Fly-Sky Configuration
and Helicopter Setup Manual

CT6 Computer Transmitter Settings for Airplanes--Coordinated Flaps and Elevator

This configuration coordinates the use of the elevator and flaps which helps the maneuverability of aerobatic airplanes--especially 3D. When the elevator is “up” --the flaps and are down and when the elevator is “down” -the flaps are up. . Use of coordinated flaps and elevator helps tighten maneuvers, and I used to use this configuration when I was flying U-Control airplanes. THE AIRPLANE MUST HAVE SEPARATE FLAPS FOR THIS CONFIGURATION.

You will use the following channels for this configuration. Plug in the servos on the CT6 receiver as follows:

Channel Functions
1. Ailerons
2. Elevator
3. Motor Control
4. Rudder
5. Flaps
6. Not Used

If you use two servos for ailerons you must use a “Y” connector to so both servos can be plugged into Channel 1. You need to do the same for the flap servos if you use two servos.

To use these settings you must understand how this systems works and how to program CT6 transmitter settings on your computer. You should read the Expanded Manual written by Jerry Shaw--even if you are not going to fly helicopters as it will give you great insight on how this system works. There is a lot of potential with this system for airplanes. It is more powerful than my $200.00 -6 channel systems in some applications. I fly electric only so these have not been tested on a fuel type airplane or a non-motorized plane, but they should work.

The settings below are used on my E-Flite Mini Ultra Stick.

When describing the position of Switch A(SWA) and Switch B(SWB)--”push” means that you move the switch towards the back of the TX of away from yourself. “Pull” means that you move the switch towards the front of the TX or towards yourself.

After you establish the link between your computer and the TX access the following screens and program these settings:

END POINT - I like a lot of throw-so I set the End Points to the Max for the ailerons and elevator. You can change the percentages to suit your preference.

Channel Left Side Right Side
Ch1 120% 120%
Ch2 120% 120%
Ch3 100% 120%
Ch4 100% 100%
Ch5 120% 120%
Ch6 100% 100%

(I still leave Ch6 at 100% even though this channel is not used.)

SUB TRIM --not used -all set to 0

REVERSE --you must set this for your airplane.

DUAL RATE --you can activate Dual Rates by using Switch B. Set the rates in the program as you desire.

MODE---I use mode 2 -here is described as “model 2”

TYPE--select Acro


MIX--here are the important settings

Mix 1
Source Ch2
Dest Ch5
Up Rate 60%
Dn Rate 60%
Switch ON

Mix 1-- This is the only mix used for this configuration. You can vary the movement of the flaps by changing the up and down rate. BE SURE THAT THE BOTH FLAPS ARE MOVING IN THE SAME DIRECTION AND IN THE OPPPOSITE DIRECTION OF THE EVEVATOR.

Mix 2 & 3. If you have two aileron servos it is possible to plug the right aileron into Channel 1 and the left Channel into Channel 6--if you wanted to have independent control of each aileron. You would need to set Mix 2 ---Source --Channel 1 --Dest--Channel 6-- and adjust the Up and Down rate accordingly, and set the Switch to “On”. Mix 3 is free to use as needed. You could use it to mix ailerons and rudder for tighter turns.

SWITCH A--select Throttle Cut. With SWA “pulled “ toward you the throttle will not activate. This has prevented a lot of unwanted accidental “cuts” from a swinging prop. To activate the throttle--push SWA forward.

SWITCH B--used for Dual Rate settings

VRA--not used

VRB- not used

These settings work for me. I suggest that you ground test your settings extensively before you fly. If you have other planes programmed for your transmitter, don’t forget to reset the manual trims on your TX to the plane you are flying . I use a tag that I attach to the transmitter neck strap loop with the name of the plane and the trim settings that apply to the plane programmed into the TX------and always ground test all controls before each flight!!! Avoid the painful experiences that I have suffered by not checking all controls before flight.!!! I hope that these settings will help others to use the potential available in the CT6 system.


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