Spektrum Dx8 Settings for Movi M5

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  1. Tristan Twisselman

    Tristan Twisselman Active Member

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    Is there anywhere that shows how to setup the DX8 radio for the M5...I bound mine and the throttle all the way down makes gimbal turn off and all the way up turns it on...
     
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    also tilt up and down is causing the roll to move slightly as well
     
  3. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    Tristan:

    The radio control channels are shown in the MōVI M5 documentation on page 04-P24 -- the negative numbers serve to reverse the direction of travel. The DX8 manual is at http://www.spektrumrc.com/ProdInfo/Files/SPM8800-Manual_EN.pdf and the channel assignments are shown on page 22 -- it doesn't spell it out, but they go from 1 (THR), down to 8 (AX3) at the bottom.

    Are you starting over from scratch, by the way? Or just wanting to tweak and existing "model?"

    Andy.
     
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    Tristan Twisselman Active Member

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    I already had a dx8 and just got the movie without radio and added a spectrum satellite. I changed some of the numbers and think i got it working as it should other than roll moving a little bit with tilt. Model type is helicopter dsmx 2048
     
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    Errr...not sure about the model type. I don't have the DX8 here, but on the DX7s it's showing an aircraft icon, not a helicopter icon, on the main screen when the MōVI model is selected.

    Andy.
     
  6. Adam Paugh

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    Tristan,

    We set up everything on the Spektrum in "Acro" mode. Also, you can eliminate any unwanted roll input by going into the D/R-Expo menu and dialing down the Expo from 100% to 0% on the "Rudder".

    I also disable all of the annoying alerts and warnings in the DX7/8

    Greetings,
    Adam
     
  7. Tristan Twisselman

    Tristan Twisselman Active Member

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    my roll input is doing it on its own though. I set rudder expo to 0 but when i control the tilt the roll is being moved slightly as well and I'm using aileron so it isn't tied to the roll at all
     
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    Understood, sometimes I find without setting rudder to 0% when a tilt rate (throttle) input is given the stick may also input some rudder (roll) input.
    It sounds like there may be some channel mixing in the DX8. Did you re-bid to an Acro model type?

    Greetings,
    Adam
     
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    Check the servo monitor on the DX8 (check the manual on page 22) and operate the controls -- do you see any of the "cross coupling" of controls to which you are referring? If you do, then some how you have a Mix operation set.

    Andy.
     
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    Sorry, just going through this now... So is there a tutorial to take you through the steps or do I need to figure out how to add on the RC control myself?

    I'm a bit spoiled I guess with the M10 coming all setup.
     
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    I'll type up my radio settings and upload the profile to here as well as my movi settings when I get home next week.
     
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    Awesome, that would be a big help!
     
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    Any luck on those radio settings?
     
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    Sorry I have been way behind. Ill post them up today for sure :)
     
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    Is left stick roll axis deactivated by default?
    No signal on rudder stick ch in monitor, only from trimtab.
     

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