown below. The default positions are as indicted. Note that BOTH F-MODE switches must be positioned towards you to select F-MODE NORMAL. CAUTION: Flight Modes 1, 2 and 3. If either one is activated when you turn on the transmitter, an audio alarm will sound. You must always be aware of which flight mode you have selected before starting your engine or attempting flight! F-Mode 3 or Hold: Switch positioned away from you F-Mode Normal: Switch positioned towards you F-Mode 2: Switch positioned away from you F-Mode 1: Switch positioned in center F-Mode Normal: Switch positioned towards you
50 The pitch curve for each flight mode has five points that can be adjusted to suit your specific needs. Within each pitch curve these points are referred to as PH (high pitch), P3, P2, P1 and PL (low pitch). The range of values and default settings for each is shown below. To activate P3 and P1, press the YES key when in P3 or P1 screens. To set back to default, press both the YES and NO keys at the same time. FLIGHT MODE Curve Point Minimum Default Maximum Normal PH -25% 100% 125% P3 -25% INH 125% P2 -25% 50% 125% P1 -25% INH 125% PL -25% 0% 125% F. Mode 1 and 2 PH -25% 100% 125% P3 -25% INH% 125% P2 -25% 50% 125% P1 -25% INH 125% PL -25% 0% 125% F. Mode 3 or Hold PH -25% 0% 125% P3 -25% INH 125% P2 -25% 0% 125% P1 -25% INH 125% PL -25% 0% 125% To program your pitch curves, press the (CH –) or (CH +) key to select P-F on the CHannel indicator. Next, press the FUNCTION down key and scroll down to the CV-PH screen. Press the F-MODE (flight mode) switch to toggle through modes 1, 2, 3 and Normal.
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