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Programming and setup help on a Spektrum DX-8

Discussion in 'Radio Programming Questions' started by gyro, Nov 29, 2012.

   
  1. i have mine set up almost the same way. i love it . i like the throttle response better and i like using the idle up for landing, plus it seems to sync the motor and esc .
     
  2. Dr. Gonzo

    Dr. Gonzo 70cc twin V2

    I just set up a throttle curve on my DX-8 The speed control I am using has all the power right off idle. I am going to reset the end points in the controller and go through the programming sequence. I have it working much better. My question is throttle expo. I see there is inh/act expo in the menu. I do not see where to setup the expo? I am sure I am missing the obvious.
     
  3. Steve_B

    Steve_B 70cc twin V2

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    if you set up a throttle curve activating 'Expo' makes a smooth curve between the points you set. With expo disabled you get a series of straight lines between the point on the curve.
     
  4. Dr. Gonzo

    Dr. Gonzo 70cc twin V2

    Thanks. That makes sense. This has really helped with this speed control. All the power was off idle to about 50%
     
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  5. Steve_B

    Steve_B 70cc twin V2

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    The other thing to check is your end-point calibration. If thottle seems to max out well before the stick is all the way up then it's probably your end point that needs calibrating. The procedure for this depends on the brand of ESC.
     
  6. Dr. Gonzo

    Dr. Gonzo 70cc twin V2

    I did try that. This is an Eflite silver esc. It calibrates every time you plug it in. That was the first thing that came to mind. I think the main thing is I am overpowered. I can hover just off idle and just a click makes it climb pretty fast. I changed the curve and it helped a bunch. I actually went a little too mellow. I am at 0, 17,34,66, 100 right now. I will try it when the rain lets up. Its cramping my style! Lol
     
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