FlySky FS I6 Programming

Howdy folks I was asked recently about programming on this FS i6 radio. And what all these extra switches could be used for and very admits. So in this video I'll go through some programming mixes, you can use some programming options, some different functions of these switches, and I'll demonstrate it on this hacked-up Vol ant, X, Mini Ranger, which is now more like a Tundra I call it the Sondra using the six channel receiver, I have flaps ailerons rudder and elevator on this. And. I'll show you some of the mixes that I've got on channel. Once I have a Lauren's channel 2 elevator channels, 3 TO channel, 4 rudder and channel 3 is the throttle.

I haven't actually got a motor on this at the moment, but you'll just have to believe me I have flaps on the C switch and have a look at the elevator. There you'll see I hope a little of elevated compensation as well. I also have some rudder compensation or write a mixing at least to go with the ailerons to help with nice smooth, turning I. Have dual rates on the d switch. And so I'll show you what dual rates does, and I'll hold a full elevator and full aileron that's. Sports mode.

That's, normal mode, sports mode, normal mode. So you can see that dual rates which just gives you more movement of all the control surfaces for a bit more aggressive, flying also on the ACE, which I've set up a throttle safety switch, which I'll show you bit later on when I put a motor on it. But that means that if this switch is in the up position, the throttle. Won't work if it's in the down position, those Other works now that's a good safety switch to have and working in that position. Because that means that when you first turn the radio on, if this switch isn't in the safe position, the radio will give you a warning I've got to turn it on till you have the throttle safety switch on.

So first I'll show you the throttle cuts, which channel three switch an is in the position, that's, the throttle safety switch, no throttle. Action switch down. And now you've.

Got the throttle that's, just a good safety switch that one, so I'll show you how to set that up. So first thing we do is go down to switch a sign down to idle mode and choose switch a or whichever switch. You want to use I want to use switch a long press of cancel to get out of that. Now we go up to throttle curve switch I up is the normal mode switch. A down is the idle up mode.

And now I don't really know what you would normally use that for, but I'm going to use it to set up a throttle safety switch. So with the switch in the up position in normal mode, push okay to go across the zero to sorry, low leave that at zero now go to one drop that down to zero go to - drop that down to zero and the same for the other three points done, so I in the up position, everything is zero down position. You've got the normal throttle curve 100% for high zero for low straight line in between there's, the safety switch in the up position, long press of cancel to save that. So now I can show you the throttle cut. Function a switches up throttle, doesn't work, switch, it down tail.

Now works cut the throttle that way too. Now also the radio is turned off. And the switch is on turn the radio on and get the warning until you turn that safety switch on the radio won't start up.

And you have to switch it down to get the mobile tool. Now, let's go and set up the dual rates and Expo, and it's. This line here, Fly mo and I want that on switch D. And the reason for that is the rates relate mostly to elevator and ailerons. And they're on the right-hand side, so I want to use the switch on the right-hand side. So let's swap that to switch D, that's top right-hand side. So now let's switch down the opposition.

Fly mode. Normal down position, fly mode. Sport.

So now we go to the dual rates screen and setup, the dual rates, dual rates and Expo all right. So this is the dual rates and Expo setup screen. And for channel 1 channel 2 and channel 4.

We get to choose 2 different choices of rates for normal flying and for sport, flying so. For normal flying I may want to drop the rates a little, which means drop the maximum movement of the channel 1 is the ailerons same for the elevator same for the rudder. And we may want to introduce some expo as well, which sort of flattens out the curve in the middle. This gives softer movement, or in the center of movement of the stick. So channel 1 add-ons let's drop the rates down to 75 percent. There we go and the expo drop that down to minus 30 now it's important to note that some radios use.- numbers for adding expo. Now some radios use plus numbers.

You just got to watch this curve here and see this getting flatter around the middle that's, adding expo. So that 30% expo is pretty good we'll. Do that noir right now, in sport mode, I think, we'll leave it as 100 percent rate and zero Expo long-press of cancel - save that and let's have a look at it on the display all right so that's elevator aileron and rudder I've actually done this already for channel 2 and channel 4 as well that's with. The switch D up switch D down.

You can see you get more movement of those three channels, that's tool rates and expo in the switches assign screen. You can choose to all rights and expo or the flight mode. The idle mode, which is where I've got my throttle safety switch or another way of doing a throttle safety switch. But the switch works in the opposite direction, which I don't, really like, so I, haven't, haven't used that one. But these are the only three choices that you can assign switches to in this.

Screen you don't get a choice you have to assign a switch to it, which is annoying, so I, but you can actually turn it turn the function off. And so I've just put it on switch a, although it doesn't actually get activated so that's throttle, hold so here's, a throttle, hold screen, and you can decide to have it on or off. If you have it off the throttle, hold function, doesn't work. If you have it on, you can use a switch to set the throttle at a particular value and may be useful for a glider or something. Like that, but it's, not something that I need to use, so I've ignored that one I just leave that as off, and it doesn't function at all now to set up flaps, I have the right flap. Plugged into channel.

6, left flap plugged into channel 5. The flaps operated by the C switch, which is the three position switch, which gives me sort of two levels or flaps. And using a mix I have mixed channel six as the master channel, five as the slave. So channel 5 just copies exactly what channel six does now I'll show you.

The mix so this you get three mixes with this radio mix number one is on, you can turn it on or off. The master is channel 6, which is the right flat slave is channel 5 is the left flap, and it's, a positive mix of 100% negative makes 100% with no offset. So that just means that channel 5 does exactly what channel 6 is doing. And you see in the reverse screen I had to reverse channel 6. So that channel 5 and channel 6 are sort of opera operating in opposite directions, which means both flaps go down. Together so let's have a look at that in the display screen there we go.

So this is switch C. So in that position, the flaps are level in that position, the flaps are half down in that position. The flaps are fall down. Now you can see here on channel 2, I've also got a little of elevated compensation, because when you deploy flaps, most models want to balloon up into the air. So you want to mix in a little of negative elevator to make it sort of fly level, and I'll show you that mix okay mix to.

Mix to is on master is the right hand. Flap slave is the elevator channel 2. And this time I don't want a lot of movement of the up to the elevator. So we've gone down a 10 percent positive, 10 percent negative, and I've, given an offset of 10 percent as well, which means that the elevator starts off level.

And when you drop the flaps, it drops by the same amount or 10 percent of the amount of the flaps. Now you'd have to probably play with these out in the field once you're flying it to get them. Exactly right, you may have to increase or decrease all of those numbers, the same two position flaps with a little of elevator mixed in. Now, if I wanted to I could use one of the Mario meters, one of the knobs instead of the switch, see? So there I have it on very onto B. So let's have a little display here. And now operating very limited B and the mix with the elevator.

The elevator still works. And you can sort of dial in whatever flaps. You want that's a bit awkward to fly that way as a lot.

Easier to have a slider on the side of the radio to do this say, I'd, probably prefer to use the switch with this radio, but that's just another option. And what can you use things for now, if I didn't have flaps on this machine, I could use the very admits for a pan and tilt for a camera servo. If I wanted to now I have one more mix as well. And that is mix three is on now mix three is mixing a little of rudder in with the ailerons to help with coordinated turns. So channel one aileron is. The master Channel, four rudder is the slave.

And for the moment, I've just got 50% of a mix. We again would have to play with it in the field that means that the rudder and the ailerons are sort of working together, I still have full rudder function. But a little of rudder mixed in with the airline's as well rudder ailerons with a little of rather mixed in there. You go some possibilities of programming with the FSI six radio.

Dated : 22-Mar-2022