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12-16-2004, 12:11 AM
How do you setup the software radio for spoileron/flaperon control on the YAK? I'd like to use the flap knob to control it.
12-16-2004, 01:54 PM
The Yak-54 setup is a little weird, but adding flap mixing is pretty easy. I'm not sure how to use a knob as a volume control, but I'll post here if I figure it out.
You'll need to load up the Yak-54. Then you'll need to choose 'Edit Yak-54' from the Aircraft menu. Then just follow these steps.
First off, the left and right aileron appear to be running off the same servo, so we'll fix that. We'll hook the Left Aileron servo up to Receiver Channel 5.
Expand the Electronics item in the component tree on the left of the dialog.
Select the Left Aileron Control.
Change the Input for this servo value from Receiver Channel 1 to Receiver Channel 5. Now the Left Aileron Servo is connected to channel 5.
Next, we will change the software radio to to control channel 5 with the aileron stick on the transmitter box.
Expand the Software Radio item in the component tree.
Expand the Output Channel 5 item below Software Radio in the component tree.
Select the Input item below Output Channel 5
Change the Input Channel to Input Channel 1 (Right Stick Horizontal).
You will need to copy the Low Rate and Exponential settings from Output Channel 1 to Output Channel 5 manually. Here they are...
Set Low Rates Activated when Conditional Channel above or equal to value #1
Set Low Rates Conditional Channel is Input Channel 5 (Front 2-pos Switch)
Exponential Activated when is Never
At this point look up to the aircraft preview and move the aileron control on the transmitter box. Verify that the ailerons are operating in the correct direction. They should be. If you need to reverse one of them, you can do so from the Input item for the appropriate Output Channel.
Now we get to add the flaperon.
Right click on Output Channel 1, and choose to Add Complex Input Feed. This will give you a mixing curve to alter Channel 1 with.
Select the new Input. It will be the last Input in the Output Channel 1 tree.
Change the Input Channel to Input Channel 2 (Right Stick Vertical).
Click <<Graph Points>> next to the Curve item, then click the little [...] button that appears on the right. This will allow you to edit the mixing curve.
Expand the Input Item and select the Input Feed When item.
Change the Activated when value to Conditional Channel above value #1
change the Conditional Channel to Input Channel 7 (Right 2-pos Switch)
Set the curve points to -100, 0, 100 and click OK.
Repeate steps A-G with Output Channel 6.
Set the curve points to 100, 0, -100 and click OK.
Again look up to the aircraft preview and move the aileron control on the transmitter box. Verify that the ailerons are operating as expected. Now move the elevator and make sure the flaperons/spoilerons are working as expected. If you need to reverse the direction, just edit the Curve for the Input on the appropriate Output Channel.
The attached file is a result of the above steps. You should unzip it into the Planes directory of your installation and then select it from the regular Select Aircraft dialog.
12-16-2004, 09:10 PM
Thanks, Now that I see it, it's simple, and just what I needed.
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