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Programming Examples for 6-position Switch Mixing

In order to achieve a 6-position switch, programmable mixing functions should be supported by your radio system. A common approach is to apply mixings on a 2-position switch (e.g. SwA) and a 3-position switch (e.g. SwB) and get 6 different position outputs on a certain channel (e.g. Gear or Flap). To make A3S3 read 6 states from the signal correctly, the pulse length of the output signal must meet the requirement of range in the following figure. In our examples, the ±85%, ±50%, ±15% of the servo travel are chosen as the set points. The result will be when SwA is in the [0] position, the output will change between -85%, -50% and -15% when you switch between the three positions of SwB, and when SwA is in the [1] position , the output will change between +15%, +50% and +85% when you switch between the three positions of SwB, as shown below.

Please note that these examples are for your reference only. In fact, there are various ways to program a 6-position switch mixing, even in the same radio system, you can also achieve it in many ways.

Futaba 18SZ

In this example, the channel 5 [Gear] will be used as the flight mode control channel and switches [SF] (2-position) and [SE] (3-position) are used to achieve the 6-position switch.

First get into [Linkage Menu] and choose [Function], assign [SF] to channel 5 [Gear].

 

Get into [Model Menu] and choose [Program.mixes].

 

Here you have to program 2 mixes, both are [SE->Gear] but differ in the settings of the following steps.

 

Choose the first mixing [SE->Gear] and apply the settings just following the pictures below.

 

Then choose the second mixing [SE->Gear] and apply the settings just following the pictures below. Please note that there is, however, a small difference from the first one.

 

After you complete the steps above, get into [Servo monitor] to check your results. To do this, switch the [SE] to each of the three positions when [SF] stays on position-0, you will get 3 different position outputs on the channel [Gear].

 

Flip the [SF] to position-1 and switch the [SE] to each of the three positions again, you will get 3 different position outputs on the other side of the channel [Gear]. Now you have got a 6-position flight mode control channel as expected.

 

JR XG11 MV

In this example, the channel 5 [GEAR] will be used as the flight mode control channel and switches [MIX] (2-position) and [RD.D/R] (3-position) are used to achieve the 6-position switch.

First get into [SYSTEM LIST] and choose [DEVICE SEL.], assign [MIX SW] to channel 5 [GEAR], assign [RUDD SW] to channel 7 [AUX2].

 

Get into [FUNCTION LIST] and choose [PROGRAM MIX1] and apply the settings just following the pictures below.

 

Next choose [PROGRAM MIX2] and apply the settings just following the pictures below.

 

After you complete the steps above, get into [MONITOR] to check your results. To do this, switch the [RD.D/R] to each of the three positions when [MIX] stays on position-0, you will get 3 different position outputs on the channel [GEAR].

 

Flip the [MIX] to position-1 and switch the [RD.D/R] to each of the three positions again, you will get 3 different position outputs on the other side of the channel [GEAR]. Now you have got a 6-position flight mode control channel as expected.

 

Spektrum DX9

In this example, the channel 5 [GEAR] will be used as the flight mode control and switches [H] (2-position) and [G] (3-position) are used to achieve the 6-pisition switch.

First get into [System Setup] and choose [Channel Assign], assign [G] to channel 5 [GEAR].

 

Get into [Function List] and choose [Servo Setup], set the Travel of the [GEAR] channel to 35% on both sides.

 

Choose [Mixing] in [Function List] and activate 2 programmable mixes of [-H- > GER], to do this, selecte the switch [H] as master channel and [GEAR] as slave channel.

 

Choose the first mixing [P-Mix 1] and apply the settings just following the picture below.

 

Choose the second mixing [P-Mix 2] and apply the settings just following the picture below.

 

After you complete the steps above, get into [Monitor] to check the results. To do this, switch the [G] to each of the three positions when [H] stays on position-0, you will get 3 different position outputs on the channel [GER].

 

Flip the [H] to position-1 and switch the [G] to each of the three positions again, you will get 3 different position outputs on the other side of the channel [GER]. Now you have got a 6-position flight mode control channel as expected.