Spektrum WS1000/Orange RX wireless dongle preset
Due to the popularity of the above dongle, we have added a Spektrum WS1000 and an Orange RX wireless dongle preset. To achieve proper channel assignment, you will need to do a small amount of configuration in the transmitter. Unfortunately, different Spektrum radios work slightly differently, so your menus will be different, as well as channel naming, which Spektrum doesn’t do arbitrarily instead if numbering them.
What you are aiming for is:
Fixed wing model type, normal aileron and elevator (one servo).
- Channel 1-4 are your main controls
- Channel 5 named “Gear” needs to be assigned to the switch you want to use for throttle hold
- Channel 6 named “Aux1” needs to be assigned to the switch you want to use for RPM 1-3
On older radios like the DX7s and Generation 1 DX8, the menu to assign these switches is in the System Setup, called “Switch Select” on the newer models like the DX6, DX8 Gen2, DX9 etc. it’s called “Channel Input Config”
On the DX7s pictured above, we have assigned the Flap switch to RPM control as it is 3 a position switch and the Gear switch to be throttle hold.
On the DX9 above, switch “A” will be used as throttle hold and “D” will be used for RPM switching.
Your next step is to calibrate your controller in Windows. Open the Game Controllers dialog (joy.cpl) in Windows or go into AccuRC -> Transmitter settings -> Calibrate and click on “Device Calibration”
When doing calibration here, you need to be a bit careful, as both channel 5 and 6 also activate buttons 1 and 2, which windows sees as you clicking the “Next>” button. This is ok for 2 position switches, but with 3 position switches it may mess with the calibration, so check that it has calibrated correctly and you are getting 3 positions on the bars when you move the switch.
Once in AccuRC, it’s simply a case of selecting the WS1000 preset in Transmitter settings and calibrating.
If you have assigned the switches as suggested then your RPM and throttle hold will work as expected as will your main controls.
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